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Governor Wolf Welcomes New PASSHE Chancellor Daniel Greenstein

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Welcomes New PASSHE Chancellor Daniel Greenstein Education,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Marking a new vision for the state’s 14 public universities, Governor Tom Wolf today celebrated the swearing-in of Dr. Daniel Greenstein as the fifth chancellor of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Greenstein is a former leader with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the University of California system. “Dr. Greenstein comes to the State System at a time of tremendous challenge and tremendous opportunity,” said Governor Wolf. “I was proud to participate in the selection of Dan as the new chancellor and I welcome the opportunity to work with him on a new vision of our public universities. We need a strong state system that provides every student with an affordable education, so they can succeed in Pennsylvania.”The governor delivered remarks during the swearing-in ceremony at the Dixon University Center in Harrisburg. He was joined by PASSHE Board of Governors Chairwoman Cynthia Shapira and other members, representatives from the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties, Pennsylvania Association of Councils of Trustees, officials from many state universities, and other higher education leaders.The commonwealth’s public universities serve nearly 100,000 students, of which 90 percent are Pennsylvania residents. The students study a wide array of fields, including STEM, health care, business and more.Greenstein previously led the Postsecondary Success strategy at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, helping other higher education leaders to raise educational-attainment levels and to promote economic mobility, Before joining the foundation, Greenstein was Vice Provost for Academic Planning and Programs for the University of California system. In that role, he oversaw system-wide academic planning and programs. center_img January 16, 2019last_img read more

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Ambrose remains opposed to Gayle farewell

first_img…Windies selectors should have opted for new bloodWEST Indies bowling legend Curtly Ambrose has maintained the belief that the regional team should have looked past star batsman Chris Gayle for the regional team’s tour against India.The 39-year-old opening batsman had initially announced plans to retire from international cricket, following the recently concluded ICC World Cup.Gayle, however, changed his stance just ahead of the tournament and indicated he would stay on for the upcoming tour of India as a potential farewell.Ambrose and a few others, however, believe the World Cup was the perfect time for the veteran to step aside. The left-hander was, however, included in an ODI squad to face India.Despite struggling to make an impact at the World Cup, Gayle was the player-of-the-series in an impressive performance again England in the Caribbean earlier this year. While lauding Gayle for his contribution to regional cricket, Ambrose insisted it was time for fresh blood.“You need them to get better in terms of Hetmyer and Pooran and so forth, and Evin Lewis; so, what are you going to do? Let Chris Gayle play for a next four years and then four years later you bring them.“Chris Gayle has played for many years and has done extremely well and I have a lot of respect for him but what I am saying is that it is time to move on.People talking about give him a farewell Test match. He hasn’t played Test for five years so what you are telling me is that one of your opening batsmen, whoever he may be, you’re going to tell him to sit this game out and let’s give Chris Gayle a farewell, but that doesn’t make sense.” (Sportsmax)last_img read more

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Ex-Team Secret Director forms new team, welcome Dynasty Gaming

first_imgKemal Sadikoglu, Dynasty GamingKemal Sadikoglu, the former Director of Team Secret, has today announced the creation of a brand new esports team; Dynasty Gaming.  After heading up Team Secret on the business side for over two years, Sadlikoglu has decided ‘the time is right to re-focus the players in a new team’. The founder of Team Secret, Clement “Puppey” Ivanov, will continue to concentrate on his DotA 2 team and the upcoming TI7.Sadlikoglu joined Team Secret in the spring of 2015, and whilst the organisation was embroiled in some notable scandals during this period around money reportedly owed to players, in both Vainglory and CS:GO they performed well. Dynasty Gaming will be made up of the ex-Team Secret roster with the exception of the DotA 2 team.  As such the all female CS:GO team, who are undefeated for the last year and a half and ranked 42nd on GosuGamers, is currently heading to DreamHack and will be donning their new Dynasty jerseys. The former Secret Vainglory team, who are three time European champions, will also be moving over, as is Super Smash player Silent Wolf. Dynasty Gaming’s CS:GO team will be in action this weekend, whilst the Vainglory Summer split begins next week and there’ll be SSBM action in July.Kemal Sadikoglu said of the announcement: “This is a really exciting time for esports and the  players who are joining us are keen to get into action under the new Dynasty Gaming banner.  We already have some heavy hitting champions on our roster and are ready to create even more.“I want to put on record my thanks to Puppey and Team Secret for the great wins we had together and wish them all the best for the future.”Sadikoglu is also planning to expand the new team, by bringing in new talent in titles such as PUBG, H1Z1 and is reportedly exploring other possibilities in Street Fighter and FIFA.  Sebastien “cOucOu” Caly and Julia “juliano” Kiran will support the management of the players and ex-Fnatic Head of Commercial Darren Newnham will be working on brand partnership and sponsorship opportunities for the team.If you have any questions you can contact comms@nexus.company, for team enquiries email kemal@dynastygaming.gg and for business opportunities please get in touch with Darren@nexus.company. Esports Insider says: We see new teams emerge fairly regularly but one that is born out of Team Secret makes for more of a worthwhile announcement. Evidently, CS:GO, Vainglory and Super Smash Bros is just the start and it’ll be interesting to see how quickly they expand. The choice of PUBG and H1Z1 rather than the likes of League, Overwatch or Rocket League is a surprising one.last_img read more

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Amid deep slump, Dodgers’ Max Muncy tries to rediscover the magic of early July

first_imgMuncy did say he and hitting coach Turner Ward have studied video, looking for a flaw in Muncy’s swing that would explain the freefall. They found nothing, Muncy said.“There’s nothing that’s any different,” Muncy said. “Just a couple days of not getting any hits led to me pressing and swinging at pitches I normally wouldn’t swing at.“It’s definitely more mental than physical, for sure.”Dodgers manager Dave Roberts has seen the same thing.“I think there’s a little bit of pressing going on. He wants to perform and is just trying a little too hard,” said Roberts, who dropped Muncy to eighth in the lineup Wednesday.“For me – and I’ve said it from the beginning – this guy usually stays in the strike zone. So it’s not about the league adjusting to him. It’s about when the ball is in the strike zone, you’ve got to swing at it and when it’s not, take it. There’s a little bit more swing and miss through the fastball. But Max will get through this.”CROWDED ROTATIONLeft-hander Alex Wood threw three simulated innings to hitters Wednesday afternoon and had “no signs of the leg issue” involving an adductor muscle on his left side that led to him going on the DL, according to Roberts.Wood will probably throw a bullpen session in two days and, at that point, the Dodgers will decide when he will return to the starting rotation. Wood is eligible to pitch again on Tuesday.Meanwhile, Roberts indicated left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu could be ready to return to the majors after just two rehab starts. Ryu has been on the DL since May 2 with a groin muscle tear. In rehab starts with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga and Triple-A Oklahoma City he allowed one run in nine innings.Ryu will be ready to pitch again in five days – either for the Dodgers or in another minor-league rehab start.“The next step for him – we haven’t decided that yet,” Roberts said.Ross Stripling will come off the DL to start in Colorado on Thursday. Add in Wood and Ryu next week and the Dodgers could potentially have seven starting pitchers to choose from.During their stretch of 17 games in 17 days after the All-Star break, the Dodgers briefly went with a six-man rotation. That would “probably not” happen this time, Roberts said, because of a more favorable schedule with three off days in a 12-day stretch coming up.“Some tough decisions coming,” Roberts said.UP NEXTDodgers (RHP Ross Stripling, 8-3, 2.68 ERA) at Rockies (LHP Tyler Anderson, 6-4, 4.05 ERA), Thursday, 5:40 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available)Related Articles Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies When he struck out in his first at-bat Wednesday, Muncy had just four hits in a stretch of 46 plate appearances, more than half of them (24) strikeouts including each of his past eight at-bats. He finally snapped the strikeout streak with a single in the fifth inning.But after hitting a home run every 9.9 at-bats in his first 72 games this year, Muncy has just two in his last 65 at-bats.Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.“It’s just baseball,” Muncy said. “A couple days not getting a hit leads to you start to press a little bit. You kind of get out of your zone. Then it’s one of those things where it can snowball on you. … one of those things where it’s hard to get out of it, get out of your own head.”Muncy wrote his own prescription for that, taking Monday’s off day as a mental break.“A full day off from baseball, didn’t look at any film, didn’t really do anything baseball-related, just took a full day and relaxed,” Muncy said. “Showed up (in Oakland) and try to act like nothing happened before. Just go out there today and act like it was two months ago.” OAKLAND — It seemed almost too good to be true. Maybe it was.In early July, Max Muncy had a higher OPS than Mike Trout and Mookie Betts and stood shoulder to shoulder with Nolan Arenado and Bryce Harper among the National League home run leaders.It was heady stuff for a player discarded by the Oakland A’s a year ago who started this season as a non-descript, non-roster invitee to the Dodgers’ spring training camp and made for a fairy-tale narrative when Muncy participated in the Home Run Derby during the All-Star festivities.It was also not sustainable. Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Lakers waive Corey Brewer right before rookie Josh Hart breaks bone in left hand

first_imgBall’s minutes will still be capped Thursday against the Heat, but he will likely play more than the 24 minutes he was allowed in Atlanta.“He felt good,” Walton said. “He looked good in practice today, the minutes restriction will go higher again next game.”Ball has averaged 11 points, seven rebounds and 5.5 assists in the two games he has played since sitting out 15 games before the All-Star break with a sprained left knee.“However long I play,” Ball said, “I’m going to do what I can.” MIAMI — The Lakers experienced two departures Wednesday. One was of their own hand. The other: One of their own’s hands.Shortly after the team finalized an agreement to waive veteran Corey Brewer, rookie Josh Hart suffered a broken bone in his left hand while the Lakers practiced.Hart’s fate is uncertain after fracturing his fourth metacarpal. He returned to Los Angeles to have his hand examined by team medical staff. His options could include season-ending surgery.Brewer’s future is less murky: He is believed to have several suitors among playoff teams, but is reportedly likely to sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder upon clearing waivers on Friday. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Hart has emerged as a favorite of Walton’s – a player who embodied the team’s developing defensive identity and fit nicely into the offense.“We’ll miss him if he’s out,” Walton said. “But we’re not going to be stuck thinking how to fill in for him until we actually hear back whether or not we’ve got him or not.”TURNOVER A NEW LEAFThe Lakers won their last time out, Monday in Atlanta, but Walton saw blemishes in the blowout. After the Lakers committed 23 turnovers against the Hawks, their coach decided to return to the basics.With his team practicing at a community center in downtown Miami, Walton instructed his players to pair up and stand 15 to 18 feet apart. Then, at the instruction of assistant coach Brian Shaw, they practiced rudimentary passes.Chest pass. Bounce pass. Overhead pass.“It looked like a high school drill,” Ball said. “It’s kind of basic, but it helps.”It’s a drill from the Tex Winter playbook, thought Walton said it is now known as the “Brian Shaw Passing Clinic.”“Just the very fundamentals of passing,” Walton said, “without doing what Tex would call ‘passing out of motion,’ being strong with the ball, snapping your wrist and getting it to your teammates.”After watching film from the win in Atlanta, Walton determined the Lakers could have cut their turnovers “by eight or 10 if we just made more solid, fundamentally sound passes.”THROWDOWN SHOWDOWNDisplaying an arsenal of 360-degree dunks, windmill dunks and tomahawk jams, a springy Ball looked nothing like a player who belongs on a minutes restriction for a knee injury.The rookie point guard closed practice on Wednesday in an impromptu dunk contest with rookie forward Kyle Kuzma that saw the two throw down one dunk after another – missing plenty along the way, too. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“It’s what he wants,” Coach Luke Walton said of letting go of Brewer. “He’s been so great all year with our guys and he’s with the rotation the way it is, he wasn’t playing much anymore. Not because he wasn’t good enough but just because we’re trying to grow a young team while we win. I hope he gets on a good team where he’s playing and finishes the year off competing for a title.”Brewer appeared in 78 games over two seasons with the Lakers, averaging 4.2 points in 13.5 minutes. He was the NBA’s active leader in consecutive games played before sitting out on Jan. 11.Hart is averaging 6.6 points and 3.7 rebounds in 55 appearances, but since moving into the starting lineup on Feb. 2, he has averaged 12.2 points, 7.4 rebounds and shot 48.9 percent from 3-point range.A prolonged absence would have a noticeable impact on the Lakers, who have won seven of the last 10 games Hart started. Fellow rookie Lonzo Ball called Hart “very important” to the team’s success, saying he’s good for a “double-double pretty much every time he steps out there; one of our best defenders and he rebounds a lot.”To compensate for Brewer’s absence on the depth chart, the Lakers recalled Gary Payton II from the G-League.last_img read more

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THERE’S SOMETHING ‘SPECIAL’ HAPPENING AT WATSON HIRE

first_imgWatson Hire has come a long way when it first hired out drills, powertools and cement mixers.The store, which has outlets in both Letterkenny and Donegal Town, is now a leading supplier of everyday goods used by the consumer. The store is now running a series of ‘First Tuesday Specials” to coincide with children’s allowance day.The store’s one-off specials include 3 bags of coal for €19, 3 bales of briquettes for €11, a 40 pack of toilet roll for €10, a large box of Daz washing powder for €13.99, a large box of Bold washing powder for €14.99.As well as that there will be 20% off dare2b ladies running gear for busy mums looking to try and squeeze in a bit of exercise while there will also be 20% off al homeware.So if you are looking for your ‘First Tuesday’ money to go further on the essentials, drop into Watson Hire for a look. Watson Hire – a lot more than just a hire store. THERE’S SOMETHING ‘SPECIAL’ HAPPENING AT WATSON HIRE was last modified: February 3rd, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:coalFirst TuesdaysWatson Hirelast_img read more

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