Bangladesh has recorded four new cases of COVID-19 in a day, taking the overall tally of infections to 2,037,963. The death toll from the disease stayed unchanged at 29,445 over the 24-hour period, according to the latest government data released on Saturday. As many as 1,675 samples were tested across the country, for a positivity rate of 0.24 percent. Dhaka with three infections logged the highest number of cases among the eight divisions.
March 19, 2023 01:29 UTC
Holders Bangladesh emerged Group A champions with a 49-33 victory over Iraq in the Bangabandhu Cup International Kabaddi Saturday. Bangladesh made it five victories out of five in the group to finish atop with 10 points while Iraq finished runners-up with eight points. The first five minutes saw some neck to neck duels but Bangladesh inflicted the first all-out or Lona in the sixth minute. Iraq skipper Sabir Aloi Sari created some headache for Bangladesh defence with his height and long limbed kicks. But a super raid by Mizanur saw three Iraqi players out and three Bangladesh players back into the court.
March 19, 2023 01:15 UTC
Cornell is leveling its hundred year-old baseball field to begin building a hundred million dollar computer science building later this year. The razing of Hoy Field is about so much more than baseball. “I could catch a ballgame while studying!”This memory strikes me when I walk by Hoy Field. Leaderboard 2A bland new computer science building says that market logic should trump all other considerations. Cornell’s reason for building this unnamed computer science building is the sixfold increase in computer and information science enrollment in the past decade.
March 18, 2023 21:21 UTC
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Saturday that her country's first cross-border oil pipeline with India will play a vital role in ensuring fuel security in Bangladesh at a time when the world was facing a serious energy crisis due to the Ukraine war. "When many countries across the world are on the verge of a fuel crisis due to the Russia-Ukraine war at that time this pipeline will play a vital role in ensuring the fuel security of our people," Hasina said. "The friendship pipeline is a milestone achievement in cooperation for the development between the two friendly countries," she said.Apart from ensuring fuel security, the pipeline will increase the economic growth," she said.Hasina said the time and expenditure for importing diesel from India will be reduced significantly by this pipeline. "We have settled all our bilateral problems one by one... We are getting cooperation for our development from India," she was quoted as saying by the state-run United News of Bangladesh. "We're importing 1160MW of power from India.
March 18, 2023 20:15 UTC
Bangladesh and India have inaugurated a 131-km pipeline to supply fuel oil from Siliguri to Dinajpur’s Parbatipur. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi opened the operation of the pipeline on Saturday through a virtual event. "The pipeline will reduce the cost of diesel imports and time and will help ensure energy security," Hasina said in her speech, thanking India for assistance for the pipeline. "A new chapter has begun today in India-Bangladesh relations," Modi said.
March 18, 2023 19:31 UTC
Kim and Gale Neff of the Village of Pennecamp, with their dog Dakota, stand with their 1998 Porsche Boxster at The Villages Polo Club. The Porsche was shipped down to the Villages in 2008 and has around 39,000 miles on it.
March 18, 2023 11:46 UTC
Flagstaff senior Sage Begay said she’s been stopped a few times in public -- getting groceries with the family at Target or other outings -- around the city. These people, many of them strangers, have lauded her and the Eagles girls basketball team for winning their first state championship in 31 years. Flagstaff celebrates with its 4A girls basketball title banner and trophy pic.twitter.com/LNlmagKOr3 — Eric Newman (@enewmanwrites) March 3, 2023That leadership role actually began in the 2021-22 season, and increased as time passed. Throughout the years it feels like it’s progressed, and that comes from the hard work from me and my team,” Begay said. She wants to play college basketball, and says she’s been in contact with a few coaches while weighing her options.
March 18, 2023 08:19 UTC
Weather Alert...FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 9 AM CDT SUNDAY... * WHAT...Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 27 expected. * IMPACTS...Frost and freeze conditions will kill crops and other sensitive vegetation, and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Freeze Warning means that freezing temperatures are likely to occur during the early growing season. These conditions will kill sensitive plants, and residents are advised to protect tender vegetation. Automatic sprinkler systems should also be turned off to avoid creating ice patches on nearby roads, driveways, and sidewalks.
March 18, 2023 06:37 UTC
Over the last two weeks, the S&P Banking index and the KBW Regional Banking index plunged by 4.6% and 5.4%, respectively, their largest two-week drops since March 2020. The yield on benchmark 10-year Treasury notes US10YT=RR fell to 3.423% versus 3.583% previously. The two-year yield US2YT=RR, which rises with traders' expectations of higher Fed fund rates, fell to 3.8354% from a previous close of 4.13%. Germany's 10-year government bond yield DE10YT=RR dropped to 2.069%, its lowest since the start of February, late in the session. Inflation expectations are falling, giving the Fed some flexibility in the future path of rate hikes," said Jeffrey Roach, Chief Economist for LPL Financial in Charlotte, North Carolina.
March 18, 2023 06:06 UTC
Bangladesh and India are all set to inaugurate a 131 km pipeline to supply fuel oil from Siliguri to Dinajpur’s Parbatipur. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi will join the inauguration at Parbatipur on Saturday. ABM Azad, chairman of Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation, said they conducted several successful test runs to prepare for the inauguration. Officials of Meghna Petroleum, which has implemented the project, said the pipeline is able to reserve 4,700 tonnes of oil through its length.
March 18, 2023 01:23 UTC
The Women’s World Cup is getting an increase in prize money of more than 300% for this year’s tournament. Some of the $110 million in pure prize money should be dedicated to paying players, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said Thursday in Rwanda after being re-elected by acclamation through 2027. Players' union FIFPRO said Thursday it has challenged FIFA to secure a “global guarantee of at least 30% of prize money” that is paid to players. FIFA also said the Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand won't be sponsored by the Saudi Arabian tourism authority. Government and World Cup organizers in both host countries had questioned if the deal with Visit Saudi would be appropriate for the women’s tournament, especially given Saudi Arabia’s record on women’s rights.
March 17, 2023 07:30 UTC