Ninjas in Pyjamas and West Ham United have come together to compete in the Betway Esports Challenge. Both share Betway as a sponsor and partner, and so it’s good to see some creative content being made by connecting these two not-so-distinct dots. The video was created by Betway Insider and the original can be found here.In a fun-filled video, West Ham players Javier Hernandez, commonly referred to as Chicarito, and Michail Antonio face off against each other in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, taught and coached by esports stars GeT_RiGhT and f0rest. The format is as follows: the first player to eliminate their enemy 11 times wins, testing the accuracy and speed of each competitor. With neither footballers ever having played the game before, it was destined to be a great watch.The Betway Esports Challenge is, of course, a Betway creation. The bookmaker, which is also the partner of ESL Pro League, began sponsoring NiP some time back in September 2016. The initial announcement promised original content, and this video certainly falls under that category.The challenge is hosted by O. J. Borg, with Chicarito and GeT_RiGhT teaming up against Antonio and f0rest. The tables will be turned on February 26 when GeT_RiGhT and f0rest take part in a football challenge on Betway’s YouTube channel, presumably taking tips from the pros.Esports Insider says: This is a cool video that shows just how great content can be when traditional sports welcomes esports with open arms. Long may it continue, and nice work by Betway, and of course NiP and West Ham. Disclaimer: Betway is a collaborative content partner of Esports Insider
== At 2:30 this afternoon, as we have been doing each day, we’ll have Governor Reynolds press conference live here on KGLO and kgloam.com DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 52 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 549 positive cases. According to IDPH, 2 additional deaths were reported; one elderly adult (81+) in Polk County, and one elderly adult (81+) in Washington County. There have been a total of 7,304 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs. According to IDPH, the locations and age ranges of the 52 individuals include:Cerro Gordo County, 1 adult (18-40 years)Clayton County, 1 elderly adult (81+)Clinton County, 1 adult (18-40 years)Dallas County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)Des Moines County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)Dubuque County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)Harrison County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)Henry County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)Iowa County, 1 adult (18-40 years)Jasper County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)Johnson County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)Linn County, 2 adults (18-40 years), 2 middle-age adults (41-60 years)Madison County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)Mitchell County, 2 middle-age adults (41-60 years)Muscatine County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)O’Brien County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)Polk County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years), 3 older adults (61-80 years), 1 elderly (81+)Pottawattamie County, 1 child (0-17 years)Poweshiek County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)Scott County, 2 middle-age adults (41-60 years), 1 adult (18-40 years)Story County, 2 older adults (61-80 years)Tama County, 1 middle age adult (41-60 years), 2 older adults (61-80 years)Van Buren County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)Warren County, 1 adult (18-40 years)Washington County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 5 middle-age adults (41-60 years), 2 older adults (61-80 years), 1 elderly adult (81+)A status report of monitoring and testing of COVID19 in Iowa is provided by IDPH and can be found here. In addition, a public hotline has been established for Iowans with questions about COVID-19. The line is available 24/7 by calling 2-1-1 or 1-800-244-7431. The state of Iowa has started sharing the number of negative tests conducted at outside labs, and is providing additional information on the conditions of those infected with COVID-19.Note: Upon further case investigation, a positive case identified as a Washington County resident was determined to be a resident of Keokuk County. Maps at the IDPH webpage and coronavirus.iowa.gov will be updated to reflect the new information. OFFICE OF THE GOVERNORGovernor Kim Reynolds ★ Lt. Governor Adam GreggFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, Apr. 1, 2020Additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa, additional deaths confirmed DES MOINES — Two more Iowans have died and 52 more positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19 have been identified. The Iowa Department of Public Health says the total number of positive coronavirus cases in the state is now 549. There have been just over 7300 negative tests to date in Iowa.The two new deaths were reported in Polk and Washington counties, both elderly adults above 80 years old.According to the new numbers, there are three more positive cases in north-central Iowa.We told you earlier today about the Mitchell County Department of Public Health reporting on Tuesday afternoon that they had their first two cases in the county, both in middle-aged adults aged 41-60.This afternoon’s state report also shows one more case in Cerro Gordo County in an adult between the ages of 18-40.That brings the total number of cases reported in our listening area to 16 — eight in Cerro Gordo, three in Hancock, two in Mitchell, and single cases in Butler, Wright and Kossuth counties. == At 3:30 this afternoon, we’ll have the weekly news conference of leaders from the Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health, MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center and the City of Mason City.
United States President Barack H. Obama has authorized the use of the experimental drug used on two American nationals, who contracted the deadly Ebola virus disease in Liberia, to be used on two Liberian doctors, who, too, are fighting for their survivals after also contracting the virus, an Executive Mansion release said.Doctors Abraham Borbor and Philip Ireland of the John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Sinkor, would be the first Liberians to try the new drug, which has only been used on three individuals—two in the US and one in Europe. The drug’s trial, which has raised serious political and medical debate in Liberia, was firstly used on Samaritan Purse Dr. Kent Brantly and Nurse Nancy Writebol, both of whom are US citizens. A third US citizen, Mr. Patrick Sawyer, who also had a Liberian citizenship, died of the disease in Nigeria. The third person that it was announced the drug would be tried on is a 75-year-old Spanish national, Father Miguel Pajares, who, too, contracted the virus in Liberia, while working at the Liberia Catholic Church-run St. Joseph Catholic Hospital in Monrovia. He has since been flown back to his native Spain.According to the Executive Mansion, the White House and the United States Food and Drug Administration, Monday, August 11, approved the request for sample doses of experimental serum to treat doctors Borbor and Ireland.The approval of the trail is in response to an August 8, 2014 communication sent to President Barrack Obama by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, in which she requested the experimental serum to be used on the affected Liberian doctors.The Executive Mansion said the experimental drugs are to be brought in the country by a representative of the U.S. Government later this week.In a related development, the United Nations Undersecretary and Executive Director of the World Health Organization, Dr. Margaret Chan, has authorized the dispatch of additional doses of the experimental serum to Liberia to support the treatment of affected doctors. The experimental serum from WHO will be brought in by one of its experts later this week.Health Min GwenigaleMeanwhile, before this announcement came in late Monday evening, Liberia Health and Social Welfare Minister, Dr. Walter T. Gwenigale had earlier painted the possibility to Liberian lawmakers of Liberia receiving the Ebola virus experimental drug.Appearing before the Liberian Senate on Monday together with other heads of Ministries and Agencies making up the Ebola Task Force, Minister Gwenigale said his Ministry has found the company that is manufacturing the drug, and that efforts are underway to get it from them, “and it is possible that we can get some of that drug.” “Yesterday,” Dr. Gwenigale continued: “I was able to find the company, and talked to them (scientists) and they said if I do certain things, they will be able to see what they could do. When we made the formal request they said because this drug is not yet approved for use, for treating people, they have to get permission from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States before they can send it to us. So I think the FDA has said that it can come; we had to talk to one of our former Ambassadors accredited here who is now a diplomat in charge of African Affairs at the State Department.”Minister Gwenigale had also informed the Senate at the Special Extraordinary Session that his Ministry has decided to separate the Ebola response from regular health activities, according to him, his Ministry has not been paying attention to other things that people are dying from.“This morning, I wrote a memo designating Tolbert Nyenswah, Assistance Minister for Preventive Services to be the person that will response to Ebola questions, and he will be helped by our partners that are helping us. Dr. Bernice Dahn, who is the Chief Medical Officer will go back to try to rebuild our health system and deal with those issues that have nothing to do with Ebola.” Dr. Gwenigale further disclosed that more help is now coming from the World Health Organization (WHO), US Disaster Relief and from the US CDC.Regarding the provision of attractive salary and incentives for health workers, who are considered as frontline soldiers, Dr. Gwenigale said money needed to help the health workers is a budgetary matter that can be addressed by the Legislature. “If they put in the budget the amount of US$100 per person, I will be happy, but we calculated that and it went to US$10 million, minus other needs such as medicine for the health centers and clinics.”Travel BanPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has suspended all travel by government officials who are part of the Executive Branch of Government with immediate effect.According to an Executive Mansion release these include government officials of all Ministries, Agencies, Public Corporations, Commissions, and Parastatals that are under the Executive Branch for a period of one month.The Liberian leader has also instructed all government officials currently out of the country, whether on government or private visit, to return home within a week or be considered as abandoning their jobs.She is urging all government officials of the Executive Branch to take due note of this directive.Other Appearance at the SenateAlso appearing at the session Monday, Defense Minister Brownie J. Samukai told the Senators that the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) came into picture as members of the Joint Security Task Force, with the mandate among other things, to ensure that the unprotected movement of citizens is managed, in the wake of the State of Emergency declared by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.During the containment, Defense Minister Samukai said the Army at the various checkpoints will among other stringent measures provide uninhibited movement of the health workers, members of the international community, diplomatic corps, government officials, all of which are to be screened without exception at those locations and allowed passage.The Army will also allow movement of humanitarian goods, as well as rice, fuels and other necessities to locations that may be needed; and the commander insight might use his discretion on those issues he considers emergency to save life.Minister Samukai confirmed the existence of long queues of vehicles at the Klay Checkpoint in Bomi County, and St. Paul Bridge between Bong and Lofa Counties. “We have no intention to allow those vehicles to pass; they need to wait for the next 21 days to hear what the health workers will tell them about the all-is-clear signal. Other than that we have no intention to allow those vehicles to pass. We will appreciate that no one calls from the public; from anywhere to us to want to grant special access or pass to anyone, we will refuse. I want to say that it is not out of disrespect, but just that all of us are Liberians can be a part of this one effort to contain this virus.”He said it is not possible to manage Ebola cases if there is an outbreak in every sector of the society; and that it will not be possible for the security to provide the kind of assistance needed if containment is not put in place.Meanwhile, there has been a suggestion by the health authorities that the Southeast of the country which is yet to be affected by the Ebola virus, to be cut off from the counties that are currently fighting the epidemic.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Ndejje are 5 points away from safety with two games to play (file photo)StarTimes Uganda Premier league Ndejje University Vs OnduparakaArena of Visions- [email protected]:30pmOnduparaka FC makes the long trip to face red zoned Ndejje University in one of the five StarTimes Uganda Premier League on Wednesday.Ndejje’s biggest prayer is to defeat Onduparaka, that is if they are to remain with any hopes of staying in the league.Only five points are currently separating them from 13th placed SC Villa who lost to Tooro 2-1 on Tuesday.If Ndejje wins all there two last games and SC Villa losses it’s last, Ndejje gets a straight ticket to play in the league next season.Both Ndejje and Onduparaka drew there last encounters to KCCA and Paidah respectively.Team newsThe visiting Onduparaka will look to the fit again Gadafi Wahab, Ceaser Okhuti, teenager Ezra Bida, goalkeeper Nicholas Ssebwato, Dennis Okot Oola and Viane Ssekajugo for inspiration.Raymond Komakech’s side will look up to custodian Derrick Mukule who put up heroic performances against Villa alongside Anwar Ntege and Stephen AkenaMatch FactsOnduparaka lies in the 7th position with 41points while Ndejje is in the relegation zone 14th with only 26points.Ondupraka won the first encounter 3-0 against Ndejje at the Green Light Stadium in Arua.Comments Tags: Ndejje University FConduparaka fcStarTimes Uganda Premier League