The Chenango County Health Department said that as of Saturday, there are 60 positive cases. On Friday, the health department reported a total of 55 positive cases. That shows an increase of just five cases in 24-hours. The Chenango County Health Department says there have been a total of 315 tests, with 29 additional individuals tested on Saturday. (WBNG) — The Chenango County Health Department gave an update on the latest information regarding the coronavirus on Saturday. While the number of positive cases has increased, the health department has reported a decline with individuals in mandatory and precautionary quarantine. The health department says the number of active hospitalizations has remained the same since Friday at nine. They also reported one additional recovery, bringing that number up to 13. For more information, go to the Chenango County Health Department’s website. On Friday, they said there were 313 individuals in mandatory quarantine and 74 individuals in precautionary quarantine. Saturday’s numbers look much different with 244 individuals in mandatory quarantine and 46 individuals in precautionary quarantine, bringing those numbers down by 69 and 28. For more coronavirus coverage, click here.
He beat 2005 champion Shaun Murphy 18-15 to lift the trophy for the first time.The 38 year old had never got past the quarter-finals before this year and becomes the oldest winner since Ray Reardon 37-years ago.
The Clippers won 14 of their last 15 games in the regular season and their reward is a first-round Western Conference playoffs matchup against the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs.The good news: the No. 3-seeded Clippers will have the homecourt advantage over the No. 6-seeded Spurs.Game 1 is Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at Staples CenterHad the Spurs won their regular-season finale Wednesday against the New Orleans Pelicans, they would have had the No. 2 seed. But they lost to the Pelicans, and since the West is so tight, that dropped San Antonio four notches. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Sixth man Jamal Crawford said the Clippers can’t fret about the matchup.“Yeah, you have to get over that,” he said. “I mean, they can be saying the same thing. They won 21 of 25 games and moved up a couple of spots, lost one game and dropped to sixth. That’s just the way the West is.”The way center DeAndre Jordan sees it, “Nobody was going to get to the Finals without going through the Spurs.”The Clippers and Spurs split four games this season.Barkley ruffling feathersHall of Fame forward and current TNT analyst Charles Barkley on Thursday during a conference call had some interesting things to say about the Clippers when he was asked about Chris Paul. Barkley couldn’t say enough good things about Paul — “He’s the best leader in the NBA” — and said Paul is not the reason why the Clippers have not advanced past the second round of the playoffs.Barkley first took a shot at Jordan, saying Paul can’t give him the ball because Jordan’s offense is limited to dunks.“I’d be curious to know the last time he scored that it ain’t been a dunk,” said Barkley, who nevertheless called Jordan “a hell of a player.”Barkley then went at Blake Griffin, saying Griffin has done opponents a favor by shooting more from the outside, which was the case beginning in 2013-14, but has been even more so this season.“If I’m guarding Blake, I want him shooting jumpers because if he comes toward me full speed to post me up, I’m going to have to get in foul trouble,” Barkley said. “Every time he shoots a jump shot, the defender’s saying, ‘Thank God, he shot a jumper.’ He keeps saying he wants to round his game. Screw that, man.“You get to the basket, you get layups, dunks and you get the other team in foul trouble. Those are the couple of reasons the Clippers haven’t gotten over the hump. It has nothing to do with Chris Paul.”To which Jordan replied, “How many rings does Charles Barkley have?”None.Rivers’ retort was interesting.“I’m not like a 2-year-old, I don’t respond,” he said. “Our actions will respond. We’ll find out whether he’s right, or whatever. I don’t know if we’re right. I think we have a pretty good record (56-26), right? We’ve played pretty well, and that’s all we need to do. We don’t need to answer that stuff.” The Clippers and their coach, Doc Rivers, said all the right things Thursday at practice. “It’s just life,” Rivers said of facing the Spurs, who are as hot as the Clippers, winning 21 of their last 25 games and 14 of 16. “I mean, why worry about it. We did what we were supposed to do. We won the games.“Until the last one, they won the games. And I’ve been saying it all year — you’re going to play someone hard and we’re playing the Spurs.”Rivers said that no matter what, there was going to be no first-round patsy.“We were going to have to get it on with someone,” he said. “And that’s just the way it is. The West is hard. There are no free passes. You have to fight your way through it and we’re starting off with the world champions.”
Mr Kingsley Makhubela : CEO of Brand South AfricaThe South African nation brand’s dynamism and resilience has withstood a challenging year and has remained strong.This is attested by South Africa’s performance in the World Economic Forum’s 2015 Global Competitiveness Index which placed the country within the top 50 most competitive nations in the world and the second most competitive on the continent.To summarise, South Africa’s biggest improvements come in the areas of: health and primary education (up 6 places), labour market efficiency (up 6 places), technological readiness (up 16 places), and innovation (up 5 places). South Africa has also improved in the areas of: macro-economic environment (up 4 places), higher education and training (up 3 places), and business sophistication (up 2 places) while dropping in the area of infrastructure (down 8 places), institutions (down 2 places), goods market efficiency (down 6 places), financial market development (down 5 places) and market size (down 4 places).The Mo Ibrahim Index on African Governance saw South Africa holding steady at number 4 of 54 countries on the continent. This Index looks at the performance of African countries in the areas of: safety and rule of Law, participation and human rights, sustainable economic opportunity and human development. South Africa’s performance in each of these areas earns it the position of 7 in terms of safety and rule of law (up from position 8 in 2014), 4 in terms of participation and human rights, 2 in terms of sustainable economic opportunity and 6 in terms of human development, in Africa.The Brand Finance list of the 100 most valuable nation brands was also released in October this year. According to this list, South Africa is the 37th most valuable nation brand in the world with a nett nation brand value of US$ 225 billion. Brand Finance measures the strength and value of the nation brands of 100 leading countries using a method based on the royalty relief mechanism employed to value the world’s largest companies. The study measures a nation brand across the following pillars: goods & services, investment and society. These are divided into sub-pillars: tourism, market, governance and people & skills.What do these numbers tell us about South Africa as a nation brand?These figures tell us that South Africa is a visible nation brand amongst the global community of nations. This is something that all South Africans can be proud of since we remain a relatively young democracy.Our performance in these indices equally tell us that work needs to be done to ensure that we address the challenges that impact negatively on the nation brand and our global competitiveness. This includes, amongst others, areas of education, healthcare, policy cohesion. However, we can again feel confident that the National Development Plan has also highlighted similar areas and work is underway to decisively deal with these challenges. Addressing these challenges systemically will see South Africa increase its global competitiveness.The numbers equally tell us that South Africa’s dynamism, energy, industriousness and personality encapsulated by the national pay-off line, Inspiring New Ways – continues to contribute to our nation brand equity.Domestic and international challenges aside, South Africa has all the ingredients to move ahead as a globally competitive nation. This will however require the concerted effort of each citizen in our country since ultimately, the nation brand reflects each of us.The South African people are at the heart of this democracy. It is the people of this country who make our country great and it is the people of our country who show the world who South Africa is. Brand South Africa thanks you for playing your part and carrying the South African brand with pride.Follow Mr Makhubela on @klmmakhubela Mr Kingsley Makhubela Brand South Africa: CEO
After an overwhelming response to the call for entries for the 2nd annual South African Premier Business Awards, the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), Proudly South African and Brand South Africa are pleased to announce the finalists in the respective categories.The Awards which celebrate business excellence and honour enterprises which promote the spirit of success and innovation – as well as job creation, good business ethics and quality – will be held on Wednesday, 19 March, at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.The finalists and winners have been chosen by an independent and specialist panel of judges. The judges represent business, government, organized labour and community constituencies.Along with category winners, a “Lifetime Achievement Award” will also be announced on the night of the event. This is a discretionary award.The finalists, per category, are announced as follows:EXPORTER AWARD:• Afrinatural Holdings• Hazleton Pumps International (Pty) Ltd• SAAB Grintek Defence (Pty) Ltd• Triggerfish Animation (Pty) LtdGREEN AWARD• Botho Ubuntu Cleaning• Earth Probiotic Recycling Solutions (Pty) Ltd• Hotel Verde• MechCalINVESTOR AWARD• QK Meats SA (Pty) Ltd• Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd MANUFACTURER AWARD• Bell Equipment Company SA (Pty) Ltd• SAAB Grintek Defence (Pty) Ltd• Willard Batteries, a division of Powertech Industries (Pty) Ltd• Pentafloor CCMEDIA AWARD• Carte Blanche (Angus Begg / Tuk-tuk Brothers)• Carte Blanche (Diana Lucas / African Entrepreneurs)• Kaya FM (Kaya Bizz)• Carte Blanche (Liz Fish / City Farms)MOST EMPOWERED ENTERPRISE: • Meondo Trading 369cc• Coega Development CorporationPROUDLY SOUTH AFRICAN ENTERPRISE AWARD• Mantelli’s• Ekurhuleni Artisans & Skills Training Centre• Hands On Treatment (Pty) Ltd• Meondo Trading 369 CCQUALITY AWARD• Discovery• IMP Calibration Services (Pty) Ltd• Innovative Mining Products t/a New Concept Mining• Regenesys Business SchoolRURAL DEVELOPMENT AWARD• TEBA Limited• Techno Master Primary co-operative limited• Willard Batteries, a division of Powertech Industries (Pty) Ltd• Clover Mama Afrika TrustSMME AWARD• Avocado Vision• Bhafoni Ba Ntiro t/a MAID4U• Ekurhuleni Artisans & Skills Training Centre• Okuhle MediaTECHNOLOGY AWARD• Bell Equipment Company SA (Pty) Ltd• Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd• MechCal• SAAB Grintek Defence Pty LtdWOMEN-OWNED ENTERPRISE AWARD• Bhafoni Ba Ntiro t/a MAID4U• Hands On Treatment (Pty) Ltd• SSM Business Services cc• Student City S.A. cc t/a Stay City• 1000 Beautiful BraceletsYOUNG ENTREPRENEUR AWARD• Botlhokwa Events and Projects• JK Olive Communications• Kgabu Project and Construction• Techno Master Primary co-operative limited Top business leaders, captains of industry and government ministers and officials will attend the Awards which are supported by Absa and Gibs. The theme for this year’s award is, “celebrating 20 Years of business innovation and excellence”.Media are invited to cover the event:DATE: Wednesday, 19 March 2014TIME: 17h00 for media registrationVENUE: Sandton Convention CentreFor further information or to RSVP please contact:Gillian de GouveiaProudly SA: PR ManagerEmail: [email protected]: 0824101195orMamosa Dikeledithe dti: Media LiaisonEmail: [email protected]: 0760234170