New variant: What do we know?

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Want to increase avocado production? This is how

Joel Mokaya tends to his hass avocado variety seedlings that will be distributed to farmers at Kisii Agricultural Training Centre. [Sammy Omingo,Standard] Setting up a profitable avocado orchard requires careful planning and the right site. Low and poor quality fruits can be frustrating for farmers. Today, I will share strategies that will help you increase […]

Sunday, December 20, 2020 – Look at the Next 2 Weeks

TODAY – variably cloudy, chance of a rain or snow shower, sprinkle, or flurry, highs in the mid 30’s to mid 40’s   TOMORROW – variably cloudy, chance of a snow shower or flurry at night, lows in the mid 20’s to mid 30’s, highs in the mid 30’s to mid 40’s   TUESDAY – […]

Sunday, December 20, 2020 – Daily Weather Discussion

Potential for wind damage and some flooding Christmas Eve into Christmas Morning… Check out this picture of the snow drifts the other day in Green Township, Sussex County, NJ, submitted by Matt Makaus.  Thanks for submitting Matt! I am getting concerned about the potential for wind damage from the development of a strong disturbance along […]

Why avocado is ‘gold’ for Murang’a residents

Murang’a Governor Mwangi wa Iria distributes avocado seedling to a resident who registered with agriculture extension workers. [Boniface Gikandi, Standard] For every ten households you count in Murang’a County, at least half have some tree nurseries or mature avocado trees on their farm. Here, avocado is like gold.  Statistics show Murang’a County is the leading […]

Giant steel maker in green energy switch

A worker at the Blue Nile Group factory in Thika. The steel manufacturer has switched to solar power in production as part of its green energy agenda.  Thika-based Blue Nile Group, one of Kenya’s largest manufacturers of galvanised wire and steel products, has shifted to solar power use in production. This is part of the […]

Purple Mood esport crowned first-ever FIFAe Continental Champion

Purple Mood esport from Thailand beats SANDBOX from South Korea in the final Champion claims USD 100,000 in prize money FIFA Online 4 season comes to a conclusion with the pinnacle event of the series History was written after an exciting final at the FIFAe Continental Cup 2020 as Purple Mood esport were crowned the […]

Kenya’s Covid cases now hit 94,500 as 349 test positive

Kenya has today reported 349 new cases of coronavirus, pushing the national tally of positive cases to 94,500. In a statement to newsrooms on Sunday, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said out of the sample size of 5,025, some 334 Kenyans tested positive while 15 were foreigners. Men who tested positive were 230 while 119 were […]

Moises Caicedo: Things to know about Ecuador’s breakthrough star

After being linked with a move to Manchester United for quite a while, the prodigal Moises Caicedo has now signed for Brighton and Hove Albion – in what is seen by many as a huge coup for the south coast club. Having joined Independiente del Valle at the start last year, he has quickly developed […]

Names pop up as Kabaka’s succession debate begins

Machakos Senator Boniface Kabaka at a past function. [File] The death of Machakos Senator Boniface Kabaka has triggered a succession race across in county even before his burial ceremony that has been slated for Tuesday. Although no single aspirant has come out openly to declare their interest in occupying the political seat left behind by […]