MH-VIRUS-NASHIK - Nashik District Logs 337 New COVID-19 Cases, 921 Recoveries
. Contributed by NAMPA / PTI. Nashik, Oct 28 (PTI) The count of COVID-19 cases in Nashik district of Maharashtra rose to 92,764 on Wednesday with the single-day addition of 337 new patients, health officials said. The virus claimed seven more lives, which took the death toll in the district to 1,662, they said.
MH-VIRUS-MUMBAI - Mumbai Adds 1,354 COVID-19 Patients; Active Cases Below 19000
. Contributed by NAMPA / PTI. Mumbai, Oct 28 (PTI) Mumbai's COVID-19 tally rose to 2,54,242 with the addition of 1,354 new cases, while 31 fresh deaths took the toll to 10,153 on Wednesday, the city civic body said. According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) updated data, 1,716....
REUTERS - UPDATE 2-Exchange Operator CME's Profit Slumps On Low Rates; Election In Focus
UPDATE 2-Exchange operator CME's profit slumps on low rates; election in focus. Contributed by NAMPA / Reuters. (Adds CEO comments from conference call, share movement) By John McCrank and Ambar Warrick Oct 28 (Reuters) - CME Group, the world's biggest futures exchange operator, said on Wednesday....
Contributed by NAMPA / Associated Press. The Latest: Texans player tests positive for coronavirus <<br /> The Houston Texans have closed their practice facility after a player tested positive for the coronavirus <<br /> AP Photo transref:XAR106 <<br /> By The Associated Press (AP) _ The Latest on....
COVID-19: Seventy-seven new cases recorded Written by Elvi Haihambo on 28 October 2020. GOBABIS, 28 OCT (NAMPA) – Health and Social Services Minister, Dr Kalumbi Shangula on Wednesday announced that Namibia has recorded 77 new COVID-19 cases. Shangula during the daily COVID-19 update said the....
IPM conference to take place virtually. Contributed by NAMPA. WINDHOEK, 28 OCT (NAMPA) – Institute of People Management (IPM) president, Tim Ekandjo on Wednesday announced that the 10th edition of the IPM conference will take place live and online on 09 November 2020 via Zoom.
One Economy Foundation to host fundraising dinners in November. Contributed by NAMPA. WINDHOEK, 28 OCT (NAMPA) – The One Economy Foundation will as from November host a series of pledge dinners instead of its flagship annual fundraiser gala dinner, which has been cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
. Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua. JOHANNESBURG -- South African President Cyril Ramaphosa began self-quarantine after one of the 35 guests who attended an event here with him over the weekend tested positive for COVID-19, the presidency said in a statement Wednesday.
OD-SIMILIPAL (CORR) - Similipal National Park To Reopen For Visitors From November 1 (Eds: Correcting Day In Intro)
Contributed by NAMPA / PTI. Baripada (Odisha), Oct 28 (PTI) The Similipal National Park in Odisha will reopen for tourists from November 1 amid strict adherence to COVID-19 safety protocols, the authorities of the park announced on Wednesday. The sanctuary in Mayurbhanj district was closed for visitors since last week of March.
OTJIWARONGO artist Vekaama Uzera, known as Veekay recently took the bold step out of her comfort zone in her music career to release her first amapiano song 'Mukuendata', featuring Max-T and Page (Ethnix). The song, which features her native language Otjiherero has been making waves on various radio stations across the country.
THE Namibia Red Cross Society launched two projects at Walvis Bay on Monday, funded by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. The programme aims at providing livelihood support to reduce the impact of Covid-19 on hard-hit communities at Walvis Bay.
DE Beers mining operations in Namibia added some bad news to the company as a whole between July and September this year, with overall output decreasing by 43% – the lowest quarterly production in the last seven years. The operations through Namdeb only recorded 242 000 carats worth of diamonds....
THE Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism last year spent more than N$4 million on human-wildlife conflict issues under a scheme that covers livestock loss, crop damage and loss of life or injury to humans. This was revealed in the annual financial report tabled in the National Assembly by environment minister Pohamba Shifeta last week.
KAKUNAWE SHINANA AS the number of Covid-19 cases in the Oshana region are on the increase, the region's governor, Elia Irimari, has taken a swipe at the youth, citing persons between 19 and 39 are responsible for the spike in cases due to their social behaviour.
Training workshop for government PROs on at Otjiwarongo. Contributed by NAMPA. OTJIWARONGO, 27 OCT (NAMPA) – The Deputy Minister of Information and Communication Technology on Tuesday officially opened a four-day training workshop for Government public relations officers (PROs), which is underway at Otjiwarongo.
BASF says to review dividend policy in February. Contributed by NAMPA / Reuters. FRANKFURT, Oct 28 (Reuters) - BASF, which has seen earnings knocked by the coronavirus pandemic, said it would take until February to review its dividend policy of topping up payouts to investors every year as it needs more clarity on long-term earnings prospects.
GA-VIRUS-CASINOS - COVID-19: Goa Govt Allows Casinos To Reopen From Nov 1
. Contributed by NAMPA / PTI. Panaji, Oct 28 (PTI) The Goa cabinet on Wednesday decided to allow casinos to reopen in the state from November 1 by following the COVID-19 prevention guidelines. The coastal state has six offshore and around a dozen onshore casinos, which have been shut since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic in March this year.
The Ministry of Public Enterprises (MPE) as the custodian of good governance in Public Enterprises (PE) will be hosting a two-day PE Board of Directors Induction Training scheduled on 29 and 30 October 2020 at the Namibia Institute for Public Administration and Management (Nipam).
Namibia is entering its second cycle of important elections which are the foundation stone of development; these are the regional and local authority elections due to be held around the 25th of November 2020 amidst the Covid-19. With these elections just around the corner, the Youth Leadership....
After almost eight months without activities, Athletics Namibia (AN) yesterday announced that it will host three national events before the end of the year, with one of the races taking place this coming weekend. At yesterday’s press conference in the capital, AN president Erwin Naimhwaka announced....
. Contributed by NAMPA / PTI. Puducherry, Oct 28 (PTI) Puducherry posted 102 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, taking the infection count to 34,583 in the union territory. Two more people, including a 55-year old woman, died of the illness during the last 24 hours raising the toll to 590.
Former Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) CEO Stanley Shanapinda has been named as the substantive CEO of Telecom Namibia, effective January next year. Board chairperson Jerry Muadinohamba in a statement announced Cabinet has given the approval for Telecom to go ahead with the formalities of appointing Shanapinda.
Proponents of the Basic Income Grant (BIG) say government has been paying lip service to the idea of implementing the initiative. “Government saying that it will implement BIG in Namibia has been nothing but lip service. We can only get excited once the government adopts the social protection....
Most businesses in Namibia are facing two main challenges during this uncertain time of Covid-19. According to a recent survey about 75% of local businesses, the biggest challenge is the cash flow problem while 71% bemoaned lower than normal demand. The figures emanate from the research conducted by....
Nivea-maker Beiersdorf says business improved significantly. Contributed by NAMPA / Reuters. BERLIN, Oct 28 (Reuters) - German consumer goods firm Beiersdorf, best-known for its Nivea skin cream, said on Wednesday its business significantly improved in the third quarter after the coronavirus pandemic caused a revenue drop in the first half.
ATHLETICS Namibia's Grand Prix series resumes at Windhoek's Independence Stadium this weekend, while two more events have been planned for the coming weeks. The Grand Prix series started at the beginning of the year, with the first three legs taking place at Rietfontein, Otjiwarongo and Swakopmund.
THE RMB Elite Cycling team received cycling gear as part of an overall sponsorship of N$230 000 from RMB Namibia on Monday. RMB Namibia has been part of the after-school project Physically Active Youth, which promotes sport and specifically cycling. Promising cyclists have been supported over the....
. Contributed by NAMPA / PTI. Aizawl, Oct 28 (PTI) Mizoram's COVID-19 tally rose to 2,607 on Wednesday as 80 more people tested positive for the infection, a health official said. Twenty-seven school students, the majority of them staying in hostels, 11 Army jawans, and one Mizoram Armed Police (MAP) personnel are among the new patients, he said.
FOREIGN-NEWS-SCHEDULE - Foreign News Schedule For Wednesday, October 28 - Stories Relating To COVID-19 From Multiple Datelines.
Contributed by NAMPA / PTI. - US President Donald Trump slams mainstream media, big tech companies for blocking alleged corruption cases against Joe Biden. - Biden says anger and suspicion growing, wounds getting deeper in US. - Barack Obama says Trump is jealous of COVID-19's media coverage.
NRCS launches two outreach projects in Erongo Written by Isabel Bento on 27 October 2020. WALVIS BAY, 27 OCT (NAMPA) – The Namibia Red Cross Society (NRCS) on Monday launched two outreach projects in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and households affected by the pandemic. The projects include livelihood grants worth N.
REUTERS - REFILE-Brazil Navy Chief Says Personnel Ready Despite COVID-19, Submarines Face Technical Setback
REFILE-Brazil Navy chief says personnel ready despite COVID-19, submarines face technical setback. Contributed by NAMPA / Reuters. (Corrects punctuation in 8th paragraph and creates new 9th paragraph to clarify that admiral did not mention corruption probe) BRASILIA, Oct 27 (Reuters) - The readiness....
Contributed by NAMPA / Associated Press. The Latest: Wooden, 2 South Carolina hoop events canceled <<br /> The Wooden Legacy and two men's basketball tournaments scheduled for South Carolina have been canceled this season because of the coronavirus pandemic <<br /> AP Photo transref:KSCR121 <<br />....