Bhutan to gradually lift coronavirus lockdown

first_imgBhutan, the remote Himalayan kingdom famous for measuring gross national happiness, on Tuesday took the first steps to lift its coronavirus lockdown, saying there was limited community transmission.The country of 750,000 people between India and China — one of the few nations in the world that have yet to register a virus death — has so far recorded 225 infections.”Experiences in many countries reveal a surge in Covid-19 cases, mostly detected in the second week of post-lockdown,” Prime Minister Lotay Tshering, a doctor who continues to practice on weekends, said in a television address late Monday. “Which is why our re-opening strategies should be gradual.”The shutdown was first imposed in early August after a Bhutanese woman tested positive after interacting extensively within the community. She had earlier tested negative.The health ministry said the lockdown was being gradually lifted as there had been an uptick in cases in recent days but no widespread community outbreak.It added that most new cases were from confined clusters or quarantine facilities where Bhutanese returning from overseas have to stay for 24 days. Under the new guidelines, people will be allowed to leave their homes for non-essential activities like walking from Tuesday to Thursday.In the following three days, public transport would resume. Private travel would be allowed after that.If there is no major outbreak, the government would further relax other restrictions.International flights to the isolated nation remain suspended.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Governor Wolf Sets Special Election for Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District

first_imgGovernor Wolf Sets Special Election for Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District SHARE Email Facebook Twitter October 23, 2017center_img Press Release,  Voting & Elections Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf today issued a Writ of Election setting a date of March 13, 2018 for a special election to fill Pennsylvania’s vacant 18th Congressional District:TO THE SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH, THE COUNTY BOARDS OF ELECTION OF THE COUNTIES OF ALLEGHENY, GREENE, WASHINGTON AND WESTMORELAND, GREETINGS: WHEREAS, in consequence of the October 21, 2017 resignation of the Honorable Tim Murphy, who was elected a Member of the One Hundred Fifteenth Congress of the United States for the Eighteenth Congressional District of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as said district is established by law, a vacancy exists in the representation of the Commonwealth in the House of Representatives of the Congress of the United States: NOW, THEREFORE, I, Tom Wolf, Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in pursuance of the provisions of the Constitutionof the United States and of Section 627 of the Act of the June 3, 1937 (P.L. 1333, No. 320), as amended, 25 P.S. § 2777, do issue this Writ of Election commanding you to do your respective duties according to law and to hold a special election in the said Eighteenth Congressional District of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania onTUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2018for the election of a Representative in the House of Representatives of the Congress of the United States to fill the vacancy aforesaid.  And you are hereby required and enjoined to give lawful notice of the cause and conduct of said special election, and make return thereof in the manner and form as by law directed and required.GIVEN under my hand and the Great Seal of the State, at the City of Harrisburg, this twenty-third day of October in the year of our Lord, two thousand and seventeen, and of our Commonwealth the two hundred and forty-second.last_img read more

Mayweather rules out 2020 fight after two  tragic family deaths

first_img Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Thailand’s Most Exquisite Architectural WondersPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The World7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe10 Most Praised Historical Movies Floyd Mayweather’s return to the ring looks unlikely after the star was overwhelmed by two crushing losses in his family. Mayweather’s ex-girlfriend Josie Harris, who is the mother of his three children, was found dead in her car last week, while his uncle Roger who trained his nephew for 12 years passed away at the age of 58 on Wednesday. The undefeated fighter had been teasing a comeback after last facing Conor McGregor in a mega fight in 2017, with rumours that he could be set to clash against the Irishman again this year. Another huge rematch against Manny Pacquiao had also been mooted, but TMZ report that Mayweather will put those ambitions on the backburner as he comes to terms with his grief. Harris was found dead outside her home in Valencia, Los Angeles County, on March 10, with the pair sharing a tense relationship after dating between 1995 and 2010. At the end of their time together Mayweather was convicted of domestic violence against her and served two months in prison.Advertisement ‘I was a battered woman,’ Harris said in 2014. ‘I felt embarrassed about saying I was a battered woman. I felt shame. I felt like it was my fault. What did I do? I didn’t understand what a battered woman was at that time. But Mayweather, who has never lost in 50 fights, claimed in 2015 that the violence was merely him trying to restrain Harris because she was on drugs – an accusation Harris denied. A second money-spinning fight against Manny Pacquaio will also have to be put to one side In the wake of her death he posted a series of pictures of himself with her on Instagram, including one with the caption ‘my baby’. Read Also Tyson pockets £20k in 6 hours charging fans £250 per video messages His second loss in as many weeks was also devastating as he mourned for his uncle Roger, who played a huge role in his career. He was in his corner for 34 of his fights to help him remain unbeaten and conquer the divisions. ‘My uncle was one of the most important people in my life inside and outside of the ring,’ Mayweather Jr said after his death. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more

$5 wristband admission Saturday at Bethany

first_imgBy Rick StaleyBETHANY, Mo, – Bethany Speedway is the place to be this Saturday, June 30 for Toot Toot Family Restaurant and Lounge Night at the Races.A grandstand wristband from US 36 Raceway the night before gets fans grandstand admission at Bethany for only $5.Divisions in action include the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods.Intermission sees a watermelon eating contest for kids and kids at heart with prizes given throughout the crowd.The green flag drops at 8 p.m.last_img

Europa League: Man U unleash Ighalo on Club Brugge

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has named his team to take on Club Brugge at Old Trafford. The round-of-32 tie is delicately balanced after a 1-1 draw in Belgium, but Anthony Martial has given the Reds an away goal. However, the Frenchman is not in the squad for the game, with Odion Ighalo instead lining up as centre-forward, to make his first start for the club since arriving on deadline day. The 30-year-old is one of seven changes to manager Solskjaer’s side from the first leg. Scott McTominay is in the XI for the first time since injuring his knee in the Boxing Day victory against Newcastle United, while Eric Bailly is drafted in to partner skipper Harry Maguire in defence. Ruud Vormer, Eder Balanta and Emmanuel Dennis miss out for the visitors.Tags: ANthony MartialClub BruggeManchester UnitedOdion IghaloOle Gunnar Solskjaerlast_img read more

Indian Premier League Virat Kohli lucky to have survived as RCB captain: Gautam Gambhir

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Virat Kohli is not a “shrewd captain” who could be compared to his national team deputy Rohit Sharma or former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who have won three IPL titles each, feels former KKR captain Gautam Gambhir. The former India opener, who led Kolkata Knight Riders to two IPL trophies in 2012 and 2014, feels that in result oriented franchise environment, Kohli has been “lucky” to have survived despite Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) never winning the coveted title in his eight years as skipper.”I don’t see him as a shrewd captain. I don’t see him as a tactful captain (tactician). And he hasn’t won the IPL. So ultimately, a captain is only as good as his record,” Gambhir told on host broadcasters’ ‘Star Sports’ show ‘GamePlan’.Gambhir’s comments is specific to Kohli’s success as a leader in IPL since he is the first captain who has led India to a Test series win on Australian soil.”There are people who have won the trophy three times. MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma. So I think he has a long way to go. You cannot compare him to someone like Rohit or Dhoni at this stage,” Gambhir said.”He has been a part of RCB, and captaining RCB for the last seven to eight years, and he has been very lucky and should be thanking the franchise that they stuck with him. Because not many captains have got such a long rope where they haven’t won a tournament,” said Gambhir, who had to part ways with KKR in 2018 after seven long years and two titles.Gambhir’s last IPL season was with Delhi Daredevils where he stepped down from captaincy midway after his run in the tournament went from bad to worse. However, another former skipper Sourav Ganguly, who had a tumultuous time as KKR captain, felt that there should be no questions about Kohli’s captaincy.  “If you talk about Virat Kohli and keeping him as a captain, just look at what he has done. What he has done with the bat in every format of the game. Absolute champion. And he deserves to be captain of RCB for whatever period of time. I am sure he will turn it around,” Ganguly said.  last_img read more

F-M, ESM, Bishop Grimes bowlers vie for sectional honors

first_imgEast Syracuse Minoa fared better, getting sixth place in Class B with 5.484 as Vernon-Verona-Sherrill (6,147) pulled away to win that division along with the team Division II (small school) title.Tyler Talarico led the Spartans, his six-game score of 1,164 featuring two opening games of 221. Chris Bayly, who also advanced to this week’s sectional shootout, had games of 232 and 235 during his 1,110 series.Also for ESM, John Messina had games of 216 and 220 and posted 951 for five games as Ryan Buffum had a five-game total of 932.In Class C/D, Bishop Grimes’ 5,120 put them behind Cooperstown (who won with 5.763), Waterville and Holland Patent, the Cobras peaking with a third-game 925.Matt Rogers had the top individual total for the Cobras, posting 1,084 for six games, featuring a third-game 221. Alex Williams was close behind, shooting 238 in his third game on his way to a 1,069 set.Ben Schultz shot 224 in the second game and finished at 1,045, Joe Belton shooting every game between 155 and 197 and finishing with 1,019.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: Bishop GrimesbowlingESMF-M All the snow stopped in time for area high school boys bowling teams to make their way to Utica’s Pin-O-Rama for Sunday’s Section III team championships.Fayetteville-Manlius saw Kevin Winschel record a top-10 individual finish, while Bishop Grimes capped its best season yet with a fourth-place effort in the Class C/D division.Winschel struggled in his opening-game 173, a contrast to the 300 put up by Oswego’s Oswego Eric Carson, but then posted games of 245 and 226 to close out the morning session.center_img Peaking in the fourth game, Winschel shot 10 strikes in his 270, and while he fell back to 170 and 182 in his final two games, his 1,268 aggregate still put him in 10th place as Baldwinsville’s Tanner Rozyczko (1,450) edged Central Square’s Dimitri Queior (1,423) for first place.As to the sectional team competition, F-M, with 5,301, finished eighth in Class A and 11th overall in Division I (large schools), with Baldwinsville taking team honors with 6,294, 250 pins ahead of runner-up Oswego.Aside from Winschel, the Hornets’ best individual effort came from Dan Fiumara, who shot 225 in his second game on the way to a 1,116 aggregate. Adam Koss had a 1,099 series and high game of 213, with John Jeffrey posting a 912 series.last_img read more

Bishop leads Syracuse Hammerheads rugby team with personality, haircuts, ambition

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Lying on their stomachs in the grass by the goalposts at the end of their Sept. 12 training session, the Syracuse Hammerheads looked upfield as one of their coaches prepared to kick a 40-meter goal that, if successful, would call for one nominated player to receive a custom haircut from the team.This tradition, known as Barber Shop Friday, is an end-of-the-week staple for the SU club rugby team. The team planned to give back row sophomore Tug Hunter a haircut as sophomore captain Angus Bishop nailed the kick the week before.“We’re planning on giving him the Friar Tuck, so just shaving the top and leaving the front, like the fringe and the sides and stuff like that,” Bishop said. “I think Tim Tebow had that haircut when he was a (Denver) Bronco, so that’s what we’re looking for with that one.”Bishop has played rugby since he was 9 years old and now leads a Syracuse team that lost eight starters at the end of last year. While his personality helps to keep the team atmosphere fun and spread awareness of the team, the sophomore back row’s goal for this season is to earn a spot in the Empire Rugby Conference championship game.Bishop, a Sydney, Australia native, was drawn to SU by its sport management program. He wouldn’t have gone to a school without a rugby team, he said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“In Australia, rugby is a lot like football here. It’s the contact sport and you grow up watching it,” Bishop said. “I played soccer and decided it wasn’t violent enough for me.”Bishop manages to keep a level head both in and out of the game. During practice, he said, everybody is “switched on,” but when there is a break in the action, he tries to keep his teammates in good spirits by cracking jokes on the sidelines.And at the end of practices, he’ll give motivational speeches and, at the end of the school week, enforce Barber Shop Friday.“On the field he’s calm and collected, and that sets a good tone for the rest of the team,” said inside center freshman Eddie McCarthy.His role as captain translates off the field as well. When McCarthy moved into his dorm for rugby preseason, Bishop helped him and two other freshmen, scrum-half Steve Ardizzone and flanker Jake Smith, move into Day Hall.Though it’s only his second year on the squad, Bishop quickly became a leader on the team, making him a strong candidate for captain.The captain selection process consists of nominations from coaches and players followed by a team election. The decision to make Bishop captain for this season “was pretty much a no-brainer,” second row junior Jack Foure said.“I’d say from Day One when Angus came in last year, we knew he had something special,” Foure said.One of Bishop’s duties as captain is to spread the word about the team around campus.The team always has a strong presence at involvement fairs, and in Bishop’s words, it would be “pretty much impossible” to miss them.“We like to kind of just go up to people because obviously it’s a very nervous time for them,” said Bishop. “They’ve got a big decision on their hands and so we like to try and just give them a face, give them a name, somebody they can contact … and just help them out a bit with their transition.”Despite having many of those new players in the team, Bishop said he is confident he and his Syracuse teammates can reach the Empire Rugby Conference championship. He’s just glad he gets to captain them.

“I didn’t really question why they did it,” said Bishop. “I was just thankful for it.” Comments Published on October 1, 2014 at 12:12 am Contact Kevin: kjpacell@syr.edulast_img read more

Civil rights activist speaks to students

first_imgCivil rights activist Sylvia Mendez spoke at Taper Hall Monday evening about her family’s landmark Mendez v. Westminster case, which ended segregation in California in 1946.As a young girl who grew up in Orange County, Mendez was forced to attend a school specifically for students of Mexican descent. After much dispute between her parents and the school, Mendez’s parents, Gonzalo and Felicitas Mendez, fought segregation by hiring a lawyer using income from the family’s agricultural business.According to Mendez,  Judge Paul J. McCormick ruled in favor of Mendez, which marked a defeat to the school districts in Orange County.Mendez v. Westminster preceded Brown v. Board of Education and challenged racial segregation; it no doubt helped California become the first state to have integrated schools. For her continued efforts to combat racism, Mendez was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest citizen civilian award, by President Barack Obama in 2011.“An Evening with Sylvia Mendez” was put together by the Political Student Assembly, EdMonth and the Latino Student Assembly. At the talk, Mendez played the Emmy-winning documentary Mendez v. Westminster: For all the Children/Para Todos los Niños to thoroughly explain her family’s efforts and then took questions afterward.Mendez noted that we still see separation in schools today.“We are more segregated now than we were in 1975,” Mendez said. “The two schools that are named after my mother and father … are 100 percent Latino … We can’t move out of a district. We can go to any school, but if we can’t move out of a district … we stay in that district and we’re segregated. They put the schools right in the middle of the barrio so all the Latinos go to that school.”Director of Student Political Assembly Edwin Saucedo said we can’t see past efforts to desegregate communities as much as we should be able to.“Even though we no longer get segregated based on the color of our skin, the communities that we build are very much segregated and they’re not as integrated as our ancestors have fought them to be,” Saucedo said.If students stand up for change, others will be willing to help according to Mendez.“When you find something you want to work for, you will see that everyone will want to join in for justice,” Mendez said. “People will rally. They’ll come and help you if you find an injustice and you stand up and fight.”Mendez said students need to pave the way for equality.“You students have a lot to work for,” Mendez said. “You have a struggle that’s ahead of you and you’re the ones that will have to find a solution.”Saucedo said Mendez made him better recognize past efforts for equality.“It kind of puts into perspective that the people that came before us really fought for us to be here and that’s something that we always need to keep in mind,” Saucedo said. “Going forward, we need to fight for other people to continue to have great opportunities.”Stephanie Flores, a junior majoring in psychology, said spreading awareness is key to equality.“Moving towards equality really starts within us and that’s just something that not everybody has caught on to sadly,” Flores said. “I think continuing to push and do what she does … is what creates the change. That’s where people find the will inside of them to move forward.”last_img read more