Batting coach Marcus Trescothick said an underprepared England must "raise our game" after they slumped to 183 all out on the opening day of the first Test against India at Trent Bridge. Trescothick, a former England opener, was asked afterwards if Root's men had been given enough preparation time. "Scheduling is always an issue, trying to get the balance right for the batters moving into Test series." They have a good stock of bowlers, they didn't get to be in the World Test Championship final for no reason." "A lot of people watched when they went to Australia and how well they performed," said Trescothick.
August 04, 2021 19:52 UTC
[Collins Oduor, Standard]Twenty people who died in a petrol tanker explosion in Malanga will be buried tomorrow (Friday). “We have the DNA results of all the victims and families are going on with the burial preparations. Governor Cornel Rasanga said his government had waived hospital bills for the accident victims. Sixteen patients injured in the tanker accident are being treated at the referral hospital. Siaya Health Executive Dismas Wakla said 26 people from the tanker accident were attended to in various hospitals and they had been discharged.
August 04, 2021 19:40 UTC
Cricket South Africa's former chief executive Thabang Moroe said CSA's board were complicit in letting down competent black coaches like Geoffrey Toyana and Paul Adams. Moroe said the board threw him into the deep end on the appointment of Ottis Gibson as national head coach. Cricket South Africa's former chief executive officer Thabang Moroe on Wednesday claimed the CSA board he worked with let down local black coaches like Geoffrey Toyana and Paul Adams when Ottis Gibson was appointed as the men's national team coach in 2017. Moroe, who testified under oath at the CSA Cricket for Social Justice hearings on Tuesday, said the board had killed the careers of Toyana and Adams in the appointment of Gibson. "When the chairperson of the ad-hoc committee said they preferred Ottis Gibson as the national team coach, it came as a surprise.
August 04, 2021 19:18 UTC
Elephants Neighbours Centre CEO Jim Justice Nyamu is to trek 300 kilometres to sensitise Kenyans to the need to protect elephants. Nyamu, who started the initiative in 2013, said there was a need to educate Kenyans on the need to protect jumbos. The aim is for them to live like elephants and live in harmony with the people they share spaces with. Kiiru said to secure space for wildlife, it's necessary to focus on sustainable livelihoods for communities living and sharing space with wildlife. “They support wildlife conservation but they have aspirations and they need to achieve them as they share space with wildlife," she said.
August 04, 2021 18:56 UTC
AustraliaAustralia decided in late June to make Covid-19 vaccinations mandatory for high-risk aged-care workers and employees in quarantine hotels. UKIt will be mandatory for care home workers in England to have Covid-19 vaccinations from October. FranceThe French parliament on 2 August approved a bill which will make Covid-19 vaccinations mandatory for health workers as well as require a bolstered health pass in many social venues. KazakhstanKazakhstan will introduce mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations or weekly testing for people working in groups of more than 20, the health ministry said on 23 June. TurkmenistanTurkmenistan's healthcare ministry said on 7 July it was making vaccination mandatory for all residents aged 18 and over.
August 04, 2021 18:11 UTC
Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya left Tokyo aboard a flight to Vienna on Wednesday, less than 72 hours after refusing to return home with her team. "I will not return to Belarus," she told Reuters at the time. Tsimanouskaya had been scheduled to board a flight for Warsaw on Wednesday after Poland's government offered her a humanitarian visa. The Austrian foreign ministry confirmed she was on the flight to Vienna, but declined to comment on her final destination. "Two of our reporters boarded the Warsaw-bound flight from Tokyo on Wednesday with the aim of documenting Tsimanouskaya's arrival in Poland," the spokesperson said.
August 04, 2021 17:02 UTC
ODM leader Raila Odinga. [Sammy Omingo, Standard]A major rally by ODM leader Raila Odinga in his Nyanza stronghold slated for Friday has been postponed. During a burial ceremony in Homa Bay County on Monday, Raila announced he would hold the rally at Sikri in Kasipul Constituency on Friday. Yesterday, Homa Bay Governor Cyprian Awiti announced the meeting had been postponed indefinitely. ODM leader Raila Odinga.
August 04, 2021 17:01 UTC
Anthony Maina withdrew the case after three county officers offered Sh427,200 compensation. [Courtesy]A hawker who lost teeth after he was allegedly roughed up by Nairobi City County askaris agreed to an out of court settlement. Maina was on July 2 plying his trade when he was accosted by county askaris who demanded a Sh100 bribe. The development comes after the assembly raised concern over brute force used by county askaris in enforcing city by-laws. “The hawker was allegedly handcuffed and brutally whipped with a metal rod by the county askaris before they exited the scene in a county registered vehicle,” she told the House.
August 04, 2021 16:30 UTC
[David Gichuru, Standard]In recent days, calls by some politicians for elections to be postponed have intensified. Reasons for these calls include allowing adequate time for the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to delimit boundaries as envisaged in law. This, according to the Arusha-based ACHPR, also depended on whether states have a legal framework to facilitate delay of elections. The question of whether the coronavirus pandemic can be equated as a state of war to warrant delay of elections is also controversial, let alone other flimsy reasons cited as justification for delay. Polls in Africa are sensitive and often lead to some form of violence even when held as scheduled in the law.
August 04, 2021 15:56 UTC
The tumour began like a small growth on the right leg several months ago, only to swell into a bigger growth. “The disease has no cure although it can be treated and managed depending on how severe the patient’s condition is,” Etemesi explains. It is truly tough to manage this condition,” says the mother, who is employed to sell clothes. Diseases have nothing to do with witchcraft or curses- Dr. KariukiA psychiatric clinician at Kisumu County Hospital, Raphael Wambura, said a major challenge facing patients with lonely diseases and caregivers is anxiety and depression. “People with rare diseases face stigma from the community due to lack of clear information on the cause of the diseases.
August 04, 2021 15:56 UTC
One of Rassie Erasmus' biggest critics, Clive Woodward, got a rude awakening on Twitter after people reminded him of the time officials so cheesed him off as British & Irish Lions coach he conducted an entire presentation to the press. EXCLUSIVE | SA Rugby set to defend itself, Rassie over World Rugby misconductThe saga made headlines in British and Irish newspapers for more than a decade. "@CliveWoodward has amnesia, shame man all the best Clive, I think being a hypocrite is not the best medicine," another person weighed in. pic.twitter.com/p3QbamxCVX — Sportbilly (@sportbillysays) August 3, 2021Ironically, Woodward also escaped World Rugby (then-IRB) sanctions for the faux pas, which would have been considered similarly perturbing in those pre-social media times. Erasmus created a storm last week when his video scrutinising officiating went viral, prompting World Rugby to summon the SA Rugby director of rugby and his employers to an independent misconduct hearing.
August 04, 2021 15:11 UTC
The National Museums of Kenya has been selected as a 2021 Bank of America Art Conservation Project grant recipient. The grant will fund the restoration of three artworks from the Murumbi African Heritage Collection. This grant to NMK is one of 23 major art restoration projects in 13 countries being funded by Bank of America’s Art Conservation Project. The company this year celebrates a decade of art conservation projects providing grant funding to not-for-profit cultural institutions throughout the world to conserve historically or culturally significant works of art that are in danger of deterioration. The Director Antiquities, Sites and Monuments, National Museums of Kenya, Purity Kiura, confirmed the art works to be restored with Bank of America funding are a significant part of the Murumbi African Heritage Collection.
August 04, 2021 14:48 UTC
Kenyans were on Wednesday united in celebrating African silver medalist Emmanuel Korir after he clinched Kenya's first gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics when he won the men's 800m final. Korir clocked 1:45.06 to finish ahead of compatriot Ferguson Rotich (1:45.23) and Polish Patryk Dobek (1:45.39) in second and third respectively. Congratulations to Emmanuel Korir and Ferguson Rotich for a phenomenal 1-2 finish in the men's 800m," Ruto said. "...congratulations Emmanuel Korir on winning the 800m Olympic Gold Medal and Ferguson Rotich on taking the Silver Medal. "Emmanuel Korir on bagging the 800m Olympic Gold Medal and Ferguson Rotich on taking the Silver.
August 04, 2021 14:34 UTC
As long as they tear each other in their quarters and leave us in peace, I won’t mind bare-knuckle tackles. Well, politicians tell us politics is dirty. This is the basis on which we stand to gain if the good-mannered Musalia Mudavadi and the seemingly bitter Kalonzo Musyoka do not become top-up presidential candidates. Top up presidential candidates simply run not necessarily as spoilers but with the aim of joining whoever would need that tipping vote to form the government. I hope Mudavadi and Kalonzo don’t position themselves as mere top-up presidential candidates.
August 04, 2021 14:20 UTC
Using GM crops, we can achieve successful land rotation, and degraded land can be taken out of production. Most of this growth is expected to happen in developing countries, with the fastest population increase in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Between 1996 and 2015, GM crops increased global production of corn, soybean and cotton by 357.7 million tonnes, 180.3 million tonnes, and 25.2 million tonnes, respectively. Using GM crops, we can achieve successful land rotation, and degraded land can be taken out of production to allow for soil restoration. However, in most African countries, public policies are still harsh on GM crops.
August 04, 2021 13:52 UTC