KARACHI: PHF remains in touch with the Sindh government to hold a junior team training camp in Karachi, sources told ‘The News’ on Wednesday.
They said camp commander and Danish Olympian team manager Kaleem had reached Karachi but the players had been directed to stay at their homes until a final decision, which is expected in a few days.
However, preparations for the training camp at the Abdul Sattar Edhi hockey stadium have been completed.
Sources at PHF said they are optimistic that a training camp will be held in Karachi with the strict application of the Covid-19 protocol. They say Karachi is the best place in the current situation because the Covid-19 situation is much better than anywhere else in the country.
Sources indicate that the weather in Karachi and Dhaka is similar.
“This is the last stage of junior training and preparation. All the programs have been implemented so how could the last stage not be carried out, ”said a source.
The players will report at the Abdul Sattar Edhi hockey stadium on April 7.
An informed source said that PHF Secretary Asif Bajwa had returned home and was in contact with the Sindh government.
The team will compete in the Junior Asia Cup 2021 which is scheduled for June 1-10. This is also the qualifying round for the 2022 Junior Hockey World Cup.
KARACHI: The third phase of Pakistan’s junior hockey team training camp, which is scheduled to start April 7 at the Abdul Sattar Hockey Stadium in Karachi, is now uncertain due to the third wave of Covid-19 in the country, ‘The News’ has studied.
The PHF and the Sindh government remain in touch, however, discussing how the camp could be organized.
Informed sources said the PHF has decided to hold a camp in Karachi where the number of coronavirus cases is much lower than in Punjab cities but the provincial government is also taking steps to prevent an increase in Covid cases once again. The Sindh government wants to prevent the spread of the corona by limiting the travel of people from other provinces.
Sources say, there is a possibility that PHF will reduce the number of players on the training ground. They initially called up 35 players for training camp.
Sources said that PHF secretary Asif Bajwa is abroad and he will contact the Sindh government to resolve the matter in a few days.
Pakistan will participate in the Asian Junior Cup in Bangladesh, which is scheduled for June 1-10.
PHF officials said the camp had not been postponed. It may be delayed for several days, however, they added.
It is important to mention here that the Junior Asian Cup is the qualifying round for the 2022 Junior World Cup, which is planned to be played in India.
Pakistan missed the 2016 World Cup.
Junior Pakistan has not played against any other country for a long time. If their training camp is affected by the corona it will hurt their chances of success in Dhaka.
The best solution is to reduce the number of players in training camp, said an official. He said only the best players might be invited to attend training camp in their current state.
After consultation with the Sindh government, the final decision will be announced in a few days, PHF officials said.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WV News) – The UK variant of COVID-19 – about 50 percent more contagious, about 50 percent more deadly, and targeting young people – is on the rise in West Virginia, the state director of pandemic medical response said.
State officials will “have numbers on that and reports next week,” but “we are seeing more positive tests confirmed as a variant virus, and particularly a British variant,” said Dr. Clay Marsh of WVU Medicine, Friday during a state pandemic briefing three times a week.
The state has reached about a third of its population with at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination, and that’s good. But getting as soon as possible would be at least 50% or 66% better after the virus news, Marsh pointed out.
He pointed to the successes of Great Britain, with the first injection of the vaccine in about 50% of the population, and Israel, with the first injection in about 66% of the population. The Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines currently in use are effective against the British variant (B.1.1.7), Marsh added.
“They have been able to see a large number of people going to the hospital and also the number of people going to the hospital decreasing [are better] controlling … the current deployment of specific variants in their country, “said Marsh.
“So I’m saying that not to scare people – although I think it’s important to realize that no one is at risk of catching COVID-19 today, including young people – but also very, very important that every West Virginia who is now able to meet condition, if you are 16 years and over, to get the COVID vaccine you must choose to be vaccinated, “said Marsh.
He added that “the way we prevent the spread of this variant, so as not to infect more people, is to make more of us immune,” Marsh said.
Marsh appealed to parents to bring their high school students aged 16, 17, and 18 to get vaccinated immediately. Marsh also urged immediate vaccinations for students and “other West Virginia youth, up to the age of 30 or 35.”
“You risk severe consequences and become infected with COVID, but also … you run the risk of spreading this variant to more vulnerable people in our state,” added Marsh.
Marsh and Governor Jim Justice also said it was important for West Virginia residents in other age categories to be vaccinated as quickly as possible.
The race now is to try to stay ahead of mutations, Marsh pointed out, adding that would help prevent newer mutations, plus give researchers time to find new answers as COVID-19 changes.
In background to Marsh’s comments, the state’s seven-day trending figures released Friday showed two out of eight age groups – ages 10-19, and ages 20-29 – accounted for 1,099 cases during that period, or about 38% of the total. of 2,900 cases.
And Justice reports that the state rate following vaccine dosing here, which was once near perfect, has fallen to around 92%.
The counties of Berkeley, Jefferson and Raleigh are now red in both metrics on the County Alert System map.
Fayette, Mingo, Morgan, Pendleton and Putnam are not red on the map, but red on infection rates.
– Women continue to account for nearly two-thirds of the nearly 2.5 million laboratory tests administered during the pandemic.
While more women than men are confirmed to have COVID-19, there is only about a 5% difference there vs. an estimated 25% difference in the test rate.
– The number of active cases, which fell to 5,157 as of March 12, has continued to rise since then, to 6,642 on Friday. State officials should hope this isn’t a repeat of the last time the virus rose from 5,000 to 6,000, in November: It took only about two weeks for the number of active cases to double that time, on its way. to pandemic highs of 29,257 on January 10.
– The total death toll from the West Virginia pandemic now stands at 2,688, or about 150 deaths per 100,000 population.
New Jersey, with more than 275 deaths per 100,000 population, is the worst in this category, followed by New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Mississippi and Arizona. Unsurprisingly, Hawaii, which is separated from the rest of the world by oceans, is at best, with a little more than 30 deaths per 100,000, with Vermont second best and then Alaska.
The United States continues to lead the world in COVID-19 deaths, with more than 550,000, and confirmed cases, with around 31 million, but a case fatality rate of 1.8% lower than some other countries, including Mexico (9.1%), China. (4.8%), Australia and Italy (3%), United Kingom (2.9%), Germany (2.7%), Spain (2.3%), Canada (2.2%). Russia (2.1%) and France (2%).
The most recent COVID-19 deaths in West Virginia, according to DHHR, were: A 74-year-old man from Jackson County, an 83-year-old woman from Putnam County, a 72-year-old woman from Hancock County, 79- year-old male from Fayette County, and a 94 year old boy from Harrison County.
Kayleigh and Chevaunne Roffe are in uncertainty and unable to find work, volunteer or study without paying international fees due to long application records at Immigration NZ. Photo / Brett Phibbs
Their friends started their adult lives – enrolling in tertiary studies, getting jobs, volunteering in their communities.
But Chevaunne and Kayleigh Roffe say they can’t do any of that.
The lives of the Teluk Mairangi sisters are in uncertainty due to 19 months of delay in processing their residence visa applications.
“It’s quite sad,” said Chevaunne Roffe, 18 years old Herald on Sundays.
“We’ve been here six years. I’ve graduated high school here, I should be allowed into university. I have to join my friends starting their lives, but I can’t.”
Chevaunne and Kayleigh, 21, also face an even more daunting prospect – leaving New Zealand without their parents Leilah and Glenn Roffe if their visitor visas expire before residence permits are granted.
Kayleigh’s expires in August, while efforts are being made to extend Chevaunne’s.
And the family says they are not alone – a post about their plight on the Migrants NZ Facebook page drew dozens of similar responses.
As of March 9, Immigration New Zealand had 1,595 skilled land and residence migrants from work applications pending allocation to immigration officers, general manager of border and visa operations Nicola Hogg said, blaming the increased demand and disruption of Covid-19 for delays.
“Non-priority land applications are currently allocated from August 2019, while priority applications are allocated within two weeks.”
Chevaunne and Kayleigh use visitor visas after the student visa attached to their father’s original skilled migrant visa expires when they finish high school.
Her family moved to New Zealand after Glenn Roffe was granted a skilled migrant work visa in 2014.
But the Government’s changes to 2016 criteria meant he could not apply for residency, then permanent residence and finally citizenship, Roffe said.
“I will have the black book [New Zealand passport] at the end of this year if [the criteria] do not change. “
She was able to remain as a partner when Leilah Roffe accepted the road to a residence visa.
In November last year, entire families were eligible to apply for residency visas via the Leilah route to residence visas.
Hogg said he couldn’t talk about the Roffe family’s situation, as they didn’t grant privacy waivers.
But currently 90 percent of skilled migrant category visas are completed within 23 months, while residence applications take longer to process – which can be tricky because it allows people to live in New Zealand permanently, Hogg said.
Requests for visas in the skilled migrant category and the sub-category of residence from work have increased significantly in recent years, delaying the decision.
Last month, Immigration NZ formalized the priority allocation of several categories of skilled migrants and places of residence from job applications to high-paying applicants where their jobs must be registered under the immigration allocation, he said.
This allows government departments to start allocating older non-priority applications more consistently.
The NZ Immigration Office was also closed during last year’s commemorative level 4 lockdown and, due to paper-based skilled housing applications, staff were unable to process it.
At level 2, less staff could be on site, while changes to August and February alert levels also impact processing times, Hogg said.
But Glenn Roffe said blaming Covid-19 was a smokescreen.
“August 2019 applications are only now allocated to caseworkers … that’s seven months before Covid hits.”
Her children, and others in the same position, suffered.
Apart from being unable to work, her daughter is not eligible for state-subsidized medical care and education – unless they pay international student fees in excess of $ 30,000.
“My oldest son has a new bed, and has been sitting on it for three years.”
He keeps his spirits up by going to the gym and meeting friends – “when they’re not working or studying,” says Kayleigh Roffe.
He also studied to become a hired accountant through college abroad, but prefers to study in person.
And until this year he volunteered at his old school, Rangitoto College, and for Auckland Unlimited and America’s Cup Events, but quit after the family immigration agency said volunteering could jeopardize his residence application because any indication of receiving financial benefits could be seen as a visitor visa violation.
The financial benefits could include study skills that might help land a job later, the family said.
However, Hogg said those on visitor visas can volunteer without affecting their application of residence, as long as they don’t do it for a gain or a reward – which is a payment or any benefit that can be valued in monetary terms, such as board, food. or transportation.
Volunteering gave her “a reason to get out of bed,” and she missed it, says Kayleigh Roffe.
“I have my days where I honestly cry because there’s nothing I can do about it [about our situation]. “
It’s the terrifying prospect of potentially having to leave New Zealand when its visitor visa expires.
She will probably go to England, where she has no family but has a British passport through her mother. He has family in South Africa, where he was born, but “England is safer”.
“[But] I will be alone in a place that I have never lived. “
For Chevaunne, still depending on his parents made him feel like a kid again.
“All your friends say ‘let’s go out for dinner’ and I have to say ‘I have to ask my mom’. I feel like I’m back in the 5th year… I feel like ‘wow, everyone moves on with life and I’m stuck.”
(MENAFN – Swissinfo) Credit Suisse says it will provide more junior members of its capital market and handle a business ‘lifestyle’ allowance of $ 20,000 (CHF18,800) to maintain morale among staff feeling pressure from a heavy workload and work. long distance.
This content is published March 26, 2021 – 8:30 am March 26, 2021 – 8:30 am Reuters / ts
Stress among junior bankers was in focus after a survey by 13 Goldman Sachs first-year analysts that highlighted their 95-hour work week went viral. Goldman responded by saying he would hire more junior bankers and move staff from other teams to help the busiest.
Now Credit Suisse, Switzerland’s second-largest bank, will provide extra cash to staff at the ‘vice president’ level or below, on top of the raise awarded to everyone with the title of ‘director’ or below.
“Credit Suisse Capital Market Management & Advisors acknowledge and would like to acknowledge the efforts of our people who have not only succeeded in supporting our clients through an unprecedented volume of deals, but also increased our market share,” the bank said in a statement.
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