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. January 16, 2019
Photo Courtesy of Jamaica Football Federation MIAMI, United States, Mar 29, CMC – Powerhouses Jamaica have paid the price for defeat in their final Nations League qualifying game and will now do battle in League B of the inaugural Championship starting in September.Lost to El SalvadorThe Reggae Boyz, the highest-ranked Caribbean team in the FIFA rankings at 54th, crashed to a 2-0 defeat away to El Salvador at the Estadio Cuscatlan in San Salvador, to finish the qualifying round in eighth spot on nine points.Only the six top teams from qualifying advanced to the top tier League A featuring the likes of heavyweights Mexico, United States and Costa Rica.16 teams in League BLeague B comprises the 16 teams which qualified seventh to 22nd and sees Jamaica installed in Group C alongside Antigua and Barbuda, Guyana and Aruba.Jamaica, however, can find themselves in the top tier for the next championship, with the four group winners in League B gaining promotion to League A.Guyana, who finished seventh in qualifying to reach the prestigious CONCACAF Gold Cup for the first time in their history, will now also fancy their chances of gaining promotion.Bermuda make surprising move to League ALeague A, meanwhile, will see surprise side Bermuda clashing with Mexico and Panama in Group B, after the Bermudians beat the Dominican Republic, 3-1, last weekend to reach the Gold Cup and finish fifth in the standings.Haiti, who topped the standings with four wins, have been pitted against Costa Rica and Curacao, who finished fourth in qualifying on nine points.Trinidad and Tobago, the second highest ranked Caribbean side in the FIFA rankings at 93rd, clash with Honduras and Martinique. The Trinidadians avoided the qualifying phase of the Nations League by virtue of reaching the final round of CONCACAF qualifiers for last year’s World Cup in Russia and were also automatic qualifiers for the Gold Cup.The four group winners from League A will do battle in the playoffs scheduled for March next year and which will determine the champions, while the last placed teams in each group will suffer relegation to League B.Meanwhile, League C will feature 13 teams competing in the four groups, with the group winners elevated to League B.Following are the group assignments for the 2018-19 Nations League.GROUPS:LEAGUE AGroup A: United States, Canada and CubaGroup B: Mexico, Panama and BermudaGroup C: Honduras, Trinidad and Tobago and Martinique Group D: Costa Rica, Haiti and CuracaoLEAGUE BGroup A: French Guiana, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Belize and GrenadaGroup B: El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Saint Lucia and MontserratGroup C: Jamaica, Guyana, Antigua and Barbuda and ArubaGroup D: Nicaragua, Suriname, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and DominicaLEAGUE CGroup A: Barbados, Cayman Islands, Saint Martin and U.S. Virgin IslandsGroup B: Bonaire, Bahamas and British Virgin IslandsGroup C: Guatemala, Puerto Rico and AnguillaGroup D: Guadeloupe, Turks and Caicos and Sint Maarten
AUSTRIAA quick delve to the Austrian Bundesliga where newly signed Alhassan Ibrahim made his second league appearance for league champions Austria Wien who failed to break down a resolute Salzburg side in their 0-0 draw at the Red Bull Arena.20-year-old Alhassan who is popularly called Mu’azzam joined the Austrian champion from NPFL side Akwa United on a season loan deal with a possibility of an extension based on performance.TURKEYIn the Turkish Super Ligue, Super Eagles vice captain, was not able to make his third league appearance of the season after he was left on the bench in Trabzonspor’s 3-4 home loss In the hands of Alanyaspor.Elderson Echiejile and Sivasspor registered their 4th loss of the season as they were reduced to 10-men and were a goal short in their 2-3 home loss to third placed Goztepe at the Sivas stadium.Echiejile who has rekindled his career with newly promoted Sivasspor has made an impressive six league appearances this term starting five of those.At the Timsah Arena, William Troost Ekong and Mikel Agu were on from start to finish for Bursaspor who were piped 1-2 at home against Galatasaray.Another Super Eagles defender, Kenneth Omeruo saw 90 minutes of action for Kasimpasa who were denied their third win of the season as they played out a 1-1 stalemate against Kayserispor.While Omeruo was making just his second league appearance for Kasimpasa; Esperance loanee, Emem Eduok watched the match from the substitute bench.Former Nigeria U20 midfielder, Okechukwu Azubuike and Yeni Malatyaspor recorded a famous 2-4 away triumph over Karabukspor.Nigeria’s Imo Ezekiel was missing in action for Konyaspors’s 2-0 home victory against Akhisar Belediyespor as they improved their standings to go 13th on the league table after match day six.ITALYIn the Italian Seria A now, the Nigerian duo of Sadiq Umar and Joel Chukwuma Obi were both missing in action for Torino’s Turin derby 4-0 loss against Juventus at the Allianz stadium.26-year-old Joel Obi is still recovering from the injury he sustained in Torino’s lone goal win against Benevento on match day three.CHINAFinally, to the Chinese Super League where Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi was on for the whole match duration for relegation threatened Tianjin Teda as they kept their survival hopes alive with an impressive 4-1 derby victory Tianjin Quanjian.The game was Mikel’s 8th of the season after an injury ravaged debut in China.Nigerian veteran striker, Obafemi Martins, was missing in action for Shanghai Shenhua due to injury as his side played out a 3-1 home win over Guangzhou R&F.32-year-old Martins who boosts of seven goals in 11 appearances so far this season has failed to play in Shenhua’s last four fixtures in the Chinese Super League.Odion Jude Ighalo was goal shy for Changchun Yatai in their barren draw fixture against 3rd placed Hebei CFFC.Forgotten Eagles forward, Anthony Ujah made 22nd league appearance for Liaoning Hongyun who were defeated by a lone goal against Yanbian at the Yanji stadium.CHIDIEBERE ANUGWOLUTWITTER– @Chidi_maestro RelatedForeign Legion – September 11, 2017September 11, 2017In “England”Foreign LegionNovember 22, 2017In “National Team”Valencia CF vs Real SociedadJune 30, 2017Similar post ENGLANDAs always, we take off from the thrills of the English premier league where Nigeria’s victor Moses was instrumental as league champions, Chelsea made light work of Stoke City as the Blues put four unreplied goals past their host at the Bet365 stadium.26-year-old Moses who has made five league appearances so far this campaign is yet to open his season goal account with Chelsea.At the King Power stadium, the Eagles duo of Wilfred Onyinye Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho both tasted action for Leicester City for their 6th league fixture of the season as luck failed to smile on them in their 2-3 home loss against Liverpool.While Ndidi saw the whole match duration, Iheanacho was a 74th minute introduction in what was Leicester’s 4th league loss in six games this term.24-year-old Ahmed Musa was however, not listed for the fixture after featuring for the Leicester City’s U23 side against Chelsea and yet to play a single game for the Foxes’ senior team this season.At the Liberty stadium, Isaac Success continued to find lots of liberty on the Watford bench as he saw all the match duration once more from the substitute bench.Success, who made 19 league appearance in his first season is yet to make an appearance this term for the Hornets.CHAMPIONSHIPIn the English Championship, Super Eagles defender, Ola Aina made his 9th league appearance for 17th placed Hull City who recorded their 3rd draw of the season as they played out a 1-1 draw against Sone Aluko’s Reading at the Madejski stadium.Aina who is on a season long loan from Chelsea has made all league appearances for the Tigers this term while Aluko was making just his third.Nigeria midfielder, Hope Akpan was a 75th minute introduction for Burton Albion in their barren draw against host, Queens Park Rangers as the two teams slugged it out at the Loftus Road.BELGIUMWe head now for the Belgian Pro league where Abdul Ajagun saw 90 minutes of action in Kortrijk’s 8th match of the campaign as they feel 3-0 (Nil) away against Royal Antwerp.24-year-old Ajagun who is a former Levadiakos and Roda JC player is enjoying his first season in Belgium with The Guys who are currently, 10th on the league table.Henry Chukwuma Onyekuru made an early second half appearance for league champions, Anderlecht as they piped 8thplaced Waasland-Beveren 1-2 to go 7th on the standing.Onyekuru who scored 12 league goals last season has netted thrice this term in 7 games for Anderlecht.At the Ghelamco Arena now, it was a sore loss for the trio of Moses Simon, Samuel Kalu and Anderson Esiti as they were all in action for Gent I their solitary goal home loss in the hands of Peter Olayinka’s Zulte Waregem.Former 36 Lion FC winger, Olayinka was cautioned in the 28th minute in what was his 8th game of the current campaign and boosts of 3 league goals already.Nigeria youth international, Taiwo Awoniyi continued to impress for new team Royal Excel Mouscron as he played an integral role as the REM ran away with a 3-2 home victory over visitors, Eupen.The Liverpool loanee has made an instant impression in Belgium already with 2 goals in six matches.Henry Uche Agbo was shown his third yellow card of the season for Standard Liege and enjoyed 83 minutes of football in the colourful encounter which ended 2-1 against visiting Lokeren at the Stade Maurice Dufrasne.SPAINIn Spain, Super Eagles striker, Olarewaju Kayode was again on the losing side with Girona as they were thrashed 0-3 against unrepentant Barcelona.Kayode and Girona who are 17th on the league table are without a win in their last four league games; losing 3 with just a draw.GERMANYWe head now to the German Bundesliga where former U17 sensation, Victor Osimhen was not listed for Wolfsburg in their spirited last ditch 2-2 fight back stalemate against league champions Bayern Munich at the Alianz Arena.18-year-old Osimhen is yet to make an appearance for The Wolves this season.Super Eagles defence stalwart, Leon Balogun watched the whole 90 minutes from the bench in Mainz’ 1-0 (Nil) victory against 10-men Hertha Berlin.
Former world No. 1 Andy Murray has announced he will make his singles comeback in the Cincinnati Masters, which starts Sunday.Murray suggested he was facing likely retirement during an emotional news conference at the Australian Open in January, but the Briton has gradually offered a more optimistic outlook since undergoing hip resurfacing surgery and making a successful return as a doubles player. Just five months on from his major operation, the 32-year-old won the men’s doubles at Queen’s Club in June alongside Feliciano Lopez.He then also featured in the men’s and mixed doubles at Wimbledon, partnering with Serena Williams in the latter, before playing in the Citi Open alongside brother Jamie and teaming up with Lopez again at the Rogers Cup.Murray has now determined he is ready to try his hand at competitive singles action once again, confirming on Facebook that he had accepted a wild card into the Cincinnati Masters.”That feeling when you accept a wildcard for the singles in Cinci,” Murray posted on his official Facebook page, together with the hashtags “#LetsDoThis” and “#HereWeGo”.mood when we heard @andy_murray was returning to singles at @CincyTennis pic.twitter.com/hLoJZNtRCa— US Open Tennis (@usopen) August 9, 2019The announcement is sure to fuel speculation over Murray’s potential participation in the U.S. Open, a tournament he won in 2012 to claim the first of his three Grand Slam titles to date.He went on to win Wimbledon twice after that breakthrough success at Flushing Meadows, his first triumph in 2013 ending a 77-year wait for a British men’s singles champion at the grass-court slam. Murray reached the top of the world rankings in November 2016 before his long-term hip issues became more debilitating.After undergoing hip surgery in January 2018, Murray struggled in his comeback and cut a disconsolate figure in Melbourne this year when he suggested his illustrious career was coming to an end.However, Murray described his latest operation, which has left him pain-free, as “life-changing” and he is now on the brink of completing a remarkable return to top-level singles action.