Prep Sports Roundup: 9/24

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailGirls Soccer2A SouthGUNNISON, Utah-The Gunnison Valley Bulldogs steamrolled the Beaver Beavers 9-2 in 2A South Region girls soccer action Tuesday.Region 12CASTLE DALE, Utah-Alexis Winter posted a pair of goals and the Emery Spartans routed South Sevier 5-0 in Region 12 girls soccer action Tuesday.RICHFIELD, Utah-Melissa Crane amassed a hat trick and the Richfield Wildcats pounded Grand 8-2 Tuesday in Regino 12 girls soccer action. Brittan Tait and Holly Torgersen added two goals apiece and Katelyn Busk also scored for the Wildcats.Region 14NEPHI, Utah-Josephine Kay scored twice and Alexa Walker also found the net as the Juab Waps edged the Delta Rabbits 3-2 Tuesday in Region 14 girls soccer action. Savannah Nielson scored twice for the Rabbits in defeat.MANTI, Utah-Brynlee Golding amassed a hat trick and the Manti Templars pounded North Sanpete 5-0 in Region 14 girls soccer action Tuesday. Megan Olson and Sharie Alder also scored for Manti in the win. Katie Larsen posted the shutout for the Templars.VolleyballRegion 14MT. PLEASANT, Utah-The North Sanpete Hawks clobbered Maeser Prep 3-0 Tuesday in Region 14 volleyball action. The Hawks prevailed over the Lions 25-16, 25-8 and 25-8.ROOSEVELT, Utah-The Union Cougars downed Delta 3-0 in Region 14 volleyball action Tuesday. The Cougars won 25-16, 25-17 and 25-15 as they prevailed in straight sets over the Rabbits.MANTI, Utah-The Manti Templars got past American Leadership 3-0 in Region 14 volleyball action Tuesday. The Templars prevailed 25-18, 25-14 and 25-19 over the Eagles.Region 16SALINA, Utah-The Gunnison Valley Bulldogs outlasted North Sevier 3-0 Tuesday in Region 16 volleyball action. The Bulldogs downed the Wolves 25-20, 25-16 and 25-16 in prevailing in straight sets.Region 20ESCALANTE, Utah-The Escalante Moquis earned a 3-0 sweep over the Wayne Badgers in Region 20 volleyball action Tuesday.Non-RegionMONROE, Utah-The South Sevier Rams dismantled Panguitch 3-0 in non-region volleyball action Tuesday. The Rams bested the Bobcats 25-18, 25-22 and 25-19 in straight sets.Girls TennisRegion 12MONROE, Utah-The South Sevier Rams won a close match with Carbon 3-2 in Region 12 Girls Tennis action Tuesday. The Rams won in 2nd singles with Gabby Carter 6-3, 4-6, 6-3; Hannah Gay in 3rd singles 6-1, 6-1; and in 1st doubles with Brecken Bradshaw and Aubree Robinson 6-4, 6-4. Tags: Roundup September 24, 2019 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 9/24 Brad James Written bylast_img read more

Cross Country Roundup: 10/13

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailRegion 14 Cross Country ChampionshipsOREM, Utah-Tuesday, Manti, North Sanpete, Delta and Juab’s boys and girls cross country teams competed at the Region 14 cross country championships at Lakeside Park in Orem.The North Sanpete girls took the Region 14 title with a score of 46 with Manti placing third with a score of 58. Delta placed fourth with a score of 84 and Juab placed sixth with a score of 145.Hawks star freshman Mari Briggs took the Region 14 title in a time of 20:04.00.Her North Sanpete teammates finished as follows:Junior Rachael Jones (9th place, 21:38.30), junior Aubry Cook (10th place, 21:40.80), senior Tamsin Stewart (12th place, 21:53.90), sophomore Madelyn Christensen (14th place, 22:26.80), freshman Jocelyn Stewart (15th place, 22:46.10), sophomore Tylee Henrie (24th place, 23:57.90), freshman Brooklyn Larsen (26th place, 24:08.10), freshman Mariah Cook (36th place, 26:51.10), freshman Hallee Henrie (49th place, 28:55.30).Manti junior Fiel Woods placed second (20:06.70). Her Templars teammates finished as follows:Sophomore Keltsy Fowles (5th place, 20:52.20), sophomore Isabella Knudsen (13th place, 22:01.80), freshman Cami Merrill (18th place, 23:13.90), sophomore Kaylee Gowans (20th place, 23:19.40), senior Savannah Winters (25th place, 24:06.20), junior Bethany Christensen (29th place, 24:51.70), junior Alice Grover (30th place, 25:12.70), junior April Christensen (31st place, 25:17.50), junior Aireal Mower (33rd place, 25:55.20), freshman Janey Christensen (37th place, 26:51.70), freshman Rebeckah Bishop (39th place, 27:20.30), freshman Lina Rascon (40th place, 27:40.60), junior Sydney Merrill (46th place, 28:04.90), sophomore Cynthia Bishop (47th place, 28:26.20), junior Sarah Peterson (48th place, 28:46.40), junior Katelyn Norfeldt (53rd place, 31:07.00) and sophomore Brielle Bratton (61st place, 36:06.50).Delta senior Kayli Baker placed third (20:13.70).Her Rabbits teammates finished as follows:Sophomore Paige Curtis (4th place, 20:36.70), sophomore Brynnleigh Goodwin (17th place, 23:03.90), sophomore Summer Owens (27th place, 24:38.00) freshman Saydie Anderson (52nd place, 29:44.80), freshman Vanessa Rowlette (55th place, 32:15.40), freshman Julie Carcamo (56th place, 32:31.70).Juab senior Cambree Olsen placed 22nd (23:48.20) leading the Wasps.Her Juab teammates finished as follows:Junior Michelle Bunker (34th place, 26:24.70), junior Macie Slater (41st place, 27:43.20), junior Gen Cannell (43rd place, 27:53.50), junior Evelyn Roundy (51st place, 29:16.00).For the boys, Union took the team title with a score of 35. Manti placed second with a score of 63. Juab placed third with a score of 101. North Sanpete placed fourth with a score of 107 and Delta placed sixth with a score of 149.Juab senior Dason Day won the individual Region 14 title in a time of 16:30.60.His Wasps teammates finished as follows:Sophomore Talmage Day (10th place, 17:59.30), sophomore Jackson Hanks (35th place, 19:43.40), junior Thomas Covington (36th place, 19:47.20), sophomore Luke Bender (48th place, 20:38.70), junior Jackson Baxter (49th place, 20:39.40), senior Alex Bronson (57th place, 21:09.10), sophomore Levi Covington (58th place, 21:10.30), sophomore Reid Vernon (59th place, 21:10.90), sophomore Taylor Clyde (60th place, 21:11.50), junior Kaleb Bunker (63rd place, 21:44.00), freshman Nathan Bonzo (69th place, 22:24.10), junior Jared Bradley (72nd place, 22:29.90), sophomore Asher Kretchmer (76th place, 22:34.00), junior Joshua Youngblood (80th place, 22:55.40), junior Kolten Manning (83rd place, 23:12.90), sophomore David Samuelson (89th place, 23:54.10), freshman Adam Bunker (90th place, 23:54.70), freshman Brandon Christensen (91st place, 23:56.90), sophomore Cayden Chidester (96th place, 24:46.60) and junior Ben Cannell (97th place, 25:05.40).Delta senior John McLaws placed third overall (17:05.70).His Rabbits teammates placed as follows:Sophomore Gage Smith (16th place, 18:17.90), senior Samuel Labaron (54th place, 20:59.10), freshman Hunter Dotson (79th place, 22:47.80), junior Cody Stephenson (82nd place, 23:11.50), freshman Robert Jacobs (101st place, 27:19.20), freshman Ranger Jacobs (102nd place, 31:10.50).Manti junior Josiah Carter placed seventh overall (17:29.00).His Templars teammates finished as follows:Senior Jace Sweat (11th place, 18:05.00), sophomore Brayden Braithwaite (12th place, 18:05.50), sophomore Kaystan K. Larsen (13th place, 18:12.60), senior Ben Johnson (20th place, 18:26.60), sophomore Tyler Taggart (21st place, 18:26.90), junior Hunter Powell (24th place, 18:44.00) freshman Tyler Norris (34th place, 19:16.60), sophomore Trevor Taggart (37th place, 20:04.40), freshman Lowe Rasmussen (38th place, 20:04.70), sophomore Tyler Bradley (39th place, 20:14.60), sophomore Ryan Peterson (40th place, 20:15.20), sophomore Brannigan Cheney (41st place, 20:15.60), junior Dyson Winsor (42nd place, 20:17.50), sophomore Neils Grover (53rd place, 20:53.10) senior Jack Gilbert (67th place, 22:10.00), sophomore James Narciso (84th place, 23:41.50) freshman Kye Lewis (92nd place, 24:01.80) sophomore Jacob Cox (93rd place, 24:15.90), junior Donald Southworth (94th place, 24:16.10), sophomore Hyrum Southworth (100th place, 27:06.10).North Sanpete senior Gage Cox placed sixth (17:28.70).His Hawks teammates finished as follows:Junior Morgan Bowles (19th place, 18:26.10), sophomore Tezra Fisk (30th place, 19:00.20), sophomore Ryland Cook (31st place, 19:08.30) senior Jared Strait (46th place, 20:27.50), freshman Jerry Jones (62nd place, 21:33.10), sophomore Thayne Smith (75th place, 22:33.50)Region 15 ChampionshipsSPANISH FORK, Utah-Wasatch Academy’s boys and girls cross country teams competed at the Region 15 championships Tuesday at Spanish Fork Sports Park.For the girls, Wasatch Academy sophomore Corinne Thelen (21:24.30) took the Region 15 individual championship.For the boys, Wasatch Academy senior Christopher Korir took the Region 15 individual championship in 15:48.50. October 13, 2020 /Sports News – Local Cross Country Roundup: 10/13 Tags: Cross Country Brad James Written bylast_img read more

Government response: P3 + 1 Statement on Libya

first_img Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebook Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn The Governments of France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States welcome the result of the mediation reached today by the United Nations Support Mission that aims to deescalate violence in and around Tripoli and ensure the protection of civilians. We reiterate our strong support for Special Representative of the Secretary-General Ghassan Salame as he works to realize an immediate and durable cessation of hostilities in the Libyan capital, which is a critical step to advancing the political process in accordance with the United Nations Action Plan.As the Secretary-General noted on September 2, all parties should immediately cease hostilities and abide by the ceasefire agreement brokered by the United Nations. We call on all Libyan parties to refrain from any actions that could undermine today’s ceasefire announcement, jeopardize the security of civilians, or set back Libyan efforts to advance the political process and move forward in the spirit of compromise.We also reiterate support for the President of the Presidency Council, Fayez al-Sarraj, and the Government of National Accord as they work in partnership with the United Nations to promote reconciliation and support a Libyan-led political process.Further information Media enquiriescenter_img For journalists Email [email protected]last_img read more

Led Zeppelin Announces Partnership With Vans For 50th Anniversary Apparel Line

first_imgLed Zeppelin continues to remain atop most classic rock lists of artists whom fans’ would love to see reunite, but as the three surviving members of arguably the most successful rock band in history continue to age into their 70s, the likelihood of another reunion concert seems less and less plausible. Until then, fans in New York City can catch former Zeppelin singer Robert Plant when he performs at the “Love Rocks NYC” benefit concert at The Beacon Theatre next month. Led Zeppelin is officially stepping into the contemporary fashion arena. The classic rock titans took to their social media pages on Wednesday to announce an upcoming line of Vans sneakers and clothing apparel as the latest monetization strategy behind the band’s ongoing 50th anniversary.A statement shared to the Vans website elaborates on the images which Zeppelin shared on Wednesday, stating,On the heels of Led Zeppelin’s historic golden anniversary, Vans partners with rock and roll legends, Led Zeppelin to celebrate their debut, self-titled album, Led Zeppelin. The four-piece capsule of limited-edition footwear and apparel will be available Friday, February 22 at select Vans retail stores, wholesale partners, Vans.com.The two new sneaker designs feature the Zeppelin logos plastered across black Vans shoe models known as “Sk8-Hi” (high-top) and “The Era” (low-top). The new partnership also includes a Zeppelin-branded long-sleeve t-shirt and snapback baseball cap. Both the hat and shirt include copy reading, “Led Zeppelin” and the lifestyle clothing brand’s “Off The Wall” slogan, in addition to an image of the well-known artwork from the band’s self-titled debut album initially released in January 1969. Both the Era and Sk8-Hi shoes will each be sold inside a special Vans x Led Zeppelin custom shoebox.Fans can get an up-close look at the soon-to-be-released Vans apparel in the images below.last_img read more

Former football coach Ara Parseghian dies at 94

first_imgObserver File Photo Former Irish head coach Ara Parseghian reacts to a play from the sidelines during Notre Dame’s undefeated championship season in 1973. Parseghian died at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday at his home in Granger, Indiana, according to the release.University President Fr. John Jenkins said Parseghian’s legacy as a legendary coach and mentor will remain at Notre Dame.“Notre Dame mourns the loss of a legendary football coach, a beloved member of the Notre Dame family and good man – Ara Parseghian,” Jenkins said in the release. “Among his many accomplishments, we will remember him above all as a teacher, leader and mentor who brought out the very best in his players, on and off the field.”In Parseghian’s 11 seasons at Notre Dame, he led the football program to a 95-17-4 record, and won two National Championships in 1966 and 1973. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1980.Notre Dame director of athletics Jack Swarbrick was a student at the University during three of Parseghian’s seasons.“As a student, I enjoyed the thrill of being on campus for Ara’s last three years as head coach, including the 1973 championship, and saw firsthand the profound impact that he had on my classmates who played for him,” Swarbrick said in the release. “When I returned many years later as athletics director, Ara was unfailingly generous with his time, and his counsel proved to be invaluable.”Notre Dame football head coach Brian Kelly said Parseghian was a “remarkable man.”“We come across thousands and thousands of people throughout our lives, and most of the time, they come and go, but there are certain people from the moment you meet them, you realize they’re truly unique,” Kelly said in a tweet from Fighting Irish Athletics. “That’s Ara. His wit, his charm, his patience, his kindness, his foresight and his humility truly define him.”Friend and fellow former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz echoed Kelly, saying “we have lost one of the most remarkable men I have ever known.”“He was a role model for me in every facet of life, as a husband, father, coach, businessman and genuine friend,” Holtz said in a tweet from Fighting Irish Athletics. Observer File Photo Former Irish head coach Ara Parseghian is carried by his players on to the field following Notre Dame’s 23-14 win over USC on Oct. 27, 1973. Parseghian compiled a record of 95-17-4 over his 11 seasons at Notre Dame.One of Parseghian’s players from the 1966 title team Alan Page said the “world needs more people like Ara Parseghian.”“Ara was an exceptional human being, in both his professional life and his private life,” Page said in a tweet from Fighting Irish Athletics. “I learned a great deal from him about discipline and keeping focused on the task at hand.”Jenkins also said he remembered Parseghian’s work with the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation, which Parseghian started in 1994 to search for a cure for Niemann-Pick Type C Disease (NPC) after three of his grandchildren died from the illness.“He continued to demonstrate that leadership by raising millions of research dollars seeking a cure for the terrible disease that took the lives of three of his grandchildren,” Jenkins said in the release.The foundation raised more than $45 million in funding to research a cure for the disease, according to the release. After forming a partnership with the foundation in 2010, the University created the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Fund and “moved the administrative functions and granting process of the foundation” to Notre Dame in May 2016, the press release said.“Whenever we asked for Ara’s help at Notre Dame, he was there,” Jenkins said in the release. “My prayers are with Katie, his family and many friends as we mourn his passing and celebrate a life that was so well lived.”Parseghian received an honorary degree from the University at the 1997 Commencement ceremony. According to the press release, funeral arrangements are pending, and contributions can be made to the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Fund at Notre Dame in lieu of flowers.In another University press release, Notre Dame announced Wednesday that the University will hold a Mass for the Feast of the Transfiguration and in memory of Ara Parseghian on Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. According to the release, Jenkins will preside at the Mass, which will be followed by a memorial celebration in Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center. The release said former players, colleagues and family members will speak at the memorial, which is open to the public along with the Mass.Tags: Ara Parseghian, Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foudation, Ara Parseghian Medical Research Fund, coach, football Former Notre Dame football coach Ara Parseghian died Wednesday morning, according to a University press release. He was 94.last_img read more

Kristin Chenoweth Headlines Whorehouse Reading

first_img Hard candy Christmas came early! Tony and Emmy winner Kristin Chenoweth will lead a private industry reading of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas on June 29. Rob Ashford is set to direct.As previously reported, a Broadway revival of the Carol Hall, Larry L. King and Peter Masterson musical was eyeing a 2015 bow; Ashford was attached as director and choreographer at that time.In addition to Chenoweth as Miss Mona Stangley, the all-star lineup also includes Christopher Sieber as Melvin P. Thorpe, Jennifer Holliday as Jewel, Kevin McKidd as Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd, James Naughton as Governor, Kerry Butler as Doatsey Mae, Heléne Yorke as Angel and Greg Hildreth as Mayor Rufus Poindexter.Rounding out the cast are Jim Newman, Madeline Brewer, Bob Gaynor, Darius Nichols, Ryan Andes, Peter Benson, Jared Dixon, Aaron Finley, Anthony Sagaria, Sam Simahk, Alex Michael Stoll, Krystal Joy Brown, Kate Marilley, Morgan Weed, Erica Sweany, Anne Horak, Ashley Park, Anna Eilinsfeld and Syndee Winters.The show, inspired by a true story, follows brothel owner Miss Mona as she fights to keep her establishment open when a local reporter exposes the illegal activity. The original production premiered in 1978 and brought Tonys to Henderson Forsythe and Carlin Glynn. The 1982 film adaptation stars Dolly Parton and Burt Reynolds.As recently announced, Chenoweth will star in NBC’s upcoming Hairspray Live! as Velma von Tussle. She was Tony-nominated for her performances in On the Twentieth Century (her latest Broadway appearance) and Wicked, and won for You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.While it may be a private event, you can get a taste of Cheno embracing her inner Dolly Parton below! Kristin Chenoweth(Photo: Bruce Glikas) View Comments Star Files Kristin Chenowethlast_img read more

Food Choices Linked to Water Availability

first_imgLivestock are the largest consumers of fresh water in the U.S. and in many other countries. Researchers for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s 2006 report, “Livestock’s Long Shadow,” concluded that 2,400 liters of water go into the production of one hamburger, while only 25 liters are needed to produce a potato. Credit: iStockPhoto/Photodisc/ThinkstockDear EarthTalk: I heard that my food choices can affect the use and therefore availability of fresh water around the world. How so?                                                                — Denise Beck, Washington, DCOur food choices and the availability of fresh water are inextricably linked. The crux of the problem is that human population numbers keep growing—we recently topped seven billion people worldwide—yet the amount of fresh water available remains finite. And growing food and raising livestock to feed increasing numbers of humans takes a great deal of water. Worldwide, some 70 percent of fresh water is used for agriculture. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that, by 2050, two-thirds of the people on the planet will lack clean water to meet even basic needs.According to the Vegetarian Resource Group, the livestock industry is the largest user of fresh water in the U.S. and in many other countries. The billions of livestock animals raised for food around the world each year consume substantial amounts of water directly. The industry also negatively impacts the replenishment of fresh water through the compaction of soil, the degradation of banks along watercourses, the clearing of forests to expand grazing, and other factors.An even larger issue is the water needed to grow the feed that livestock eat. Researchers for the 2006 FAO report “Livestock’s Long Shadow” report that 2,400 liters of water go into the production of one hamburger, while only 25 liters are needed to produce a potato. Likewise, a cheese pizza requires 1,200 liters of water—given the drinking, cleaning and feed needs of dairy cows—while a tomato pizza only needs 300.Eliminating meat consumption would be a surefire way to save vast amounts of fresh water, and switching to a vegetarian or vegan diet is one way an individual can make a big impact on water consumption. “On average, a vegan, a person who eats no meat or dairy, indirectly consumes nearly 600 gallons of water per day less than a person who eats the average American diet,” reports Sandra Postel, director of the Global Water Policy Project and the lead water expert on the National Geographic Society’s Freshwater Initiative.But those loathe to giving up meat entirely should consider switching to only grass-fed beef. According to Postel, it takes some 5,300 liters of fresh water for every dollar’s worth of grain fed to a typical beef cow, while the water required to feed grass-fed cattle falls on the pasture from the sky, meaning it is free and does not deplete groundwater reserves at all. “Not all burgers are created equal,” she says.Postel adds that another way to cut down on one’s water footprint would be to give up or cut back on coffee: One cup takes some 55 gallons of water to make, with most of used to grow the coffee beans.Choosing organic food can also help keep an individual’s indirect water consumption in check. Organic farming techniques conserve water both by using less, increasing the water-holding capacity of soils and reducing erosion as well as by not polluting nearby water bodies with run-off from synthetic chemical inputs.EarthTalk® is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E – The Environmental Magazine (www.emagazine.com). Send questions to: [email protected] Subscribe: www.emagazine.com/subscribe. Free Trial Issue: www.emagazine.com/trial.last_img read more

Trail Mix: Jonah Tolchin

first_imgRecently, my family and I took a quick trip to do some shopping in Johnson City, Tennessee. Over the course of the day – during the drive and while I was in the van minding my two youngest kids while my wife spent a long time in a fabric store – the radio was tuned to a local top-forty station.It had been years since I had listened to a radio station for any extended period of time that wasn’t NPR, and it didn’t take me long to remember why. Though I was unfamiliar with the work of Sam Smith, Iggy Azalea, Ariana Grande, or Nico and Vinz, I had their most popular tunes memorized before I got home, considering each wafted across the air waves seemingly on the hour.I couldn’t help but think, as I was bombarded by these tunes that were so much flash and so little substance, that I knew a laundry list of artists writing better tunes that I would love to hear more of on the radio.Jonah Tolchin is on that list.Just a hair this side of twenty years old, Tolchin writes and sings with a mojo more akin to someone decades older. Tolchin released his second record, Clover Lane, on Yep Roc this month. Featuring appearances from the likes of John McCauley, of Deer Tick, and Chris Scuggs, the new record is a fine collection of tunes displaying Tolchin’s appreciation of old blues and poignant lyrical sense.Trail Mix recently caught up with Jonah Tolchin for a quick chat about favorite reads, songwriting, and must haves on the road.BRO – Where’s your favorite place to write a song?JT – Wherever the electricity strikes and almost always when I am alone.BRO – Best book you have read recently?JT – Autobiography of a Yogi, by Paramhansa Yogananda.BRO – City you have played recently that you cannot wait to play again?JT – I’m not really a city person, but if I had to pick one, it would be probably Providence, Rhode Island. BRO – We are featuring “21st Century Girl” on Trail Mix this month. What’s the story behind the song?JT – This is a song about slowing down the world and taking a look around. Questioning the way reality seems to be and moving deeper, beyond the surface.BRO – One item you have to take with you on the road?JT – My Gnome Socks that my bandmate Danny Roaman got for me. For good luck, of course.This weekend, Jonah Tolchin, along with Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin, will be appearing at The Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia. Tomorrow night, the trio will be in Charlotte, North Carolina, at The Visulite, and on Friday they appear at The Five Spot in Atlanta, Georgia.For more information on Jonah Tolchin, how you might get your hands on a copy of Clover Lane, or when he might take to a stage near you, surf over to jonahtolchin.com.last_img read more

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