Ninth COVID-19 Related Death Reported In Cattaraugus County This Week

first_imgCDC Stock Image.LITTLE VALLEY – The Cattaraugus County Health Department reported the county’s ninth COVID-19 related death on Tuesday.Officials say a 62-year-old woman living in the southeast part of the county developed respiratory failure and despite aggressive medical treatment could not overcome the illness.There were also four new cases of the virus reported bringing the number of active cases to 38 with 263 total; 215 of them recovering since the outbreak began.The new cases involve a man, a woman and a mother and daughter. The latest death follows three reported fatalities in nearby Chautauqua County, where a man in his 50s, a man in his 60s and a woman in her 80s died from infection. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

PH temporarily halts issuing visas to foreigners

first_imgBut visas already issued to foreignspouses and children of Filipino nationals remain valid. MANILA – The Philippines has temporarilystop issuing visas to foreign visitors and will also soon cancel existing visasdue to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Also, all previously issued Philippinevisas to foreign nationals “are deemed cancelled,” he added. Department of Foreign Affairs secretaryTeodoro Locsin Jr. made the announcement on Twitter on Thursday evening afterconsulting with Department of Tourism secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat “Starting today, all our embassies andconsulates will temporarily suspend visa issuance to all foreign nationals aswell as the visa-free privileges of all foreign nationals,” Locsin tweeted.center_img The rapid spike in COVID-19 cases in thePhilippines— which was 217 as of Thursday— prompted President Rodrigo Duterteto place the entire Luzon under “enhanced” community quarantine./PN Over a hundred countries— includingAfrican, European, and South American nations— enjoy the visa-free policy inthe Philippines. Before the announcement, Locsin said thegovernment may consider suspending visa issuance at least for the month-longquarantine period enforced in Luzon, where the country’s main airport islocated.last_img read more

Irish hoping for success at Players Championship

first_imgLowry is first out around now (Thursday lunchtime) while the others play this evening.McIlroy says one of the things he’s learned in recent times is how to win close tournaments.last_img

Breaking: Jeep stolen and gates damaged during break-in to car showroom

first_imgGardai are investigating a break-in to a well-known car dealership in Letterkenny.Thieves broke into Diver’s Hyundai car dealership at Canal Road and caused considerable damage.The gang then stole a jeep from the forecourt and smashed it through gates during their escape around 2.30am. Gardai launched a search for the gang and later arrested a man in his 30s.The suspect is being detained at Letterkenny Garda station for questioning while investigations are ongoing.Owner of the garage Terence Diver was at the scene of the break-in today.Breaking: Jeep stolen and gates damaged during break-in to car showroom was last modified: May 7th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:arrestDiversGardaijeepraidstolenlast_img read more

Hoopa Valley holds strong, beats Eureka 62-55 in first round of Logger Classic

first_img … Eureka >> George Navarro took one step to get in rhythm and let the ball fly.The end result was about as pure as it could get.Navarro’s 3-pointer from the right wing with under a minute to go not only capped off a monster fourth quarter for the sophomore guard, but also locked up Hoopa Valley’s 62-55 win over Eureka in the first game of the Logger Classic at Jay Willard Gymnasium on Thursday evening.Navarro scored all but two of his game-high 16 points in the final quarter of action.last_img read more

A dash towards literacy

first_imgBook Dash brings together volunteer creative professionals to create new, African storybooks for people to freely translate and distribute to budding young minds. (Image: Book Dash, via Facebook)A good book can broaden minds. For young children the benefits are even greater. Reading feeds their imagination and so improves their ability to learn, helping them grasp language faster.The problem is that suitable reading material of a high quality isn’t always easily available for some children. The Book Dash movement is trying to remedy this lack in children’s lives.Book Dash brings together volunteer professional writers and designers to develop open-licence books for young South Africans. Open licence means these books are free, and easily accessible.“Book Dash is a project to put more books in the world,” explains Arthur Attwell, founder of the organisation. “If we want to make them properly accessible we need to be able to print them cheaply and share them widely and translate them easily, and so we’ve got a whole lot of volunteers making books.”Book Dash: creating open-licensed children’s booksThe writers and designers come together for a day to create interesting and relevant stories for young people. These are then be printed with the help of donors and sponsors who see the value in getting more of the country’s youth reading.Attwell says the organisation’s ambitious vision is to ensure that every child in South Africa owns at least 100 books by the age of five. “If we’re going to do that we have to make a lot of books that we can very easily print and give away.“If we can get more children reading from a young age we’ll grow bigger publishing industries, we’ll have smarter leaders, more entrepreneurial business people, and in general we’ll be a better society for it.”Book Dash: Getting books to kidsGET INVOLVEDIf you want to help Book Dash get their books printed and delivered into the hands of youth hungry for an engaging story you can visit the organisation’s website for more information.You can also get involved with Book Dash by becoming a volunteer working with facilitators to help create magical stories.To join them on a Book Dash Day, email the organisation at [email protected] Rijsdijk, one of the writers involved in the early stages of the process says she really believes in Attwell’s vision of creating a large number of books that children can easily access.“I love the idea of flooding this country with children’s books to start creating a reading culture.”PLAY YOUR PARTPlay Your Part urges you to share your story. If you or anyone you know has gone out of their way to brighten up the day for someone else, we want to know.If you have a story to tell, be it your own or that of an organisation or initiative dear to you, submit your story or video to our website and tell us how South Africa is playing a part to build a better life for all.last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — July 5, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Scattered precipitation around the next 24 hours as we have a cool front that slowly but surely trying to sag through. Now this cool front is not nearly as impressive as what it was looking like 36 hours ago coming out of the Dakotas and up into northern parts of Minnesota all the way down into northern Iowa. Moisture kind of fell apart yesterday. Heat had a little bit to do with it. Audio Playerhttp://ocj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/OH_Ag_Net-1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

Tripura man declared foreigner, sent to detention centre in Assam

first_imgA 45-year-old man from Tripura was on Saturday sent to a detention camp after being declared a foreigner. The police said Tapan Debnath, from Rabindranagar village in the Sonamura police station limits in Tripura, was arrested from the Birubari locality here on Friday evening. He was sent to the Goalpara Central Jail.An officer of the border wing said the man had since 2017 been avoiding notices from it as well as those from a Foreigners’ Tribunal (FT) to which his case was referred. “He paints buildings for a living, has a wife and two children, and as per the statement recorded when he was marked as a suspected non-citizen two years ago, he came to Guwahati from Tripura when he was 21. But not only did he ignore the notices issued over the past 24 or 25 months, he kept changing his rented house and ignored our calls,” a border wing officer at the city’s Fatashil Ambari police station said.The police found his door locked every time they tried to contact. “As per the Supreme Court’s order, we pasted a duplicate notice of the FT on the wall of the house after speaking to the landlord,” the officer said, declining to be quoted.After his arrest, Mr Debnath showed the copy of his father’s citizenship certificate of 1956. “Citizenship certificates issued in Tripura are considered invalid in Assam because of the dubious ways in which they are known to be acquired,” the officer said.The man declared foreigner ex-parte (one-sided) by the FT for not appearing for hearing acquired a voter ID in Guwahati and had voted for the first time in 2014, the police said. “Since the matter is now in court, there is nothing we can do now for the man who ignored us when there was still time,” the officer said.Minor out of NRCN. Hussain is at a loss explaining how his 9-year-old daughter, a class 3 student, was excluded from the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) and declared a foreigner. “There are no cases of doubtful voter or foreigner pending in any FT against any member of our family. The names of every other family member figure in the NRC but my daughter has been placed in the additional exclusion list,” said Mr. Hussain, a resident of Iswarijhar in western Assam’s Bongaigaon district. The exclusion list was published on June 26.The ‘foreigner’ notice to his daughter, signed by the Local Registrar of Citizens Registration, was sent on June 29. On July 5, the family filed a fresh appeal for re-inclusion of the 9-year-old girl’s name in the NRC. Officials involved with the NRC updating process said the girl would be re-included in the NRC as her parents’ names are in the citizenship list. “This appears to be a case of mistaken identity,” he said.last_img read more