Seven African countries to start testing for COVID-19 antibodies

first_imgSeven African countries will start administering coronavirus antibody tests from next week, a regional body said on Thursday, as part of efforts to understand the extent of the outbreak on the continent.”Liberia, Sierra Leone, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Nigeria, Morocco are the first set of countries that committed to it,” said John Nkengasong, head of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, based in Addis Ababa.Western governments are using antibody tests to find out how many of their citizens have been infected, in the hope that will help them reopen their economies. Africa has so far conducted 9.4 million coronavirus tests, a 10% increase over last week, Nkengasong said. These tests show whether people currently have COVID-19.The continent’s relative isolation has so far spared it the worst of the pandemic, but low levels of testing in many countries mean Africa’s infection rates are likely to be higher than reported, experts say.As of Thursday, Africa had recorded more than a 1 million cases of COVID-19 and 24,113 deaths, according to a Reuters tally.Nkengasong said 25 African countries still have full border closures while 23 are imposing testing at entry points.He stressed the need to harmonize border testing and recognition of certificates in order to facilitate travel. Topics :last_img read more

Rushville Memorial Gymnasium

first_imgSeveral times this year on Coaches Corner we wondered how old the Rushville basketball gymnasium was.  Thanks to an article sent to me by Charles Veerkamp of Greensburg, I now know.In 1926 Rushville constructed the Memorial Gymnasium.  They did so not only to keep the sectional tourney but to gain the regional tourney as well.  They kept the sectional tourney from 1926-71 and the regional tournament from 1926-58.The first game in the gym was between Rushville and Greensburg.  The 90th anniversary game also featured Rushville and Greensburg.  In that first game of 1926 Greensburg jumped out to an early lead, but Rushville won the game.  The game in 2016 turned out exactly the same way–with Rushville winning the game late.Ironically, this year the old gym was filled to capacity for a girls sectional game between Rushville and Greensburg.  Unfortunately for Greensburg, the results turned out the same.  Rushville won a hard-fought, close game.last_img read more

Softball Semi-State Results (6-2)

first_imgSoftball Semi-State ResultsSaturday  (6-2)Class 2A @ Forest ParkMilan  11     Knightstown  1Speedway  3     Tecumseh  0ChampionshipSpeedway 5-0Class 1A @ North DaviessNorth Central  2     Hauser  1Lanesville  6     North Daviess 2ChampionshipNorth Central 10-0last_img

Application deadline for Next Level Trails is February 15

first_imgNextLevelLogo_2color_horizontalIndianapolis, In. — Eligible applicants for the initial round of the Next Level Trails grant program have until Feb. 15 to apply through the DNR.Grants will invest $90 million in state funding to help develop regionally and locally significant trails across Indiana. Announced by Gov. Eric J. Holcomb in December 2018, the Next Level Trails grant program is the largest infusion of state trail funding in Indiana history.Eligible applicants include units of government or 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations. Applicants should be the entity that would own, develop, and/or manage the trail. The grant requires a minimum 20 percent project match, which can include monetary contributions, land value, and in-kind donations of materials and labor.Complete information is available on DNR’s website.last_img read more

UF College of Veterinary Medicine take in 660-pound alligator for diagnostic testing

first_imgGo Gators! Literally.A 660-pound alligator went to the home of the Gators to undergo some medical testing.The University of Florida Veterinary Hospital saw the 660-pound alligator named Bob from the St. Augustine Alligator Farm to perform radiographs to assess his right leg for a cause of lameness.Bob, a 660-lb. alligator from @StAugGatorFarm, visited our hospital for radiographs to assess his right rear leg for a cause of lameness. Preliminary evaluation showed evidence of osteomyelitis. Our zoo med team will continue to monitor his progress. Good luck Bob (& Go Gators!) pic.twitter.com/DHjcfN2FOp— UFVetMed (@UFVetMed) September 4, 2020 According to the hospital, the preliminary evaluation showed that a bone infection may be the cause.In a recent tweet, the medical team said they will continue to monitor Bob’s progress.last_img read more

Football News I-League champions Minerva Punjab to get rematch against Real Kashmir FC

first_imgMinerva Punjab did not travel to Srinagar after the Pulwama terror attack.Minerva refused to forego three points for the forfeiture and took the matter to Delhi High Court.Real Kashmir will decide on the venue and the time of the match. highlights New Delhi: Defending champions Minerva Punjab FC, who pulled out of their I-League clash against Real Kashmir in Srinagar citing security concerns, will get a re-match against the debutants, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) has decided. The game was originally scheduled for February 18 but did not take place after Minerva refused to travel to Srinagar, insisting that their foreign players had been advised against it by their respective embassies in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack. Minerva said the AIFF failed to give written security assurances that were sought by the club after the terror attack which killed more than 40 CRPF personnel.  “The AIFF Emergency Committee on Monday decided that there will be a re-match of Real Kashmir and Minerva Punjab but the date and venue is yet to be decided,” I-League CEO Sunando Dhar told PTI.”We have communicated this to Real Kashmir (since they are the host team) and we will take a decision (on the venue and date) after they give a reply. The plan is to have the match before the Super Cup preliminary round starts (on March 15). I don’t want to say anything on date and venue now,” he added. Real Kashmir had turned up for the game last month, asserting that all the security arrangements were in place and they be awarded the three points after Minerva’s no-show.  Minerva went on to argue that their pullout could not be considered a forfeiture as it was security grounds. The club refused to forego the three points, taking the matter to the Delhi High Court.  The court asked Minerva to go back to the AIFF I-League Committee for a resolution. The decision to have a re-match was, however, taken by the AIFF’s Emergency Committee.    The League Committee had referred the matter to emergency panel, which comprises the AIFF President, five vice-Presidents and the Secretary General.   Asked if there was still a chance of the match being held in Srinagar, Dhar said, “Let us wait for what Real Kashmir wants, in their reply.” Both the clubs are already out of title contention. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Indian Premier League IPL Qualifier 2 highlights CSK vs Delhi Capitals: Watson, du Plessis boost Chennai to final

first_img Poor shot from Axar Patel. Short ball from Dwayne Bravo outside off, Axar Patel attempts the upper cut and he holes out to Imran Tahir who takes the catch. Delhi Capitals in big trouble. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In That is all from us here. Join us on Sunday for the final of the IPL 2019 between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians. 21:13 (IST) The support for Chennai Super Kings is immense and it will not be surprising if the entire stadium in Vizag is painted yellow. Chennai Super Kings have now got momentum on their side as Delhi Capitals are releasing the pressure. Faf du Plessis is batting brilliantly and although Watson is struggling, they are still making good progress. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In No finishing touches will be provided by MS Dhoni today. With just two runs needed, Dhoni goes for the pull off Ishant Sharma but he holes out to deep midwicket as the fielder takes the catch. Chennai Super Kings come closer to victory. MS Dhoni, Chennai Super Kings: It’s the usual route, last year was an exception. You’ll go for runs, miss a few catches, but it’s important to come back strong. Th e way we batted to chase down 140+ was really nice. That’s what the 7:30 start does, the groundstaff feel obliged to water it, and it’s a little tacky initially. The bowling effort was brilliant, and we kept it in the right areas, not allowing Delhi to get a big score. It’s important to get their openers out – their batting line-up is really strong and they have many left-handers and we have a left-arm spinner to negate them. Du Plessis pulls a short ball from Trent Boult but he miscues it to deep square leg and Keemo Paul takes a simple catch. Glimmer of hope for Delhi Capitals but Chennai Super Kings are firmly on top. 23:18 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In This is the eighth time Chennai Super Kings have reached the final in 10 editions while this is the ninth final for MS Dhoni. This will be the fourth final between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. 19:01 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:00 (IST) 18:16 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Shreyas Iyer, Delhi Capitals skipper: There were no partnerships. Good learning for us. It’s something to think about. Home games didn’t go that well for us. We can’t complain though. Have practised a lot for such surfaces but preparing at Delhi on those tracks are risky due to uneven bounce. Can’t blame pitches at the end of the day because we were professional cricketers. Looking at the likes of MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma leading their teams and also standing with them at the toss, I have been fortunate to learn things. Rishabh Pant blasts a four and a six off Tahir as he gives Delhi Capitals some momentum towards the end. Pant had actually miscued the lofted shot to long off and Deepak Chahar runs back and takes the catch, looks to catch it but he cannot hold on. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 19:54 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 21:15 (IST) 22:23 (IST) For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Superb fielding by Chennai Super Kings to deny the boundary to Amit Mishra but he gets a crucial four at the end. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Chennai Super Kings have done it as they beat Dehi Capitals by six wickets to reach their seventh final. They will once again square off against Mumbai Indians and it will be a magnificent final. Axar Patel gets a wicket with his final ball in IPL 2019 potentially. Flatter ball and close to the off stump, Raina is cramped for room as he attempts the cut but drags it back onto the stumps. Chennai Super Kings have chosen to bowl against Delhi Capitals. This is a time when Shreyas Iyer and his side can capitalise. 20:27 (IST) Three consecutive fours by Faf du Plessis off Ishant Sharma and Chennai Super Kings end the powerplay in style, scoring 42 in six overs. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 19:42 (IST) Superb start from Trent Boult and Ishant Sharma as Delhi Capitals build the pressure. However, they miss a massive run-out of both Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson. Both batsmen are stranded in the middle and they miss out on an opportunity. This might be costly. Faf du Plessis gets some massive momentum by hammering a six and a four off Axar Patel. Du Plessis is the key while Watson continues to struggle. Shreyas Iyer’s side is unchanged while for Chennai Super Kings, Shardul Thakur is back in the side in place of Murali Vijay. Here are the playing XIs of both sides.Chennai Super Kings: Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran TahirDelhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Colin Munro, Axar Patel, Sherfane Rutherford, Keemo Paul, Amit Mishra, Trent Boult, Ishant Sharma 22:08 (IST) New Delhi: Chennai Super Kings have chosen to bowl against Delhi Capitals. Shikhar Dhawan gave Delhi Capitals a good start but Chennai Super Kings plugged away with wickets at regular intervals. Rishabh Pant held the innings together with 38 but Delhi Capitals lost wickets at regular intervals. However, some cameos from the tail, including 10 runs from three balls from Ishant Sharma has helped Delhi Capitals reach 147/9 against Chennai Super Kings. In response, Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis blasted fifties and their opening partnership put Chennai Super Kings on course and they managed to secure a six-wicket win over Delhi Capitals. This victory helped them reach their eighth IPL final in 10 editions and they will play Mumbai Indians in the final. The winner of the IPL 2019 final will win the tournament for an unprecedented fourth time. Get highlights of the second qualifier here. (SCORECARD) Shane Watson clobbers a six and a four as his strike-rate is more than 150 and Chennai Super Kings need less than a run-a-ball. This has been a one-sided qualifier 2 so far and MS Dhoni’s team are showing their value at the big game. Watson notches up his 18th fifty with a brilliant six off Keemo Paul. 20:59 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:18 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Keemo Paul gets out to Dwayne Bravo as Chennai Super Kings continue to strike at regular intervals. Can Delhi Capitals reach 140? Rishabh Pant is the key now with two overs remaining. 21:43 (IST) 23:26 (IST) 22:43 (IST) Colin Munro gets going with two boundaries while Dhawan is looking in great touch. This is a solid start for Delhi Capitals in the powerplay. Jadeja bowls the final over and Trent Boult blasts a six over wide long on but he is cleaned up next ball. Can they play out the last three balls? Three consecutive boundaries by Dhawan off Shardul Thakur and Delhi Capitals have started well. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 22:31 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked Incenter_img 23:25 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Amit Mishra and Axar Patel are pulling things back after the wicket of Watson. However, Chennai Super Kings still have eight wickets left and the required rate is just six runs an over. This should still be very easy. Faf du Plessis, Man of the Match: From the previous games, the guys were playing some great shots up front. But it wasn’t the same kind of wicket. We also know the strength of ours is getting those partnerships – even if we go 3-4 overs without runs, we have a great lower and middle order to bring us back. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 21:18 (IST) Faf du Plessis slams his 12th fifty in the IPL and Chennai Super Kings are cruising now. Shane Watson blasts a six off Axar Patel and Delhi Capitals stumble. Big wicket for Chennai Super Kings. Chahar floats a slow, full and wide delivery outside off, Pant mauls the slog across the line but Dwayne Bravo runs to his left at widish long on and leaps perfectly to take the catch. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:33 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:51 (IST) 21:11 (IST) Sherfane Rutherford hits a six off Harbhajan Singh to get Delhi Capitals past 100 but the bowler has his revenge as he edges the slog to short third man. Delhi Capitals continue to lose wickets. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Ravindra Jadeja removes Colin Munro at 27 Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:25 (IST) 21:06 (IST) Imran Tahir appeals for an LBW against Sherfane Rutherford as he misses the legbreak. Chennai Super Kings take the review but replays are showing it is missing the stumps. Tahir cannot believe it. 18:42 (IST) 20:37 (IST) 21:55 (IST) The clash between Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings will be yet another encounter against Rishabh Pant and MS Dhoni. Will the apprentice get the better of the master or will Dhoni and CSK continue to dominate? Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:14 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Superb review by Chennai Super Kings and Prithvi Shaw is a goner. Short ball from Chahar and it does not rise up much, it zips through and Shaw misses the pull. The ball hits him on the back leg and Shaw is a goner as the ball is hitting off stump. 22:45 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Once again, a batsman reaches fifty and falls. Mishra flights this delivery up and Watson goes for the lofted shot but Trent Boult leaps and takes the catch. Delhi Capitals have something to smile for but Chennai Super Kings are firmly on top. 19:48 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The onus is now on Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant to get Delhi Capitals to a good score. 23:02 (IST) Only one boundary has been hit in the first four overs and that too by Faf du Plessis. Once again, Chennai Super Kings have not made a good start in the powerplay. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In In both encounters of the IPL in 2019, Delhi Capitals secured a tense win at the Feroz Shah Kotla but in the encounter in Chepauk, they were trounced by MS Dhoni’s side. Even in 2012, Delhi Capitals stumbled big time against Chennai Super Kings thanks to Murali Vijay’s 113. Imran Tahir strikes and Delhi Capitals are in big trouble. The tossed-up googly on off stump, Iyer goes for the slog and miscues it horribly to be caught by Raina at backward point. Shikhar Dhawan gets going with a magnificent boundary off Deepak Chahar as he pulls a short ball to the deep square leg fence. Shardul Thakur also feels the pain as he is pulled by Dhawan to the deep midwicket fence. 19:11 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 22:00 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 19:39 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 18:36 (IST) 21:51 (IST) Hello and a warm welcome to Qualifier 2 of the IPL between Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals from the ADA-VDCA stadium in Vizag. Delhi Capitals need to break the jinx against Chennai Super Kings, having earlier broken their playoff hoodoo in the Eliminator against Sunrisers Hyderabad. 22:18 (IST) 23:17 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Brilliant Ishant Sharma! He blasts a four to long on and then wallops a six over long off as Delhi Capitals reach 147/9 at the end of 20 overs. That is a good total on this pitch and a tricky chase is on the cards for Chennai Super Kings. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 22:37 (IST) 18:26 (IST)last_img read more

Easy Payment Gateway CEO Alex Capurro: The evolution of the payments sector at #boscon2017

first_img Submit SBC Awards caps ground-breaking 2017 for SBC Events December 20, 2017 Alex Capurro: Easy Payment Gateway – Revising alternative payment options for US conundrums July 4, 2018 Easy Payment Gateway CEO Alex Capurro is speaking about Innovation in Payments at next month’s Betting on Sports conference (12-15 September).We caught up with him for an interview ahead of his eagerly anticipated session, which will look at how the payments sector has been using technology to provide a smooth and safe user experience for both customers and operators.SBC: From an industry perspective, has payments been overlooked as a key dynamic for sector innovation?  AC: Yes, it has evolved not only from the technical side but also from use point of view. Now we have wallets, pre-paid cards, we have vouchers that automatically create a virtual pre-paid card, etc.But not only this. Payment solutions have become part of the marketing strategy of companies, as a way to reach new players on new markets. So, payments are very important for operators right now.SBC: How are new digital trends and user dynamics impacting payment development; where is your team focusing with regards to new products?AC: Easy Payment Gateway focuses on creating technology so that operators manage and host their own cashier without the need of being PCI. These makes the operator control 100% of the cashier, which is the most important thing when it comes to the experience of paying. I think only a few operators have understood the power of this and they are the ones having huge success.SBC: A high number of bookmakers are placing higher emphasis on extracting payment data effectively. How has this requirement changed the relationship between bookmaker and payment provider?AC: For Easy Payment Gateway, this is not new. Our platform was created in a way so we can extract all data and return it to the bookmaker, operator or anyone who needs it. The flexibility of our API makes this possible. Decisions must be taken based on data – we have seen this since the beginning.SBC: What future technology do you feel will have the biggest impact on the payments sector and its services for betting?AC: I think it will not be necessarily the technology, but how things are done. Payment must be quick, easy and seamless to the player. The payment solutions with these qualities will succeed.SBC: You will be speaking at BOSCON 2017; what do you want delegates to take away from your session?AC: Yes, we have a nice session with some old friends. I would like people from take away my view on what is the best payment strategy. Ronnie O’Sullivan signs up for Betting on Sports snooker session May 1, 2018 Related Articles StumbleUpon Share Sharelast_img read more

Eloy Jimenez’s move back to Triple-A draws scorn from Astros’ Collin McHugh

first_imgAstros right-hander Collin McHugh sent a sarcastic, critical tweet Wednesday after the Sox announced they had optioned the 22-year-old Jimenez to Triple-A Charlotte.Wishing Eloy the best of luck as he goes to AAA to work on…defense? baserunning? creating excess value for a $1.5 billion franchise that hasn’t made the playoffs in a decade? bunting? https://t.co/qJsFq6FpFC— Collin McHugh (@Collin_McHugh) March 14, 2019MORE: SN saw Jimenez’s potential up closeMcHugh knows the game: The Sox, deliberately or not, are exploiting MLB’s service-time rules by sending down Jimenez now even though he appears major league-ready despite a poor spring training batting line (.154/.154/.346). Under the current collective bargaining agreement (CBA), MLB players can become free agents after accruing six full years of service time, with one “year” equaling 172 days. As MLB Trade Rumors noted, a major league season lasts 186 days. The White Sox have six outfielders on their 25-man roster two weeks before Opening Day. Eloy Jimenez is not one of them.One White Sox opponent is displeased with that development. If Jimenez is called up April 12 this year and sticks in the bigs through the 2025 season, then he will accrue six years and 171 days before he is eligible for free agency, assuming he doesn’t sign a long-term contract before then.The widely criticized practice of manipulating service time will be a major point of contention between players and team owners during negotiations on a new CBA.ESPN reported Wednesday that the two sides have agreed to start talks more than two years before the current agreement expires in December 2021.last_img read more

Sabahudin Jusufbašić New Striker of the FC Travnik

first_imgSabahudin Jusufbašić is as of today officially the new member of the Travnik football team.He has so far played for the FC Iskra, FC Čapljina, FC Gošk from Gabela, FC Velež from Mostar and FC Sloboda from Tuzla.According to the official web site of the Vezirs, he arranged a cooperation till the end of this season with the president of the club Nihad Selimović.(Source: Sport Centar)last_img