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Egypt Coptic church suspends Easter Holy Week services over virus

first_imgTopics : It was not yet clear if Pope Tawadros II, who heads the Coptic church, would go ahead with a pared-down midnight mass ahead of Easter.Coptic Christians are the largest non-Muslim religious minority in the Middle East and account for 10-15 percent of Egypt’s predominantly Sunni Muslim population of 100 million. Also in March, Egypt’s Catholic church said it was suspending masses until further notice.Egypt so far has recorded 71 deaths out of 1,070 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus.Authorities have imposed tough measures to limit social interaction in the Arab world’s most populous country, including a night-time curfew that went into effect last week.Those violating the measures could face fines of up to 4,000 Egyptian pounds ($250) and jail sentences.Authorities have also closed schools and universities, while air traffic has been halted until April 15. Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox church has decided to suspend prayers preceding Easter celebrations later this month as part of efforts to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.The church, which last month ordered the closure of churches and suspension of services nationwide, said the decision was taken on Thursday during a meeting chaired by Pope Tawadros II.”Prayers, including Holy Week services, which are considered the most important rituals in the Coptic Orthodox church, will be suspended” until the pandemic is contained, a statement posted on Facebook said.center_img Holy Week prayers precede Easter Sunday, which this year will be celebrated on April 19 by the Orthodox community, one week later than the Catholic Easter.Church spokesman Boulos Halim said these were “unprecedented and historic” measures implemented to stem the crisis.On March 21, the church ordered the closure of all churches and suspended ritual services, masses and other religious activities for two weeks to combat the spread of the virus.With Thursday’s decision, these measures will continue until further notice.last_img read more

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Indonesia can expect more start-up investment: Sequoia Capital India

first_imgAt least 31 funding agreements for Indonesian start-ups were announced in the second quarter, higher than the 24 deals recorded over the same period last year, according to data from dailysocial.id. As many as 13 of the 31 funding agreements were made with seed-stage companies, such as the US$10 million in funds secured by supply chain start-up Ula and the seed funding for big data analytics firm Bonza in May.Sequoia has been increasing its penetration into the Southeast Asian market, especially Indonesia, as it funds firms from small start-ups to technology giants like ride-hailing application Gojek and e-commerce platform Tokopedia. It also develops early-stage start-ups though accelerator program Surge by Sequoia India.“For Sequoia, our bread and butter are consumer products and services. We are seeing more entrepreneurs creating world-class consumer products in Indonesia and then going regional,” Anand said, giving an example of its portfolio company Kopi Kenangan, which is set to operate in Thailand, the Philippines and Malaysia, post-pandemic.He said he also saw opportunities in the “old-school” digital economy, from e-commerce and cashless payments to warung (mom-and-pop shops), manufacturing and financial services, among other things.Some start-ups, like Ula and Gudang Ada, have been digitalizing warung, while others are building apps for small businesses and some are pushing for better education technology.He noted that technology had become a key tool for businesses to survive during the pandemic, and looking forward, it should also benefit the Indonesian economy as a whole.“While we are facing a recession, from the technology perspective, there are opportunities like never before,” he said.Topics : Indonesia can expect more capital going into its start-ups in the future as the country already enjoys the highest flow of funds in Southeast Asia after Singapore, according to Sequoia Capital India.The digitalization of Indonesia’s economic activity was one of the growth areas for start-ups in the country.“Another good thing about Indonesia is that it has a more mature investing ecosystem in the region, and there are definitely opportunities going forward,” Sequoia Capital India managing director Abheek Anand said during the webinar “Reimagining the future of Indonesia’s economy”, which is part of The Jakarta Post’s Jakpost Up Close webinar series, on Wednesday.last_img read more

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Former NYC President thinks NYC should embrace Haitian nationals

first_img Share 16 Views   no discussions Tweet Share Sharing is caring!center_img LocalNews Former NYC President thinks NYC should embrace Haitian nationals by: – July 21, 2011 Share In photo: Mr. Delroy Williams.Former President of the Dominica National Youth Council Delroy Williams is of the view that the council should embrace the Haitian nationals residing on island into the organization in keeping with the Caricom Commission on Youth Development as well as to reduce stigma and discrimination.Mr. Williams comments come in wake of remarks by Chief Youth Development Officer Mr. Jules Pascal who said that the Dominica National Youth Council should strengthen themselves before embracing the Haitian nationals on the council.“The drive to have a Haitian national who is residing in Dominica as part of the National Youth Council came from exposure to their concerns, those being; language barrier, being in a new foreign land and also certain levels of stigma and discrimination” he told Dominica Vibes News during an exclusive interview.According to Mr. Williams, the council is also guided by a Caricom Commission on Youth Development (CCYD), which highlights and requests of youth networks like the NYC, “to facilitate a movement of young people in support of regional integration, also aiming to reverse and reduce the aversion and outright hostility expressed by some people towards Caribbean nationals,” he said.Mr. Williams noted that the CCYD made specific reference to the Haitian nationals regarding stigma and discrimination, hence his proposal to the council to embrace them in an effort to demonstrate their willingness to work with them in a formal setting.Williams further explained to Dominica Vibes News that at a recent Youth Summit which he attended there was a general consensus among Caribbean Youth Leaders to ensure that the Haitian youths are represented on a national level.“It also came from the meeting which we had in May of 2011; the Regional Commonwealth Caribbean Youth Summit in Barbados, where there was a general outcry by Caribbean Youth Leaders to ensure that Haiti and the Haitian people are represented at the national level by a national youth council. This was one of the things which we all agreed to at the summit and working on, not just Dominica but the entire Caribbean. Therefore I thought if we [Dominica NYC] could get a Haitian national as a representative on the council, to speak on behalf of their counterparts here and in Haiti, that would put pressure on the Haitian Government to ensure that there is a national youth council in Haiti,” he said.Mr. Williams concluded that this move would “augers well for Caribbean integration” as we should be mindful of Haiti’s role in defeating colonialism, which led to the abolition of slavery. It is also his hope that we will appreciate the Haitian people for their contribution towards Caribbean development, “a significant part of our history.”Mr. Williams served as the National Youth Council’s president for three years and spearheaded several projects; the National Youth Awards, Summer Day Camp, Kiera’s Book Club, Raising funds ($4000.00) for Baby Tabitha, Assistance to Haiti, Silent March against HIV/AIDS and Domestic Violence, Candle Light Prayer Vigil for Shanice Jemmot and International year of the Youth to name a few. Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Covid19: No cause for alarm for Daniel  Akpeyi ,PSL players

first_imgNigeria international Daniel Akpeyi and his professional colleagues plying their trade in South Africa’s Premier Soccer League (PSL) have cause to sing Hosanna in the highest as no information has been received of any of them being infected. An unnamed league official was quoted by the South African media as saying that the PSL has not be informed of any leading players being stricken by the dreaded coronavirus, adding that with the current halt of all soccer activities in the Rainbow Nation result of virus pandemic was” dependent on the government” South Africa is currently under an all-encompassing 21-day shutdown that has halted all sport in the country, with no decision as yet whether the widespread closure in activities will be extended at the end of the lockdown. In the meantime, with even practice sessions on the banned list, many of the Absa Premiership clubs have devised “home” training routines for their players in order to maintain a certain level of fitness “when matters return to normal”. super Eagles goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi Loading… FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWorld’s Most Delicious Foods10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?12 Countries With Higest Technology In The World8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe “Players who do not follow these procedures will effectively be penalising themselves,” was a reaction of one of the PSL clubs. In the meantime, while the PSL offices are officially closed, officials are reportedly “working from home” in sorting out many of the administrative matters associated with the existing crisis – as well as attending to issues associated with the League’s constitution. Interestingly the players need not have migraine over their salaries as the PSL has also confirmed that the substantial standard monthly payments to clubs, both in the Absa Premiership and the GladAfrica League, are continuing as normal – “and this will ensure that players are paid their wages.” Read AlsoEx-Kaizer Chiefs legend: Akpeyi still the best in South Africa Kaizer Chiefs, who have Akpeyi and their number one goalie, were leading the 16-team PSL table with 48 points in 22 matches before the league was suspended following ravaging effect of the pandemic. Akpeyi was named in Gernot Rohr 23-man list to tackle Sierra lone in the now suspended 2021 AFCON qualifiers.last_img read more

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Pellegrini to start in South Africa

first_imgManchester City have confirmed Manuel Pellegrini’s first game as manager will be against South African outfit Supersport United in Pretoria on July 14. The Blues will also face AmaZulu FC on July 18 in Durban on a two-match tour as part of the Nelson Mandela Football Invitational. City chief executive Ferran Soriano confirmed: “As well as competing in two games we have chosen Durban as our base for our training camp. It is an exciting time for the club as Manuel Pellegrini takes charge of the team for the first time.” Press Associationcenter_img After their stay in South Africa, City will head to Hong Kong, where they will compete alongside Sunderland and Tottenham in the bi-annual Premier League Asia Trophy. They will also face old boy Mario Balotelli when they take on AC Milan in the Audi Cup before wrapping up their pre-season programme with a trip to Helsinki on August 10, when they will take on fellow Champions League challengers Arsenal. last_img read more

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Hammers to stick with Sam

first_img Allardyce has also agreed to recruit a new attacking coach to help the team adopt a more positive style of play. The board will also have more influence on how the club spends “considerable funds” in the transfer market this summer. Joint-chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold said: “We have a very clear vision of how we want West Ham United to operate under our joint ownership. “Although not everybody understands the West Ham Way, we do and we respect it as we have been supporters all our lives. We believe this is about a philosophy that is not just about the style of play, but the whole ethos that surrounds the club. “Sam was asked to give us a detailed presentation on his vision for next season and during this he assured us that he can deliver that ethos to West Ham United and we have agreed to support him with the resources that he needs. “We have mapped out a way forward with him that will ensure our much-deserving fans have more to cheer about next season.” Allardyce guided the club to promotion from the Championship at the first attempt in 2012 and secured a 10th-place finish in the team’s first year back in the Premier League. The Hammers struggled with injuries to key players last season, including club-record signing Andy Carroll, and were threatened by relegation for the majority of the campaign. Press Association Three wins over rivals Tottenham and a 13th-place finish did little to appease disappointed supporters, who complained about the team’s defensive style of play. In March, the home fans at Upton Park booed at the final whistle even after the Hammers had beaten Hull 2-1, to which Allardyce responded by cupping his ears in disbelief. The statement concluded: “We are absolutely committed to taking West Ham United to new heights and we want to see the club continue on an upward trajectory next season. “The 2014/15 campaign is crucial to our future and we are confident that Sam has the passion, experience and determination to make sure it is a success.” Allardyce added: “I look forward to taking the club forward and improving the squad for next season to try and achieve the plans we have set out in our very productive meeting last week.” Sam Allardyce will remain as West Ham manager but will have to produce “more entertainment” on the field, the club announced on Tuesday. Allardyce and the West Ham board have held lengthy discussions and it was also made clear to the Hammers boss that his team must aim for “at least a top-10 finish” in the Barclays Premier League next season. A statement released by the club said: “After listening to feedback from supporters, the board have insisted on improvements to the set-up of the playing and backroom staff to ensure the team provides more entertainment next season.” last_img read more

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CDC: First person-to-person transmission of new coronavirus in US confirmed

first_imgThe Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has confirmed the first person-to-person transmission of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the United States.According to the CDC a woman was confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus in Chicago, Illinois, transmitted it to her husband. The woman arrived from Wuhan, China, where the first case was reported, on January 13th. Officials say she was feeling sick shorty after, and her husband developed symptoms of the virus right away. Officials say this is the first human-to-human spread in the United States. As of Thursday the virus has killed 170 people and sickened more than 7,000 people in mainland China.CDC officials say the risk for infection in the U.S. still remains low.last_img read more

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Cricket News Delhi and Jharkhand qualify for Syed Mushtaq Ali super league

first_img New Delhi: Jharkhand and Delhi Saturday qualified for the Super League stage of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 cricket tournament from Group ‘A’ with comfortable wins here over Kerala and Nagaland respectively. Jharkhand overhauled Kerala’s score of 176 for 6 in the final over when former India ODI cricketer Saurabh Tiwary smashed a six over covers off Sandeep Warrier. Kerala made an exit following today’s loss. In the other match, Delhi restricted Nagaland to 118 and romped home in 12.3 overs, thanks to Hiten Dalal’s 8, but was unable to pip Jharkhand on net run-rate after both teams finished on 20 points.Kerala captain Sachin Baby won the toss and chose to bat in a virtual shoot-out for a spot in the super league and the openers-Vishnu Vinod (27, 20 balls, 4X4) and Rohan Kunnummal provided a good start. India discards Varun Aaron proved expensive, spraying the ball around and was tonked for 35 runs in 3 overs. Vinod fell to the impressive Vikash Singh, edging one to keeper Ishan Kishan. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Delhi and Jharkhand qualify for Syed Mushtaq Ali super league. Jharkhand upstaged Kerala and were through for later stages.  Jharkhand had lost captain Ishan Kishan for just 1. Rohan, meanwhile, was not afraid to go for the big hits and smashed three sixes and the captain was also able to find the boundary. The fall of Rohan brought Vinoop Manoharan to the crease and with Baby, he was involved in a fruitful 61-run stand in seven overs. Baby and Manoharan went for their shots and also ran well between the wickets.The dismissals of Baby (36, 3X4, 1X6) and Manoharan in the space of two overs pegged Kerala back. After Mohammed Azharudeen (8) and KB Arun Karthik fell in quick succession, left-hander Salman Nazir with his big blows was able to provide the impetus and take the score to 176.In reply, Jharkhand lost captain Ishan Kishan (1) in the third over, but the aggressive Anand Singh and southpaw Virat Singh took the attack to the Kerala bowlers. The two were particularly severe on M D Nidheesh and Vinoop Manoharan and provided a good platform for Jharkhand.The experienced Tiwary, renowned for his big hitting, clobbered five sixes in his 24-ball 50 to see the team, despite a mild wobble which saw Ishank Jaggi and Kumar Deobratfall for ducks. In the Delhi-Nagaland encounter, Subodh Bhati’s four-wicket haul helped the former bowl out its rival for 118. Dalal’s power-packed knock ensured that Delhi coasted to victory.last_img read more

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Austin Cindric completes Xfinity sweep at Kentucky Speedway

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditSPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Austin Cindric dominated Friday night to sweep the NASCAR Xfinity Series doubleheader at Kentucky Speedway.A night after racing to his first career oval victory in an overtime finish, the Team Penske driver was even stronger in the No. 22 Ford Mustang in the 300-mile capper.Cindric was third in the first stage, won the second and stretched it out in the final segment. He trailed briefly on the final restart, then sliced through two cars out of Turn 2 and rolled to victory by 2.262 seconds over points leader Chase Briscoe in the No. 98 Ford. Associated Press July 10, 2020 Austin Cindric completes Xfinity sweep at Kentucky Speedway Just after Cindric celebrated his victory with a burnout, drivers Harrison Burton and Noah Gragson argued before throwing punches in a fight that lasted several moments before they were separated.Justin Haley was third, followed by fellow Chevy drivers Ross Chastain and Justin Allgaier.The 21-year-old Cindric, son of Team Penske president Tim Cindric, won twice last year on road courses at Watkins Glen and Mid-Ohio. On Friday night, he led the final 43 laps and 130 of 200 overall.Gragson again showed early strength in taking the 45-lap first stage, his third segment win in two nights on the 1.5-mile oval.last_img read more

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