95% of Kenyans enumerated as census exercise ends:govt

first_imgCensus shows Egypt’s population stands at 95 million Uganda National Census Kicks Off Workers of the Census enumeration walk past vendors selling wares, August 24, 2019 in Kibera’s district, in Nairobi, before the beginning of the population census. (Photo by AFP/Getty Images) Bi Aisha (L) answers questions of a worker of the Census enumeration, August 24, 2019 in Nairobi, during the population census. (Photo by SIMON MAINA / AFP)As the curtains fall on the week long 2019 Kenya National Population and housing Census, the  Kenyan government says over 95% of Kenyans have been enumerated.Speaking to members of the press on Saturday, August 31, Planning Principal Secretary Saitoti Thorome disclosed that the government was not intending to extend the deadline as a majority of Kenyans have already been enumerated“Since we have covered over 95% up to now and we expect that whoever is remaining will be enumerated by the end of the day, we therefore see no need to extend the deadline,” said Thorome.Those who will not have been counted as of tonight are advised to call toll free number 0800 221 020 to contact the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) office to be enumerated before the deadline. The KNBS Director General Zachary Mwangi said the enumerators will be dropping cards containing the toll free number at the doors of those who would not be found in their houses during the exercise.Once the data is collected it will be analysed and a preliminary report will be released after three months.The government insists the data will be crucial for planning especially on issues of resource allocation.Relatedcenter_img Ugandans vs Kenyans on Twitterlast_img read more

Comtech Xicom Recieves $4.8 Million Order for High-Power SATCOM TWTAs for the US Military

first_imgComtech Telecommunication’s subsidiary Comtech Xicom Technology has received a contract for more than $4.8 million from a U.S. military integrator for high-power SATCOM traveling wave tube amplifiers.Comtech Xicom Technology is a world leader in high-power amplifiers. They manufacture a wide variety of tube-based and solid-state power amplifiers for military and commercial satellite uplink applications. The product range encompasses power levels from 8 W to 3 kW, with frequency coverage in sub-bands within the 2 GHz to 51 GHz spectrum. Amplifiers are available for fixed and ground-based, ship-board, and airborne mobile applications.Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces and markets innovative products, systems and services for advanced communications solutions. The Company sells products to a diverse customer base in the global commercial and government communications markets.last_img read more

Soldotna Regional Sports Complex Expansion Received $3 Million In Support

first_imgDolifka: “We are looking at more of a half size soccer field with the correct width so if the opportunity hits down the road, and maybe oil goes back to $90 dollars a barrel we could get some sponsorships and have the ability to expand it at that point.”  The ideal concept is a field house with a 1/2 size soccer field, and track in order to house soccer games, sports practices, community athletic activities, and a multitude of physical fitness opportunities for the community. The long term goal also includes the ability to expand the building to a full size soccer field with a track with the potential for future expansion. In a 5-1 favorable vote, the Soldotna City Council passed the ordinance which allows co-project chairpersons Tim Dillion and Jeff Dolifka to proceed with fundraising efforts and for the project to advance under the guidelines of the ordinance. The overall goal is to spend around $10 million based on budget costs, and the usage fees for the initial project. Jeff Dolifka the Co-Chair for the project….center_img FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The proposed indoor sports complex received a $3 million appropriation on Wednesday night; as the Soldotna City Council approved the continued development and support of the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex Expansion Plan. The Soldotna City Council, at the end of a two year period will address the further continuation of the appropriation and feasibility of the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex Indoor Recreational Facility Project. The Advisory Team has been mandated to report quarterly to the City Council on the progress on donors and grant funding.  The Advisory Team must also continue work on the feasibility of the project.last_img read more

Guard Kills Trespassing Suspect At Alaska Military Facility

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say a military duty officer shot and killed a man who brandished a knife and ignored commands to stop advancing on the officer. Troopers say Vinberg was seen trespassing on the unidentified military facility. Troopers identified the man killed in the late Saturday shooting as Jayson Vinberg of Kodiak. They said he was told by the guard to leave the facility but started walking toward the guard with a knife and refused to stop.center_img The guard then shot the man. The Alaska Bureau of Investigation and Navy officials are jointly investigating the fatal shooting.last_img read more

Ole Miss rallies from down 17 to beat Coastal Carolina

first_imgOXFORD — Ole Miss was down 17 Thursday, headed to yet another home loss to a low-major opponent.Only the Rebels changed the narrative in the second half, rallying to pull out a 71-68 win against Coastal Carolina.“I just hope they’ll exhale a little bit,” coach Andy Kennedy said. “You can’t play this game tight … I call it relaxed focus. Sometimes we’re too relaxed, not focused enough. Sometimes we play too tight. You can’t play tight.Kennedy has spent most of this season trying to untap the potential he thought was in this roster. Was it that they did not care? Were they just not tough enough? He started reserve Terry Brutus at forward because four separate players showed up late to a pregame meeting; that’s not exactly the behavior of the veteran-laden roster he recruited this offseason.The struggle is ongoing (while Coastal Carolina did beat Auburn earlier this season, half of its wins are against non-Division I opponents and it was ranked No. 138 by KenPom.com coming in), but what happened Thursday has to be considered progress.Coastal Carolina (8-3) shot way above its head in the first half: a 28.5 percent 3-point shooting team coming in, the Chanticleers made 8-of-11 from 3 to put up a 41-28 halftime lead. Things normalized in the second half, when Coastal Carolina was 2-of-8.Meanwhile Ole Miss (7-3) was whittling away at the lead it had given up, pulling to within even with eight minutes remaining and taking a 66-60 lead in the final minute. Coastal Carolina used a combination of fouls and turnovers to tie the game, but Stefan Moody (11 points) and Jarvis Summers (16, 13 in the second half) iced the game from the line.“Coastal’s zone was spread, not allowing us to turn the ball,” Kennedy said. “Our instinct should have told us to drive, attack those gaps and be aggressive. … Second half that’s what we did. We just took what the defense gave us.”“We have been struggling in this building and the main thing the coaching staff preaches about is just staying together no matter what,” said LaDarius White, who had a career-high 26 points. “There’s a whole lot of people out here that’s against Ole Miss and wants to see us lose. As long as we stay together and all five of us just ball your hand together into a hard fist it’s hard to break us.”White had six 3-pointers in the game. Aaron Jones had nine rebounds in 17 minutes off the bench, and blocked a shot late. Shivaughn Wiggins and Elijah Wilson led Coastal Carolina with 19 points each.Contact Hugh Kellenberger at (601) 961-7291 or hkellenber@clarionledger.com. Follow @hkellenbergercl on Twitter.last_img read more

What can investors learn from Veterans?

first_imgLAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Each year, Veterans Day allows us to show our respect for the sacrifices that military veterans have made for our country.    But have you ever stopped to think about what lessons our veterans can teach us about how we conduct various aspects of our lives? For example, consider the following traits and how they might apply to your actions as an investor:*   Perseverance – Even veterans who have not served in armed combat have had to persevere in challenging situations. The military life is not an easy one, as it often involves frequent moves, living in foreign countries, time away from loved ones, and so on. As an investor, in what ways do you need to show perseverance? For one thing, you’ll need to stick it out even in the face of volatile markets and short-term losses. And you’ll need the discipline to make investing a top priority throughout your life, even with all the other financial demands you face.*   Willingness to learn and adapt – During the course of their service, military veterans frequently need to learn new skills for their deployments. Furthermore, living as they often do in foreign countries, they must adapt to new cultures and customs. When you invest, you’re learning new things, not only about changes in the economic environment and new investment opportunities, but also about yourself – your risk tolerance, your investment preferences, and your views about your ideal retirement lifestyle. Your ability to learn new investment behaviors and to adapt to changing circumstances can help determine your long-term success.*   Awareness of the “big picture” – All members of the military know that their individual duties, while perhaps highly specific, are nonetheless part of a much bigger picture – the security of their country. When you make an investment decision, it might seem relatively minor, but each move you make should contribute to your larger goals – college for your children (or grandchildren), a comfortable retirement, a legacy for your family or any other objective. And if you can keep in mind that your actions are all designed to help you meet these types of goals, you will find it easier to stay focused on your long-term investment strategy and not overreact to negative events, such as market downturns.*   Sense of duty – It goes without saying that veterans and military personnel have felt, and still feel, a sense of duty. As an investor, you are trying to meet some personal goals, such as an enjoyable retirement lifestyle, but you, too, are acting with a sense of duty in some ways, because you’re also investing to help your family. There are the obvious goals, like sending children to college or helping them start a business, but you’re also making their lives easier by maintaining your financial independence throughout your life, freeing them of potential financial burdens. This can be seen quite clearly when you take steps, such as purchasing long-term care insurance, to protect yourself from the potentially catastrophic costs of an extended nursing home stay.Military veterans have a lot to teach us in many activities of life – and investing is one of them. So, on Veterans Day, do what you can to honor our veterans and follow their behaviors as you chart your own financial future.Zach Sheets with Edward Jones can be reached at zach.sheets@edwardjones.com or 423.566.4010.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 10/23/2019-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Not for €7.5m, Liverpool – Reds sent message over transfer swoop,…

first_imgMalick Thiaw made his first team debut for Schalke in their 1-1 draw against Hoffenheim on March 7th. He’s been dubbed as the ‘new Joel Matip’ by the Mirror and it was also reported Liverpool plan to make an approach for him. The report stated, ‘Like Matip, Thiaw is described as a powerful, tall, ball-playing defender, who can also play as a defensive midfielder.’It was also explained the teenager has a £7m (€7.5m) release clause in his contract, which runs down in 2021.Bild have dismissed the claims made by the Mirror about the buyout clause.‘Not true’, states the German tabloid and then adds there’s no such clause in Thiaw’s current deal with Schalke.Schalke are aware of the youngster’s potential and they want to prevent other clubs from snatching him by offering an extension.Embed from Getty ImagesTalks between the Bundesliga side and Thiaw’s representatives over a new contract took place before the Coronavirus outbreak. Schalke sporting director Jochen Schneider has stopped all contract negotiations due to the ongoing pandemic.For now, both Schalke and Thiaw agree that nothing should be rushed, but the report adds the player’s entourage suggests continuing with David Wagner’s side remains first option for the teenager.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoSmart Tech TrendSelf Adjusting Glasses Take Hong Kong by StormSmart Tech TrendUndoEveryday KoalaThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Till You See Them TodayEveryday KoalaUndoGenius-Story.comWhere Maggie Smith lives at 84 is heartbreaking Genius-Story.comUndolast_img read more

Lakers End Losing Streak

first_imgLeBron James earned his first win as a Laker, bringing to an end a three-game losing streak in a 131-113 win over the Phoenix Suns.James contributed with a near triple-double of 19 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds in the Lakers’ win.“It feels great; it’s a win, period,” said James. “But it feels good for us to know what we’ve been doing over training camp and in these first few games to continue to get better.”Having a dominant second quarter to their first victory of the season, LeBron got to rest in the fourth quarter with the Lakers up by as much as 27.“We’re very talented offensively,” James added.“But I think it’s always going to start with our defense.”Seven Lakers finished in double figures as Los Angeles overwhelmed the Suns 44-24 in the second quarter despite playing without suspended starters Rajon Rondo and Brandon Ingram.The Lakers’ defense, which had surrendered an average of 131.6 points in the first three games, forced nine of the Suns’ 20 turnovers for 15 points in the second quarter.The Lakers who are 1-3 will look to put together their first winning streak when the undefeated Denver Nuggets (4-0) visit on Thursday.Relatedlast_img read more

Quest for green jacket begins as 83rd Masters opens

first_imgThe legends were shortly followed by American Andrew Landry hitting the first competitive drive from the field of 87 in the year’s first major championship under the towering Georgia pines.Oddsmakers darling Rory McIlroy, seeking a green jacket to complete a career Grand slam, and Tiger Woods, a 14-time major champion seeking his first major title since 2008 and his fifth Masters crown, were set for late-morning starts at Augusta National.Teeing off in the final two groups of the afternoon will be world number one Justin Rose of England, twice a Masters runner-up and seeking to become only the fourth player to win the Masters while atop the rankings, and Phil Mickelson, trying to become the oldest major champion at age 48.None of the world’s current top 10 players, including three-time major champion Brooks Koepka, has won the green jacket, a Masters first.last_img read more

Utes prove they are just fine without playing any ‘C’ opponents

first_img Utah notebook: Wynn says it was ‘different’ to face his alma mater Related Utah Utes report card: Special teams run wild in No. 21 Utah’s win over Fresno State SALT LAKE CITY — It seems as simple as ABC.In constructing its future football schedule, the Utah athletic department has decided that with just three non-conference games to fit in with its brutal nine-game Pac-12 schedule that it should have an A game, a B game and a C game.That means it wants just one game against a top-notch opponent, one game against a non-Power-5 conference team and one easy game against an FCS (formerly I-AA) school.Next year, for example, the Utes play their A game against BYU, a B game against San Jose State and a C game against Southern Utah. The following year, it’s BYU and San Jose again with North Dakota as the FCS opponent. The next two years it’s Weber State and Idaho State with Northern Illinois as the so-called B opponent (although after the way the Huskies nearly beat Ohio State Saturday perhaps they should be considered an A opponent).But the Utes have just proven they can do just fine without a “C” opponent on their schedule as they won their first three games fairly comfortably against A and B opponents, Michigan, Utah State and Fresno State. Coach Kyle Whittingham always says his team prepares the same each week regardless of the opponent, so why not play a team like Fresno State every year instead of Idaho State? Why not switch SUU for Utah State next year and have San Jose State as the “easier” game?It’s too late for the next four years, but it wouldn’t it be great if the Utes could realize they don’t need one of these patsy opponents and instead follow the example of teams like Notre Dame and USC, who never play lower-division opponents.X X XThe Pac-12 looked much better this past week, going 10-0 against non-conference competition, including Cal’s 1-point win at Texas and Colorado’s overtime win over Colorado State. There were no upset victories, but unlike Week 1, the league didn’t suffer any embarrassing losses either.X X XBYU showed it’s the real deal by leading 10th-ranked UCLA on the road for most of the night before falling in the final minutes. The Cougars shouldn’t lose many more games this year unless they lose their starting quarterback again. But while many BYU fans are lamenting how the Cougars are a couple of plays away from being 3-0, on the other hand, the Cougars can’t forget they are a couple of plays away from being 0-3.X X XHow about Utah throwing a pass with 14 seconds left to add another touchdown Saturday night? The Utes could have taken a knee, or run Devontae Booker from the 5-yard line at the end, but instead surprised everyone by having Kendal Thompson throw to Harrison Handley for another TD. Either Whittingham was looking for some style points to help the Utes’ ranking or perhaps he felt the Utes deserved another TD after Siale Fakailoatonga tripped on the turf a few plays earlier on a sure touchdown.X X XCouldn’t understand why everyone was predicting a Utah State victory over Washington Saturday. It was probably some hometown bias, but the Aggies hadn’t looked great in their opening two games and Washington, though down this year, had blanked Sacramento State 49-0 the week before after a close, opening loss at Boise State. Although Chuckie Keeton has shown flashes, he’s clearly not the same quarterback he was before his injuries.X X XDid you see former Cottonwood High star Cooper Bateman got his first start for Alabama at quarterback in Saturday night’s loss to Mississippi? He played decently, completing 11 of 14 passes, but after throwing an interception and his team trailing 17-3 in the first half, he was replaced by Jake Coker. Coker threw three touchdown passes, but only completed 21 of 45 passes and had two interceptions.X X XNot that I worry much about betting lines, but how was BYU a 17-point underdog against UCLA? It’s easy to look back now, but it seems like a lot of folks who enjoy that sort of thing would have been making some trips to Wendover last week.X X XGood for Southern Utah and Weber State getting their first wins Saturday. The Wildcats took care of Sacramento State 32-14, while the T-Birds used five interceptions to rebound from last week’s big loss and defeat Northern Colorado 30-3. It should be a good game when the two teams square off in Ogden in two weeks. What you may have missed: Off-the-field tidbits from Utah’s win over Fresno Statelast_img read more