Trinidad increases survelliance on travellers to and from Venezuela

first_img Sharing is caring! Share HealthLifestyle Trinidad increases survelliance on travellers to and from Venezuela by: – June 6, 2013 16 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Tweet Share Health Minister Dr. Fuad Khan, says there will be increased checks for travellers to and from Venezuela where the Swine Flu virus has killed 17 people.PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad – Health Minister Dr. Fuad Khan, has said there will be increased checks for travellers to and from Venezuela where the Swine Flu virus has killed 17 people and infected nearly 300 in recent months.He said while the virus has not reached Trinidad and Tobago, there will be heightened security at airports and other entry points for anyone exhibiting the flu-like symptoms.“We are susceptible because we are close to Venezuela and they have had a lot of cases in Venezuela. We have put our surveillance methods on fast forward.”Dr. Khan said while there had been one suspected case of Bird Flu, it was never confirmed because the patient recovered.The health minister said there was no “apparent threat” of the new SARS-like coronavirus following the recent visit of the Chinese leader Xi Jingping and his delegation.China reported last month that 30 people had died from the new strain of the virus that has also calimed lives in Saudi Arabia.Caribbean 360last_img read more

ESL One Birmingham breaks records with ticket sales

first_imgESL One Birmingham was only announced a handful of days ago and it’s already proving to be a popular event. The very first Dota 2 Major to be hosted in the UK, it’s been made clear that it’s going to be a big one – selling over 1,000 tickets in the first five minutes of them being made available.Specific numbers haven’t been released as of yet, but it’s evident that this particular Dota 2 event is out-performing any other hosted by ESL in the past. Ulrich Schulze, SVP of Product, ESL tweeted that “no Dota 2 event has ever sold tickets faster for us than [ESL One] Birmingham. Currently discussing an adjustment of the venue and stage layout to allow more seats since we are almost at capacity already.”?@ESLDota2 fans, you are amazing, you’ve made it a historic day.#ESLOne Birmingham is officially the fastest selling ESL Dota 2 Major, EVER!Thanks to everyone who has bought tickets so far! Have you got yours? ? ?— ESL UK (@ESLUK) March 15, 2018Dota 2 was the title that was played at ESL UK’s first ever tournament, so it’s crazy to see how well it’s set to perform six years later. ESL One Birmingham will take place on May 25-27th, with 12 teams from around the world facing off against each other for two very important prizes: the $1,000,000 (£716,260) prize pool and 1,500 qualifying points for The International 2018.It was said to have been quite the battle to secure Birmingham as the location for the next Dota 2 Major, with two other ESL territories vying for the tournament to take place there. Birmingham is the UK’s second largest city by population, but it’s always overshadowed by London when esports is concerned – ESL UK will be hoping to change this when May comes round.Esports Insider says: If the news of a Dota 2 Major being hosted in the UK wasn’t enough to get you excited, then we’re sure the record-breaking ticket sales for ESL One Birmingham will do the job. It’s building up quite the buzz, and we’re sure ESL UK will prove exactly why the city is the perfect host for such a big tournament.last_img read more

RTU Coach Fumes at home match ban

first_imgHead Coach of Real Tamale United Mohammed Gargo says he is not pleased with the Ghana Football Association’s decision to suspend his team from playing the rest of their premier league games at the Tamale Stadium. The decision by the GFA to suspend the premier league returnees was arrived following two separate cases of violence exhibited by the management and supporters of Tamale based side during their premier league games with Aduana Stars and SC Medeama. But Coach Mohammed Gargo disagrees with the decision and says it’s unfair.“If you look at what is happening to RTU, i don’t think it is fair to ban us from playing at the Tamale Stadium”. He told JOY Sports“A similar incident happened in Kumasi during the Kotoko, Lions game, why is Kotoko not banned? But why with RTU is all over the country”.“They are making us work tirelessly for nothing and when you talk you become the number one enemy because you stand for the truth, i mean is not fair for something like this to happen in Ghana football”last_img read more

Prof. Wallace writes: Black Stars’ pre-tournament ‘goal drought’; a cause for concern?

first_imgBefore every Africa cup of Nations tournament, the Ghana national team, Black Stars, participates in matches as preparation towards the tournament.This write-up reviews some of the team’s preparatory matches. Since the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) is taking place in Egypt, it is only right I start the research from the last time Egypt hosted the tournament.Ahead of the 2006 Africa Cup, the Ghanaian team led by Ratomir Djukovic, played two friendly games; 11th January 2006 in which Togo beat Ghana by a lone goal. The team again lost 2:0 to Tunisia in another friendly match on the 15th January 2006. It must be noted that out of the two games played, and over 180 minutes of football, Ghana failed to score in both matches.Ahead of the 2008 tournament, Ghana, led by Claude Leroy participated in four-nation tournament at the Accra sports stadium. This was a preparatory match for the main tournament being co-hosted by Ghana and Nigeria. Ghana played two matches in the tournament. On 18th November 2007, Ghana beat Togo by 2-0 and beat Benin 4:2 in another game played on the 21st November 2007. It must be noted that out of the 180 minutes played, Ghana scored six goals and conceded two.Ahead of 2010 tournament, the Black Stars played two friendly games both of which ended goalless. They drew 0-0 with Angola and Malawi. It must be noted that in over 180 minutes of football, Ghana failed to score.Before the 2012 Cup of Nations, Ghana under Goran Stephanovic, played two friendly games with Nigeria and Gabon. They drew goalless with their West African rivals and beat Gabon 2:1. It must be noted that after over 180 minutes, Ghana scored two and conceded just a goal. Ahead of the 2013 Nations’ cup, Kwasi Appiah led the team to play two friendly games; on the 10th of January 2013 against Egypt which Ghana won 3:0 and against Tunisia on 13th January which Ghana 4-2. After over 180 minutes, Ghana scored six goals conceded two. Coach Avram Grant’s team played a 1:1 drawn game with South Africa in a warm-up game on 11th October 2016, ahead of the 2017 AFCON.Ahead of the 2019 AFCON Ghana has played against Namibia and South Africa, losing against Namibia while the game against South Africa ended goalless. After over 180 minutes, the team failed to score a single goal. CONCLUSIONAhead of Ghana’s participation at AFCON 2013 with Kwasi Appiah as head coach, Ghana scored 6 goals in two preparatory matches while the team has failed to score a single goal in two pre-tournament games under his second stint.These statistics enumerated above clearly reflect the current form of the national team. It also gives the coach an opportunity to fine-tune the tactics, the fitness level and other strategies he can deploy to have a successful Africa Cup of Nations.However, one must state that a team’s success in a tournament is not solely reliant on friendly games. The results of these friendlies do not have a greater impact on the team’s performance but can guide it as to how the team is likely to fare in the tournament itself.Should Ghanaian’s be worried? Well, only time will tell. Long live Ghana and long live our beloved Black Stars.last_img read more