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Egypt to assist Tanzania to start performing kidney surgeries before 2020

Egypt to assist Tanzania to start performing kidney surgeries before 2020

first_imgThe President of Egypt Abdel El-Sisi Fattah has expressed his country’s willingness to support Tanzania to start performing kidney surgeries before the 2020, reports the Daily News.Egypt has been assisting the East African nation with medical experts and supplies. President El-Sisi pledged to set up a pharmaceutical factory to manufacture high quality drugs at affordable prices, with the aim of reducing the government spending in imported drugs and other medical supplies.“Egypt is among countries that manufacture high quality medicines at affordable prices. Through the pharmaceutical industry, Egypt will generate foreign currencies and we will benefit from affordable drugs, employment and revenues,” Tanzanian President John Magufuli explained.Egypt expressing interest to construct a meat processing factory in the country for slaughtering, packaging and shipping meat to Egypt and other export markets.The two countries agreed to bolster economic and diplomatic ties after the Egyptian President Abdel arrived in the country yesterday for a two day working visit. The two nations strengthened biletaral agreements in irrigation farming, industrialization and hydro-power generation.Egypt is also concerned that the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) will have adverse impacts on its downstream hydropower stations and irrigation systems. Egypt failed to readh a concesus on the regulation of the use of Nile waters with the members of Nile Basin-Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Sudan. Tanzania pledged to revive the talks to find the best way for all member states to benefit from the Nile. “We talked about River Nile and engagement of other countries in a win-win situation… we have agreed to revive the talks.last_img read more

Two Niger soldiers die fighting off ‘Boko Haram raid’

Two Niger soldiers die fighting off ‘Boko Haram raid’

first_imgFile photo: Niger soldiers At least two soldiers were killed overnight while fighting off an attack by suspected Boko Haram jihadists in southeast Niger, a source in the security forces said on Tuesday.“It was an audacious attack repelled by our valiant defence and security forces who lost two men all the same,” the source told AFP on condition of anonymity.The insurgents from neighbouring Nigeria “came aboard about a dozen vehicles” early on Monday evening to attack a National Guard outpost near Chetimari, a village about 20km from the main regional town, Diffa, the source said.“Since the Niger soldiers put up strong resistance, the Boko Haram elements withdrew to shell their positions from a distance,” he added.The arrival of reinforcements led by the head of the National Guard contingent in Diffa, Major Mohamed Alwata, enabled the army to drive the raiders back towards Nigerian territory, where Boko Haram first launched a bloody insurgency in 2009.The attackers “also lost several men” during fighting that lasted “for hours”, the source in the security forces said.In mid-January, seven soldiers were killed and 17 others wounded in an attack at Toummour, in the east of the Diffa region close to the Lake Chad basin, a strategic area where the borders of four countries converge.Chad and Cameroon are engaged alongside Nigeria and Niger in the battle against Boko Haram extremists, who first took the conflict across the border into Niger in 2015, with numerous raids around Diffa.Between 2015 and 2017, UN monitors recorded 582 civilian casualties in 244 raids blamed on Boko Haram in the Diffa region. In 2017, 141 civilians were “wounded, killed and kidnapped,” compared with 227 in 2016 and 214 in 2015, according to UN statistics with no further breakdown.The United Nations makes no estimates of casualties in Niger’s army, but the military is known to have lost dozens of troops since 2015.last_img read more

Bacolod team girds for Little League world series

Bacolod team girds for Little League world series

first_imgAlso in the team are Mea Tubongbanua and Josiemers Maguad of Candoni town, Lyka Angeline Silverio of Silay City, Rodalyn Villanueva of La Carlota City, and Elemar Olarte, Rodlyn Felizardo and Angela Solidarios of Murcia town.Also in the coaching staff are Roselle Hulleza of Cadiz City and Aileen Cabaybay of Bacolod City, Department of Education-Negros Occidental Sports Coordinator and Charter vice president Romeo Sison, and Charter coordinator Danico Esmane of Moises Padilla.The team earned the right to represent the Philippines and Asia-Pacific after ruling the 2018 Little League Phoenix Asia-Pacific Regional Softball Championship at the United World College of South East Asia field in Singapore in June./PN The Bacolod City West Little League. PHOTO COURTESY OF JEROME GALUNAN THE Bacolod City West Little League gears up for a tough competition in the 2018 Little League Junior Softball World Series from July 28 to Aug. 4 in Kirkland, Washington.The squad of head coach Antonio Oquindo Jr. left the country on Thursday for Los Angeles before moving to Seattle, and then to Washington to begin its campaign on July 29 against Tampa, Florida.“We are glad to be given another chance to represent the country in the World Series. We are hoping to complete our unfinished business there,” said Oquindo, pertaining to their silver medal finish last year.Suiting for the squad representing the Philippines and Asia-Pacific are Glecilyn Alipato and Rhea Mae Quilong Quilong of Bacolod City; Angelica Cordero and Ma. Victoria Magbanua of Talisay City, Negros Occidental; and Shanayah Sion and Joecel Mae Cabato of Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental.last_img read more

This Week’s Schedule for the Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League (01/07/19-01/13/19)

This Week’s Schedule for the Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League (01/07/19-01/13/19)

first_imgThe calendar has turned officially from 2018 to 2019, and area hockey teams from the GCHHSL are starting to gear up towards the Baron Cup, which will begin on Monday, February 4th in Brooklyn.Teams are done with the holiday tourneys and there’s a lot of area games this week for fans to get to, and today we take a look at the red, white and blue and who will play where.Let’s start out this week with the Blue League, followed by the white and red for all the GCHSHL league games.Blue LeagueTue 1/8/2019 7:00p Mayfield at Normandy RiesWed 1/9/2019 8:00p Westlake at Elyria Catholic ElyriaThu 1/10/2019 7:30p Brush at Brooklyn BrooklynFri 1/11/2019 7:00p Lakewood at CVCA Kent8:30p Parma Sr. High at NDCL Mentor8:50p Brecksville at Aurora The PondSat 1/12/2019 3:30p Aurora at Mayfield Gilmour R14:30p Nordonia at Elyria Catholic Elyria5:00p Garfield Heights at Brush Cleveland Hts. South6:00p Bay at Twinsburg Garfield6:15p CVCA at NDCL Mentor7:00p Normandy at Lakewood SerpentiniSun 1/13/20193:15p Bay at Westlake North Olmsted6:45p Parma Sr. High at Brecksville Brooklyn7:10p Garfield Heights at Nordonia Gilmour R2Click Next Page to See the Week’s Slate for the White League Pages: 1 2 3 Related TopicsGCHSHL Matt Loede 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

Assembly Approves Hospital Creation of Soldotna Transition Facility

Assembly Approves Hospital Creation of Soldotna Transition Facility

first_imgThe money approved by assembly will come from the CPGH Plant Replacement and Expansion Fund and will be combined with a $1.1 million grant received from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. Portions of the building, like the racquetball courts, not needed for living quarters will be leased out to help cover the facility’s operating costs. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly approved an ordinance allowing the Central Peninsula Hospital’s purchase of a Soldotna facility that will be renovated into transitional housing for recovering addicts. Richards: “So that’s part of our Serenity House and behavior health department and it’s for people who would be transitioning out of Serenity House after they do their 30-day in-patient treatment at Serenity House. Many times when people are ready to leave and continue on in recovery in addition, a lot of them don’t have a safe place to go.” The proposal is to renovate the 11,062 square foot building into a 16-bed transitional housing facility.center_img The plan states no additional staff will be needed to be hired and shows approximately $92,000 in costs annually with the potential for approximately $209,000  in annual revenues. In the Hospital’s proposed sustainability plan laid out for the assembly, it states that the operation of this facility will be impacted favorably by Medicaid Expansion because many patients are now eligible. Bruce Richards with CPH says the request is for $395,000 which would be combined with grant funding to buy the two-story facility at 362 Tyee St in Soldotna, which currently houses office space, a workout gym, and racquetball courts.last_img read more

No. 2 LSU to play No. 8 Houston in Minute Maid Park

No. 2 LSU to play No. 8 Houston in Minute Maid Park

first_img Session ID: 2020-09-19:4093e7829ddeb015f586c34c Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-127798-4096001141001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.BATON ROUGE – The light early season is over for the LSU baseball team. No more weekends with Princeton and Boston College.The No. 2 Tigers (12-1) play No. 8 Houston (8-5), which eliminated LSU from its own NCAA Regional in Alex Box Stadium last June, at 7 p.m. Friday in the Houston College Classic in 40,950-seat Minute Maid Park — the home of the Houston Astros. Then the Tigers play Baylor (6-5) at 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Nebraska (6-4) at 11 a.m. Sunday in Minute Maid.After that, it will be 10 straight weekends in the Southeastern Conference, which has six teams ranked in the national polls.“What better way to get better than to play some great teams,” LSU shortstop Alex Bregman said Thursday. “Houston is a highly ranked team, so it will be a big game in a big stadium. It’s the last dress rehearsal before conference play.”LSU opens SEC play against Ole Miss (6-5), which was 2-2 last year in the College World Series, on March 13 in Alex Box Stadium after a non-conference home game against McNeese State on Wednesday.Sophomore left-hander Jared Poche (3-0, 0.46 ERA) will start Friday against Houston sophomore right-hander Andrew Lantrip (3-0, 0.46 ERA).“It’s going to be the first time I ever step on the field to play in a big league stadium,” Poche said.“We’re all excited about this,” said LSU coach Paul Mainieri, who does not often schedule non-conference games away from Alex Box. “I know I’m excited about it. I feel like a young kid. Major League ballpark. How can you not be excited about that? We’re going to play in Houston, which has the second-largest population of LSU graduates. So you know we’re going to have some great fan support at the games.”LSU defeats Grambling for 9th straight winShould the weather be too cold or rainy, the retractable Minute Maid roof will be closed.It was Houston that delivered a cold and dark day to the LSU Nation June 2 when the Cougars eliminated the national No. 8-seeded Tigers in the NCAA Regional championship game at the Box, 12-2, after LSU lost 5-4 in 11 innings the day before. LSU led that game 4-0 through seven innings after sending Houston to the loser’s bracket the day before with a 5-1 win.“We were six outs away from advancing, and we didn’t do the job,” said Mainieri, whose bullpen failed him in each of the two losses. “If we beat Houston 100-0 on Friday night, it wouldn’t change the disappointment we feel from last year.”Houston became the first team to ever eliminate LSU from the NCAA postseason at Alex Box after the Tigers got off to a 2-0 start in a tournament. The Cougars, who were eliminated in the Super Regional 2-0 by Texas a week later, became the first team to eliminate LSU from an NCAA Regional at all in the Box in nine years.“In all honesty, it doesn’t factor into this weekend at all,” said Mainieri, but he is obviously still thinking about it.“We could play Houston in the final for the College World Series and beat them for the national championship, and it won’t take away from the hurt of last year,” he said.LSU cruises past Stephen F. AustinHouston became the second team in three years to eliminate LSU from the postseason at the Box as Stony Brook beat LSU in a Super Regional in 2012 to reach the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.“They put us out last year, but that was last year. It’s a new year,” Bregman said.“This is one more step in getting our team prepared for Ole Miss and the SEC schedule,” Mainieri said. “I think this will be a great experience for the guys.” Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUNDlast_img read more

National football team in Brazil strike for wages/stipend…GFF pays family in Guyana

National football team in Brazil strike for wages/stipend…GFF pays family in Guyana

first_imgGuyana’s National Football, popularly known as the ‘Golden Jaguars’, refuse to play their last friendly game in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in protest for unpaid stipend.The team is currently preparing for the CONCACAF Nation’s League qualifier and will play their first game at home at the National Track and Field Centre against Barbados on September 6.The ‘Golden Jaguars’ departed Guyana on August 12 for Brazil and according to a source, the players were promised their stipend which was not delivered, forcing them to halt their preparation campaign.However, the GFF’s communication officer Debra Francis, confirming the players’ refusal to train and play due to outstanding finances, explained that the Wayne Forde-led Federation “had some logistical issues in transferring the funds by the expected date.”Nevertheless, Francis said the owed stipends were eventually paid to the family of the players in Guyana yesterday (August 23).With matches being played on the FIFA dates between September 2018 and March 2019, Guyana, after their clash with Barbados on September 6, will then travel to Turks and Caicos for a meeting between the two countries on October 13, followed by an encounter against French Guiana on November 20, before hosting Belize in March, 2019.last_img read more

The happy couple: QPR managers and the players they swore by

The happy couple: QPR managers and the players they swore by

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Former QPR manager Neil Warnock and ex-R’s goalkeeper Paddy Kenny have been reunited at Rotherham, where Warnock recently took over. It is the fifth time they have worked together, having also done so at Sheffield United, Bury and Leeds.Here are four other examples of QPR bosses swearing by a particular player during their managerial career….Terry Venables and Terry FenwickVenables signed Fenwick in 1980 from Crystal Palace, where the defender had also played under him. After a seven-year spell at QPR, during which he became an England regular and played in two cup finals – scoring in one and captaining Rangers in the other – he was again signed by Venables, for Tottenham. Venables later became involved at Portsmouth, where Fenwick was installed as manager. He was sacked within hours of Venables leaving the club. AdChoices广告Jim Smith and Kevin BrockWide-man Brock failed to win over QPR fans during a two-year spell in the 1980s, but Jim Smith was definitely smitten. He gave Brock his chance in League football at Oxford United, brought him from there to Rangers and then took him to Newcastle, where he established himself as a first-team regular before losing his place to future England international Rob Lee.Ian Holloway and Marcus BignotHolloway signed Bignot on a free transfer for Bristol Rovers and brought him from there to QPR, where his work ethic and versatility made him a popular figure. Bignot was ever-dependable before leaving for Rushden & Diamonds. So dependable, that when Terrell Forbes was charged with a crime he was later cleared of, and Holloway urgently needed a right-back as Rangers battled for promotion, there was only one man for the job. Bignot duly rushed back on deadline day to west London, where he spent three more seasons and played a crucial role in keeping the R’s in the Championship.Harry Redknapp and Peter CrouchThese two weren’t at QPR together – but it wasn’t for want of trying on Redknapp’s part. Crouch left QPR in 2001 to join Portsmouth, where he had two spells playing under Redknapp, who also managed him at Southampton and Tottenham. Rangers have made several unsuccessful attempts to bring Crouch back, including during Redknapp’s time as manager at Loftus Road. See also:QPR youngster gets French call-upCook hopes to eventually manage QPRInjured Faurlin ruled out of Bolton gameBolton v QPR: five key battlesHasselbaink says he ‘can’t wait’ to pick Robinson for QPRlast_img read more

De Kock named new captain of South Africa ODI squad

De Kock named new captain of South Africa ODI squad

first_imgCAPE TOWN, (Reuters) – Quinton de Kock has been named as the new captain of the South Africa One-Day International side, taking over from Faf du Plessis, who is dropped altogether for the three-match series against England next month. Du Plessis led South Africa in their disastrous 2019 World Cup campaign and has hinted at international retirement from all formats following the Twenty20 global finals in Australia later this year.“We all know the quality of the player that Quinton de Kock has grown to become,” CSA director of cricket Graeme Smith said in a statement on Tuesday.“Over the years we have watched him grow in confidence and become one of the top ODI wicket-keeper batsmen in the world. He has a unique outlook and manner in which he goes about his business and is tactically very street smart.” De Kock leads a 15-man squad with five uncapped players in seamers Lutho Sipamla and Sisanda Magala, spinning all-rounder Bjorn Fortuin, opening batsman Janneman Malan and wicketkeeper-batsman Kyle Verreynne.Magala, leg-spinner Tabraiz Shamsi, seamer Lungi Ngidi and hard-hitting opening batsman Jon Jon Smuts must pass fitness tests before they can join the squad.Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada will be rested for the series, while allrounders Chris Morris and Dwaine Pretorius have also not been able to force their way in. “The road towards the 2023 Cricket World Cup starts now and we want players doing well in our domestic structures to see the rewards of the hard work that they have put in,” CSA Independent Selector Linda Zondi added.The first ODI will be staged in Cape Town on Feb. 4, with the second in Durban three days later and the final match of the series to be held in Johannesburg on Feb. 9.Squad: Quinton de Kock (captain), Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Jon Jon Smuts, Andile Phehlukwayo, Lutho Sipamla, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Sisanda Magala, Bjorn Fortuin, Beuran Hendricks, Janneman Malan, Kyle Verreynne.last_img read more

Commission chief warns industry to improve standards quickly

Commission chief warns industry to improve standards quickly

first_img Betfred counters Oppenheimer bid in race to rescue Phumelela August 26, 2020 Share Submit StumbleUpon Related Articles Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Share The Gambling Commission has again warned the industry that it needs to ‘accelerate the pace’ at which they are putting consumers at the heart of business decisions.Commission chief executive Sarah Harrison made the point during a speech to operators at the Commission’s first Raising Standards Conference in Birmingham, where the industry was challenged to become the most trusted gambling sector in the world.Harrison said that while operators had been making progress in areas including the development and implementation of harm reduction strategies and gambling management tools for consumers, she believes that there is still more to be done.She told the gambling industry: “You need to raise your ambitions and your sights higher. You need to step up the pace of change – in how you handle customer complaints; ensure advertising is clear; simplify terms and conditions; develop your risk management strategies on money laundering; evaluate the impact of social responsibility initiatives – and, working across all these areas, in how you do more to share best practice…“Don’t wait for a crisis to happen that shakes the very foundation of customers’ trust in your industry. Act now and demonstrate to consumers that your interest in their needs is genuine.”Harrison warned that future failures could result in stronger penalties. Many of the big land-based operators have already faced big fines, mainly for money laundering deficiencies but also some failures in social responsibility. This year alone Betfred was handed a £800,000 ‘penalty package’ following a licence review this year, Gala Coral forfeited £846,600 and Paddy Power contributed £280,000 to socially responsible causes. However it seems that the regulator doesn’t believe that issuing fines in this way is doing the job.Harrison added: “One of the principles in the Commission’s existing statement for licensing and regulation is a preference for pursuing compliance through means that stop short of a licence review, in favour of a regulatory settlement. We propose to remove this bias.“We will put access to all tools, including licence review – both of the operator and personal management licences – on an equal footing. Put simply we will use the right tool for the job.“In addition, we will propose changes to our statement on financial penalties with the likelihood of higher penalties going forward, in particular where we see systemic and repeated failings. Our principles on penalties already reflect the need to remove profits from non-compliance, take account of costs and consumer harm, and deter poor compliance but higher penalties are likely if we do not see behaviour changing.” UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020last_img read more