上海油压,爱上海,上海419论坛 – Powered by Gregary Thayne!

Category Archives: jqwzceyy

Speech: Maintaining peace in the Middle East and North Africa

Posted on by

first_imgThank you very much Mr President and good to see you in New York again. Thank you to Russia for the opportunity to discuss holistically the situation in the Middle East and North Africa.Mr President, I think we all agree that many of the conflicts in this region share root causes and complex linkages. And we agree that an approach to resolving these conflicts that needs to consider each conflict in isolation will not succeed. They need to be looked at in the round. I think we’re also aware that there are some existentialist struggles between some of the Member States in the region, but not all are aggressive towards their neighbors or commit unfriendly acts towards their neighbours. The MENA region, people have been saying, should perhaps have its own Helsinki Final Act moment. And I don’t want to be prescriptive, but I think something that brings the region together would be very worthwhile considering and we would be happy to join any consideration of that issue.Overall, our understanding of any conflict should be shaped by an analysis that looks at the full breadth of root causes, the role of regional and international actors and the individual history and circumstances of the country. And in return the response of the Security Council and the whole of the UN to these conflicts needs to be holistic.Before I turn to the Russian concept note, Mr President, and our own views, I just wanted to start by endorsing fully what the French Ambassador said about Iran. We will have another opportunity to talk about Iran later this week, so I will expand my remarks then. But I just wanted to pledge the UK’s support to what he said.Mr President, there were many points in the Russian concept note with which we agreed. We agree with you on the devastating humanitarian consequences of the various conflicts in the MENA region. And OCHA’s own figures are truly staggering: 22 million in need of assistance in Yemen, 13 million in Syria, 1.9 million in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and a million in Libya. The humanitarian relief efforts of all Member States, international actors and indeed ordinary citizens, have indeed helped to avert some suffering. But it isn’t enough. And 66 percent of humanitarian appeals, in OCHA’s own figures, have yet to be fulfilled.We have written recently as the United Kingdom to the Secretary-General to set out our own humanitarian contribution to the crises in the Middle East. We continue to see examples of states restricting access to humanitarian agencies and we see attacks by armed groups on humanitarian workers. What justification, Mr President, can there be for these attacks? We agree with you that humanitarian assistance should not be politicised, but as long as these attacks continue, it will be.Conflict has particularly affected religious and ethnic minorities. Yazidi in Syria and Iraq. The Baha’i in Iran in Yemen. Terrorist actors and state institutions in the region have been responsible for some of the worst persecutions in history. So we hope, like you, that the Security Council can unite behind efforts to resolve conflicts peacefully. We should do everything we can as a Security Council to support efforts made by the Secretary-General and his Special Representatives to bring peace to the region; make serious progress in Syria, Yemen and Libya; to use our collective and bilateral efforts to put pressure on those that oppose or undermine these efforts; and ensure that peacekeeping missions are fit for purpose.On the Middle East peace process, Mr President, that a number of speakers have mentioned, we reiterate to our support for the two-state solution, and we look forward to the American proposals which we hope will be able to be issued soon.There are some areas, Mr President, where we do not share your views as set out in the concept note. And wanted to begin this section by saying that I’ve just come from the R2P Debate in the General Assembly, and it strikes me, Mr President, this goes to the heart of many of our disagreements about how to handle these conflicts. Your concept note calls for a commitment to the supremacy of international law and the need for a collective approach to the problems of the region. We can endorse that fully. But where there are cases when populations are injured or persecuted because of the actions of their own governments, that is not only against international human rights law and the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, which every country in this room has pledged to uphold. It is actually risking a precursor to a wider conflict. And if the Security Council and the international community do not take an interest at that early stage, there is a much greater likelihood that the situation gets out of control and a much greater likelihood that there will eventually be conflict, including conflict across borders. Whether or not that is armed incursions, or whether it is sending refugees across borders, and hence, Mr President, ultimately a much greater likelihood, not just that the Security Council will ask to take action, but that it will need to take action in order to address the root causes. So I invite all those countries who do not like the Security Council looking at situations of human rights persecutions in individual countries. I just invite them to see that logical train of where ignoring such events is likely to lead. And if I may, I’d like to quote from the preamble of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that celebrates its 70th year anniversary this year, which says, “It is essential if man is not to be compelled to have recourse as a last resort to rebellion against tyranny and oppression that human rights should be protected by the rule of law.” That’s the reason why we in the United Kingdom believe that human rights is properly relevant to Security Council discussion of any particular international peace and security situation.You say, Mr President, that unilateral action is doomed to failure. For the United Kingdom’s part, like all of the speakers so far, we would like to see the Security Council take collective action. But it is blocked, and where it is not blocked, it is subsequently disregarded. International action cannot solely be a matter for the lowest common denominator. We can look at Syria – and a number of speakers have referred to Syria. We are all aware of the circumstances. The Security Council has been blocked from holding to account those responsible for violating international law. A resolution to refer the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court was vetoed in 2014. This year a resolution was vetoed that would have allowed the Joint Investigative Mechanism to continue its vital work. The use of chemical weapons, whether by terrorists or state actors, needs to be investigated. Those responsible need to be held to account and the much greater danger we would assert, Mr President, is in letting it be thought that chemical weapons can ever be used as a weapon of war and the international prohibition on their use disregarded.There have been reports over the weekend, furthermore, of air and artillery attacks against the de-escalation area in southwest Syria. These are deeply concerning and the reports appear to point to this Syrian government. A military offensive by the Syrian government would be a flagrant violation of the ceasefire and the de-escalation agreement that Russia has been involved in. We urge everybody with influence on this situation to help uphold the commitments and urge restraint.Mr President, sanctions are a vital part of the Security Council’s arsenal. As Article 41 of the Charter makes clear, they give very real effect to our decisions and they turn our words in this chamber into tangible consequences for those who threaten international peace and security. Sanctions are not our first resort and they are not a measure that we ever take lightly, but we know that they work. They have helped bring peace and security to countries like Liberia and Sierra Leone. They helped bring Iran and DPRK to the negotiating table. And they continue to play a vital role in the fight against Da’esh and Al Qaeda in Iraq, Syria and beyond.Mr President, we believe that there are some further issues that would merit discussion by this Council not covered in your note that could underpin future discussions by the Council on this important subject.We agree with the Secretary-General that political participation in the region remains weak and we agree we need to strengthen democratic institutions. And I’d like to echo his tribute to Tunisia and also endorse his words on the problems caused by retarding economic opportunity. A genuine holistic approach to conflict in the region cannot ignore the issue of good governance.Good governance from strong, stable state institutions is the best way to maintain peace and security. Bad governance can be devastating and we have seen that in a number of countries in the region. When governments violate their citizens human rights, I was saying earlier, we know that the risk of conflict and suffering increases. It is the Council’s responsibility to consider and be informed on all these issues due to their impact on international peace and security. As an international community we must support institutions that uphold the values the United Nations was set up to protect and which worked for the benefit of all citizens.Lastly, Mr President, I would like to say a word about post-conflict reconstruction. Failure to stabilise and reconcile communities after a long conflict will fail to restore peace and security in the long term. It is not a trade-off between peace and justice. The task of the Council is to help the UN and countries themselves find the right way to have both peace and justice. And I think we all know that the role of women can be vital in that endeavour.International actors, including this Council, play a vital role in ensuring limited resources can be distributed effectively in supportive institutions that address the root causes of previous conflicts.Thank you very much Mr. President.last_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , .

News story: GC contributes to European standard to combat food fraud

Posted on by

first_img Email [email protected] Queens RoadTeddingtonTW11 0LY Food fraud is a worldwide problem, with many countries committing considerable resource to combat the issue. The globalisation of the food supply chain has led to the acknowledgement that having agreed definitions for terms commonly associated with food authenticity and food fraud would be of great benefit.The Norwegian Institute of Food, Fisheries and Aquaculture Research (Nofima), has led a European initiative aimed at making communications regarding food fraud more precise and clear. Food fraud experts from several European countries including the Government Chemist and the Food Authenticity Network in UK, have worked together to create a European standard which defines many of the English terms and concepts used in connection with food fraud. The words are placed in a hierarchical system that makes it easier to understand how they relate to each other.This standardisation process was coordinated as part of the EU-funded Authent-Net and FoodIntegrity projects. It was published in January 2019 by Standard Norway, and it is also being distributed by several other National Standardisation Bodies in Europe; currently Estonia, Netherlands, and the UK.This standard represents an important first step in the global standardisation of these terms which will help facilitate trade, combat food fraud and better secure our food supply chains.The Government Chemist team has great expertise in the area of food fraud, having had a role in providing advice in previous cases, such as the horsemeat crisis in 2013 and many others.For more information on the role of the Government Chemist contact us:center_img Government Chemistlast_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , .

The importance of obtaining a trademark for your credit union

Posted on by

first_imgImagine your credit union is undergoing a rebrand. You’ve spent months selecting a new name, creating a new set of brand guidelines and even designing a gorgeous new logo. Everything has been going according to plan, and you can’t wait to unveil it to the public. When the day for your new brand to launch finally rolls around, to your horror, you discover that another credit union has a trademark on the name you selected. Cue “The Price is Right” losing horn.Trademarks exist to protect your credit union and serve as intellectual property. Trademarks are important to credit unions because they help protect your brand as expressed in recognizable images, signs, logos, designs or expressions. A well-defined brand, in turn, distinguishes products and services and builds loyalty among members. Think about the Nike “swoosh.” Not only is Nike’s name trademarked, but the symbol is, too. Both are recognizable, and both are impactful.It’s not necessarily a fast process to go from zero to Nike. You might find a name, logo or mark that’s “just so you” and it’s listed as available, but you’ll need to start the process as soon as possible so as to not lose it. This will minimize delays in the full deployment of your new brand as well as ensure that you are able to secure whatever it is you want to trademark before it’s too late. On average, it takes one year to complete the entire process.But why spend an entire year on this? Why is trademarking so important to your credit union? Glad you asked! continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , .

The G.O.P. Lines Up Behind Trump

Posted on by

first_imgIn Republican-held state governments across the country, officials have collectively turned toward embracing Trump’s denials of the election result. Ten Republican attorneys general filed an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to hear a dispute over the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s ruling allowing mail-in ballots to be received up to three days after Election Day. “I can’t in good countenance continue showing you this,” Cavuto said, adding that he would willingly cut back to McEnany if she presented any verifiable evidence to support her assertions. Representative Cheri Bustos of Illinois announced yesterday that she would not seek another term as the head of the House Democrats’ campaign arm, acknowledging in a letter to colleagues that she had been “gutted at the losses we sustained.” In Georgia, the Republican secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, is under fire from members of his own party — essentially for counting votes. As elections officials have tallied some of the final ballots, Biden’s margin has only grown, and Trump’s campaign has increasingly pressured Raffensperger to stop the counting. Biden is moving ahead with planning for Day 1 of his presidency, despite Trump’s efforts to dig his heels into the Oval Office carpet. But there is a range of crucial national security information that Biden still doesn’t have access to; he has yet to receive a daily briefing on national security, as is customary for presidents-elect, and Trump’s refusal to concede could complicate Biden’s access to federal security until his inauguration. Gabriel Sterling, the secretary of state’s voting system implementation manager, said that the election hadn’t been tainted by irregularities and in fact had run smoother than usual. “The facts are the facts, regardless of outcomes,” he said. “In this state, this time, this election on Election Day was an amazing success.” – Advertisement – On Fox News, even the conservative commentator Neil Cavuto cut away from the White House press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, as she spoke at a news conference yesterday, making broad and unfounded claims about election mismanagement in Pennsylvania. The defense secretary had long appeared to be on the chopping block, especially after publicly breaking with the president over whether to deploy active-duty federal troops against protesters in American cities. Trump has little sway over how Raffensperger runs the election in Georgia, but the president relishes his ability to fire members of his own team. He put that firepower to use again yesterday as he ousted Mark Esper, the defense secretary, announcing abruptly on Twitter that Esper “has been terminated.” – Advertisement – William Barr, the attorney general, told federal prosecutors on Monday that they could investigate accusations of voter fraud before the results of the presidential race were certified, though he cautioned that “specious, speculative, fanciful or far-fetched claims should not be a basis for initiating federal inquiries.” In an extraordinary letter, citing no specific evidence, the two Republican Senate candidates in Georgia, Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, argued that Raffensperger had “failed the people of Georgia,” and called on him to step down. He replied at a news conference yesterday afternoon, saying that he wouldn’t resign and that he was just as unhappy as other Republicans about Trump’s loss. While Democrats had expected to build on the sweeping gains they made in 2018, they instead wound up losing seats in the House, while picking up fewer Senate seats than expected and making no major gains in state legislatures.center_img Susan Collins, the moderate senator from Maine who won re-election last week, became only the fourth Republican in the Senate to break ranks with her party and acknowledge Joe Biden’s win. In a statement, she congratulated him on his “apparent victory” and argued that it was important to begin the transfer of power. “He loves this country, and I wish him every success,” Collins said. – Advertisement – Accusations have flown throughout the party, with centrist Democrats arguing that the party’s left wing had left them open to being mischaracterized as socialists, while the more progressive incumbents have accused their moderate counterparts of lazy campaigning and ineffective messaging. Speaking on the Senate floor yesterday for the first time since the election, Mitch McConnell threw his weight behind President Trump’s efforts to cast doubt on the outcome of the presidential race, saying that Trump was “100 percent within his rights to look into allegations of irregularities and weigh his legal options.” Biden announced a 13-member task force yesterday to lead his administration’s effort to confront the coronavirus pandemic, convening the group for a video conference call alongside the vice president-elect, Kamala Harris. Barr’s move prompted the Justice Department official who oversees investigations of voter fraud, Richard Pilger, to resign nearly immediately, our reporters Katie Benner and Michael Schmidt wrote. Pilger told colleagues he would move to a nonsupervisory role working on corruption prosecutions. Speaking immediately after him, the Democratic leader, Chuck Schumer, called Trump’s claims “extremely dangerous, extremely poisonous to our democracy,” and called on his Republican colleagues to reject them. “Republican leaders must unequivocally condemn the president’s rhetoric and work to ensure the peaceful transfer of power,” Schumer said. The nation is now left hanging between the apparent completion of a successful, generally well-run election amid difficult circumstances, and unfounded claims of fraud and mismanagement. As is often true of Trump’s falsehoods, they’re difficult to refute because they’re not founded on much of anything, other than a pattern of earlier fictions. – Advertisement – In brief public remarks after their meeting, Biden urged Americans to help contain the virus. “It doesn’t matter your party, your point of view,” he said. “We can save tens of thousands of lives if everyone would just wear a mask for the next few months.” At the General Services Administration, the Trump-appointed director has also refused to officially acknowledge the election results, a significant impediment to the transition process. McConnell, the majority leader, openly celebrated the Republican Party’s victories in key Senate races — victories that relied upon the same ballots Trump has baselessly called fraudulent.last_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , .

Don’t miss out – Booking.com and BeeRent invite you to free seminars in Istria

Posted on by

first_imgThe world’s largest reservation portal for accommodation, Booking.com in cooperation with BeeRent, the world’s first free platform for managing multiple reservation portals, with the support of the Istrian Tourist Board is organizing a seminar to be held in Pula, April 27, and Rovinj, 28. April 2018After a great response, to all four seminars organized by Airbnb and BeeRent this February, which had a total of more than 1000 visitors, this time BeeRent brings you Booking.com!The seminar is intended for everyone who is engaged in renting / advertising private accommodation on the Booking.com portal and those who just want to start.We will especially emphasize the opportunity provided by BeeRent, which is a free service of entering your accommodation and presenting them on all major booking portals. Don’t Miss!What will you have the opportunity to learn at the seminar?Why it is important to work with Booking.comHow to edit a quality presentation on Booking.comWhat are tariff plans on Booking.com, how to use them and why are they importantWhich all affects the position of your accommodation on Booking.comWhat are dynamic prices, how are they set and why are they the key to successful salesWhat is BeeRent and how in one place you can manage all portals for renting private accommodation completely free of charge In addition to useful tips that you have the opportunity to listen to, we give you the opportunity to meet key people Booking.com Croatia to whom you can ask questions.During the seminar, BeeRent will present a one-time project carried out in cooperation with booking portals and is completely free for all renters who want to unite all portals into one BeeRent profile.Where and when the seminars are held:27.04.2018 – Pula – FET “Mijo Mirković” hall PULA from 16: 30 19 to: 3028.04.2018 – Rovinj – Hotel Lone from 16: 30 19 to: 30We invite all interested to apply as soon as possible via our application form below because the number of seats in the halls is limited:The lecture will be attended by:Representatives of BeeRentBooking.com representativesTravel agencies, BeeRent usersFor any additional questions, you can contact us at [email protected]!last_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , .

African Union chief condemns US police killing of unarmed black man

Posted on by

first_imgGeorge Floyd, 46, was killed Monday by police after being arrested on suspicion of using a counterfeit banknote. A video taken by a bystander shows an officer kneeling on his neck as he is pinned to the ground. At one point Floyd is heard saying he cannot breathe.Protests in the US against Floyd’s killing and against other deaths of black people in police encounters entered their fourth day on Friday.Other officials at the AU, headquartered in Ethiopia, have also made clear they were disturbed by Floyd’s death.On Thursday, Kwesi Quartey, deputy chairperson of the African Union Commission, posted on his personal Facebook page that the AU was “distressed to witness yet another unwarranted execution of another African-American male… for no other reason than BEING BLACK”.”This is one too many. We may be black, but we are people too,” Quartey wrote. “Africa demands a full investigation into this killing.”The statement Friday from Faki’s office called on US officials to “intensify their efforts to ensure the total elimination of all forms of discrimination based on race or ethnic origin.”Topics : The head of the African Union Commission on Friday condemned the killing by police of an unarmed black man in the US state of Minnesota which has sparked protests across the country.Moussa Faki Mahamat “strongly condemns the murder of George Floyd that occurred in the United States of America at the hands of law enforcement officers, and wishes to extend his deepest condolences to his family and loved ones,” read a statement issued by his spokeswoman. The statement added that Faki “firmly reaffirms and reiterates the African Union’s rejection of the continuing discriminatory practices against Black citizens of the United States of America.”last_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , .

Martin Keown believes Mikel Arteta made obvious mistake in Arsenal’s defeat against Olympiacos

Posted on by

first_img Metro Sport ReporterFriday 28 Feb 2020 8:55 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2kShares Mikel Arteta suffered a major setback as Arsenal crashed out of the Europa League against Olympiacos (Picture: Getty)Martin Keown believes Mikel Arteta and Arsenal paid the price for delaying Garbriel Martinelli’s introduction against Olympiacos last night.The Gunners crashed out of the Europa League in almost farcical circumstances, gifting Youssef El Arabi a 119th minute winner having only moments earlier appeared to have booked their place in the last 16 following Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s acrobatic volley.Arsenal’s top goalscorer still had an opportunity to win the tie but inexplicably shanked the ball wide, standing in the six-yard box with the goal at his mercy.Arteta felt Arsenal should have put the tie to bed long before, however, with Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolas Pepe both guilty of missing presentable opportunities.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTKeown, however, felt the Spaniard would have been better served by bringing on teenage sensation Martinelli earlier, with the Brazilian given only 15 minutes to impress during the second period of extra time. Advertisement Martin Keown believes Mikel Arteta made obvious mistake in Arsenal’s defeat against Olympiacos Comment Gabriel Martinelli was only given 15 minutes to impress against Olympiacos (Picture: Getty)The former Arsenal defender said: ‘We were that close I was tempted to tell Arteta to bring Martinelli on, but you don’t want to be disrespectful.‘It was obvious Martinelli had to come on, we were that close to Arteta I was tempted to go over and say ‘put Martinelli on’. You have to show respect, of course you can’t go and do that.‘The basics and the structure aren’t there. These are schoolboy errors.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport pageMORE: Martin Keown rates Arsenal’s chances of Champions League return after Europa League exitMORE: Mikel Arteta unhappy with ‘unacceptable’ Arsenal defending after Olympiacos defeat Advertisementlast_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , .

Charming style on show at eclectic Gold Coast house

Posted on by

first_img67 Skyline Tce, Burleigh Heads, has hit the market. A stunning blend of coastal, Hamptons and French provincial styles make this Burleigh Heads house a charming and unique find.The property at 67 Skyline Tce exudes character from every nook and cranny, making it feel like home from the moment you step inside.The eclectic mix of styles are effortlessly blended throughout the renovated two-level house. The custom-designed kitchen is a highlight of the home. It will head under the hammer on May 4. The property is scheduled to go under the hammer on Saturday at 11am through Ray White Prestige Gold Coast Jackson Paradise. An open family and meals area, which flows onto a covered patio, offers plenty of space for entertaining.A media room and separate living area with a fireplace and study nook offer the perfect escape, ideal for movie marathons or a rare quiet moment away from the children.There are six bedrooms, four on the ground floor and two upstairs.The main bedroom with ensuite and walk-in wardrobes flows onto the rear deck. It has an eclectic style. The six-bedroom house uniquely blends coastal, Hamptons and French provincial styles. center_img What an entrance. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoA large, covered rear deck is one of many spots to enjoy the 180-degree views and it connects seamlessly with the main indoor living areas. MORE NEWS: Chur bro, these are the hottest Kiwis up for grabs The custom-designed kitchen at the heart of the home is another highlight with hi-tech Gaggenau appliances, shaker cabinetry, Carrara marble benchtops, a butler’s pantry and a 1.8m Tasmanian oak butcher’s block. MORE NEWS: Unit block fetches $2.04 million at heated auction Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59last_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , .

Bundesliga: 10-man Leipzig held to home draw by Hertha Berlin

Posted on by

first_imgRelatedPosts Club’s server collapses over ticket demand for first Bundesliga game in 11 years Awoniyi joins Union Berlin on loan RB Leipzig get approval for some fans in stadium at season opening match RB Leipzig’s faint title hopes faded further as they fought out a 2-2 home draw with Hertha Berlin after conceding late equaliser from the penalty spot.This was having been reduced to 10 men in see-saw Bundesliga encounter on Wednesday. The result left Leipzig third on 55 points from 28 games, nine behind leaders Bayern Munich and two adrift of second-placed Borussia Dortmund, while Hertha moved up one place to 10th on 35 points.The visitors took 10th-minute lead through Serbian midfielder Marko Grujic, on loan from Premier League Liverpool, before Lukas Klostermann levelled in the 24th and Marcel Halstenberg was dismissed in the 63rd for a second yellow card.Patrik Schick netted a bizarre goal five minutes later, following goalkeeper error.But Leipzig could not hold on as substitute Krzysztof Piatek earned a share of the spoils for the visitors with an 82nd-minute penalty.Like all other Bundesliga matches, the clash was played behind closed doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Grujic drew loud cheers from his team mates when he volleyed home a Marvin Plattenhardt corner from seven metres. Klostermann levelled with superb header as he ghosted away from his markers at the near post.He met Christopher Nkunku corner before Vedad Ibisevic skied his shot high and wide into the empty stands at the other end.With Halstenberg dismissed for a second bookable foul, Schick gave Leipzig the lead thanks to howler by Hertha keeper Rune Jarstein, as the ball trickled out of his arms and over the line.Hertha had the last laugh, however, as Matheus Cunha was fouled by Ademola Lookman and Poland striker Piatek sent home keeper Peter Gulacsi the wrong way with a perfect spot-kick.Reuters/NAN. Tags: BundesligaLukas KlostermannMarcel HalstenbergPatrik Schicklast_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , .

MBB : Cohen: With assertive performance, Orange makes statement to team’s doubters

Posted on by

first_imgPITTSBURGH – Dion Waiters’ celebration was, in a way, perfect. The straight face, the flex of the muscles, the stare. It all made sense.He had just sliced through the Kansas State defense from the top of the key, hugging the basketball with both arms like he was a running back protecting a football.He had just absorbed contact from not one but two Wildcat defenders, tossing up a circus left-handed layup in the process that somehow found its way through the basket.And he had just landed, perfectly enough, with his body facing the two rows of media covering Syracuse’s 16-point triumph over Kansas State. It allowed him to stare some of SU’s doubters right in the face.‘I think today we made a statement in that we are a No. 1 seed for a reason,’ Waiters said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe’s absolutely right. Saturday’s 75-59 win over eighth-seeded Kansas State went beyond the formal punching of SU’s ticket to the Sweet 16. Rather, it was a rejuvenation of a team many thought to be teetering on the edge of elimination from a tournament it expected to have a chance at winning.Thursday’s narrow victory over No. 16 UNC Asheville cast doubt on this team’s ability to play without Big East Defensive Player of the Year Fab Melo. Head coach Jim Boeheim and his players already faced question after question regarding the repercussions of Melo’s absence Wednesday. And after the slim seven-point victory against the Bulldogs, the doubters only grew louder.But in running away from Kansas State on Saturday – holding the Wildcats to 31.3 percent shooting, battling back from a huge first-half rebounding hole and reaching the 75-point plateau for the first time since Feb. 11 – the Orange quieted the majority of those doubters.‘They doubted us,’ point guard Scoop Jardine said. ‘Nobody thought we were going to get this far, especially losing Fab. It doesn’t matter. Our identity is us, what we believe in and what we can do.’I am included in the ‘they’ Jardine alluded to. I, like many, didn’t think Syracuse had the resolve or the interior toughness to overcome the loss of Melo.Saturday’s game proved I was wrong.Despite being slaughtered on the boards in the first half by Kansas State and performing poorly offensively, Syracuse battled back.Freshman Rakeem Christmas, the same player who was figuratively punched in the mouth by Notre Dame’s Jack Cooley in January, transformed into a totally different player.After Kansas State forward Jordan Henriquez grabbed 11 rebounds in the first half, Christmas responded with eight points and seven rebounds of his own in the second half. It was a ‘take that’ type of statement.He chipped in offensively by finishing feeds at the rim with dunks. He also blocked a pair of shots in the second half, including one he sent flying into the Kansas State bench.Is he Fab Melo? No. Is he getting there? You bet.‘Rakeem was tremendous,’ SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. ‘He really was. He was tremendous. He’s just kind of figuring it out.’His teammate, Jardine, figured it out as well on Saturday in time to save the game for the Orange. He overcame a two-point, four-turnover disastrous opening 20 minutes to pour in 14 points and six assists in the second half and lead his team to a win.The head-scratching turnovers of the first half were replaced with solid veteran leadership and a will to win.That trickled down to his fellow Philadelphian Dion Waiters. The shots he forced against UNC Asheville were nowhere to be found Saturday. In their place was an efficient 5-of-9 performance, plus seven perfect free throws to lead Syracuse in scoring with 18 points.Everything the Orange was on Thursday, it wasn’t on Saturday. The players seemed to be back in midseason form.‘I’m excited, the way we came out and played,’ Waiters said. ‘I can’t ask for nothing else.’With the win over KSU, Syracuse can put a half-disastrous, half-brilliant weekend behind it. The road to Boston wasn’t pretty, but the Orange seems to be leaving Pittsburgh on the heels of a game that inspired a world of confidence.SU is still a long way from New Orleans, which remains the ultimate goal. And I’m not ready to anoint this team as Final Four caliber yet.But Saturday was certainly a start.Said C.J. Fair: ‘This was definitely what we needed.’Michael Cohen is a staff writer for The Daily Orange, where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @Michael_Cohen13. Published on March 17, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] | @Michael_Cohen13 Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , .