Day: June 27, 2020

The opposition has won Malawi’s historic rerun of the presidential election, the first time a court overturned vote in Africa has led to the defeat of an incumbent leader. Lazarus Chakwera’s victory late Saturday was a result of months of determined street protests in the southern African nation, and of a unanimous decision by the Constitutional Court that widespread irregularities in the May 2019... »

Nurses, doctors feel strain as virus races through Arizona

Nurses, doctors feel strain as virus races through Arizona

They saw the ominous photos: Crowded hospitals, exhausted nurses, bodies piling up in morgues. It was far away, in New York, northern Italy and other distant places. Now, after three months of anxiously waiting and preparing, Arizona nurses and doctors are on the front lines as the coronavirus rips through the state, making it one of the world’s hot spots. The trickle of a few virus patients in Ma... »

Spectators at the Mississippi Capitol broke into applause Saturday as lawmakers took a big step toward erasing the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag, a symbol that has come under intensifying criticism in recent weeks amid nationwide protests against racial injustice. “The eyes of the state, the nation and indeed the world are on this House,” the second ranking office in the Mississipp... »

As cases surge in US, rural areas seeing increases as well

As cases surge in US, rural areas seeing increases as well

For many states and counties in the U.S., the dark days of the coronavirus pandemic in April unfolded on their television screens, not on their doorsteps. But now, some places that appeared to have avoided the worst are seeing surges of infections, as worries shift from major cities to rural areas. While much of the focus of concerns that the United States is entering a dangerous new phase has bee... »

Liverpool: The Africans who helped win the Premier League title

Liverpool: The Africans who helped win the Premier League title

Liverpool have won the Premier League – the first time they have triumphed in the English top flight since 1990, and their first time ever since the Premier League began. And it was powered by crucial players from Africa. Here is how they contributed: Mo Salah The Egyptian striker has been a cult hero at Anfield from his first season in 2017. Given he had not been that impressive for Chelsea... »

Best things to do in Tel Aviv in winter

Best things to do in Tel Aviv in winter

Think of Tel Aviv and sandy beaches, bronze bodies and rooftop bars usually spring to mind, but a visit here in winter reveals a different side to the city. Though it has its fair share of winter sun, Tel Aviv’s ‘off-season’ (roughly November to March) can be surprisingly chilly. But there’s much to warm the cockles – from experiencing the festivals of Hanukkah and Christmas to escaping the cold i... »

Charm for sale: On the road to Oregon’s country stores

Charm for sale: On the road to Oregon’s country stores

Autumn and early winter in the Portland area means plenty of chilly, foggy days, ideal for long scenic drives on back roads through colorful woods. Some of the best of these drives take you right by charmingly old-fashioned country stores, the kind of one-stop shops where you can pick up a six-pack, some matches, a corndog or two, a fishing license, homemade elk jerky, and candy bars you haven’t s... »

Spotlight on: Christmas in San Diego

Spotlight on: Christmas in San Diego

There’s an abundance of sun on display in San Diego year round, and although temperatures are a bit crisper than usual, winter is no exception. Festivals, parades and dining specials make good use of the city’s enduringly pleasant weather to create uniquely San Diego holiday experiences. Here’s a sample platter of what to do, see and tuck into during the Christmas season. Christmas lights adorn th... »

Spotlight on: winter’s festive season in Kyiv

Spotlight on: winter’s festive season in Kyiv

Kyiv may not be the first city that comes to mind for Christmas travel. However, visiting the Ukrainian capital during the festive season may change your mind completely. In December and January, this eastern European metropolis becomes a sparkling winter wonderland, with a variety of cozy markets and tasty street food, not to mention its impressive ancient cathedrals and traditional celebrations.... »

Dive into Bonito’s aquatic adventures

Dive into Bonito’s aquatic adventures

The small town of Bonito is tucked away in the corner of the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul, a decidedly landlocked location. Surprisingly, however, some of the Brazil’s most fascinating underwater activities are a stone’s throw from this eco-minded community. Bonito makes for an ideal stop either before or after an epic wildlife-watching trip to the Pantanal, so spend a couple days finding... »

Best things to do in Lviv in winter

Best things to do in Lviv in winter

Winter looks good on Lviv. This western Ukrainian gem of a city may well be the best destination in the whole of Ukraine to enjoy the snowy season. The romance of narrow medieval streets, the cosiness of fragrant coffee shops, the beauty of its architecture – all these things turn Lviv into a fairy-tale winter getaway. Here are a few tips for making the most of your stay despite the chilly weather... »

Fast-track Fiji: making the most of a stopover

Fast-track Fiji: making the most of a stopover

With more than 330 islands, a rich, ancient culture and showstopping scenery both on land and below its incredibly blue waters, you could easily spend an eternity exploring fabulous Fiji. But if forever isn’t feasible, don’t despair: even if you’re en route to elsewhere, a layover in the ‘Land of Smiles’ is a holiday unto itself. Whether you’re here for two days or a few hours, there’s an abundanc... »

Culture, commerce and cuisine: eight of the world’s best Chinatowns

Culture, commerce and cuisine: eight of the world’s best Chinatowns

Most great cities boast Chinatowns, enclaves of Chinese culture, commerce and cuisine. While none were necessarily planned, or follow a template, all share fascinating histories and repay curious travellers with ebullient architecture, fire-cracking festivals and delectable food. Each of these eight Chinatowns – testaments to the questing, cosmopolitan spirit of their founding cultures – is a wort... »

Travel gear reviews: great gifts for globetrotters

Travel gear reviews: great gifts for globetrotters

On the whole, travellers tend to favour memorable experiences over physical possessions. It’s an admirable trait, but one that makes them a notoriously tricky bunch to buy presents for. But fear not, disgruntled gift giver! In this set of gear reviews we take a look at a cross section of gift items that are perfect for those with a penchant for exploring pastures new, from jewellery that stokes wa... »

Remedies of the road: our travel tales of getting sick (and better)

Remedies of the road: our travel tales of getting sick (and better)

Germ-laden airports, upended sleep patterns and unfamiliar local bugs are just a few of the health risks travellers face when seeing the world. But sometimes these travel maladies can yield a good story – in the problem solving of travelling companions, the mysterious (and miraculous) local remedies, or the assistance offered by total strangers. We asked our travel editors and writers to tell us t... »

The lone black programmer.

The lone black programmer.

Ibrahim Diallo got his first computer when he was five, which triggered a lifelong passion for programming.   He has worked as a software engineer in the US for 12 years and in 2018 wrote a much-read blog about how he was fired by a machine, which the BBC covered. Now, as race issues once again take centre stage in America and beyond, he has shared with the BBC his experience of being a black... »

Trump orders statues be protected from ‘mob rule’

Trump orders statues be protected from ‘mob rule’

US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order calling for protesters who target monuments to be imprisoned. The measure says anyone who damages a public statue must be prosecuted to the “fullest extent of the law”. Mr Trump’s order also calls for withholding federal funds from local jurisdictions and police departments that fail to stop such “mob rule”. A nu... »

Coronavirus: US has ‘serious problem’, says Fauci

Coronavirus: US has ‘serious problem’, says Fauci

US infectious disease chief Dr Anthony Fauci says the nation has a “serious problem” as 16 states reel from a spike in Covid-19 cases. At the first White House task force briefing in two months, Dr Fauci said: “The only way we’re going to end it is by ending it together.” As health experts said more must be done to slow the spread, Vice-President Mike Pence praised US... »

Wisconsin woman sprayed with lighter fluid, burned by lighter in suspected hate crime: police

Wisconsin woman sprayed with lighter fluid, burned by lighter in suspected hate crime: police

It’s been one month since Minneapolis police officers killed George Floyd, and in some ways, it feels like the Black Lives Matter movement is receding from the headlines. A horrifying attack on a Black teenage girl is enough to remind us that racially motivated violence has gone nowhere, however. Althea Bernstein, an 18-year-old EMT and student, was driving her car in Madison, Wis., on Wednesday, ... »

Unproductive SEO Strategies: Why You Should Avoid Them

Unproductive SEO Strategies: Why You Should Avoid Them

If you have been in the SEO game for a while, you must have realized that SEO requires absolute patience and time. You work dozens of hours every week and continue to do so for at least a month before you see the tiniest impact on your rankings and domain authority. However, there are some strategies that will never bring you any results, and you might just be utilizing those. So if you’re using a... »

SEO Increase Search Engine Traffic & Visitors

SEO Increase Search Engine Traffic & Visitors

Search Engine Optimisation or SEO for short are techniques used to increase search engine traffic to a website or blog. Through several researches, reports, and case studies it has been shown that websites that get large search engine traffic on the internet have certain characteristics. The job of SEO is to refine a given website or blog’s makeup to conform to those best practices without undermi... »

How to Design a Website for your Business

How to Design a Website for your Business

Having seen good reasons why you need to build a website for your business. You may be wondering how it is done. There are different ways you could design a website for your business. One way is to employ a web designer to build your website for you. You can also design a website yourself using online tools like Wix that provide you with easy point and click solutions to web design. If you like ge... »

Increase Website Traffic or Visitors

Increase Website Traffic or Visitors

     Websites are built for people. The reason you built a website, I imagine is to promote your business to people. However, you need a healthy website traffic to achieve this aim. For most business people after spending a few hundred dollars or thousands of Naira designing a business website, getting people to visit it becomes the next logical worry. However, you should start thinking about how ... »

6 Reasons to Build a Website for your Business

6 Reasons to Build a Website for your Business

Having a website is an important part of going online. A website makes your business visible to the growing number of consumers online. In case the article on the 5 benefits of a business website is not enough for you, here are more reasons why you need to build a website for your business. 1. Increase Sales A website will enable you provide information about your products and services online. Con... »

Snake bites and treatments

Snake bites and treatments

Snake Bites Identifying snakes Rattlesnakes Water moccasins Copperheads Coral snakes First aid Treatment Outlook Prevention What are snake bites? About 7,000 venomous snake biteTrusted Source cases are reported every year in the United States. A bite from a venomous snake is rarely deadly — about 6 fatalities are reported every year — but it should always be treated as a medical emergency. Even a ... »

Types Of Artificial Intelligence

Types Of Artificial Intelligence

Introduction Artificial Intelligence is probably the most complex and astounding creations of humanity yet. And that is disregarding the fact that the field remains largely unexplored, which means that every amazing AI application that we see today represents merely the tip of the AI iceberg, as it were. While this fact may have been stated and restated numerous times, it is still hard to comprehe... »

US health officials estimate 20M Americans have had virus

US health officials estimate 20M Americans have had virus

U.S. officials estimate that 20 million Americans have been infected with the coronavirus since it first arrived in the United States, meaning that the vast majority of the population remains susceptible. Thursday’s estimate is roughly 10 times as many infections as the 2.3 million cases that have been confirmed. Officials have long known that millions of people were infected without knowing it an... »

Obama raises $7.6M for Joe Biden’s campaign

Obama raises $7.6M for Joe Biden’s campaign

Obama raises $7.6M for Joe Biden’s campaign Former President Barack Obama helped raise a record breaking $7.6 million from more than 175,000 individual donors ahead of his first fundraiser for presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden. “I’m here to say that help is on the way if we do the work,” Obama said during the virtual fundraiser. “Because there’s nobody that I trust more to be able to heal t... »

15 of the most healthful vegetables

15 of the most healthful vegetables

15 of the most healthful vegetables All vegetables contain healthful vitamins, minerals, and fiber. However, some stand out for their exceptional health benefits. Some individuals benefit more from certain vegetables than others, depending on their diet, overall health, and nutritional needs. In this article, we list 15 of the most healthful vegetables, along with some tips to help people enjoy th... »

I would drive 500 miles: road-tripping the Scottish Highlands

I would drive 500 miles: road-tripping the Scottish Highlands

I would drive 500 miles: road-tripping the Scottish Highlands I would drive 500 miles: road-tripping the Scottish Highlands TIM MOORE Lonely Planet Writer 8 NOVEMBER 2018 Bleakly beautiful, the North Coast 500 is Scotland’s very own Route 66. Buckle up for a road trip around Britain’s outer limits, where you’ll find otherworldly landscapes and down-to-earth welcomes. The road snakes up to the view... »

POWER DISTRIBUTION IN NIGERIA

POWER DISTRIBUTION IN NIGERIA

POWER DISTRIBUTION IN NIGERIA The distribution grid operates mainly on 33 kV and 11 kV level, i.e. medium voltage (MV) and low voltage level (LV). The distribution network accounts for an additional 12.5% of technical losses before electricity reaches the final consumer. In the wake of the power sector privatization that took place in 2103, 11 distribution companies covering a regional grid were s... »

10 most delicious Nigeria dishes for dinner

10 most delicious Nigeria dishes for dinner

10 most delicious Nigeria dishes for dinner Nigeria is a unique country in many terms. It is not just the most populated in Africa, but it also boasts delicious Nigerian dishes for dinner that can make any family full and happy. Let us talk about modern Nigerian cuisine and figure out which dishes are the most popular as dinner meal ideas. Nigerian cuisine Since the country has many different ethn... »