Coronavirus: Kenya bars athletes from global travel

first_imgThe pandemic has disrupted other sporting events in North America while soccer matches in Europe have also been hit hard, with many high-profile fixtures taking place in empty stadiums.Related Berlin Marathon – Berlin, Germany – September 29, 2019 General view during the marathon-REUTERS Kenya’s athletics authority said on Thursday it had barred its athletes from traveling to international events due to concerns over the coronavirus outbreak.Kenya’s athletics authority said on Thursday it had barred its athletes from traveling to international events./ Image by Athletics Kenya.The announcement comes a day after the World Health Organization labeled the outbreak a pandemic.More than 126,000 people have been infected globally by the virus and more than 4,600 have died, according to a Reuters tally based on official announcements.The East African nation, which has not had a confirmed case of the virus, boasts some of the world’s top athletes, who regularly win medals at premier competitions in Europe, Asia and North America.“Following a directive from the Government of Kenya and due to the global outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, Athletics Kenya has suspended all clearance and travel to international events for athletes,” Athletics Kenya said in a statement.“In a bid to safeguard the athletes and consequently the country from the virus, we urge all athletes to cancel travel arrangements for the next one month pending further communication.”Bernard Ouma, who coaches 1,500m world champion Timothy Cheruiyot, told Reuters on Thursday: “Collectively we are taking precautions just as the country is taking precautions.“The risk of importation is what we are trying to avoid. So whatever measures are being taken by the authorities we will abide with them.“At the end of the day it’s about health … if by traveling you will get sick, then you avoid traveling.”A host of sporting events around the world have been canceled or postponed as countries try to contain the spread of the virus by discouraging mass gatherings.There are growing concerns that the outbreak may impact this summer’s Tokyo Olympics, though organizers say they are pressing ahead with the schedule.Late on Wednesday, the National Basketball Association (NBA) said it was suspending the season until further notice after a Utah Jazz player tested positive for the coronavirus. Global Entrepreneurship Summit:Kenya looking for economic gains Egypt bars Qataris over coronavirus fears Kenya Athletes Shine at Chicago Marathonlast_img read more

Garcia, Magoliman, Cawa dominate La Paz chess tilt

first_img[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]THREE Ilonggo players were hailed winners in the Rizal Day Chess Championship at the Ice Chess Center in Gaisano Capital mall in La Paz, Iloilo City.Matthew Garcia topped the 18 and Under category. Joshua Lawrence Tanate, Reynald Tejero, John Christopher Padios, and Monique Donnamarie Escaran followed suit.For finishing in the top three, Garcia, Tanate and Tejero received cash prizes along with a mug and a certificate each. Fourth and fifth placers Padios and Escaran had a mug and a certificate each.Kith Haniel Magoliman, meanwhile, was the champion in the 12 and Under category. Fern Albert Falle, Save Yiel Magoliman, Jaril Gallego, and Kian Andrew Tutanes finished second to fifth places, respectively.Just like in the 18 and Under, the 12 and Under top three finishers Kith Magoliman, Falle and Save Magoliman took home cash prizes, a mug and a certificate each, while Gallego and Tutanes had a mug and a certificate each.In the Parents and Coaches category, Michael Cawa took the championship while Lemon Magoliman and Raymart Gallo settled for second and third places, respectively.The tournament was organized by Iloilo Provincial Chess Association./PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-desktop-hide=” av-medium-hide=” av-small-hide=” av-mini-hide=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=”][/av_textblock][av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Garcia, Magoliman, Cawa dominate La Paz chess tilt ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=” av-medium-font-size-title=” av-small-font-size-title=” av-mini-font-size-title=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]BY ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading]last_img read more

Barcelona’s Samuel Eto’o reveals his love for cars

first_imgSamuel Eto might be all about goals this season with Barcelona but off the pitch it is cars that are his main passion.Sport reports that in the last few days, the Cameroonian has been seen leaving training in a Ferrari 430 Scuderia with his father.Not only does the car have a waiting list of a year but it is worth €228,595 and Eto’o has it in black, with two gold racing stripes down the middle.Despite the fact that he is reluctant to put any figure on the amount of cars he has, it is known that he has had a passion for them for a while.Since he was at Real Mallorca he has started to buy them up and it is thought that he has about 17 now.Speaking to Sport he said that they are a way for him to lift his spirits when other things are not going quite so well. “My passion is cars. I like to see them, to change them and to drive them. When I am a little down, I get in one of my cars and it lifts me,” he mused.“It is a passion I have and therefore I like to have a few cars, because it gives me choice and it doesn’t hurt anybody. To give happiness the first thing is to be happy oneself, and I am.”Eto’o will return to the pitch this weekend as Barcelona take on Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon on Sunday evening.Source: Goal.comlast_img read more

Missing Berwick man

first_imgThe family of a missing Berwick man hold concerns over the whereabouts of the 31-year-old who has been missing since…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription. By Mitchell Clarke last_img

Good News for Connacht ahead of Enisei Clash

first_imgPat Lam’s received a twin boost ahead of Connacht’s final Challenge Cup pool game with Enisei.Robbie Henshaw and Kieran Marmion are both in contention to play at the Sportsground having recovered from injury.Both players are also likely to feature in Joe Schmidt’s squad for the Six Nations when it’s revealed later.Staying with Connacht, Hooker Jason Harris-Wright suffered a concussion during the first half of the game with Brive on Saturday. The 27-year-old will continue to go through the return-to-play protocols.Back row forward Eoin McKeon returned form elbow injury to start in the B&I cup game for the Connacht Eagles at the weekend. However, the Galway man sustained a hip pointer injury and is subsequently unavailable for selection this weekend.Versatile back Darragh Leader, also returned to match action at the weekend when he lined out for the Eagles but re-aggravated a previous wrist injury during the game. The 22-year-old from Galway remains unavailable for selection as he consults a surgeon this week.Craig Ronaldson remains unavailable as pain continues on a shoulder impingementThe Connacht team to face Enisei-STM will be named on Friday at 12 noon.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

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NBA: Injured Jazz center Gobert out for Friday game vs Clippers

first_imgOn the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town Aces, Texters eye key wins Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite MOST READ Without him for game two, the Jazz gave up 60 points in the paint in falling 99-91 in Los Angeles.The team confirmed in their injury report that Gobert was out for Friday’s game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnJazz coach Quin Snyder said Thursday that Gobert was “getting better every day.” But he said the team wouldn’t try to rush him back.“We’ve been conservative all year in the sense that we’re never going to encourage any player… to do something to put himself in a situation by playing that could compromise his long-term health,” Snyder told the Deseret News. Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikelycenter_img This Saturday, April 15, 2017, file photo, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, center, is helped off the court by center Boris Diaw, right, and guard George Hill, left, as coach Quin Snyder watches after Gobert injured his knee during the first half in Game 1 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers, in Los Angeles. Gobert will not play in Game 3 against the Clippers after hyperextending his left knee and suffering a bone contusion in the series opener. The series is tied 1-1. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)LOS ANGELES — The Utah Jazz will again be without star center Rudy Gobert on Friday when they host the Los Angeles Clippers in game three of their NBA first-round playoff series.The French big man, dubbed the “Stifle Tower” for his defensive prowess, hyperextended his left knee early in Utah’s game one victory over the Clippers.ADVERTISEMENT Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town LATEST STORIES Gobert was hurt when he banged knees with Clippers forward Luc Mbah a Moute. Power forward Derrick Favors will again move to center with Gobert on the sidelines.But Snyder admitted the team had no way to “replicate” Gobert, the first player in club history to have 1,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 200 blocked shots in a single season.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Google’s Free 64-Language Translator App Comes to the iPad

first_imgjon mitchell Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Google#Product Reviews#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Google updated the Google Translate iOS app today adding iPad support. It’s the same set of features as the iPhone version, but the iPad is a great place for a free translator. Technophiles are reading more on tablets lately, and a free Google Translate app is a boon for a more literate, global wired society.Google Translate has been available on the iPhone since the mobile Web version launched in 2008. The native app released last year added the voice-to-text feature as well as the spoken translations from Google’s voice synthesizer. As one should expect, the translations are never perfect, but they’re great for getting the gist. Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… The iPad UI is the slightest bit strange. When you paste text into the box, it scoots up, so the language choice buttons go away. You have to pull it down from a very thin tab to get it back (or hit cancel and start over). There’s also no ‘Translate’ button, only ‘Go’ on the keyboard. There’s plenty of room for that under the voice-to-text button, so let this be a humble, simple feature request.But that’s all very nitpicky. I have no right to complain about an app that will translate text into 64 different languages, many of which it will read aloud to you, for free. The future rocks.Download Google Translate for iOS from the App Store.Do you know of any other good translator apps?last_img read more

Corini confident over Dessena

first_imgDaniele Dessena left Brescia’s 0-0 draw with Fiorentina on a stretcher and in tears, but Coach Eugenio Corini is hopeful “nothing’s broken”. Dessena risks suffering a similar injury to the double leg break that cost him the majority of his 2015-16 campaign, his right leg again caught in a collision with Erick Pulgar, but Corini was remaining upbeat. “There was some heavy bruising,” he told Sky Sport Italia after the game. “The lad got scared, given it was the leg he hurt a few years ago. “We’ll wait for the results of the tests, but the hope is that nothing’s broken.” The result, meanwhile, saw the Rondinelle halt a run of back-to-back defeats. “Fiorentina are a great team, we battled and we kept an important point at home, with less clarity and quality than we’d have liked but with character and the right spirit. “Dessena’s injury had an emotional impact on the team. We executed our game plan well, especially in the first half. “We also scored a goal, which was then disallowed. There were some potential openings for us, where we could’ve been more incisive. “We need to improve in our next few games. Our fixture list has been complicated so far, but my team have done well despite that. “We’ve dropped a few too many points away from home, the game against Bologna in particular. “The League will be difficult for all the teams fighting relegation, but we’ve shown that we can take our fight all the way to achieve our objective.” Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: read more

In jest: Hitting a ball

first_imgThe thing to do is to excel at something – anything – and you have it made. If you can put a rubber ball into a hole often enough, you are a golf champion. And you can have all you want. Or take a shuttlecock. If you can place it,The thing to do is to excel at something – anything – and you have it made. If you can put a rubber ball into a hole often enough, you are a golf champion. And you can have all you want. Or take a shuttlecock. If you can place it in the opponent’s court smartly enough, and often enough, you are great.And once you have done it, there is no prize beyond your grasp.You might be a clerk in a bank. You have suddenly acquired the status of an executive, and three promotions to boot.And the Government will give you a plot of land free so that you can build a house on it for yourself and your lady-love.And you’ll be taken in victory processions, with the politicians in tow, for you are a hero-to your native soil and your country.What nostalgia you evoke! The country’s sports writers will dip their pens in syrup, and say how great you are. No more the vitriolic prose. It’s rainbows all the way.And all because you can put a ball in a hole or a shuttlecock across the net.And there are the poor sods who slog and get nowhere – and stay clerks.This is so not merely in a capitalist society; the communists overreach themselves in doing you proud – if you have skill with a ball or a shuttlecock. You are made a hero of the Order of Lenin or something, and you get a flat – more precious than gold in Moscow – and a sleek imported car and the foreign currency coupons that entitle you to shop in foreigners’ stores instead of queuing up for food and drink.advertisementThe learned men are fools to spend a lifetime acquiring knowledge out of tomes.Much better to know how to hit a ball or a shuttlecock and win laurels for yourself and your country.Doesn’t it prove that life is cock-eyed? Someone called Shakespeare once said something to the effect that men and women are only players on a stage. Amen.last_img read more