PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Jun 10 – Haiti records on average one new case of the coronavirus (COVID-19) every seven minutes as the country recorded nearly 500 cases over Tuesday and Wednesday, health authorities here have said. Japan has also named Cuba, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica and St. Vincent and the Grenadines as countries to be avoided by its citizens. Meanwhile, the Haitian Embassy in Santo Domingo is distancing itself from what it claims to be fake news circulating on social networks, indicating that Haitians living in the Dominican Republic will benefit from financial aid during the pandemic. The Ministry said that there were now 3, 582 active cases and that the country is recording one confirmed case of the virus every seven minutes, particularly over the past three days. Citizenship and Patriotism Minister, Guy François Junior, said nearly nine million masks have already been distributed throughout the country. Meantime, Japan has raised its travel alert to level 3 for 18 countries and has included Haiti among countries to be avoided by its citizens as a result of the increased cases of the virus. The Ministry of Public Health said that two new deaths had also been reported the west of the country, including a child under the age of nine and bringing the total number of deaths from the pandemic to 56. CMC In addition, the Embassy is warning that the images broadcast on social networks, showing certain shopping centers with a crowd of Haitians who would wait to receive this assistance from Banco Reservas is not true. They said that 124 new cases were reported on Wednesday bringing the total to 3,662 since the first case was detected on March 19. But it acknowledged that Haitians residing legally in the Dominican Republic may benefit from certain assistance programmes from the government there, making reference to the Employee Solidarity Aid Fund (FASE) intended to provide a monetary supplement to workers affected by the measures taken to prevent the spread of the virus in the country. “Over the last 32 days, there were 3,615 cases, an average of one case every 12 minutes, it added. The Mission said that it has “not been informed that organizations or institutions, Dominican, Haitian or foreign, have set up an emergency fund via a bank in the Dominican Republic for Haitian nationals living in the country.”
Convicted sex offender, Harvey Weinstein, remains hospitalized at New York’s Bellevue Hospital after being convicted of rape in the third degree and committing a criminal sexual act in the first degree, the Guardian reported on Friday.Prior to being sent to the hospital by New York City Department of Corrections officials, Weinstein was set to be held at Rikers Island in New York until his March 11 sentencing.Weinstein was hospitalized after experiencing high blood pressure and heart palpitations, CNN reported earlier this week. His lawyer Donna Rotunno previously claimed Weinstein had “significant medical issues”—including a need to use a walker because of an unsuccessful back operation following a car accident last year, as his attorneys said in court.“He’s under the care of five doctors currently. He’s dealing with the remnants of his back operation, which was not successful. He’s in need of the walker,” the defense team said this week, adding, “He takes a list of different medicines. Judge, he’s currently receiving shots in his eyes so he does not go blind.”Weinstein will serve anywhere from 5 to 29 years in prison following the jury’s ruling this week. (Criminal sexual act in the first degree carries with it a minimum prison term of 5 years and a maximum of 25 years; rape in the third degree does not have a minimum sentence associated with a conviction, but includes a maximum prison term of four years.)On Thursday, Weinstein’s lawyer Arthur Aidala told the Hollywood Reporter that his client was focused on appealing the verdict and had provided Aidala with some guidance while at the hospital. “He was the Harvey that I know,” Aidala said of the convicted rapist. “He asked a lot of relevant questions about what’s happening, what the next steps are. He gave some directions about how to proceed. I needed some directions on how to proceed. He just was looking forward to my visit [on Friday] so we can go over things face-to-face in more detail.”After Weinstein was accused of sexual misconduct by dozens of women (claims he has long denied), his conviction was hailed as a significant legal victory for the #MeToo movement.
19 May 2017 Birdies take Greenfield and Edmond into final Aileen Greenfield and Fiona Edmond will meet in this afternoon’s final of the English senior women’s championship at South Staffordshire Golf Club.Both sealed their semi-final wins with 18-hole birdies, with Greenfield defeating Caroline Berry 2up and Edmond beating Lulu Housman by one hole.It means a new name will appear on the trophy. Greenfield, a senior international, has never won this trophy while Edmond, an international back in the early 1990s, is making her debut in senior golf.Greenfield’s match this morning featured high quality golf and there was never more than a hole between the players. Berry, who had three birdies on the front nine, just had the edge over the first 12 holes.But Greenfield won 13 to get all square and 14 to go one up. She held on to her lead until the last, rolling in a 10ft putt to put the result beyond doubt.In the other semi-final Housman started with a winning birdie but the match was all square after three holes. Edmond then moved ahead, winning the fourth and fifth before getting to three up on 10. Housman whittled away at the lead and pulled back to one down with four to play. However, Edmond kept her advantage and set up her closing birdie with a fine approach shot to 18.Results:Aileen Greenfield (Pyecombe, Sussex) beat Caroline Berry (Bromborough, Cheshire) 2up.Fiona Edmond (Ipswich, Suffolk) beat Lulu Housman (Wyke Ridge, Middlesex) 1up.Finals:Wendy Taylor Salver – championship flightGreenfield v EdmondAnn Howard Trophy – flight two for over-60sRosie Waller (Kendal, Cumbria) v Carol Cass (Broadstone, Dorset)Click here for live scoringCaption: Aileen Greenfield (left) and Fiona Edmond (image © Leaderboard Photography)