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Governor Wolf Announces Six-Point Plan to Cultivate the Next Generation of Pennsylvania Farming

Governor Wolf Announces Six-Point Plan to Cultivate the Next Generation of Pennsylvania Farming

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Announces Six-Point Plan to Cultivate the Next Generation of Pennsylvania Farming Environment,  Infrastructure,  Innovation,  Press Release Pennsylvania Furnace, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today outlined his six-point plan to strengthen Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry amid a changing marketplace and new pressures during remarks to more than 500 industry leaders at Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences’ annual Ag Progress Days event.Governor Wolf cited the commonwealth’s competitive advantages and global reputation for quality and innovation as the foundation upon which to build the future of agriculture in Pennsylvania.“My vision for the future of agriculture takes advantage of what’s special about Pennsylvania’s farms and food processors to set us apart on a global stage,” said Governor Wolf. “We see tremendous opportunities for Pennsylvania, including the opportunity to diversify our business and capitalize on marketing opportunities. And even though there is no shortage of challenges, I believe we are uniquely positioned to capitalize on our many existing strengths and chart a path toward a dynamic and prosperous farming economy in Pennsylvania.”The governor pointed to a report he unveiled at the 2018 Farm Show that showed Pennsylvania’s agriculture and food industries generate $135.7 billion in economic activity annually. The industries employ nearly 580,000 people and pay wages of nearly $27 billion.The governor’s recommendations for the future of a vibrant agriculture economy in Pennsylvania build off of strategic recommendations contained in that report, which include:Rebuilding and expanding the state’s infrastructure, including roads, bridges, ports and broadband;Strengthening Pennsylvania’s workforce to ensure the next generation is prepared to lead;Removing unnecessary regulatory burdens and strengthening the state’s business climate;Establishing business ownership succession plans on the farm and throughout the food system; and creating more processing capabilities to accommodate a growing animal agriculture and protein sector.Under Governor Wolf, the state already has worked extensively to advance each of these five areas.The sixth point in the governor’s plan reflects his vision to make Pennsylvania the nation’s leading organic state. In 2016, Pennsylvania overtook Washington as the second leading state for organic sales in the U.S., producing and selling $660 million in certified organic commodities—more than double the amount sold in 2015. Additionally, the number of certified organic farms in the state increased 18 percent to 803 farms.The rise in organic sales comes as producers seek to meet growing demand. According to the Organic Trade Association, total U.S. organic food sales increased $47 billion in 2017, 8.4 percent increase, which outpaced the growth in the overall food market.“Demand for organic foods has skyrocketed over the last 20 years, and at last, our production is starting to catch up,” said Governor Wolf. “We can do more to help more producers and processors capture a bigger share of the organic market, and we can do that by leveraging our strong reputation in the marketplace.”The governor’s plan calls for raising public awareness among agricultural producers of the opportunities in organic production—both unmet market demand and the premium prices organic commodities command in the market. There is particularly high demand in Pennsylvania for organic feed grains to serve the state’s growing organic livestock industry, but presently, much of this demand is being met by grains shipped into Pennsylvania from other states and countries.The governor’s plan builds upon the state’s existing PA PreferredTM program. Many existing members already are certified organic producers, while others are interested in transitioning to organic production. Finally, the state also will work with the U.S. Department of Agriculture on standards for organic branding and marketing, and it will continue providing transition assistance to those operations that undertake the three-year conversion necessary to certify products and practices as organic.For more information on the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, visit agriculture.pa.gov. There visitors can also find a copy of the economic impact and strategic recommendations report under the “Hot Topics” section of the homepage.center_img August 15, 2018last_img read more

Gold Coast’s best Hamptons-style houses on the market

Gold Coast’s best Hamptons-style houses on the market

first_img It’s warm and inviting inside.It looks like a classic Hamptons-style home but there is a lot more to it than meets the eye.No expense was spared in its construction with custom-built features and arched windows distinguishing it while a hint of coastal flair breathes new life into the traditional style.The house spans two levels with the main living areas and one bedroom on the ground floor and four more bedrooms upstairs. The alfresco area and pool overlooking the river are highlights.The property will go under the hammer on February 23. Cooking would never feel like a chore in a kitchen like this. 116 Edinburgh Rd, Benowa Waters 1/87 Tahiti Ave, Palm Beach 1 Royal Mews, Sovereign Islands Dreaming of a Hamptons-style home? Check these out.IT is a classic style many house hunters are drawn to and one renovators and architects turn to for inspiration.The Hamptons style blends coastal and luxury features, making it the perfect fit for the Gold Coast’s envious lifestyle.While Australia’s version is much more laid-back than the traditional Hamptons style, it remains highly sought after.We’ve found three of the best on the market to fuel your daydreams. It has a jaw-dropping facade.Impressive is an understatement when it comes to describing this Hamptons-inspired house.A white palette with black accents and splashes of colour, feature lighting and luxury fixtures and fittings give it an air of sophistication with elegant touches.The three-storey waterfront property has four bedrooms, four bathrooms and an 11 car garage.Its standout features include an ornate fireplace, bold wallpaper and flooring as well as several outdoor living areas.The property is listed with a $7.395 million price tag. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa8 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoThe perfect spot to curl up and read a book on a rainy day. Less is more.A modern twist gives the Hamptons style a fresh look inside this villa.Wood floors and a neutral palette remain true to the design’s traditional form while pendant lighting and louvre windows add a contemporary touch.The residence has two storeys with an open kitchen, living and dining area that flows through sliding glass doors outside while its three bedrooms are upstairs.Close to the beach and a range of popular cafes and restaurants, its locations is also a drawcard.It’s on the market with a $1.05 million asking price. It has modern touches throughout.last_img read more

November 21, 2017 Police Blotter

November 21, 2017 Police Blotter

first_imgNovember 21, 2017 Police Blotter112117 Batesville Police Blotter112117 Decatur County EMS Report112117 Decatur County Fire Report112117 Decatur County Jail Report112117 Decatur County Law Reportlast_img

Long Dog and Bachasson primed for Royal Bond showdown at Fairyhouse

Long Dog and Bachasson primed for Royal Bond showdown at Fairyhouse

first_imgWillie Mullins pits smart novices Long Dog and Bachasson against each other in a fascinating Bar One Racing Royal Bond Novice Hurdle at Fairyhouse on Sunday. Mullins’ son and assistant Patrick said: “I’m very taken with Long Dog and with what he does at home. Obviously we think a lot of him. He got injured on his first run and that’s why we ran him over the summer. “Sunday will be a test. He might be best with a trip, but he has the speed, particularly on this ground, for two miles. I think he’ll take a bit of beating. “On a form line with Three Stars, who Bachasson also beat, we think Long Dog might be up to giving the weight away to Bachasson. He is a year older than him as well.” Paul Townend rides French-bred Bachasson, who runs in the Un De Sceaux colours. The grey holds a rating of 147 after clocking up a record of four from four on Irish turf, meaning he is rated 3lb superior to Long Dog who has to give him that amount of weight under the terms of the race. He was also successful at Grade Three level when last seen in Tipperary. Mullins went on: “Bachasson was weak when he came to us and we didn’t think he would be strong enough for winter ground. “He has improved and improved and there possibly could be more improvement in him. His profile is one of progression. His last performance was probably his best. The ground doesn’t seem to bother him too much.” Press Association The County Carlow handler has saddled four of the last seven winners of the Grade One contest, including last year’s hero Nichols Canyon, who subsequently ended champion hurdler Faugheen’s unbeaten record at Punchestown earlier this month. Long Dog is the pick of Ruby Walsh and arrives on the back of four comfortable victories, landing a Grade Three at Limerick last month. Bachasson’s part-owner Colm O’Connell said: “It looks like we’ve got Long Dog to beat. “Our boy is only four and has already had a long campaign, we need to see about the ground and this is his biggest test to date. “When he started out at Sligo I never had any thought in my mind he’d be running in a Royal Bond, but when he won at Galway we started to think he had a lot of potential. “The horses he’d been beating were coming out and winning and a bit like with Un De Sceaux Willie has steadily brought him through the ranks. “He’s getting 3lb as a four-year-old, but horses his age are normally running in bumpers not in the Royal Bond. “He’s bred to act on soft, so we will hope for the best and he showed a really nice turn of foot last time.” Walsh told the Irish Examiner it was a tough choice between the pair. He said: “T he only reason I’ve gone for Long Dog is because I think he’ll handle testing conditions better. ” For horses that won the first race on the Monday and Tuesday of Galway, it’s hard to believe that at this stage of the season you’d still be scratching your head as to which one to ride in a Grade One. ” The handicapper says I’ve made the wrong decision as he has Bachasson rated 3lbs higher and he’s getting 3lbs off Long Dog, but the weather forecast is all that swayed me. “They’ve run at roughly the same time all season, have been winning with similar ease, and improving all the time. “I don’t know how you split them. I asked some of the lads in the yard and they were split 50:50. “It really is that difficult, and Long Dog is just my opinion – anyone who fancies Bachasson, I wouldn’t like to put you off.” Gigginstown are represented by Gunnery Sergeant and Archive. The former won a point-to-point and a bumper before falling two out when leading in a Gowran Park novice hurdle. He has to come into the reckoning for Noel Meade and Bryan Cooper. Eoin Griffin’s Archive was beaten into fourth by Three Stars at Navan, while t he field is completed by the Mouse Morris-trained Baily Cloud, winner of his last two hurdle races. last_img read more

Red Force take honours as Hurricanes stumble

Red Force take honours as Hurricanes stumble

first_imgRED FORCE 1st InningsA Jangoo c Thomas b Louis 0J Solozano c Saunders b Berridge 37Y Cariah c Holder b Berridge 14E Nicholson c wkp Hamilton b Matthew 21*D Ramdin c Thomas b Louis 28T Webster lbw b Campbell 38+S Katwaroo c wkp Hamilton b Berridge 21Imran Khan c wkp Hamilton b Berridge 4K Pierre c Thomas b Louis 29D St Clair c wkp Hamilton b Louis 11A Phillip not out 4Extras (b2, lb4, w6, nb2) 14TOTAL (all out, 75.4 overs) 221Fall of wickets: 1-1, 2-55, 3-58, 4-108, 5-115, 6-173, 7-177, 8-177, 9-216, 10-221.Bowling: Matthew 17-9-22-1, Louis 12.4-2-45-4, Holder 20-6-49-0, Thomas 2-0-5-0, Berridge 17-2-71-4, Campbell 7-1-23-1.HURRICANES 1st InningsM Hodge c wkp Katwaroo b Webster 11*K Powell b StClair 15K Carty b Imran Khan 0D Thomas not out 8+J Hamilton not out 0Extras (w1, nb1) 2TOTAL (3 wkts, 11.1 overs) 36Fall of wickets: 1-22, 2-28, 3-36.To bat: S Berridge, C Holder, J Campbell, A Saunders, J Louis, M Matthew.Bowling: Phillip 4-0-18-0, St Clair 5-3-10-1, Webster 2-1-8-1, Imran Khan 0.1-0-0-1.Position: Hurricanes trail by 185 runs with seven wickets intact. PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, (CMC) – Trinidad and Tobago Red Force produced a steady batting effort and an incisive burst with the ball late on, to take honours on the opening day of their eighth round match against Leeward Islands Hurricanes.Opting to bat first at Queen’s Park Oval on Thursday, the hosts got up to 221 all out in their first innings with a number of players getting starts but failing to carry on.Lower order batsman Tion Webster top-scored with 38, opener Jeremy Solozano hit 37, while tail-ender Khary Pierre with 29 and captain Denesh Ramdin, 26, provided support.Fast bowler Jeremiah Louis (4-45) and Sheno Berridge (4-72) were the chief wicket-takers with four wickets apiece.At the close, Hurricanes were tottering on 36 for three, still requiring a further 185 runs to overhaul their target.Among those aready dismissed was captain and West Indies opener, Kieran Powell who counted three boundaries in 15.Red Force had earlier recovered from losing Amir Jangoo without scoring with a single run on the board, to make good progress courtesy of three half-century stands.First, Solozano put on 54 in a second wicket stand with Yannic Cariah who made 14, before Ramdin and Ewart Nicholson (21) added a further 50 for the fourth wicket.When two wickets perished for seven runs in the space of 26 deliveries, Webster and Steven Katwaroo (21) put on 58 for the sixth wicket to revive the innings from 115 for five.Webster struck seven fours in a 69-ball before he was eighth out in a slide that saw three wickets fall for four runs in 18 balls, as Red Force slipped to 177 for eight.Pierre then arrived to lash four boundaries in a 42-ball innings, anchoring a 39-run ninth wicket partnership with Daniel St Clair (11).last_img read more

Loyola balancing expectations of defending champs with injuries, suspensions

Loyola balancing expectations of defending champs with injuries, suspensions

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Loyola was the best team in the country. The Greyhounds were disrespected, but they were the best. And they proved it when they won the national championship.Now, the same teams that played like they hardly scouted Loyola (Md.) in 2012 storm onto the field determined to knock off the defending champs. And the Greyhounds have not proven to be the best.“That’s what we’ve seen from every single team, just energy in the first half, first quarter from every single team that’s just beyond what I’ve seen in the past couple years,” Loyola midfielder Pat Laconi said. “You can see extra fire in other teams wanting to try to bring us down.”Three times already, LU’s opponents have done just that – sometimes due to injury and suspension, others, like Maryland, were just better. As the No. 8 Greyhounds (10-6, 6-1 Eastern College Athletic) prep for their final game of the season against No. 11 Johns Hopkins (8-4) on Saturday, they do so thinking about simply shoring up a spot in the NCAA tournament they ran through last season. It’s a mental and emotional balancing act for Loyola, dealing with unprecedented expectations, the same nagging cynics that doubted the team last season and disappointment.Watching last year’s game film with defensive coordinator Matt Dwan, the Greyhounds hit a humbling realization.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It’s hard to realize because you think, ‘Oh, I thought we played pretty well then,’” Laconi said, “and then he showed us the clip saying, ‘This and this and this and this’ and we’re like, ‘Wow, we got really crossed up.’”It started when Laconi and his teammates watched film of the 2012 season opening win against Delaware. At first, they thought it was just a typically loose start to the season. Then they saw the film from Duke. They weren’t impressed with their old selves despite the 13-8 win.The Greyhounds saw that, results aside, they only vaguely resembled the national champions they became once the ECAC tournament came around. This year, they believe they’re doing the same.Worse still, with the respect they thought they always deserved, teams came in better prepared to play and beat Loyola. Opposing shooters picked out goaltender Jack Runkel’s weak spot, opposing attackers ran less downhill dodges at the LU defenders who relish playing one-on-one defense and offenses ran big-man-little-man combinations to take advantage of Loyola’s hesitance to slide.“We knew it was going to be a different year, and we’ve definitely dealt more with injuries and guys missing games than we dealt with last year,” midfielder Scott Ratliff said.Offensive X-factor and short-stick defensive midfielder Josh Hawkins was suspended for the first seven games for violating team rules. He missed two of LU’s three losses serving the suspension. Midfield playmaker Chris Layne missed Loyola’s last loss in overtime against then-No. 3 Denver.And in the loss to Duke, Matt Sawyer was visibly slowed by a knee injury he suffered earlier in the week.“A big message that we’ve just been talking about is just trying to peak at the right time, getting all our guys on the field and playing our best lacrosse at the right time,” Ratliff said, “which obviously is right now.”Despite holding the national title, doubters swooped in when the Greyhounds struggled to reel off the same early season dominance they showed last year. The players didn’t obsess over it, but they also didn’t ignore it.Ratliff said it was only natural that he and his teammates would read and hear criticisms of their team, and use it as motivation.“After a few games people start doubting you and you start reading stuff about how we don’t have the same drive,” he said.Those doubts have allowed Loyola to assume the natural role it took on last season when it shocked the country all season long.“We almost still kind of see ourselves as the underdog,” Ratliff said.That identity will be highlighted Saturday when LU visits local rivals Johns Hopkins, a team this senior class has never beaten. The Blue Jays were the only team Loyola lost to last season.A win against LU’s historically dominant neighbors – JHU has won nine NCAA titles since 1971 – would likely seal an at-large bid to the NCAAs for the Greyhounds. And Loyola’s back where it started last season: disrespected. For years, they’ve read The Baltimore Sun’s predictions in the build-up to the local rivalry.“It’ll always say ‘Hopkins, Hopkins, Hopkins’ with one or two Loyola picks,” Laconi said. “And that doesn’t mean anything to us. It’s just, it still digs at us that – we don’t deserve respect right now because we haven’t done anything this year.“But we plan on getting it this weekend.” Comments Published on April 23, 2013 at 1:11 am Contact Jacob: jmklinge@syr.edu | @Jacob_Klinger_last_img read more

Linfield rides 58-year streak of winning campaigns into 2014 season

Linfield rides 58-year streak of winning campaigns into 2014 season

first_imgLinfield football’s uniforms haven’t been altered since the 1950s. Its stadium and locker room haven’t moved.And with those constants has come another — 58 straight winning seasons.The Wildcats have finished above .500 in every season since 1956, the longest streak of its kind in college football and 16 years longer than the next best. With a consistent coaching staff and commitment to tradition, Linfield has separated itself from other Division III programs in the Pacific Northwest.Linfield has had five different head coaches since 1948, all of whom had previous ties to the program. Coaches tell first-year players about living in the dorms and playing at Linfield. The school is located in McMinnville, Oregon, which has a population less than 35,000.Eleven of the 12 coaches on Wildcats’ 12 current staff played at Linfield and experienced the same alumni and community support as the players they’re teaching.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“The streak is something that has connected so many generations of football players at Linfield,” Ryan Carlson, a Linfield defensive end from 1994–98 and the team’s volunteer videographer said. “No matter how old you are or how young the current players are, that’s something that the people are all connected by.”No team wants to be the one to end the streak, but the Wildcats turn their focus away from the pressure. Every year the senior class chooses new goals for the season — which sometimes include non-football related objectives like community involvement — and always include winning a national title.Despite having a winning record every year for the past 58 seasons, Linfield has won just four national championships — in 1982, 1984, 1986 as part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and 2004, its lone title in the NCAA. In each of the past three seasons, Linfield has gone undefeated in the regular season and won the Northwest Conference. But the Wildcats lost in the round of 16 of the NCAA tournament in 2011 and in the quarterfinals in 2012 and 2013.“It’s tough knowing we’re a successful program and each year I feel like we have the team to push all the way,” senior linebacker Westly Meng said. “It’s just if we’re going to finish. And that’s a question every year, every game that’s the thing.”This year, Meng said, the team’s goals include finishing every workout and finishing every game. Players and coaches on Linfield feel that if they accomplish these goals, the streak will take care of itself.Tyler Robitaille played for Linfield from 2010–13 and is now the team’s secondary coach. He said the streak isn’t talked about much internally.“We’re prideful of it, but that’s the last thing we’re thinking about every time we enter a season,” Robitaille said. “But it’s definitely a reflection both of how Linfield recruits and how Linfield approaches every season and the expectation that we’re going to win.“We’re going to reach the national championship and the streak will just continue if we do so.”Linfield’s roster is filled with players who could have chosen to play Division-I or Division-II football, but opted for the Wildcats’ rich tradition.Many alumni are still attached to the program and support the team on game days. Oftentimes, former players will interact with current players and discuss the program’s history.“It’s pretty cool when a 75, 80-year-old man comes up to you and knows your name and shakes your hand,” former quarterback and current quarterbacks coach Aaron Boehme said, “and you have no idea who they are, but they’re just an old-school graduate from back in the day and they’ve followed the team for years and years and years.”When Linfield finishes practice, the last thing the team always says is “family.” And as the Wildcats start their question for season No. 59, they’ll be striving for more than just a record.Said Robitaille: “It’s a pretty special place in the Northwest.” Comments Published on September 2, 2014 at 12:02 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Syracuse men’s lacrosse roundtable: Margin of victory, senior attack Jordan Evans, Towson faceoff matchup

Syracuse men’s lacrosse roundtable: Margin of victory, senior attack Jordan Evans, Towson faceoff matchup

first_img Published on May 18, 2017 at 4:19 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ UPDATED: May 19, 2017 at 1:35 p.m.As Syracuse nears its first Final Four since 2013, beat writers Charlie DiSturco, Sam Fortier and Matthew Gutierrez answer three pressing questions surrounding the Orange. No. 2 SU (13-2, 4-0 Atlantic Coast) has lost only once since Feb. 25, most recently beating Yale Sunday in the Carrier Dome to earn a date with No. 11 Towson (11-4, 4-1 Colonial Athletic) on Sunday at noon at Delaware Stadium in Newark, Delaware. The winner advances to the Final Four in Foxborough, Massachusetts for Memorial Day weekend.Syracuse’s narrow margin of victory continued in its matchup against Yale, after an 11-10 win. Should SU be concerned about this as it progresses in the playoffs?Charlie DiSturco: Syracuse should not be concerned about its margin of victory — a win is a win. The team has done it time and time again, as shown by its nation-best 9-2 record in one-goal games. The team knows how to play in situations, whether it be grasping to a small lead or having to comeback in the fourth quarter. I mean, they beat Yale by winning just four faceoffs! Somehow, someway Syracuse has succeeded in one-goal games. There’s no worry here.Sam Fortier: If you ask Guti, who just wrote a column about this very topic, he’ll say no. And I tend to agree with him. To say SU should worry after winning a game only by one goal would be to invalidate its entire season. In its nine one-goal wins this season, Syracuse has shown it can withstand enormous deficits in faceoffs, ground balls, goals and pretty much anything else to pull off a comeback. Plus, the Orange already had its sobering reality game when it couldn’t quite hold on after coming back from down nine in the ACC tournament to North Carolina. Slim margins are Syracuse.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMatthew Gutierrez: Not at all. Syracuse has proved all season it can win in any way. Some players have joked that they almost enjoy going down early, so they can regroup and stage a comeback. Sunday was just the latest example — Syracuse went 4-for-22 at the faceoff X and still won. Are you kidding? That illustrates how resilient this team is and how far from one-dimensionality SU stands. There’s no time to panic with this team.After Nick Mariano and Sergio Salcido, which other offensive player will lead SU in the playoffs?C.D.: The leader of the offense is Jordan Evans, even more so than All-Americans Sergio Salcido and Nick Mariano. Evans finally realized he’s not the top scorer, but instead uses his lacrosse IQ to run the offense and help position more inexperienced players. He accepted his new role and has thrived these past few games. He battles for ground balls, runs, and helps stop opponents’ clears and has such an overall understanding of the game that the balanced SU offense feeds off of. Yeah, he’s not the biggest threat to score. But he’s the leader and quarterback of this offense.Courtesy of SU AthleticsS.F.: No doubt: Evans. Everyone knows about his stature with No. 22 and his past No. 1 recruiting ranking, but the biggest thing he brings to SU — aside from his occasional offensive potency, IQ and quarterbacking — is experience. He’s closely observed the disappointing demise for each of the past three seasons and fully understands the stakes of Syracuse’s playoff run this season. As teams creatively counter SU’s six legitimate scoring threats on the field at once — Towson has the nation’s third-best scoring defense (7.47 goals allowed per game) — there’s only one player teammates have described as a coach on the field. Salcido and Mariano may be more potent threats, but Evans will be the conductor.M.G.: Without question, this is Evans. He has over the last four games led Syracuse in goals and assists. SU head coach John Desko said he’s playing his best lacrosse right now, and much of that won’t even show up in the stat sheet. Evans picks up ground balls, sets up the offense from the X and tells players where to position themselves. Plus, he’s shown he’s capable of scoring while limiting his turnovers. You can’t ask for much more from a guy who quarterbacks a deep offense such as Syracuse’s.Towson’s faceoff specialist Alex Woodall ranks inside the Top 10 nationally in winning percentage. The Orange pulled away with a win after getting decimated at the faceoff X against Yale. Will SU be able to remain competitive again if it doesn’t win at the faceoff X, and will Ben Williams be able to return to form? C.D.: If Williams struggles at the faceoff X, Syracuse still can remain competitive. It showed last week against Yale, a team with a top 10 faceoff success rate in the nation. But SU escaped and were lucky to do so. The game will remain close if Williams struggles, but another poor performance and I can’t see Syracuse coming out on top. That’s where bringing in Danny Varello comes into play. He has been consistent (other than the Yale game) and even Desko raves about his quick hands. Williams will likely struggle again, much like he has all season, before Varello comes in and is tasked with leading a Syracuse comeback once again.Jordan Phelps | Staff PhotographerS.F.: No and likely no. The Orange has somehow skirted challenging opposition — Yale won the Ivy League — despite not maintaining an advantage in faceoffs, but logically less possession time decreases chances of winning. If Williams cannot win, if SU is not competitive at the faceoff X against Towson, Williams’ career and the team’s season will end. Williams has not shown anything to indicate that he will return to the dominant player he once was. His early-season struggles were explained with injury, yet Desko has insisted for the past month that he’s fully healthy. Still, Williams has won 41 of his past 86 faceoffs and just 1-of-11 against the Bulldogs. That nearly cost Syracuse the game. It’s possible Williams returns to form — toughness is his best attribute — but if he doesn’t, the Orange’s best chances rests on someone other than one of the program’s best-ever faceoff men.M.G.: At this point, there are few reasons to be confident in Williams. Even if he starts well, will he sustain success over a whole game? Doubtful. There’s no question Desko and SU assistant coach Kevin Donahue have discussed, more and more, the idea of brining in freshman Danny Varello. While he won only 3-of-10 against Yale, Varello has been much more consistent this year. Expect him to see time Sunday in a heightened role and help SU try to break even at the faceoff X. Commentslast_img read more

Haiti’s Director-General of Tourism Survives Accident that Claims Two Lives

Haiti’s Director-General of Tourism Survives Accident that Claims Two Lives

first_imgPolice confirmed that the accident occurred on Saturday when the vehicle, which was being driven by Durosier’s driver, Jean Pierre Désir, overturned, hit an electricity pole on the RN #3, near Pignon and Dondon in the North department. Secretary of State Eddy-Jackson Alexis, said he was saddened at the accident and “associates himself with the pain of all those seriously affected by this tragedy, in particular, the families of the victims, their loved ones, their work colleagues and employees of the Ministry of Tourism.” Antoine died instantly, while Désir died at hospital. The authorities said that Durosier is in a stable condition, nursing injuries. – CMCcenter_img Director-General of the Ministry of Tourism, Andy Durosier, has survived a vehicular accident that resulted in the deaths of two people, including his assistant, Kimberly Antoine. Prime Minister Joseph Jouthe in a note to the Minister of Tourism, Myriam Jean, noted “in this painful circumstance, I ask everyone to show solidarity with the Minister, her staff, as well as bereaved families. It should be noted that the condition of Director General Andy Durosier is stable.”last_img read more