Athletes village in Jakarta to house asymptomatic COVID-19 patients

first_imgTopics : As the number of confirmed cases and fatalities from COVID-19 continues to rise, the government has prepared an apartment tower from the former Kemayoran athletes village – now an emergency hospital for infected patients in Central Jakarta – to house asymptomatic coronavirus patients for isolation, a top official said on Saturday.With the hospital bed occupancy rate in Jakarta’s 67 COVID-19 referral hospitals having surpassed 60 percent, the government was working to create more space by sending patients with mild to moderate symptoms to the athletes village, National COVID-19 Task Force chief Doni Monardo said.“Towers 6 and 7 currently accommodate patients with mild to moderate cases. Half of them are asymptomatic. With the addition of Tower 5, the government is providing more facilities for the people who tested positive for COVID-19 but show no symptoms, as their own homes are not sufficient for self-isolation,” he said on Saturday, adding that at least 1,500 beds were prepared in Tower 5. Read also: Jakarta gears up for possible collapse of healthcare systemDoni also said that the government was preparing two-starred and three-starred hotels to isolate asymptomatic COVID-19 patients.Moreover, he called on the COVID-19 referral hospitals to immediately release patients whose conditions had improved to free up isolation beds for other patients.Earlier this month, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said that his administration would issue a policy requiring all COVID-19 patients in the capital city to be quarantined at coronavirus referral centers. The new regulation would stipulate that COVID-19 patients, whether or not they show symptoms, would be quarantined in state facilities in a bid to break the chain of infection.Indonesia recorded 3,806 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the total number of infections nationwide to 214,746 with 8,650 fatalities and 152,458 recoveries. Jakarta remains the epicenter of the outbreak nationally with 1,205 new cases, bringing the city’s total to 52,840.last_img read more

Gov. Wolf Signs Sixth Opioid Disaster Declaration Renewal, Announces New Initiatives

first_img June 14, 2019 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Press Release,  Public Health,  Substance Use Disorder Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today signed the sixth renewal of his opioid disaster declaration, put in to place in January 2018 as a mechanism for state agencies, third-party organizations and stakeholders to work collaboratively, loosen regulations that slow down access to treatment, and increase efforts on prevention, treatment, and recovery for thousands of Pennsylvanians suffering from the opioid crisis.“I first signed the disaster declaration so the commonwealth would have every tool at its disposal to battle this health crisis and I have witnessed this collaborative effort grow and succeed,” Gov. Wolf said. “We continue to make improvements upon our strategy and find new techniques to reach people affected by the epidemic.“I recently stopped by a meeting of the Opioid Command Center and saw firsthand the commitment and vigilance of the members who have been meeting weekly for a year and a half to strategize.”The governor was joined by Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman, Sec. of Health Dr. Rachel Levine, Sec. of Drug and Alcohol Programs Jennifer Smith, members of the Command Center, and legislators as he signed the renewal and announced two new initiatives: guidance on naloxone and insurance, and the release of the Opioid Data Dashboard 2.0.In 2018, Dr. Rachel Levine issued a standing order for naloxone so loved ones, medical professionals and anyone interested in accessing this life-saving medication would have access to it. Now, the Insurance Department is working to encourage insurers to consider the circumstances surrounding a naloxone prescription as underwriters review potential health, life and other policies.Commissioner Altman outlined the naloxone insurance guidance, stating, “In a notice that will appear in the Pennsylvania Bulletin tomorrow, my department will issue guidance to insurers regarding the issuing and setting premiums for policies for which health status may be considered, such as life and short-term health insurance policies, where the applicant or enrollee has naloxone, or other opioid overdose reversal agents, in their prescription history.“Our department strongly urges carriers to gather sufficient information to determine in what context an applicant or enrollee has obtained the prescription. Prior to issuing an underwriting decision or making a rating decision, we encourage carriers to consider the reason for and intended use of an opioid reversal agent prescription.”Consumers who feel they may have been discriminated against due to an opioid reversal agent prescription may file a complaint with the Pennsylvania Insurance Department, which will conduct an investigation.Dr. Levine presented the latest online resource that’s helping to battle the opioid crisis: the Opioid Data Dashboard 2.0.“As we continue this effort, we are working on enhancing our tools to heighten our response and help communities identify where they need to target their efforts,” Dr. Levine said. “We launched the Opioid Data Dashboard in February 2018 to help communities, counties and the entire state focus on areas that have been hit particularly hard, and ways to assist those affected. Today, the Opioid Data Dashboard 2.0 launches, thanks to the tremendous support of the University of Pittsburgh, and funding from the Aetna Foundation.”The Data Dashboard 2.0 includes new metrics focusing on the community, the economy and criminal justice and the impacts of the opioid crisis on families and children through neonatal abstinence syndrome, among other data points.Data included on the dashboard also includes:Prevention information, such as the progress of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program and its role in reducing the number of opioids dispensed and the number of opioid seizures and arrests by the Pennsylvania State Police.Rescue information including the number of doses of naloxone administered and the number of calls to the Department of Drug and Alcohol Program’s hotline.Treatment data and information showing the availability of drug and alcohol treatment facilities within the state, the number of people receiving medication-assisted treatment, and the locations of the single county authorities, instrumental in the communities to help those in need.Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Sec. Jennifer Smith outlined how Pennsylvania and its Opioid Command Center are using federal State Opioid Response, or SOR, funds on innovative, collaborative projects.“A true testament of this successful collaboration has been the innovative projects that the administration has developed with the approximately $108 million in federal funding Pennsylvania has received to fight the opioid epidemic,” Sec. Smith said.In October 2018, the Substance Use and Mental Health Services Administration awarded Pennsylvania $55.9 million in federal grant funding to further its efforts to battle this epidemic.A portion of the funding is being used to continue efforts to expand access to medication-assisted treatment and directly provide counties with funding to help the uninsured and underinsured access treatment.In addition to continuing those established projects, the administration has used the federal funding to develop innovative initiatives that not only address an individual’s addiction, but the barriers that interfere with living a healthy life in sustained recovery, such as housing and expanding access to medication-assisted treatment for inmates in the state’s prisons.Recently, the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs has partnered with the Department of Health to launch Pennsylvania’s Substance Use Disorder loan repayment program.There is a shortage of doctors and clinicians specializing in opioid treatment and rural areas often have a hard time attracting a workforce.To help bridge this gap, the administration allocated $5 million into a loan repayment program for individuals practicing where high use of opioids and overdose deaths are evident and where a shortage of health care providers exists.“The commonwealth enters the sixth disaster declaration renewal with preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control continuing to indicate a decrease in opioid overdose deaths in the state,” Gov. Wolf said. “And while that’s good news, we know we have more work to do and so will continue to identify problem areas and find new solutions for addressing opioid use disorder. And we will not let up until we have won the battle against opioids in our commonwealth.”Through the collaborative efforts of the Opioid Command Center and its partners, Pennsylvania has:Removed about 285 tons of prescription drugs from our streets through take-back boxes,Connected more than 5,000 Pennsylvanians to treatment through a warm hand-off program,Assisted more than 18,000 individuals with accessing treatment through one of our Centers of Excellence,Provided guidance to more than 43,000 individuals who have called our 1-800-Get-Help-Now hotline,Administered 21,419 live-saving doses of naloxone.Distributed more than 6,000 naloxone kits during “Get Help Now Day” in December,Implemented dozens of initiatives to increase access to treatment, aid in recovery, and innovatively spend federal State Opioid Response dollars to maximize their benefit.Find more information on the state’s response to the opioid crisis here.Read the full disaster declaration renewal.Text Below:AMENDMENT TOPROCLAMATION OF DISASTER EMERGENCYJune 14, 2019WHEREAS, on January 10, 2018, I declared a disaster emergency due to the opioid crisis that is ravaging the country, including the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and its citizens;WHEREAS, my Proclamation of Disaster Emergency dated January 10, 2018, was renewed by Amendment to Proclamation of Disaster Emergency (1st Amendment) on April 4, 2018, for an additional ninety days. The April 4, 2018, 1st Amendment would have automatically expired by operation of law on July 3, 2018, unless further extended by my official renewal;WHEREAS, I renewed the Proclamation of Disaster Emergency for an additional ninety days by official action on June 28, 2018. The June 28, 2018, Amendment to Proclamation of Disaster Emergency (2nd Amendment) was set to expire by operation of law on September 26, 2018, unless further extended by my official renewal;WHEREAS, I renewed the Proclamation of Disaster Emergency for an additional ninety days by official action on September 24, 2018. The September 24, 2018, Amendment to Proclamation of Disaster Emergency (3rd Amendment) was set to expire by operation of law on December 23, 2018, unless further extended by my official renewal;WHEREAS, I renewed the Proclamation of Disaster Emergency for an additional ninety days by official action on December 21, 2018. The December 21, 2018, Amendment to Proclamation of Disaster Emergency (4th Amendment) was set to expire by operation of law on March 21, 2019, unless further extended by my official renewal;WHEREAS, I renewed the Proclamation of Disaster Emergency for an additional ninety days by official action on March 20, 2019. The March 20, 2019, Amendment to Proclamation of Disaster Emergency (5th Amendment) is set to expire by operation of law on June 18, 2019, unless further extended by my official renewal;WHEREAS, the opioid crisis continues to be of such magnitude or severity that emergency action is necessary to protect the health, safety and welfare of affected citizens in Pennsylvania;WHEREAS, the opioid crisis continues to be a public health emergency in Pennsylvania contributing to addiction, overdose emergencies and deaths; andWHEREAS, investigations by the Opioid Unified Coordination Group indicate that additional resources of the Commonwealth may be needed to mitigate and contend with the magnitude and severity of this continuing and expanding disaster emergency.NOW THEREFORE, pursuant to the provisions of section 7301(c) of the Emergency Management Services Code, 35 Pa. C.S. §7301(c), I do hereby order and direct as follows:1. The Proclamation of Disaster Emergency of January 10, 2018, renewed by Amendments to Proclamation of Disaster Emergency dated April 4, 2018, June 28, 2018, September 24, 2018, December 21, 2018, and March 20, 2019, is renewed for an additional period of ninety days, and shall continue to apply to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.2. All directives, authorized actions and provisions of the January 10, 2018, Proclamation of Disaster Emergency, and the April 4, 2018, June 28, 2018, September 24, 2018, December 21, 2018, and March 20, 2019, Amendments to Proclamation of Disaster Emergency shall remain in full force and effect until either rescinded by me or terminated by operation of law ninety days following the effective date of this Proclamation Amendment.3. This Proclamation Amendment shall take effect immediately.GIVEN under my hand and the Seal of the Governor, at the City of Harrisburg, this fourteenth day of June two thousand nineteen, the year of the commonwealth the two hundred and forty-third.TOM WOLFGovernorcenter_img Gov. Wolf Signs Sixth Opioid Disaster Declaration Renewal, Announces New Initiativeslast_img read more

Asset owners have responsibility to examine managers’ PRI disclosure – Ilmarinen

first_imgAsset owners have a responsibility to let information disclosed under the new Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) framework inform their appointments of asset managers, the head of responsible investment at Finland’s Ilmarinen has said.Anna Hyrske said she was looking forward to using the new PRI reporting framework – outlining how signatories to the code should disclose their socially responsible investment approach – and added that it would make her role at the €31bn mutual pension insurer “a lot easier”.Speaking at a conference in Paris organised by Novethic, she also said one of the most critical components of the reporting framework was that it could act as a road map for investors.“It helps you to develop your own actions and see where you do really well, what you could do better,” she said. “We used a lot of the PRI questionnaire as an internal development tool to see where [we wanted to go] with our resources, what we would like to do differently and so on.”While Hyrske was critical of the pilot version of the new framework, she said the one in place now would be useful for those who wished to compare asset managers easily.“I’m putting my faith and hope with the PRI reporting framework – in the sense that, when the asset managers are reporting in a comparable way, we have [a] big responsibility to go and actually check the reports and make our decisions partially based on that information as well,” she said.“The comparability, the accountability – those are critical issues, and they will make our lives easier.”She also noted that Ilmarinen did not view sustainable investing as separate from investing as a whole, and that therefore good days saw the sustainable investment team consist of all of the mutual’s in-house portfolio managers.“The portfolio managers are the ones who know the companies the best, so there is no point in having a list of [companies] ‘approved by Anna’, or something like that,” she said.last_img read more

Brazilian star ready to play for China

first_imgRead Also: Ronaldo, Juve teammates celebrate Serie A title in styleOscar has been one of the top players in the Chinese Super League since arriving from Chelsea and topped the assists charts over the past two seasons.SIPG begin their CSL campaign later Monday against Tianjin Teda at a neutral venue behind closed doors, part of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus infections.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Under current rules, the 28-year-old cannot switch to play for another country because he featured for Brazil in official competition, including the 2014 World Cup in his homeland. Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”5 Reasons To Wait For The Solo Black Widow Movie7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearTop 10 Must-Know Facts About Ivanka TrumpA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging Loading… center_img Asked by state broadcaster CGTN if he would consider playing for China if the naturalisation rules changed, Oscar replied: “I can think about it because, as I said, it’s difficult to go to the Brazilian national team now because I’m here.“But in China everyone sees how good I play so if in the end the China national team needs a good midfielder, I think I can help if they change.“I like China but the players now, if they change the nationality to go to China, they (the team) can do better.”As a quick fix to boost their Qatar 2022 World Cup hopes, China last year began naturalising a few players who had no family links to the world’s most populous country.The first was Brazilian-born striker Elkeson, 31, who is now known as Ai Kesen and has played four times for China, scoring three goals. At least two other Brazilians are believed to have been naturalised since. Ex-Chelsea attacking midfielder Oscar says he would be willing to ditch his Brazilian passport to play for China – if FIFA changed its rules. Oscar, who moved from the Premier League to Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG for a still-Asian-record 60 million euros in January 2017, made the last of his 48 appearances for Brazil in 2015.Advertisementlast_img read more

Modified checkers fly for Hiatt at Eagle

first_imgNate Thompson and Brandon Spanjer took turns at the front of the field before Hiatt gained the front spot with eight laps left. Mike Densberger raced his way to second before that late caution set up the five-lap battle. Shane Hiatt won the Saturday feature for IMCA Modifieds at Eagle Raceway. (Photo by Joe Orth) Hiatt held off Densberger, with Spanjer third and Jordan Grabouski fourth. Ryan Gilland led the last nine circuits in winning the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature, Matt Andrews was the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod victor after edging ahead of Trevor Noonan late in the contest and Brian Cronin was best in the Mach-1 Sport Compact main event. EAGLE, Neb. (Aug. 8) – They battled tooth and nail the last five times around the track and when the IMCA Modified checkers flew Saturday at Eagle Raceway it was Shane Hiatt first across the stripe.  By Greg Soukup Doug Lovegrove saw his first pass for the lead negated by a caution, then made the move back to the front two laps later and topped the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature.last_img read more

Over 500,000 worldwide have recovered from COVID-19

first_imgAs of Wednesday afternoon over half a million people have recovered from COVID-19 worldwide.According to the tally kept by Johns Hopkins University, 510,486 have recovered from the virus. 51,770 people have  recovered in the United States alone.The country with the largest number of people who have recovered is China, with 78,311 recoveries.For the latest numbers on the virus, click here.last_img

Baron’s Beach & Bacon 5K/10K scheduled for July 15

first_imgCASTINE — The Baron’s Beach & Bacon 5K/10K has been scheduled for July 15 at the Castine town dock.There will be a $20 fee for all entrants, and the first 100 people will receive free T-shirts. Registration will be held from 8-8:45 a.m. on race day, but those wishing to register online can do so at The race begins at 9 a.m.The race is part of Castine’s two-day Bastille Day celebration. Proceeds from the race will benefit the Hatch Fund, which supports youth sports in the Castine area.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Arsenal Set for the Crumbs with Sutton Trip

first_imgHaving been eliminated from the EFL Cup, the dream of a Premier League title almost in ruin after trailing leaders-Chelsea by 10 points and another second round exit in the UEFA Champions League looming after losing scandalously to Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena midweek, Arsenal would be hoping to pick up the pieces against Sutton City on Monday in the FA Cup-the only competition the Gunners stand a chance of winning a trophyArsene Wenger would be turning his attention to non-league side, Sutton City for succor in the fifth round of the FA Cup after what seems to be another disappointing season for the Gunners fans. Sutton United Manager, Paul Doswel, will however have no qualms about doing all he can to add to the burden of Wenger when their teams meet in the last 16 of the FA Cup.Arsenal will make the trip from north to southwest London, for a match on the artificial pitch at Sutton’s Gander Green Lane ground, with Wenger under intense pressure following a humiliating 5-1 loss away to German giants Bayern Munich in the first leg of a last 16 Champions League tie.That defeat came hot on the heels of a recent shock league loss to Watford and an ensuing, rather more predictable defeat by Chelsea that between them appeared to have scupper he Gunners’ hopes of a first Premier League title since 2004.Even those once loyal to the veteran manager, who has been in charge at Arsenal since 1996, have started to question whether the 67-year-old Frenchman will seek a renewal of his contract when it expires at the end of the season.Doswell, whose side beat second-tier Leeds in the fourth round, was blunt when asked about Wenger’s plight.“Do I feel sympathy for him? No. He is well schooled, and he has been in the job for 20 years,” said Doswell, whose team are currently 17th in the National League, the fifth tier of English football. Wenger accepted Arsenal had “collapsed mentally” against Bayern and Gunners defender Laurent Koscielny, who went off injured four minutes into the second half with the score at 1-1, could not explain why.“I don’t know either,” he told Arsenal TV. “I think the first half was good – we were deep, like you need to be, and tried not to give them space or opportunities to score.”Lincoln City, the other non-league side to make it to the fifth round, will also face Premier League opposition when they travel to Burnley today.“We approach it the same way we do any team,” said Burnley manager Sean Dyche. “There’s not a divine right to win football matches.”Meanwhile, Mauricio Pochettino is eager to bring a swift end to Tottenham Hotspur’s “bad period” when they travel to second-tier side Fulham on Sunday as the Argentine rejected the notion his side are in the midst of a crisis.Tottenham followed up a poor performance in last Saturday’s Premier League defeat at Liverpool with a blunt display in Thursday’s 1-0 Europa League round-of-32 first-leg loss at Belgian side Gent.“That is the reality. It sometimes happens. Good and bad things happen. We’ve started now a bad period. I hope, on Sunday, we break that negative run. It’s not about confidence… We were wrong with our judgment if we think, because of Liverpool, it’s only about confidence,” Pochettino told British media.Tottenham’s woes were further compounded on Thursday when attacking spearhead Harry Kane sustained a knock to his knee that will likely force him to miss the match at Craven Cottage.Pochettino suggested he would rotate his squad for the fifth-round tie against Fulham.“I think we need to assess some players. Harry Kane got a knock on his knee, different players too. We need to refresh the team and we’ll do that. We’ll see, but we’ll put out a team with aims to win and be ready again to compete,” the Argentine manager added.Chelsea will look to avoid an FA Cup upset at Wolverhampton Wanderers today with the mood still upbeat despite being held to a disappointing 1-1 draw at Burnley last Sunday.The Londoners hold an eight-point lead over Manchester City in the Premier League but the Cup could give them a chance to rest some of their more established players even against a side that knocked out Liverpool last time.Manager Antonio Conte was able to make nine changes from his regular side for the fourth round tie at home to Brentford yet still emerge comfortable 4-0 winners.Wolves enter the game on the back of their eighth home defeat of the Championship season after Wigan Athletic won 1-0 with a late goal on Tuesday.Manager Paul Lambert claims a meeting with the Premier League leaders is the perfect game for his side and he is drawing on some advice from Ottmar Hitzfeld – his boss at Borussia Dortmund. “They won’t need picking up or motivating,” said Lambert.“I’m looking forward to it myself, the game and the atmosphere it’s going to generate.“One of the greatest bits of advice I ever had was from Ottmar Hitzfeld. He actually sent me a nice text when we beat Liverpool so we keep in touch. He and Martin O’Neill were the best managers I worked under.Manchester City, away to Championship high-flyers Huddersfield, will be without Gabriel Jesus after the striker, who had scored three goals in as many league games since his January arrival, broke a metatarsal bone in a league win at Bournemouth.Pep Guardiola’s decision over a replacement is complicated by the looming Champions League last 16 first leg tie at home to French club Monaco, on Tuesday.The City manager faces a choice between fans’ favourite Sergio Aguero, who lost his starting place to Jesus, or Nigeria’s Kelechi Iheanacho.Today will also see third-tier Millwall try to inflict more misery on faltering Premier League champions Leicester, now just a point above the relegation zone, with top-flight Middlesbrough up against another League One side in Oxford.Holders Manchester United are away to Championship strugglers Blackburn on Sunday fresh from Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s hat-trick in a 3-0 win over St Etienne in the first leg of their last 32 Europa League tie on Thursday.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

FH : Orange faces top-5 opponent for 2nd consecutive weekend

first_img Published on September 7, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Stephen: | @Stephen_Bailey1 Syracuse spent all of last week gearing up for a matchup with then-No. 2 North Carolina. This week, the Orange has been doing the same thing.In the new NFHCA Coaches poll Tuesday, SU’s first opponent of this weekend, Old Dominion, climbed 10 spots to the No. 2 spot. Syracuse blew a two-goal lead against the Tar Heels last weekend. But SU is grateful for another opportunity against the Monarchs.‘Not a lot of people get a second opportunity,’ freshman midfielder Jordan Page said. ‘And I think that if you don’t take good care of the opportunities you are presented, they will most likely be taken care of by someone else.’Syracuse takes on the Monarchs on Saturday in the second game of a doubleheader on Ohio State’s campus this weekend, the second doubleheader in as many weekends for the No. 5 Orange. SU (2-1) will take on unranked Ohio State (2-3) on Friday. The Buckeyes do have history with head coach Ange Bradley’s squad, eliminating the Orange in the second round of the NCAA tournament last season.But while SU is looking for two wins this weekend, the main focus is undoubtedly Old Dominion. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter defeating then-No. 1 Maryland this past Friday, ODU was right behind North Carolina for the No. 1 ranking in Tuesday’s poll, earning 14 of the 31 first-place votes. But SU will take the field against the Monarchs with the same feeling it had when it traveled to Chapel Hill, N.C.Syracuse is more concerned with the opposing team on the field than the ranking listed by its name, junior back Iona Holloway said.‘Rankings are what they are,’ Holloway said. ‘They’re not something that we pay particular attention to.’Holloway’s sentiments mimicked those of Bradley’s one week ago when she called Syracuse the ‘most threatening’ team to itself this year.The Orange has maintained an aggressive approach on the field through three games no matter how highly regarded its opponents have been so far. With its only loss coming to the current top team in the nation, SU has executed well so far.Syracuse’s mentality didn’t waver in a 4-1 win over then-No. 11 Wake Forest this past Saturday, just one day after the Orange was defeated.  Holloway said that disposition of consistency is just the Syracuse way.‘We are an attacking team,’ Holloway said. ‘Our press is attacking, we play hard defense. Nothing changes particularly from week to week.’Syracuse’s first matchup of the weekend — although not as big this year — is a rematch for a disappointing result last year. The Orange fell to Ohio State 3-2 in overtime of a second-round matchup in last year’s NCAA tournament.Though the seniors on that team are gone and the freshman class hadn’t yet joined Syracuse, roughly half the players who were there that day in University Park, Pa., are still on roster. And they haven’t forgotten that matchup.Sophomore back Laura Hahnefeldt still remembers how she felt walking off the field. The team’s hopes and dreams of reaching the final four were gone, just like that.But this is a new team and a new year. Rather than looking back, Hahnefeldt and the Orange are moving forward.‘We fought so hard and now that we have another chance, we really want to make up for it,’ Hahnefeldt said. ‘We really want to be at the top of the rankings, and it’s a good opportunity to play them to see where we are.’A win over OSU would provide the Orange with a small taste of redemption. But as far as moving to the top of the rankings, a win over Old Dominion would make a stronger case.In addition to dethroning the Terrapins, ODU defeated then-No. 3 Virginia two days later. The Monarchs also knocked off then-No. 8 Penn State and then-No. 10 American earlier in the season.Syracuse hopes to avoid being on Old Dominion’s growing list of top-10 victims.ODU’s impressive resume, paired with the fact that SU lost in its first opportunity to beat the No. 2 team in the country, adds up to a lot of motivation, said Holloway.The Orange won’t go down without a fight.‘We’re just really excited to get another chance to play a very highly ranked team who has come out really strong at the start of their season,’ Holloway Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

La Liga refuse Neymar’s deposit to move to PSG

first_imgPhoto: Pixabay La Liga have refused to take the deposit from Neymar’s lawyers for his move to Paris Saint Germain.The system in place means the player must buy himself out of the contract and then get compensated by his new employers however La Liga have confirmed that they have rejected the offer.They have yet to clarify why they have refused the deposit.last_img