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Biden on Brexit: pro-EU and pro-IrishBiden on Brexit: pro-EU and pro-Irish

first_imgJoe Biden, with his defense of the Northern Ireland peace accord, has issued a warning to Britain over Brexit and support for an EU bruised by Donald Trump while making it clear he would preside over the Atlantic alliance.”We can’t allow the Good Friday Agreement that brought peace to Northern Ireland to become a casualty of Brexit,” the Democratic presidential nominee tweeted.”Any trade deal between the US and UK must be contingent upon respect for the Agreement and preventing the return of a hard border. Period,” Biden said. ‘Absolute’ The tweet by Biden, who is of Irish origin and would be just the second Catholic president of the United States if he is elected in November, came as British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab was in Washington seeking to reassure Britain’s US ally.”Our commitment to the Good Friday Agreement and to avoid any extra infrastructure at the border between the north and the south is absolute,” Raab said on Wednesday alongside US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.In London, Johnson’s spokesman said the bill being debated in the British parliament was intended “precisely to make sure that the Belfast [Good Friday] Agreement is upheld in all circumstances.”Pompeo for his part said he “had great confidence that they will get this right in a way that treats everyone fairly.”Trump, a fervent supporter of Brexit and Johnson and a frequent critic of the EU, has said that he wants to get a US-UK trade deal done quickly.Nile Gardiner, a fellow at the conservative Heritage Foundation in Washington, accused Biden of “recycling the anti-British talking points of the European Commission.”Brexit will not undermine the Good Friday Agreement,” said Gardiner, a former aide to Britain’s ex-prime minister Margaret Thatcher.”The threats against a US/UK free trade deal from liberals in Washington should be a wakeup call for London,” he said. “The American Left is hugely anti-Brexit, massively pro-EU and even hostile towards Britain.”Trump has accused Biden of being weak and standing up to Britain provides the Democrat with a chance to show he too can bang on the table — even if it is with a nation with which the US enjoys a “special relationship.”It also doesn’t hurt that the target in this case is the pro-Trump Johnson.”Some of us have been arguing that a Biden admin should invest in the UK and EU relationships simultaneously and help both figure out their future relationship beyond trade,” said Thomas Wright, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.Johnson, by pursuing his current course on Brexit, will “dramatically weaken the case for this approach,” Wright said.”It is more likely that the US will invest in the EU relationship and the UK will be on the margins until it abides by its commitments on the Irish border,” he said. Topics : British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has angered the European Union with a proposed law that would breach provisions of the agreement made with the EU in January for Britain’s exit from the 27-nation bloc.The Britain-EU agreement pledges to maintain an open border between Ireland and Northern Ireland and there are fears any reversal could endanger the 1998 peace accord known as the Good Friday Agreement.Besides Biden, the proposed British law has sparked concern among Democratic lawmakers in Washington and put congressional approval of a US-UK trade deal in doubt.Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic speaker of the House of Representatives, did not mince words. “If the UK violates its international agreements and Brexit undermines the Good Friday accord, there will be absolutely no chance of a US-UK trade agreement passing the Congress,” Pelosi said in a statement.Eliot Engel, chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and two other committee chairmen with large Irish constituencies, wrote a letter to Johnson.”An Ireland divided by a hard border risks inflaming old tensions that very much still fester today,” they said.”The United States Congress will not support any free trade agreement between the United States and the United Kingdom if the United Kingdom fails to preserve the gains of the Good Friday Agreement and broader peace process,” they added.last_img read more

Why new Technical Director Edu will be the most important signing Arsenal make this summerWhy new Technical Director Edu will be the most important signing Arsenal make this summer

first_imgEdu Gaspar has returned to Arsenal as the club’s new Technical Director (Picture: Getty)Arsenal might have been quiet during the transfer window but they have made an important appointment off the pitch with former player Edu Gaspar returning to the club in a Technical Director role.The 41-year-old has sealed his switch to north London less than 48-hours after being involved behind the scenes in Brazil’s Copa America success on home soil – the country’s first major trophy win in 12 years.Edu’s arrival means that Arsenal’s search for a successor to former Head of Recruitment Sven Mislintat has finally come to an end some five months after the German left over frustrations with the club’s transfer approach.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe former Brazil international will have an all-encompassing role at the Emirates which will include leading the club’s player recruitment strategy, implementing a philosophy of play from first-team to the youth setup and creating a clear development path for the club’s best academy players.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Comment Arsenal’s Head of Football Raul Sanllehi on the Technical Director role ‘The technical director has to bring the sporting philosophy of the club. The head coach is more the short-term position. The technical director has to safeguard the medium and the long-term vision of the club.’ Oliver Young-MylesTuesday 9 Jul 2019 6:59 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link453Shares Here’s what Arsenal supporters can expect from their new Technical Director.Return of an ‘Invincible’Edu’s career has certainly had a cyclical feel to it, both during his playing career and since his retirement in 2010. Born in Sao Paulo, Edu started out with Corinthians, ended his playing days there and took his first post-retirement job with the club too in 2011.Of the four teams that Edu represented as a player – Corinthians, Arsenal, Valencia and the Brazilian national team – he has now had a backroom position at three of them, with Valencia the odd one out.In a career that spanned a dozen years, Edu’s most successful period coincided in a four-and-a-half year spell with Arsenal between 2001-05 in which he helped the club win two Premier League titles and two FA Cups during the golden age of Arsene Wenger’s tenure. Barcelona winger and reported Arsenal target Malcom started his career at Corinthians (Picture: Getty)The signings of central defenders Gil, Fabian Balbuena (now of West Ham) and Felipe who has just joined Atletico Madrid from FC Porto, all proved successful with the trio moving on at a big profit, while Paulinho, signed prior to Edu’s return, was sold for a club-record £17m to Spurs under his watch.Corinthians’ academy also flourished during Edu’s five-year spell as Director of Football, churning out talents such as Malcom – who has been frequently linked with a move to Arsenal from Barcelona this summer – PSG centre-back Marquinhos and Sevilla left-back Guilherme Arana.National serviceHaving impressed during his role at Corinthians, Edu was appointed as the national team coordinator for the Brazilian national team in 2016 in a move which saw him reunited with former Corinthians manager Tite.Edu and Tite developed a strong working relationship, with Arsenal’s Technical Director saying about their relationship last year (via the Telegraph): ‘All the decisions I make outside the technical area, I think with his head. That is why we get along.‘Tite thinks about the essence of it, which is on the field, and I think what is essential to it. I do the work he does not like with his head. We decided everything together. We joked about it. There are times when he is the boss. In others, I am the boss.’center_img Gabriel Martinelli is Arsenal’s only signing so far this summer (Picture: Getty)That deal may prove to be a sign of things to come should Arsenal step up their recruitment charge in South America. It has been a region that the club has barely touched in recent years but Edu’s experience and expertise may result in a change in approach.Away from the recruitment side of things, Edu is likely to champion an attractive style of play on the pitch, the likes of which he was involved in as a player during the peak Wenger years, in Arsenal’s youth setup.Should Edu succeed in giving Arsenal’s approach to recruitment the overhaul it has required for some time, help lay the foundations for the club’s best up-and-coming talents coming through and establish a strong relationship with Emery, he could prove an indispensable addition.AdvertisementMore: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Edu made 30 Premier League appearances in Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ campaign in 2003-04 (Picture: Getty)Despite enduring a slow start at Arsenal and predominantly playing a backup role to Patrick Vieira and Gilberto Silva during his time at the club, Edu featured prominently during Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ season in 2003-04, making 30 Premier League appearances.Upon his return to the club he left as a player 14-years-ago, Edu told Arsenal’s official website: ‘Arsenal has always had a special place in my heart and I’m thrilled to be returning to this great club in this new role.‘We have a strong squad and some very talented young players with fantastic people at every level. I’m looking forward to helping make a difference.’Post-playing career at CorinthiansInjuries wrecked Edu’s second coming at Corinthians and he retired at the relatively young age of 32. Nevertheless, Edu clearly made an impression on his employers as just seven months after hanging up his boots, he was appointed as the club’s Director of Football.Corinthians, historically one of Brazil’s most successful clubs, won two of their seven Serie A titles during Edu’s time as Director of Football with a third coming a year after he had left for a post with the Brazilian national team in 2017. They also lifted the coveted Copa Libertadores for the first and so far only time in their history in 2012.AdvertisementAdvertisementAlthough Edu was handed unprecedented levels of financial backing to sign the likes of Alexandre Pato, Renato Augusto and Peru’s all-time leading goalscorer Paulo Guerrero from European clubs, he was also responsible for uncovering gems from smaller South American sides. Why new Technical Director Edu will be the most important signing Arsenal make this summer Edu established a close relationship with Brazil manager Tite (Picture: Getty)Both men have played their part in Brazil’s re-emergence as a major force following the country’s darkest hour in 2014, with the Selecao finishing top of the South American qualifying section for last summer’s World Cup and then winning the Copa America.AdvertisementArsenal’s supporters and board members will be hoping that Edu can form a similarly productive relationship with Unai Emery – his former manager at Valencia, incidentally – at Arsenal.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityWhat can Arsenal expect?It has been a difficult few years for Arsenal and the outlook this summer hasn’t looked much brighter given the club’s much-publicised financial restrictions.Emery is working with a vastly reduced transfer budget of around £45m which is problematic considering Arsenal need to strengthen considerably in defence, central midfield and out wide ahead of next season.Being unable to splash huge fees on established stars may force Arsenal into being more creative in the transfer market and Edu gave the go-ahead for the club to go and sign 18-year-old forward Gabriel Martinelli from Ituano in Brazil’s fourth-tier. 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Year of Transformation for Ports of AucklandYear of Transformation for Ports of Auckland

first_imgNew Zealand’s Ports of Auckland (POAL) today released its results for the 2018/19 financial year, saying that the container volumes are down 3.5% to 939,680 TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units) compared to 973,722 TEU for the pcp.Group Revenue rose slightly to $248.1m from $243.2m in the previous corresponding period (pcp) and the net profit after tax was $53.9m million compared to $76.8m for the pcp.“Significant progress has been made on the automation of our container terminal. Most infrastructure work is complete, and we are now in the final phase of testing,” said POAL.“We have received consent to dispose of dredged material at sea, in one of five official New Zealand disposal sites. We are preparing a consent application to deepen our shipping channel and are aiming to lodge the application later in 2019.”Commenting the latest announcement, Chief Executive Tony Gibson said: “It has been a challenging year, but also a productive one.”“It has been a year of incredible lows, with the death of our colleague when the machine he was driving tipped over. This was a tragic event and it has deeply affected everyone at the port. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.”“It is also a year in which we’ve made significant progress in transforming our business and preparing for the future. We have completed most of the infrastructure work for automation and we are in the final stages of testing before going live next year. Construction of our new car handling building is going well, we gained consent to dispose of dredged material at sea and we will soon seek consent to deepen our channel for larger container ships.”A study is currently underway in to the future of the port with options being touted including shifting car imports to Northland, and shifting the port altogether.last_img read more

Sandbridge Beach Renourishment Scheme About to BeginSandbridge Beach Renourishment Scheme About to Begin

first_imgThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), in partnership with the City of Virginia Beach, has awarded a contract to the Great Lakes Dredge & Dock, Ltd. to conduct a beach renourishment effort along the Sandbridge Beach oceanfront. Under the plan, around 1.7 million cubic yards of sand will be dredged from Sandbridge Shoal (located approximately 3 miles offshore in the Atlantic Ocean) and placed on the beach between Little Island Park and Dam Neck property (5.3 miles).The contractor’s current schedule is to begin mobilization of equipment by February 20, 2020, Sandbridge Blue Vacation Rentals said in their latest project update.Sand placement operations on the beach are scheduled to begin on March 1 and the project will be completed by May 23, 2020.The contractor will work 24/7 until the project is complete, depending on conditions, according to the update.The same beach was replenished in 2003, 2007 and 2013.last_img read more

263 WV villages seek ‘drug-cleared’ status263 WV villages seek ‘drug-cleared’ status

first_img“Applicants should meet the guidelinesset by the Dangerous Drugs Board,” said Director Alex Tablate of the PhilippineDrug Enforcement Agency Region 6, lead agency of regional oversight committee.These were: ILOILO City – The government’sregional oversight committee on the campaign against illegal drugs will bedeliberating today the application of 263 Western Visayas barangays to bedeclared as drug-cleared. This 2020 the Philippine NationalPolice in Western Visayas aims to get the 105 remaining high-value drug targetsit failed to neutralize in 2019. Included in these targets are elected publicofficials serving as drug protectors. For the 2020 targets, Malong did notdiscount the possibility that the number (150) could still change. Of the 263 barangays, 119 are fromIloilo City. The rest are from the provinces of Guimaras, Antique, Aklan,Capiz, and Iloilo. The No. 1 target remains to be ErnestoBolivar, a resident of Barangay Guinacas, Pototan, Iloilo who has been inhiding since 2017. Six Iloilo towns were previouslydeclared as drug-cleared. These were Miag-ao, Igbaras, Guimbal, Dingle,Binagawan, and recently Concepcion. Police data obtain by Panay News showed that in 2019 a totalof 922 high-value drug targets in Western Visayas were arrested, 100 could nolonger be located, 30 were killed in police operations, and 444 voluntarilysurrendered. * active involvement of barangay andSangguniang Kabataan officials in anti-drug activities “Basimay madugang or maymabuhin,” said Malong./PN * absence of clandestine druglaboratories, warehouses, marijuana cultivation sites * operation of voluntary andcompulsory drug treatment and rehabilitation processing desk Of the 105 drug targets, 50 are inNegros Occidental, 32 in Bacolod City, 11 in Iloilo province, four in Capiz,three each in Antique and Iloilo City, and one each in Guimaras and in Aklan.center_img Director Alex Tablate (left) of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Western Visayas gives a certificate to Mayor Raul Banias attesting that Concepcion, Iloilo has been cleared of illegal drugs. Concepcion is the first town in northern Iloilo to be declared as drug-cleared. The declaration was made on Feb. 19, 2020. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN According to Tablate, the deliberationwill be attended by, among others, Iloilo City’s Mayor Jerry Treñas whoalso chairs the Iloilo City Anti-Drug Abuse Council and representatives fromthe Department of Interior and Local Government, Department of Health,Philippine National Police and local government units. The deliberation will be held at CasaReal de Iloilo, the old provincial capitol. * non-availability of illegal drugs Police units across the region arehunting him down, said Police Lieutenant Colonel Joem Malong, spokesperson ofthe Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6).  Iloilo’s component city of Passi Citywas similarly declared. * conduct of drug awareness,preventive education and information campaign * absence of drug dens, pushers andusers, protectors or financiers Of the 30 drug suspects killed inpolice operations, Iloilo City had the most number at nine, followed byIloilo province (eight), Bacolod City (five), Negros Occidental (four), Antique(two) and one each in Antique and Capiz. In Iloilo province, ninemunicipalities also applied to be declared as drug-cleared. These were Calinog,Balasan, Estancia, San Dionisio, Banate, Leganes, Carles, Anilao, and Sara. * no drug transit or transshipmentactivitylast_img read more

National Youth Games: Team Lagos storms Ilorin with 248 athletesNational Youth Games: Team Lagos storms Ilorin with 248 athletes

first_imgRelatedPosts Saraki to Kwara Governor: Call those encroaching my land led by your SA to order FG hails Kwara Governor over social investment programme COVID-19 taught us to be closer to God – ex-NAN Director Team Lagos athletes arrived in Ilorin, Kwara State on Friday ahead of their participation at the 5th National Youth Games, which commence this weekend. The contingent, comprising 248 Athletes, Coaches, Association Secretaries and other Officials, departed Lagos on Friday and arrived safely at their various accommodation at the University of Ilorin Hostels. Participating at the National Youth Games for the second consecutive year, Team Lagos will compete in 33 individual and team sports events with the hope of bettering their overall second place position last year. The Director General, Lagos State Sports Commission, Oluwatoyin Gafaar, while giving a pep talk to the team charged the Athletes to give their best, adding that it is not win at all cost for the state, but to continue the progress made in the development of athletes from the grassroots with necessary exposure and support. The Director General stated: “Learn to work hard and pray. “If you train hard, prayers will speed up the process. “We’ve done all that is necessary for us to excel at the Games with the permission of His Excellency, Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, who gave us moral and financial support. “All that is expected of us is to make the state proud and I believe that at the end of Games, we will all be proud of ourselves.” The Chairman, Lagos State Sports commission, Dr. Kweku Tandoh, encouraged the athletes and officials to reflect excellence on and off the field, stating that the state will not tolerate any act of indiscipline. Tandoh said: “Lagos is the Center of excellence and that’s what we should portray at the Games in Ilorin. “For us it is a total picture. “So I want people to see us and say those athletes from Lagos are well behaved and very disciplined, we don’t want officials fighting or confronting referees. “If we have issues regarding officiating, we will address them appropriately without confrontation. “We will compete fair and I’m sure we will have reasons to celebrate all of you at the end of the Games.”Tags: Association Secretaries and Other OfficialsKwara StateLagos State Sports CommissionNational Youth GamesOluwatoyin GafaarTeam Lagoslast_img read more

Slaven, on rhythmSlaven, on rhythm

first_imgSlaven Bilic has warned Arsenal that his West Ham side will be ready to spring an opening weekend surprise when the London rivals meet in August. Starting their season just 39 days after the curtain fell on 2014/15, and on former manager Sam Allardyce, the Hammers could have played six competitive games by the time Bilic takes his squad to the Emirates Stadium. And, whilst both Bilic and Allardyce have voiced their concerns over the number of games West Ham could play should they advance, the current incumbent knows from experience that an early season boost could be the result of such an early return to action. Bilic has added to that base by bringing in the likes of Pedro Obiang, Dimitri Payet and Angelo Ogbonna – the latter pair both commanding eight-figure transfer fees – as well as resigning Arsenal right-back Carl Jenkinson on a second season-long loan. Another name from the final campaign of the Allardyce era who could yet return to the club is Alex Song. The Barcelona midfielder was another player who spent last year on loan with the Hammers but the Cameroon international could make that move permanent – with only a niggling injury delaying the move. “Although I said I’m not going to discuss players from other teams, he is somewhere in between,” Bilic said when asked about the prospect of signing Song. “He played here on loan last year and he’s a little bit injured. I don’t deny that he was a great player who did really well last year and I would like him to stay with us.” Press Association “It’s good for the start, definitely,” he said. “The best examples are from your own history, not from the books, the experience you have. I only have to look at last year when we played with Besiktas, we played Arsenal in the Champions League play-off. “We were fitter than them. We had already played Feyenoord in the previous round and we were fitter. Arsenal had only played the Community Shield and Crystal Palace and we were already in the season. “It gives you a definite advantage in the beginning of the season. What about November, December or Christmas time, which is already so tough here? We’re going to try to be aware of all the situations.” Ahead of the club’s second round qualifying opener against Birkirkara of Malta on Thursday, Allardyce questioned whether Bilic’s squad would be strong enough to cope with three cup competitions and a competitive league. Former Croatia coach Bilic echoed those sentiments before praising the job his predecessor had done at Upton Park. “I would like to thank the ex-manager Sam,” he said. “He left me a really good team and good atmosphere and he didn’t leave me a mess. It is solid and it is a great, great base for me to try and improve.” last_img read more

Russia Fails to Overturn Athlete Ban from Rio OlympicsRussia Fails to Overturn Athlete Ban from Rio Olympics

first_imgRussian track and field athletes will remain banned from the Olympics following claims the country ran a state-sponsored doping programme.The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) and 68 Russian athletes attempted to overturn the suspension, implemented by the body that governs world athletics.But the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has ruled it can stand.A handful of Russian athletes could still compete as neutrals at the Rio Games, which start on August 5. “It’s sad but rules are rules,” said Olympic 100m and 200m champion Usain Bolt, who is targeting more gold medals in Rio.He said it was important to send a strong message to the dopers.“Doping violations in track and field is getting really bad,” said the Jamaican, 29. “If you cheat or go or against the rules, this will scare a lot of people.”However, Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva – one of the 68 to appeal to CAS – said the ruling was “a blatant political order”, while the Russian Foreign Ministry called it a “crime against sport”.Isinbayeva, the 2012 gold medallist, 34, told the TASS News Agency: “Thank you all for this funeral for athletics.”The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said it was “pleased CAS has supported its position”, adding that the judgment had “created a level playing field for athletes”.IAAF President Lord Sebastien Coe added: “This is not a day for triumphant statements. I didn’t come into this sport to stop athletes from competing.“Beyond Rio, the IAAF taskforce will continue to work with Russia to establish a clean safe environment for its athletes so that its federation and team can return to international recognition and competition.”Separately, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is considering calls to ban all Russian competitors from the Rio Games following a second report into state-sponsored doping.Some Russian athletes could compete in Rio as neutrals if they meet a number of criteria, including being repeatedly tested outside their homeland.At least two – 800m runner and doping whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova and US-based long jumper Darya Klishina – have gone down that path.Now the ruling by a three-person CAS panel has cleared the way for others.CAS said the ROC could still nominate athletes to compete as neutrals. However, a CAS spokesman said the panel had expressed concerns that this left “no possibility” for athletes to comply with the criteria.Three lawyers from Italy, Britain and the United States, widely regarded as amongst the most experienced judges on the court’s list of around 400 approved arbitrators.The chairman was Milan-based Luigi Fumagalli, who also sat on the panel which upheld FIFA’s four-month ban on Uruguay’s Luis Suarez for biting Italian defender Georgio Chiellini opponent at the 2014 World Cup.Retired judge Robert Reid, from England, has chaired disciplinary committees for the Premier League and sat in judgment of Pakistan cricketer Salman Butt’s failed appeal to CAS against a ban for fixing.Finally, Jeffrey Benz from Los Angeles is a former legal adviser to the United States Olympic Committee.Russia was suspended from track and field events by the IAAF in November 2015 following the publication of an independent World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) report that showed a culture of widespread, state-sponsored doping.Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko apologised for Russia’s failure to catch the cheats but stopped short of admitting the scandal had been state-sponsored.However, another WADA-commissioned report delivered earlier this week – the McLaren report – contained more damaging allegations and suggested senior figures in Russia’s sports ministry were complicit in an organised cover-up.The report implicated the majority of Olympic sports in the cover-up and claimed that Russian secret service agents were involved in swapping positive urine samples for clean ones.Following Monday’s publication of the McLaren report, the IOC faced calls to ban all Russian competitors from the 2016 Olympics and will hold a second emergency meeting on Sunday to decide its course of action.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Syracuse downs Duke 3-1, moves to 4-0 in ACC playSyracuse downs Duke 3-1, moves to 4-0 in ACC play

first_img Comments Published on September 30, 2018 at 4:09 pm Contact Eric: Syracuse (8-4, 4-0 Atlantic Coast) continued its strong Atlantic Coast Conference start as it took down Duke (7-6, 1-3), 3-1 on Sunday afternoon in Durham, North Carolina. The Orange is now off to its best start ever in the ACC, winning its first four games of the conference cycle. The win extends the Orange’s current win streak to five games.Syracuse did not make things easy on itself, however, and trailing early in sets was a reoccurring theme of the matchup. It was an especially sluggish start for SU in the first set, as the Orange had a hitting percentage of just .138, and the Blue Devils won it, 25-18. The Orange never led in the set.The second set looked destined to end with the same result. Duke jumped out to the lead and held onto it for much of the game. The Orange did not take the lead until it was 24-23. The Blue Devils were able to tie it up, but ultimately, a kill by Santita Ebangwese ended the set at 26-24. That capped a 10-4 run by SU.Although Syracuse took a 4-3 lead early in the third set, Duke once again started to pull away, hanging onto the lead until Syracuse took it back at 20-19. From there, the Orange finished strong and took the set 25-21 on a 10-2 run. SU finished with a hitting percentage of .412 during that set.In the fourth set, the Orange didn’t have to make a late run as Syracuse never trailed. The Orange won the set 25-17 to win the match, with the winning point coming on a Polina Shemanova ace. SU’s star freshman led the match with 25 kills. Yuliia Yastrub was the only other Syracuse player to finish with double-digit kills with 14. Syracuse made fewer mistakes, only committing four service errors to Duke’s nine.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse will next play Pittsburgh on the road on Friday at 6 p.m., as the Orange looks to move to a 5-0 start in ACC play.center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Three heroin overdoses in mid-February lead to three arrestsThree heroin overdoses in mid-February lead to three arrests

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena, Mich. — Three overdoses in three days launched an investigation by the Huron Undercover Narcotics Team which resulted in three arrests.Between February 15th and February 17th, three people overdosed in the city. Enough information was gathered to single out one residence and the people responsible. Authorities arrested 21-year-old Aaron Bissonette of Alpena on March 4. Bissonette was charged  with delivery of suboxone, conspiracy to deliver heroin and maintaining a drug house.The investigation led to an apartment that Bissonette was renting. According to investigators, Bissonette had been letting a number of associates stay with her. H.U.N.T conducted a search warrant at an apartment in the 1000 block of W. Washington Ave on the evening of March 5.They  arrested 28-year-old Chasity Wolff of Lansing and 33-year-old Milton Baytops of Flint. Wolff was charged with conspiracy to deliver heroin. Baytops was charged with two counts of delivery of heroin and conspiracy to deliver heroin. The Flint man was on parole with the Michigan Department of Correction’s Detroit Office.All three were arraigned on Monday. A field substance test of the seized substances  from the residence indicated the possible presence of Fentanyl.H.U.N.T. was assisted by Michigan State Police Emergency Services Team, Michigan State Police’s K9 Unit, Michigan State Police Alpena Post, and the Alpena City Fire Department. Citizens are encouraged to contact H.U.N.T. with tips regarding drug dealing at 1-800-573-DRUG.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: fentanyl, H.U.N.T. Team, heroin, hunt, Huron Undercover Narcotics Team, michigan state police, Michigan State Police Alpena Post, Michigan State Police Emergency Team, Michigan State Police K9 UnitContinue ReadingPrevious Photo of the Day for Monday, March 11Next Northeast Michigan residents perform in Mock Rock concert to raise money for the class of 2024last_img read more