Healthy young Hall of Fame jockey, Javier Castellano, has also tested positive as asymptomatic. Castellano had not ridden since March 15 at Gulfstream, after which he flew to his home in New York to remain with his family. It was certainly shocking to learn that he had joined the Covid-19 Club. ***Trainer, Nicky Henderson, 69, has described the current global outbreak as the worst crisis since World War II. Luckily, the Randox Grand National is included with insurance companies against beleaguered financials restraints.
April 03, 2020 03:33 UTC
I am now waiting to see how things unfold as I consult my people on what next,” said Amonde, who is keen on captaining the Kenya Sevens for the second time at the Olympics. Amonde’s sevens journey that started at the George Sevens in South Africa during the 2006/2007 World Rugby Sevens Series, has gone through ups and downs. Winning the 2016 Singapore Sevens, Kenya’s maiden victory in the World Rugby Sevens could be the highlight of Amonde’s sevens rugby career. He has earned 50 international caps with Kenya Simbas and over 70 matches with Kenya Sevens. Amonde said training was now at a personal level ahead of the next four legs of the World Sevens Series, hopefully later this year.
April 03, 2020 02:37 UTC
By DAVID KWALIMWAMore by this AuthorCongolese Soukous and rhumba maestro Koffi Olomide has released a new song. In his latest hit entitled, 'assassin', Mr Olomide attributes the coronavirus pandemic to the 'anger of God'. Let us ask God for forgiveness so we can survive,' the song's translated lyrics indicate. We need to get solutions and also ask God for forgiveness," he added. The track shows several police vehicles and ambulances transporting patients to hospitals for medical attention.
April 03, 2020 02:26 UTC
Boeing to offer voluntary layoffs amid coronavirus crisisBoeing, the world’s largest aerospace company, is reportedly set to offer voluntary layoffs and early retirement packages for its employees.Two people who sought anonymity said the move is meant to mitigate the financial fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. According to one of the sources, incoming Boeing Chief Executive Dave Calhoun is expected to detail the layoff plan by Thursday, 2 April. The plan will reportedly allow eligible employees who want to exit the company to do so with a pay and benefits package. The coronavirus pandemic has intensified the year-old crisis over the grounding of Boeing's 737 MAX following two fatal crashes that killed 346 people in a five-month span. SEE ALSO: Explainer: How the 737 MAX production freeze affects airlines across the globeAre you suspecting that you have coronavirus?
April 03, 2020 02:03 UTC
Talks between the Premier League and the PFA players union over potential wage cuts or deferrals, due to the coronavirus stoppage, failed to reach an agreement on Wednesday, the organisations said in a joint statement. Senior representatives from the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA), the Premier League, the EFL (Football League) and the League Managers Association (LMA) discussed several issues arising from the pandemic and said they would continue talks. Reports on Wednesday indicated that the PFA had sent an email to all its members asking them not to sign an agreement with their clubs about wage cuts or deferrals without consulting with the union. While the union looks for a collective agreement, Premier League side Bournemouth said on Wednesday that the club’s chief executive Neill Blake, first-team technical director Richard Hughes, manager Eddie Howe and assistant manager Jason Tindall had all taken “significant, voluntary pay cuts for the entirety of this uncertain time”. “This exposes the crazy economics in English football and the moral vacuum at its centre.”
Generally, businesses seeking innovation subscribe to the thinking that it needs a separate innovation team, tasked with the job of making innovation happen. This thinking can cause conflict between teams because the innovation team may think the existing teams that manage the day-to-day operations of the business are stuck in their old ways, while the existing teams could think that the innovation team is naïve with ideas that are not practical. Assign Appropriate Tasks: To manage the tension between teams, don’t assign innovation tasks to existing teams or day-to-day tasks to the innovation team. Existing teams lose their steam when suddenly thrown int the innovation waters and innovation teams normally struggle with day-to-day business operations. In the process of birthing innovation, the innovation team would need the help of existing teams in some areas while existing teams would need the help of the innovation team at some points as well.
Arif Shah, Francis Kariuki, Moses Ademba, Calvins Kanu and Amos Barkibir were all signed alongside Makori. Makori wants to settle quickly once the league resumes and targets at least five goals this season. “The registration and signing of players rule locked me out last season. I am really excited about the opportunity to play for Butali. To earn his place, Makori said hard work, discipline and determination will be required in order to achieve the objective.
Having won numerous accolades in the 1,500m and 5,000m at both continental and global levels Ndiku is still thirsty for the elusive Olympic medal. “I want that Olympic gold medal. And even amidst discouragement and doubts during his formative years, and being taunted that people from Ukambani do not flourish in athletics, Ndiku pushed on to become a household name. However, Ndiku could not hide his frustrations after missing out on the title and just broke down in tears after the medal ceremony. He plans to venture into coaching athletes when he retires but concedes his fate is not sealed until he douses his thirst for an Olympic medal.
Trying to curb the number of people infected with the Covid-19 disease, the government has issued stern directives restricting the movement of Kenyans. The government has also urged Kenyans not to travel upcountry because older persons are more vulnerable to the coronavirus. The number of people buying smokies is very low because most people are not walking out and about anymore." "It's too expensive and the business does not make money to support both myself and cleaning other people's hands," he said. However, even as he relocates upcountry, his wife and children who live in his parents' compound still need to be taken care of.
But whichever way you look at it, this time is crucial to reconnect with the self. This time spent in isolation is forcing us to confront our true feelings about our lives and ourselves. We can no longer hide behind the façade of social media filters and hashtags that make our lives look ‘bomb AF’. Social media users seem to be having a blast calling out those who use social media platforms to flaunt their make-believe extraordinary lives. Ask yourself questions that will help you reconnect with your true self.
April 03, 2020 01:30 UTC
By AFPMore by this AuthorWashington,The United States recorded 1,169 COVID-19 fatalities in the past 24 hours, the Johns Hopkins University tracker showed Thursday, the highest one-day death toll recorded in any country since the global pandemic began. The toll reflected figures reported by the university between 8:30 pm Wednesday (0030 GMT) and the same time Thursday. Globally, Italy still has the highest total death toll, with 13,915 dying of the disease there, followed by Spain at 10,003. That is roughly a quarter of the more than a million cases reported globally. More than 1.3 million COVID-19 tests have been conducted in the US, Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday at a daily White House press conference on the virus.
April 03, 2020 01:07 UTC
Analysts push for debt refinancing to cushion economyKenya should urgently re-finance its debt in the international markets with lenders that give low-interest rate offers, investment and financial analysts have advised. A survey conducted by the Institute of Certified Investment and Financial Analysts (ICIFA) noted that the refinancing, among other proposals, would cushion Kenya from the spike in interest rates globally owing to negative impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. Other short-term measures proposed by ICIFA include restructuring of the government debt, slashing of the Central Bank lending rate and price controls to curb inflation owing to reduced supply. “Given the size of the country’s public debt, it should be unlikely that the whole burden should fall on taxation. The debt restructuring will depend on government’s ability to cut or at least contain current spending,” said the ICIFA Chief Executive Diana Muriu.
April 03, 2020 00:56 UTC
The government has floated a Sh60 billion infrastructure bond, the first such issue this year. The bond interest will not attract tax – amounting to 10 per cent – normally charged on the other issues. Experts are however projecting an under subscription, citing low interest offered. Titus Kimeu, on the other hand, said the government must let the bond coupon be market-determined, insisting that the interest offered is not enticing enough. The infrastructure bond of the similar amount issued in October last year was market determined while the one issued in February last year came with a 12.2 per cent coupon.
April 03, 2020 00:56 UTC
Interestingly, it is one year since the Ethiopian Flight 302 from Addis Ababa to Nairobi crashed near Bishoftu, killing all 157 people on board. Many of the passengers who perished in the ill-fated flight were Kenyans returning home from abroad. Together with other writers, she authored The New Integrated English Book series. Prof Gathumbi also tried her hand in writing for children. At the time of her death, Prof Gathumbi had left her fecund mark on the literary and educational landscapes of our motherland in an indelible manner.
April 03, 2020 00:56 UTC
Funding: Stanchart gives Sh5 billion to virus fundStandard Chartered group will donate Sh5 billion ($50 million) global fund to boost the fight against Covid-19. “The group will immediately donate Sh2.5 billion ($25 million) to support emergency relief in our most affected markets. The additional $25 million will help communities over the medium term to recover from the economic impact of the virus,” said the lender in a statement yesterday. All the group’s board and management team members will be making personal contributions to the fund." This has seen Kenya take a raft of measures to salvage the economy including a freeze on development projects to use the cash to fight coronavirus.
April 02, 2020 23:03 UTC