Map of Libya. Selective Focus. Getty images Map of Libya. Getty ImagesLibya’s eastern-based government on Monday imposed a 24-hour curfew to fight any possible COVID-19 infections.The curfew starts from Wednesday and lasts for 10 days, the Interior Ministry of the eastern-based government said.Only small convenience shops will be allowed to open from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the ministry said, confirming that there are enough foodstuff supplies for up to eight months.The army will use the air force against illegal immigration smugglers to prevent any virus infections, the ministry added.Libya is politically divided between eastern and western governments, both competing for dominance.Confirming that no coronavirus infections have been detected in the country so far, both governments have imposed curfews in order to fight the virus.The UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez Serraj last week declared state of emergency in the country.Serraj said Libya has allocated half a billion dinars (360 million U.S. dollars) to take protective measures against any possible infections.On Monday, the Libyan Foreign Minister Mohamed Siala told a press conference in the capital Tripoli that Libya has officially requested technical help from China against the virus.Related African artists produce song “War against Covid-19” CMG Journalist clarifies fight against COVID-19 Kenya’s president orders stepped-up effort against COVID-19
Police officer bailed on possession of prohibitive weapon chargePolice officer bailed on possession of prohibitive weapon charge
LocalNews Police officer bailed on possession of prohibitive weapon charge by: – December 24, 2012 Share Share Submachine gun. Photo credit: militaryfactory.comA police officer who was arrested and charged with possession of a prohibitive weapon has been granted bail.Gerard Durand appeared at the Magistrate’s court on Monday, December 24th and was granted $75, 000.00 bail.That charge stems from a September 2012 incident in which a twenty-seven year old Ashton Telemacque of Wesley was arrested at the Wood Bridge Bay Port.The young man was found with one sub-machine gun, 24 rounds of 9mm ammunition, four 12-gauge rounds of shot-gun ammunition and one .45 caliber of ammunition on September 7th.On the day in question, the man went to clear a barrel when a search of the vehicle which he was driving revealed the prohibited weapon and ammunition.The vehicle which he used was reportedly that of Mr. Durand.Telemaque who was arrested on suspicion was released on September 12th pending further investigations.Dominica Vibes News Tweet Sharing is caring! Share 10 Views no discussions
Investment in U.S. farmland is still competitive with alternative investments, but the era of extremely low interest rates and extraordinarily high commodity prices is drawing to a close, according to a new report from the Rabobank Food & Agribusiness Research (FAR) and Advisory Group. “We’ll likely see lower commodity prices this year, but they aren’t going to be low enough long enough to substantially impact land values over the coming year or so,” says report author and FAR senior analyst Sterling Liddell.“In the short term, strong farmer balance sheets and high rental rates will support current levels. However, decreasing commodity prices will keep the values from accelerating as rapidly as they have been.”advertisementadvertisementThe report, “Land Values Peaking Out — But Not Down,” finds in the medium term, the single greatest risk to U.S. agricultural land values is looming higher interest rates.Interest rates increased through the first half of 2013, but based on the current Federal Reserve policy, a significant increase isn’t expected until 2014 or 2015.“We are entering an era where planning how you’re going to pay for your land is likely to become as important as planning for marketing your crop,” notes Liddell.The report forecast finds a decline in land values in the central U.S. of 15 to 20 percent over the next three years. In the Western and Southeast U.S., the decline will be less marked than in the Midwest.The key determinant in the susceptibility to land value changes is an area’s reliance on grain and oilseeds. While an increase in interest rates will have a similar impact on agricultural land values throughout the country,the amount of change will depend on the type of crop production and proximity to urban areas.Central U.S.Since the four dominant commodity crops (corn, soybeans, wheat and cotton) compete for the same acres in the Midwest, Plains and Delta regions, global grains/oilseed prices will be key factors in determining land values. As global stocks grow, prices will drop, leading to some decline in values over the next two to three years.advertisementCorn led the ramp-up in commodity prices and the associated increase in ag land values. As such, if corn were to fall below 4.50/bu for an extended period of time, a significant decrease in land values could follow.Western U.S.Vernon Crowder, senior analyst with FAR, co-authored the report and notes that in the Western U.S. agricultural land values are expected to move in the same direction as those in the Midwest.“The changes seen in land values in the West, especially those in California, should be less dramatic than that of the rest of the country,” said Crowder. “This is due in large part to the diversity of crops grown in the region.”Orchards, vineyards and irrigated land in the Western U.S. have seen extreme increases in land values due to strong market prices and growing export demand.Interest rates will be the primary determinant of any decline in the value of farmland, but the strength of the U.S. dollar is also important due to the rate of exportation for many commodities produced in the Western U.S. A stronger U.S. dollar will negatively impact exports.Southeast U.S.The Southeast U.S. has seen a modest appreciation of irrigated cropland, as it weathers a severe drought. Florida in particular is in the midst of a difficult era, due in part to weather, disease, increased competitionfrom imports and influence of the struggling housing market leading to a lack of appreciation of farmland value.Expected increases in interest rates and declines in major cash commodities will lead to a difficult medium term, especially if commodity price declines lead to a reduction in land rents. PDadvertisement—From Rabobank news release
Match Week 1: 7’s Football League Iloilo Season 2 kicks offMatch Week 1: 7’s Football League Iloilo Season 2 kicks off
Andre Lopez and Jarlson Roy Derutascontributed a goal each for CPU. Russel Sodusta, meanwhile, was the lone scorerfor S Club 7. Meanwhile, Bagwis F.C. survived a 4-3scare over Panthers F.C. via goals from Rogelio Lopez, Rich John Cabuday,Sidney Lavente and Ember Lavente. Barotac Nuevo’s Jed Delariarte spearheaded the onslaught for the Golden Lions with seven goals, while his brother Jan Bernard Delariarte chipped in four strikes. In the women’s event, Santa BarbaraLocals F.C. escaped with a match-thrilling 7-6 victory over CPU Golden Lions, IlonggoUnited walloped Camp Peralta F.C., 5-1 and Janiuay F.C. edged Jaro F.C., 3-2. ILOILO – Central Philippine University(CPU) Golden Lions kicked off its campaign in the 7’s Football League IloiloSeason 2 with a 13-1 thrashing of S Club 7 F.C. at the West Visayas Statute UniversityFootball Field here yesterday. Kenneth Tuzon was the lone wolf whofired two goals for Dyes Kantos F.C. in a losing effort. Camp Peralta F.C. also opened itscampaign with a 2-0 victory over Ilonggo United F.C. Jason Mark Escala’s 21stminute strike and EJ Laurino’s 43rd was enough to bag the threepoints. The 7’s Football League is a 7-asidefootball tournament that originated in Manila. Its second season in Iloilofeatures nine teams from the men’s category and six in the women’s. The defending title holder, WesternInstitute of Technology (WIT) Men’s Football Team, on the other hand, cruisedto a 7-2 victory over Dyes Kantos F.C. Coach Roderick Suñer’s (black) Western Institute of Technology Men’s Football Team looks forward defending its crown in the second season of the 7’s Football League Iloilo. JOEMEL JIMENEZ Match Week 2 of the tournament will beon Feb. 29 starting with Janiuay F.C. versus WIT./PN Striker Celso Orquina Jr. banneredWestern Tech by converting two goals, while his teammates Karl Lester Alemane,Robert Blance, Ramon Cepida, Myles Adrian Consular, and John Robert Solencontributed a goal each.
Basketball: D’Tigers Get 2021 Afrobasket Qualification DateBasketball: D’Tigers Get 2021 Afrobasket Qualification Date
Nigeria’s senior men’s basketball team, D’Tigers, will compete in Group D alongside Mali, Rwanda and Algeria for a place in the 2021 FIBA Afrobasket Championship.The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games bound squad who narrowly lost the 2017 title to co-host, Tunisia will start the qualification campaign between the 23rd of November and 1st of December, 2020 at venues yet to be determined by FIBA Africa.Although, D’Tigers are tipped as one of the favorites in the qualifiers, the Nigeria Basketball Federation say nothing will be left to chance as they are focused on commencing an early preparation.The teams will play two tournaments format during the three international windows for a place in 2021 Afrobasket Championship.The final phase of qualifiers will be played between 15 and 23 February, 2021 with all twenty participating countries divided into five groups.The top three teams from each group will automatically qualify for the FIBA.RelatedD’Tigers Get Date For 2021 Afrobasket Qualifying CampaignAugust 21, 2020In “BasketBall”Basketball: Sports Minister Meets NBBF Board MembersSeptember 23, 2019In “BasketBall”Nigeria’s D’Tigers Bow to Canada in TorontoAugust 8, 2019In “BasketBall”
Drilon hits DBM for purchasing overpriced medical suppliesDrilon hits DBM for purchasing overpriced medical supplies
SIGN UP TO DAILY NEWSLETTERCLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon scored the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Monday for purchasing various medical supplies that costs higher than those procured by the private sector.Senator Franklin Drilon (Senate of the Philippines / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) Drilon said the DBM Procurement Service (DBM-PS) should have exercised due diligence in procuring medical supplies which he noted are higher compared to the prices in the private sector and avoid wasting taxpayers’ money.“There are a number of procurements done by the DBM-PS and based on our research, the prices were higher compared to the prices in the private sector,” Drilon said during the Senate Committee on Finance’s hearing on the budget of the DBM and its attached agencies.“From the three awards that we have studied alone, we could estimate that the total price was jacked up by almost half a billion,” Drilon said.The Senate Minority Leader said the government could have saved around P422 million in taxpayers’ money if DBM exercised due diligence.For instance, he said, the DBM procurement from Pharmally Pharmaceutical Corp. of 2,000 units of COVID-19 test kits for P688 million or P344,000 per kit is overpriced by P208 million since these could be bought for P240,000 per kit or for a total of P480 million for 2,000 units.He also said the purchase of macherey nagel/nucleospin RNA virus preps kit from Lifeline Diagnostic Supplies Inc. is also bloated as the DBM bought the kits at P108,304 each or a total of P73.1 million for 675 units when the private sector could buy it for only P47,199 each.The overpriced amount, per Drilon’s computation, is at P41.245 million since the contract could have just amounted to P31.9 million for the 675 units.He also cited as overpriced the procurement of Universal Transport Medium and the naso-pharyngeal swab, which the Department of Health (DoH) bought from Biosite Medical Instruments for P415.638 million for a total of 1,611,000 sets or at P258 per set.Drilon said the purchase could be overpriced by P173 million citing the price of the product in the market at roughly P150 per set.He urged the DBM to look into the matter closely, saying that overpricing is a ground to cancel the contracts. He also said the company may also be held liable to refund the excess.
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Cricket News Afghanistan U-19 Team Stuns India In Youth ODICricket News Afghanistan U-19 Team Stuns India In Youth ODI
Lucknow: Afghanistan’s U-19 team produced a disciplined effort to script a stunning two-wicket victory over fancied India in a low-scoring fifth Youth ODI here on Saturday.The five-match series, though, ended 3-2 in favour of hosts India. Batting first after winning the toss, India were bowled out for 157 in 49.3 overs at the Ekana Cricket Stadium B ground.Vikrant Bhadoriya made 29 and Kumar Kushagra scored 24 for the home team. Noor Ahmad was the most successful bowler for the visitors, picking 3/39, while there were two wickets apiece for Abid Mohammadi and Shafiqullah Ghafari.In reply, Afghanistan managed to reach the target of 158 in 47.3 overs, with Asif Musazai top-scoring with 42 off 77 balls. For India U-19, Manav Suthar picked up 3/32 in 7.2 overs. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
CPL Playoffs ticket prices range between US$15 and US$25CPL Playoffs ticket prices range between US$15 and US$25
GUYANA is set to host this year’s edition of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Playoffs matches on September 11 and 12 at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence.Tickets for the two games are now on sale online and at the local box office and will be sold on a first come, first served basis. Ticket prices range from US$15 and US$25.The Playoffs are a hugely important part of the Hero CPL season as we find out who will be taking part in the final of the fast-growing T20 tournament.“This is the ticket that everyone in Guyana wants and these matches are just reward to the Guyanese public for their wonderful support of Hero CPL over the years,” CPL said.Fans wanting to buy tickets for these fixtures can do so at www.cplt20.com and at the main ticket office, which is located at 238 Camp and Quamina Streets, Georgetown. Tickets are also on sale at Lot 19 Princess Elizabeth Road, Queenstown, New Amsterdam, and at Imam Bacchus and Sons General Store at Affiance, Essequibo Coast.“Fans are encouraged to buy soon as the tickets are expected to sell out very fast,” CPL added.Speaking about the release of tickets for the Playoff games, Damien O’Donohoe, CEO of Hero CPL, said: “The support that we have over the years from the Guyanese government and the Guyanese public has been outstanding. “The games in Guyana have an atmosphere like nowhere else on earth. This is the biggest sports event of the year and I urge fans to get their tickets early and not be left disappointed. “There were so many fans who missed the home games as the tickets sold out so fast. We also have a few surprises up our sleeve for the Playoffs … so make sure to follow us on www.cplt20.com.”
LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – In the noon hour on Thursday, the call of an unresponsive person was called in to E-911 Dispatch. The life of a 30-year old young woman was hanging in the balance as First Responders were dispatched.Sources close to the scene tell WLAF that the Campbell County EMS and La Follette Fire Department First Reponders responded to a home in the 1500 block of Loop Road. By the time First Responders made it into the home, the woman was already coherent and refused medical treatment. A law enforcement official said, “It appears someone inside the home administered NARCAN to her.”A Campbell County Sheriff’s deputy followed up after First Responders had cleared the scene. No one at the home responded when the deputy attempted to make contact. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/03/2020-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitter