Ludgate at the Rugby World Cup

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Deka closes in on £125m Leeds shopping centre buy

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14 April update – 11 of Saint Lucia’s 15 COVID-19 cases have Recovered

first_img Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC This quarantine period allows for monitoring contacts who develop signs and symptoms over the incubation period of the particular disease. We use the designated quarantine facilities for persons who travel into Saint Lucia from areas of high risk and persons who were in contact with any positive cases who do not have signs and symptoms. There are certain cases when assessed by the Ministry of Health require that the individual be placed on home quarantine among these being if the individual is confined to the bed and unable to function independently. Today, Tuesday April 14, 2020 Saint Lucia continues on a 10 hour curfew from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily. Some of the national protocols which apply to this include: remain at home leaving only for food or medical purposes, avoid mass crowd events and social gatherings, practice physical distancing and good personal hygiene. St. Lucia records more cases of COVID CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak As of April 14, 2020, Saint Lucia has a total of 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Follow-up tests were also conducted on the confirmed cases in care and to date a total of 11 of the confirmed 15 COVID-19 patients have recovered. Presently there are 25 persons in quarantine and 20 in isolation.Quarantine is used to separate and restrict the movement of persons who are well and may have been exposed to a communicable disease like COVID-19. Oct 16, 2020 Oct 15, 2020 Oct 16, 2020 More deaths from COVID-19 recorded in CARICOM countries,… The public is also advised against going to public places with flu-like symptoms including fever, coughing and sneezing. When visiting the supermarket or public places refrain from touching items unless you intend to purchase them. Essential service workers and the elderly are granted time for grocery shopping to facilitate their timely return to their posts and homes respectively. The public is asked to exhibit patience while these segments of our population are being served. You may be interested in… Oct 15, 2020 Although hardware stores are open in an effort to facilitate household emergencies and increase water storage capacity, the public is reminded that we are still on national scale down. Only leave your house for essential goods. Observe the rules of physical distancing. Saint Lucia is still at a very critical position in the response to the national COVID-19 threat. #StayHome #SaveLives #DefeatCOVID19 Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Turks and Caicos COVID-19 Update April 21The Ministry of Health would like to advise the public that as at 12am on 21st April, 2020: THE TURKS & CAICOS CONTINUES TO RECORD ONE (1) COVID-19 DEATH. THE TOTAL NUMBER OF CONFIRMED POSITIVE CASES REMAINS AT ELEVEN (11). HOWEVER, FOUR (4) CASES HAVE NOW OFFICIALLY RECOVERED FROM COVID-19; with two…April 21, 2020In “General”Two new cases of COVID-19 in St. LuciaOn Tuesday, April 28, 2020 results of 44 samples for persons tested for COVID-19 were received. Of that batch, we received 2 positive results and 42 negative.The first of the two positive results is a 54 year old female, diabetic, who is a direct contact from a previous positive case…April 29, 2020In “General”Saint Lucia Reports 100 Percent Recovery Of COVID-19 Cases Ministry of Health, Castries – As of April 21, 2020 the WHO reported a total of 2, 397, 217 confirmed cases of COVID-19 globally with 162, 956 deaths. There are now 893, 119 confirmed cases in the region of the Americas. The affected region includes Dominican Republic (4,964), Haiti (47),…April 22, 2020In “Featured”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

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Frozen Assets

first_imgLast week I received a call from my son Lane, who is a member of the Riverhead Volunteer Fire Department. I listened in disbelief to the news that the clubhouse at National Golf Links was on fire.The clubhouse at National fits right into any conversation regarding iconic clubhouses around the world, including Augusta National, and even St. Andrews. It was such a relief to learn that thanks to the outstanding volunteer fire departments on the East End, the blaze was rapidly contained and the damage was held to a minimum.The golf artifacts and golf memorabilia housed in that clubhouse are regarded as some of the finest and rarest in the world. The collection is so awesome that a visit to the clubhouse is nearly as enjoyable as playing the course. It truly is a blessing this golf shrine was only slightly damaged.After I digested the good news, my thoughts drifted back to the early 1960s, when I was lucky enough to play National in a tournament. At the time, I was a student at Southampton College and my sole source of income was derived from a self- dispensing ice machine located next to my parent’s store in Sag Harbor. It was an ideal occupation for a golf nut like me. After all, it only took an hour a day to reload the machine and bank all those quarters.After the tournament draw was announced, I saw that my first opponent was a National member by the name of Lord Taylor. If the name sounds wealthy, that’s because it is. I had never met Mr. Taylor, and to say that I was nervous would be a huge understatement.I was on the first tee cleaning my “game ball” in the ball washer. When Mr. Taylor arrived on the first tee, he asked his caddie for two sleeves of new golf balls, which he promptly launched into the Peconic Bay. There I was getting my “gamer” ready to go and Lord Taylor pumped SIX brand-new Titleist golf balls into the Peconic Bay just as part of his warm-up routine. Yes, I was intimidated, however, I played very well and despite the shattered nerves on the first tee, I won my match. It was not going to get any easier in match number two.As we walked off the first tee in my second match, in my attempt at small talk, I casually asked my opponent, Sandy Piper, what line of work he was in. Nonchalantly, he simply responded . . . aircraft.Yes, you guessed it, his family owned Piper Aircraft. Sandy then asked me the same question. Boldly, as any proud owner of a self-dispensing ice machine would respond, I announced, “Well Sandy, to be honest with you, all of my assets are frozen.” I won that match also.My next opponent was a great golfer by the name of George Burns who was so good that he went on to play, and win, on the PGA Tour. I lost to George in a classic David vs. Goliath match, except that in this version, Goliath came out on top.Last week, as I learned about the clubhouse fire, all these fond memories came flooding back to me and now I can share them with you.US Open Update: The grounds are already a beehive of activity with the huge merchandise tent now almost complete.Fun fact for you: Jack Nicklaus won 18 majors and finished second 19 other times. Jack lost only one golf ball in all the majors he played in. Can you guess when and where that was? If you said 1986, 10th hole at Shinnecock, his first shot of the championship, you’d be correct. Sharelast_img read more

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Happy 106th birthday

first_imgDora le Roux. Dora le Roux, a resident of Erica Place old age home in Silvertown, celebrated her 106th birthday on Thursday June 13. Ms Le Roux was born in Robertson but lived in Oudtshoorn, Stellenbosch and Athlone, before moving to Erica Place. She was a teacher for most of her life, and only retired at the age of 75. She was also very involved with sport in her younger life, and was a provincial tennis player during her college years.last_img

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Seniors keep their hands and minds busy

first_imgA club that draws seniors together to knit, crochet and socialise held its first meeting at Lansdowne library last week.About 25 women from Khayelitsha, Grassy Park and Lansdowne worked on the first of several blankets they plan to make for the Lansdowne police station’s trauma centre.The idea behind the Spin a Yarn Club, according to Melanie Lippert from the Friends of the Lansdowne Library, is that the women will meet once a month at the library and have someone read to them while they work. Ms Lippert said she had come up with the idea, while working on Mandela Day projects, as a way to get seniors out and about and give them something to do.“This is an important skill to have which is missing in modern society. This is also an opportunity for them to socialise.”Anyone visiting the library will see a basket of wool as well as the blanket being worked on and they can help to finish it.Ms Lippert hopes the project will also attract the youth and spread to schools.“Anyone is welcome to join in,” she said. Esme Gradwell, 80, of Lansdowne, said the club kept her mind occupied and helped her relax and meet new people.“We can listen to each others stories, and we don’t have to be alone at home. A lot of us realised that there are also people who feel lonely at home and also want some company, and we must just make the effort to connect with others because this loneliness and emptiness is not necessary. “There are many people who will make the effort to make sure that our last days are eventful and exciting. As you knit and crochet, the day goes by so fast, and before you know it the day is over,” she said.“When you look down at what you have made you feel proud of your handiwork, that you can contribute to something at your age. It is important to get involved with community work while you still have the health and strength to do so and that’s why I enjoy walking too as it keeps me healthy and gives me strength,” she said. Dawn Abrahams, 64,of Lansdowne, learnt how to knit in primary school and still enjoys making beanies and scarves for her grandchildren, who she often takes to the library. “I feel very excited to be among all these people. This is a good initiative that many people should be a part of.”Call Ruth Ely at 083 730 9829 for more information about the club. About 20 women gathered at the Lansdowne library to join the Spin a Yarn Club. 1 of 3center_img Esme Gradwell, 80, of Lansdowne, enjoys knitting a blanket.last_img read more

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Call for pro bono rules exemption

first_imgLawWorks has called on financial watchdogs to exempt pro bono work from consumer credit regulations, the Gazette has learned.The request comes after the solicitors pro bono group called a halt to its debt advisory work for vulnerable consumers, amid continuing uncertainty over the regulatory landscape.Last month the Solicitors Regulation Authority opened a consultation on withdrawing from regulating consumer credit work. Current arrangements expire on 1 April next year.Interim arrangements were put in place when responsibility for consumer credit passed from the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) to the Financial Conduct Authority on 1 April 2014. Under the OFT regime, solicitors were regulated under a group licence given to the Law Society and managed by the SRA.However, the FCA has not continued with the group licence facility.According to the SRA, after 1 April 2015 firms would be able to continue consumer credit work under an exemption allowing them to carry on regulated financial activities, provided they are overseen by a designated professional body (DPB). However, this would require the SRA to adopt parts of the FCA’s sourcebook, which the SRA says would not fit with its own regime.If the SRA withdraws from regulating as a DPB, firms would either have to apply for authorisation from the FCA or stop providing such services.The SRA’s consultation closes on 15 December. At least 1,100 law firms are potentially affected.LawWorks told the Gazette it is now in talks with the FCA to explore the potential for a waiver or exemption to cover pro bono advice being delivered across the LawWorks’ clinics network.A number of long-standing, free debt advice services for vulnerable consumers are currently on hold due to the removal of the group licensing regime. ‘LawWorks is eager to find a solution so that these valuable pro bono services can be reinstated as soon as possible,’ the organisation said.last_img read more

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Jamaica’s Ardenne High School participates in United Nations UFUNA Model Assembly

first_imgL-R Hugh Billings, Jonell Campbell, Tresecka Campbell-Dawes, (staff member), Sarah-Lee Tucker, Chelsi-Rae Buckley, Nadine Molloy (principal) and Christian Allen. Students from Jamaica’s Ardenne High School were recently in New York City to participate in the United Nations UFUNA Model Assembly. The program offers students the opportunity to learn about the United Nations by simulating UN committees and roleplaying delegates.While in New York, Finn Partners, the Jamaica Tourist Board agency of record, donated its office space to hold a welcome reception for the team.last_img read more

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Signal Hound 20 GHz Spectrum Analyzer with SCEPTRE Software on Display at AOC

first_imgThe 55th Annual Association of Old Crows International Symposium will take place in Washington, D.C. on November 27-29 this year. At the event, Signal Hound will be demonstrating 3dB Labs’ powerful Linux-based SCEPTRE software connected to the Signal Hound SM200A 20 GHz real-time spectrum analyzer. The combination of the SM200A and SCEPTRE software creates a powerful yet affordable solution for SIGINT, TSCM, and ISR applications.The fast sweep speed and powerful internal hardware of the SM200A produces an RF spectrum monitoring receiver perfect for SCEPTRE – a deployable, remoteable ISR collection software suite that can run unattended for days, acting alone or as a network of receivers to perform rapid signal ID, tip and cue, c-uas, and geolocation. The $11,900 price point of the SM200A and the similarly-priced SCEPTRE software lowers the total cost of a high-performance signals intelligence system.The SM200A is Signal Hound’s latest spectrum analyzer, introduced in February 2018, available for purchase online for $11,900 USD. With a small footprint, 1 THz sustained sweep speed, a 20 MHz to 20 GHz sub-octave preselector, 110 dB of dynamic range and 160 MHz of instantaneous bandwidth, the SM200A lends itself well as a receiver in RF spectrum monitoring applications. Click here to learn more about this real-time analyzer.last_img read more

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BUZZER BEATER 2016 sports year-ender (part 2)

first_img[av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading tag=’h3′ padding=’10’ heading=’BUZZER BEATER 2016 sports year-ender (part 2) ‘ color=” style=’blockquote modern-quote’ custom_font=” size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ custom_class=”]By ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]Wednesday,  December 28, 2016[/av_textblock][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]AS ANOTHER historic year is about to close, let us revisit some of the biggest sports stories that we have covered, witnesses and enjoyed this year.JULYThe Pocari Sweat Lady Warriors captured the Shakey’s V-League Season 13 Open Conference championship by beating the Philippine Air Force Jet Spikers in their best-of-three finals series at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City.Marlon Tapales bucked two early knockdowns to score an 11th round stoppage win over Thai boxer Pungluang Sor Singyu to clinch the World Boxing Organization (WBO) bantamweight title at Ayutthaya City Park in Ayutthaya, Thailand.The Philippines, represented by Mighty Sports Apparel, reclaimed the William Jones Cup championship following an eight-game sweep at the Hsinchuang Stadium in Taipei, Taiwan.AUGUSTFilipina weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz quenched the country’s two-decade long thirst for an Olympic medal after placing silver in the women’s weightlifting 53 kilogram class at the Riocentro Pavillion 2 in Brazil.The F2 Logistics Cargo Movers, which is composed of players from the De La Salle University Lady Spikers, claimed the 2016 Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference title by beating the Foton Tornadoes.Phoenix Accelerators-Far Eastern University captured the 2016 PBA D-League Foundation Cup crown by beating the Tanduay Rhum Masters in Game 3 of the finals at the Alonte Sports Arena in Biñan, Laguna.SEPTEMBERJerwin Ancajas captured the International Boxing Federation (IBF) super flyweight belt with a unanimous decision win over McJoe Arroyo of Puerto Rico at the Philippine Marine Corp. in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.John Riel Casimero retained his International Boxing Federation (IBF) flyweight championship with a 10th round technical knockout win over Charlie Edwards of the United Kingdom at O2 Arena in Greenwich, United Kingdom.Josephine Medina snapped the Philippines’ 16-year thirst for a Paralympics medal after bagging a bronze medal in the table tennis women’s singles Class 8 event of the 2016 Rio Paralympics in Brazil.The National University Lady Bulldogs retained the Shakey’s V-League Collegiate Conference title with a two-game sweep over the Ateneo Lady Eagles. Jaja Santiago was named the Finals MVP.Filipino boxer Donnie Nietes made a successful debut in the flyweight division as he scored a unanimous decision win over Mexican Edgar Sosa at the Stubhub Center in Carson, California.The Perlas Pilipinas national women’s basketball team completed a six-game sweep to rule the 2016 SEABA Women’s Championship held at the Bukit Serindit Indoor Stadium in Malacca, Malaysia.OCTOBERThe University of Santo Tomas completed a rare sweep in the UAAP 79 beach volleyball tournament after ruling the men’s and women’s division recently at the Sands by the Bay in Pasay City.The San Beda Red Lions reclaimed the NCAA men’s basketball championship after beating the Arellano University Chiefs in their best-of-three series. Davon Potts was named the Finals MVP.The Star Hotshots made a surprising move by trading away two-time PBA MVP James Yap to the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in exchange for former PBA Rookie of the Year awardee Paul Lee.The Global Football Club captured the 2016 United Football League championship after ending the elimination round on top. Ceres-Negros Football Club, meanwhile, placed second.Aiming to bring back the winning tradition of the Gilas Pilipinas, Vincent “Chot” Reyes was re-appointed by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas as the head coach of the national men’s basketball team.The Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings ended an eight year PBA championship drought after bagging the 2016 Oppo PBA Governor’s Cup crown at the expense of the Meralco Bolts.Six Filipino football players, including two from Bacolod City, Lance Lawrence Locsin and Mikaela Villacin, were given a rare chance to meet and train with the FC Barcelona squad during the 12-day Astro Kem Bola Overseas Training in Barcelona, Spain.Ceres-La Salle Football Club-Philippines claimed the third place trophy in the 2016 RHB Singapore Cup with a 2-1 win over Singapore’s Balestier Khalsa. It was the country’s best finish in the tournament.Blackwater Elite selected Rey Mark Belo as the top-overall pick in the special PBA Rookie Draft for the Gilas Pilipinas cadets. The team has also tapped Raphael Banal as top-overall pick in the regular draft. (To be continued/PN)[/av_textblock] [/av_one_full]last_img read more

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