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October 19, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgRussia said on Thursday it would be a “mistake” to think lasting peace in the Middle East could be secured without resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.The foreign ministry statement came after Israel normalized relations with long-time foes Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates at the White House on Tuesday.Russia said it noted “progress” in the normalization of ties between Israel and several Arab countries but said that “the Palestinian problem remains acute.” “It would be a mistake to think that without finding a solution to it that it will be possible to secure lasting stabilization in the Middle East.”Moscow urged regional and global players to “ramp up coordinated efforts” to solve the issue.”Russia is ready for such joint work,” including in the framework of the diplomatic Quartet of Middle East peace negotiators and in close coordination with the Arab League, the foreign ministry said.US President Donald Trump has said similar US-brokered deals are close between the Jewish state and several other nations, including Saudi Arabia. Bahrain and the UAE are the first Arab nations to establish relations with Israel since Egypt in 1979 and Jordan in 1994.Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas said Tuesday that only an Israeli withdrawal from its occupied territories could bring peace to the Middle East.center_img Topics :last_img read more

October 16, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img Press Release,  Public Health To help make the public aware of COVID-19 preparedness and procedures, the Wolf Administration has created a library of free outreach materials for businesses, organizations and anyone interested in displaying important messaging on COVID-19.The materials are available at PAcast.“The goal is for everyone to have access to and be encouraged to share the information important to stopping the spread of COVID-19,” Gov. Wolf said. “Please help us share awareness while using caution and protecting yourself.”Posters are available in multiple sizes and every Pennsylvanian is encouraged to make them accessible to their community of friends, community or religious group members, and business associates to print and post. The administration also expects the posters to be available in newspapers across the state for residents to tear out and post throughout their communities.Properly sized graphics are available at PAcast for social media. Gov. Wolf also encourages everyone to make use of COVID-19 social media content on the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Facebook and Twitter pages.The most up-to-date information, including video graphics, footage of all of the governor’s press conferences and b-roll, is also available at PAcast. Additional materials will be added to the library as they become available and as the situation evolves. March 14, 2020 Gov. Wolf Offers Covid-19 Community Preparedness and Procedures Materialscenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

September 29, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgThe ISIF, unlike the NPRF, will invest in Ireland with the aim of stimulating economic activity in the wake of the country’s bailout.As a result, the NPRF will gradually sell off its non-domestic holdings so the cash can be redeployed.In other news, a £650m (€790m) London pension fund is to increase its exposure to alternatives, investing £50m in the asset class.The London Borough of Barking & Dagenham Pension Fund has asked bfinance to oversee the diversified alternatives tender process, allocated more than a year ago after it decided to overhaul its investment strategy.As part of the shift, the fund said it would also invest an undisclosed amount in social housing or inflation-linked real estate – with manager interviews scheduled to be conducted for both mandates in March.“With these changes, it is hoped that the fund will be flexible and responsive to adapt to changes in the future,” the fund’s 2014 Business Plan said.Its tender said it would appoint one manager to the diversified alternatives portfolio, managing the money either as a segregated account or a pooled fund.Asset managers have until 10 March to apply, with further information available from bfinance’s London office. The National Pensions Reserve Fund has sold its entire private equity portfolio, most recently valued at €716m, to a US secondary private equity manager.In a statement, the fund said Lexington Partners had agreed to acquire an estimated €800m in fund holdings and outstanding commitments, spread across two dozen private equity funds.The sale, initiated in September last year, is expected to finalise in the coming months, the NPRF added.The reserve fund decided to sell its private equity holdings, comprising close to 11% of its discretionary portfolio, as part of a shift in asset allocation ahead of the €6.8bn portfolio’s transformation into the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF).last_img read more

September 26, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgManchester United are eyeing Benfica midfielder, Gedson Fernandes. He hasn’t featured in Benfica’s last seven games and is thought to have fallen out with Head Coach Bruno Lage. Representatives of the Portugal international have been in the UK attempting to broker a loan deal with a £34m option to buy with interested parties. Read Also:Zidane list Injured Fernandez for Juve Clash His release clause is £102m – but Benfica have conceded they won’t get that kind of money for an out of favour player. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever MadeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More17 Astonishingly Beautiful Cave Churches8 Most Interesting Sylvester Stallone Movies9 Heroes Of Popular Memes Then And Now8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise You14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti Sky Sports says United are interested in signing Benfica midfielder Gedson in the January transfer window. The 20-year-old is one of a number of players they are looking at ahead of the January transfer window.Advertisementlast_img read more

September 20, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img The game looked to be heading for a draw when Magpies keeper Tim Krul could only stab a hurried clearance straight to the wing-back, who steered the ball past him to secure a precious 1-0 Barclays Premier League win. The Holland international had earlier cast himself in the role of hero after pulling off a stunning double-save to deny first Marouane Fellaini and then Young on a night when Papiss Cisse and Jonny Evans became involved in an ugly spat which could yet have repercussions. Ashley Young fired Manchester United to a last-minute victory at Newcastle to maintain their charge for a top-four finish. Rojo had Krul looking anxiously towards his top corner within two minutes of the restart when he unleashed a swerving left-foot shot which flew just over the angle of bar and post. However, it was De Gea who had to be at his best two minute later to repel Riviere’s stabbed effort after Fabricio Coloccini had headed on Ryan Taylor’s free-kick. But Krul had to be at his best to prevent the visitors from taking a 54th-minute lead when he parried Fellaini’s shot on the turn after he had controlled Di Maria’s cross, and then recovered in time to block Young’s follow-up. Di Maria departed four minutes later as Adnan Januzaj took his place, but it was the arrival of Jonas Gutierrez for the first time since October 2013 following his successful battle against testicular cancer which caused the bigger stir – Fabricio Coloccini handing over the captain’s armband to his fellow Argentinian as he entered the action. Newcastle should really have been ahead three minutes later when substitute Ayoze Perez broke from his own half and having drawn lone defender Evans, slipped Cisse in, but the 11-goal Senegal international scuffed his shot horribly wide to let De Gea off the hook. Krul came to the rescue once against 15 minutes from time when he palmed away Rooney’s downward header from Young’s cross at the foot of his left post, but he was finally beaten at the death when he could only scuff Abeid’s ill-judged back-pass to Young, who fired into the empty net to win it. But having survived strong 10th-minute appeals for a penalty for Chris Smalling’s challenge on Emmanuel Riviere, the visitors extended their recent run to just two defeats in 22 games in all competitions with the victory they craved. Wayne Rooney was once again asked to lead the line after his brace against Sunderland on Saturday, and he looked to be the man most likely to break the deadlock during a first half in which the visitors dominated possession. With Ander Herrera and Fellaini, who was preferred to Radamel Falcao, using the space in the middle of the field to feed Antonio Valencia and Angel Di Maria down one wing and Marcos Rojo and Young down the other, the Magpies found themselves having to defend deep and in numbers for the greater part of the opening 45 minutes. Di Maria failed to make the most of a first-minute half-chance after Mehdi Abeid had gifted the ball to Herrera in midfielder, and Louis van Gaal’s men might have paid had referee Anthony Taylor viewed Smalling’s 10th-minute challenge on striker Riviere inside the penalty area in the same way as the locals. Television replays suggested Taylor had got it wrong, but Newcastle had little time to reflect upon their misfortune as United surged forward with Herrera slicing wide with 15 minutes gone. But it was Rooney who passed up two glorious openings inside four minutes as he first shot wide from close range after Young had helped on Di Maria’s cross, and then allowed to ball to get away from him as he attempted to flick it around defender Mike Williamson. Cisse smashed a left-foot shot from distance wide 10 minutes before the break, but then became involved in an angry exchange with Evans with television pictures suggesting both men had spit, although not necessarily at each other. But the most significant goalmouth action came in the final minutes of the half with Krul turning away Fellaini’s firm header at one end before De Gea managed to block Riviere’s shot as he slipped after running on to Moussa Sissoko’s beautifully weighted through-ball. Press Associationlast_img read more

September 19, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgThe recent medal-winning performances of Guyanese athletes at this year’s Central American and Caribbean (CAC) games has been dubbed as the highlight performance for the Guyana Amateur Body Building and Fitness Federation for 2016.During a press conference on Friday at Olympic House, GABBFF president,Kevon Bess,boasted of his team’s performance at the recently concluded tournament in the Dominican Republic.According to Bess, “The federation is very much overjoyed and we see it as a step in the right place for the athletes. I hope the success that we would have been able to present to Guyana would have established the road map that we would have put in place.”He noted that the athletes are continually raising the bar when it comes to competitions not only on the local front, but also on the regional and international stage.Reigning Mr Guyana, Kerwin Clarke,who grasped that elusive gold medal,was also in high praise on the day, with Bess also reminding that athletes need to be recognized and appreciated.Clarke copped gold in the light heavyweight category while compatriot Bruce Whatley earned gold in the master’s category and silver in the flyweight category.Devon Davis, a former three times gold medallist and one time silver medallist,took bronze in the Bantamweight category with the other silver medal going to reigning Mr. Physique,Emmerson Campbell.Bess also noted that 2016 was Guyana’s most successful year at the CAC,with them earning the most medals in its tournament history among other things.“We are now in position of another certified judge(with) the likes of Mr Franklyn Brisport,who was the manager of the team. I am also proud that we have in Guyana now another CAC certified judge.This will add to the development of (the)sport of bodybuilding in Guyana.”Meanwhile, it was not all smooth sailing for the medal-laden team,having their fair share of hiccups on the voyage home through their carrier of choice,Insel Air,who came under fire for poor service.“As a result of the incompetence by the Insel Air service team, I was informed that Ms Alisha Fortune, Mr. Devon Davis and Mr Franklyn Brisport,were made to even sleep at the airport.”“As an airline service operating out of Guyana,they should have done more to ensure(that) the athletes going to represent Guyana were better treated;and I think as an airline that want to operate out of Guyana, they need to upgrade their services after athletes would have competed and endured long hours of dehydration,” he added.last_img read more

September 17, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgA tour guide leads a group of potential students around campus as the university readies itself for the first batch of matriculated students to attend summer orientation, which begins today.Dieuwertje Kast | Summer Trojanlast_img

September 17, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgDepartment of Public Safety released its annual security report Wednesday, which tracks on- and off-campus crime statistics. This year’s report showed an overall decrease in crime during the past three years, according to DPS officials.Universities receiving federal aid are required by the Jeanne Clery Act to compile a campus security act by Oct. 1 of each school year. According to the act, the report must include crime data for the past three years.“The Department of Public Safety is constantly evaluating our methods to create as safe of an environment as possible for students and faculty,” said DPS Capt. David Carlisle.The majority of on-campus crime decreased between 2007 and 2009. Robbery, in particular, decreased significantly, down from 20 reported incidents on campus in 2007 to one incident on campus reported in 2009. Residential communities also showed a decrease in crime, said Carol Hayes, DPS director of administrative operations“There has been a 70 percent reduction in robberies over the past four years, and we’re proud of that,” Hayes said.The only clear increase of on-campus violent crimes was in forcible sex offenses, with nine reports in 2009, an increase from six incidents in 2008 and none in 2007.Off-campus, public property and LAPD-reported crimes showed an increase in some crimes, such as forcible sex offenses, but a decrease in others, such as burglary.Assistant DPS Chief John Thomas noted that although robbery incidents reported to LAPD rose in 2009, all 10 instances were associated with major events, such as raves or the parade celebrating the Los Angeles Lakers’ championship.Both negligent and non-negligent manslaughter had zero cases in the last three years, both on campus and in the surrounding areas.“[The report should] dispel the perception that the area around USC is more dangerous than anywhere else in L.A.,” Thomas said.The number of liquor, weapon and drug arrests and referrals has risen since 2007, with the number of on-campus liquor law referrals reaching 107 in 2009.“More incidents are being reported [by students], and at the same time there is an increase in the amount of alcohol-related incidents that we’re seeing on 28th Street and other places,” Thomas said.The report included statistics for the University Park and Health Sciences campuses, as well as the Orange County, Catalina Island, Sacramento, Marina Del Rey, Alhambra Health Sciences, San Diego and Aviation centers. The satellite campuses showed relatively low levels of crime compared to the University Park Campus.Fire safety information was also included for the first time in the report, including the status of alarm systems and instances of fires. According to the report, only one fire occurred in 2009, which was an accidental fire in the off-campus Troy apartment complex.Even with the descending rates, Thomas said that DPS is concerned with cracking down on violent crimes in particular.“I think it can always be improved, but we have seen the level of crimes go down in all categories,” Thomas said. “As long as it continues to go down, we’re happy, but it can always be better.”Carlisle, Thomas and Hayes said students must be mindful of their surroundings and put safety first.“Crime prevention measures don’t change from year to year. I talk about the importance of making smart decisions — the single most [important] component of safety is personal behavior and choices,” Carlisle said.Carlisle also reiterated the importance of not walking alone off campus at night, taking advantage of free transportation services and not advertising valuables as students walk in the area.Despite the lower crime rates last year, most students still seem to be mindful of the dangers on campus.“I try not to go out after its dark, and I guess I’d call Campus Cruiser if it got too late. I also carry around pepper spray,” said Vivian Tsui, a freshman majoring in aerospace engineering.DPS officials said they are constantly evaluating their practices in order to create the safest environment possible for students and faculty.“Students need to be aware because it impacts the campus community that they live in,” Thomas said. “[They need to] be aware of how they can contribute to a safer environment.”last_img read more

September 17, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img Published on October 5, 2014 at 12:42 am Contact Josh: [email protected] Shortly before double overtime between Syracuse and Virginia Tech, SU’s Oyvind Alseth and Emil Ekblom planned out what would be the game-winning play.With their plan in action, Alseth sent a cross from his right midfield position into the 18-yard box. SU forward Chris Nanco nicked it to Ekblom, who redirected a shot by Hokies goalkeeper Ben Lundgaard.Ekblom’s goal in the 104th minute snapped a scoreless tie and No. 9 Syracuse (9-1-0, 3-1-0 Atlantic Coast) beat Virginia Tech (7-4-0, 2-2-0) 1-0 on Saturday night at Thompson Field in Blacksburg, Virginia.“They were a handful and for us to find a way right at the end, to come away with three points, I think gutsy is a good word to use,” Syracuse head coach Ian McIntyre said. “We were just lacking a little bit of quality in the final third and finally at the end we had a good finish from Emil.”McIntyre said the Orange gained momentum in the first overtime, but admitted he thought the match looked as if it would end scoreless.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU goalkeeper Alex Bono turned aside six shots, including one in the first overtime, for his ninth shutout of the season. Five minutes into the first extra-time period, the sophomore keeper turned aside a header from Virginia Tech forward Ricardo John.McIntyre agreed Saturday’s match was much like the gutsy performance it had last week against then-No. 2 Virginia. But with a six-day layoff after Tuesday’s game against Colgate was cancelled, Syracuse had an extra boost.“I think, possibly in a funny way, the (cancellation) on Tuesday probably helped us a little bit tonight,” McIntyre said. “ … It was our first overtime game of the year, and overtime games become very chaotic.”Syracuse’s attack jumped all over Virginia Tech to start the match. The Hokies committed four fouls in the first 15 minutes, and Ekblom and Nick Perea had shot attempts blocked early on.In the 27th minute, Ricardo, who finished with five shots on goal, had two headers turned aside by Bono in a six-second span.The Orange earned its first win, in five tries, against the Virginia Tech program.“It would have been very terrible if we came all the way here and didn’t get a result,” Ekblom said before the team began a 10-hour bus ride back to Syracuse. “We had to work very hard, but I thought we were the better team.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

September 17, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img Published on April 27, 2015 at 12:04 am Contact Phil: [email protected] | @PhilDAbb The long-awaited completion of the Ensley Athletic Center came in December after seven months of construction.Plans for the indoor practice facility, which is located near Manley Field House, the outdoor practice fields and SU Soccer Stadium, were announced in February 2013. The building — which was projected to cost $17 million when the plans were first announced — is named after Cliff Ensley, a three-sport SU athlete in the late 1960s who donated to the project.While the Syracuse football program is the primary tenant of the new facility, four months into its existence, the Ensley Athletic Center has strengthened recruiting pitches and provided improvements for other athletic programs that no longer have to compromise their indoor practices on Manley Field House’s smaller turf field.FootballIn Manley Field House, there was only room for one unit to use the field at once. The Syracuse defense would have to wait while the offense used the field, and vice versa.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut having a full 100 yards to work with in the Ensley Athletic Center has completely transformed SU’s practices.“Split the field in half, just do your thing and then come together,” wide receiver Ben Lewis said. “It makes practice a lot more efficient. It’s a lot easier to work on your technique when you have actual space to do it.”In addition to the practice enhancements, there are two sidelines cameras near the 40-yard line and two end zone cameras, head coach Scott Shafer said. They offer a better, higher view of the end zone, resemble an NFL video system and can be operated remotely from Manley Field House.“Everybody’s been real pleased with the logistical makeup of how it’s worked out,” Shafer said. “It’s a pretty cool system.”Having the Ensley Athletic Center also allowed the Orange to start spring practice earlier than usual — its annual spring game was a week earlier than it was in 2014. And in the process of starting to condition and train earlier, SU can keep up with fellow Atlantic Coast Conference schools that begin spring ball at the same time.And then, of course, there’s the convenience factor of having an indoor field so close to the rest of the program’s facilities.“It keeps us warm,” quarterback Terrel Hunt said with a smile, “and it’s not a far walk. It’s amazing because it’s 24/7, so any given night I could just call someone up and say, ‘Hey, let’s go get a workout in.’“We have access. That’s the best part.”LacrosseLast year, men’s lacrosse head coach John Desko repeatedly pointed to Manley Field House’s shrunken dimensions when discussing his team’s early-season struggles.Due to basketball season, the SU lacrosse programs are limited in how often they can practice in the Carrier Dome. But Desko’s team was more prepared for this season — especially against teams early in the year that hadn’t practiced on a full field yet.“I think you could see the advantage we had in clearing and riding and fast-break situations,” Desko said. “The spacing’s been crucial. Not only are you more prepared to play the games, but I think it’s the confidence you have going into the games.”In Manley Field House, it wasn’t feasible for the Orange, which has 59 players on its roster, to execute full-field drills, long-stick midfielder Peter Macartney said. But now Syracuse is able to condition better and work on its clearing more.SU was consistently outside the top 35 in the country in clearing last year. Now it’s No. 2 in the nation and clears at a 91 percent rate, up from last year’s 86.3.Attack Kevin Rice said the brand-new turf in Ensley was soft and difficult to run on at first, but it made running on the Carrier Dome’s packed-down turf even easier. Having Ensley has also eliminated the inconvenience of the team’s mass migration from Manley Field House to the Carrier Dome after watching film in the locker room, Macartney added.Loren Ziegler, a senior midfielder on the women’s lacrosse team, said the Orange is now able to practice its full-field fast breaks and riding without being interrupted by a field’s dimensions.For women’s head coach Gary Gait, though, the biggest upgrade is being indoors when the Syracuse weather is at its worst, and still having a full field to work with.Said Gait: “To be able to be in here and be in a good climate to coach and teach, it’s awesome.”SoccerFor Syracuse women’s soccer, the most notable upgrade is the space.Manley Field House is suitable for smaller, technical training and group work, head coach Phil Wheddon said. But when the Orange played its first scrimmage last year, he added, his team hadn’t been able to practice with 11 players on the field because of Manley Field House’s limitations.Now, practicing 2-3 mornings a week in the Ensley Athletic Center and not once on a grass field yet, he feels his team is way ahead of its usual schedule of progression because of the new facility.“It’s one of the top facilities that I’ve been in for sure, and I’ve been in quite a few,” Wheddon said.In addition to its advantages as a practice facility, the building will provide home and away locker rooms for teams playing in SU Soccer Stadium, Wheddon added. Having them for a halftime meeting room replaces the tents that were previously used for soccer teams. The tents were poorly lit, he said, and therefore the feedback coaches could give to players was limited.While Wheddon hopes for more seating in SU Soccer Stadium and for more upgrades for Syracuse’s non-revenue sports programs, the Ensley Athletic Center has thus far accomplished what it was meant to.“For every program, weather is not an issue,” Wheddon said. “Not only does it enhance recruiting and training, it also enhances facilities and the programs as a whole. So we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to be in there.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more