Biden says he’ll be ‘President of all Americans’

first_img– Advertisement – xAmerica, I’m honored that you have chosen me to lead our great country.The work ahead of us will be hard, but I promise you this: I will be a President for all Americans — whether you voted for me or not.I will keep the faith that you have placed in me.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 7, 2020Perhaps, the din of cheers from his own campaign team make it difficult for Biden to hear the rest of us breaking out the Champagne, the weed, and the confetti, and breathing deep sighs of relief after five days of jaw-clenching and teeth-grinding as the vote count continued and four years of the same as the squatter in the White House took us down, down, down. – Advertisement – Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks as US Senator and Vice-Presidential candidate, Kamala Harris, looks on at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware on November 4, 2020. - President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden are squaring off for what could be a legal battle for the White House, running neck-and-neck in the electoral vote count, and several battleground states still in play on November 4. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP) (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)center_img The truly hard work comes next. But for now, we celebrate together with all the people who worked so hard to make this happen, unifying despite differences to oust the pathetic vulgar extremist who has been misleading the nation in just about every way imaginable. last_img read more

Interdepartmental connection and communication are a prerequisite for a successful combination of culture and tourism

first_img“Interdepartmental connection and communication are a prerequisite for a successful combination of culture and tourism. Efforts around the Action Plan for the development of cultural tourism have resulted in the fact that today we have a very rich cultural offer, which is also a quality tourist offer. All world trends are in our favor, our paradigm small is beautiful it works great and is becoming more and more attractive to the sophisticated world market. All stakeholders of domestic cultural tourism are aware of the heritage and space in which they live, they live from culture and therefore want to attract guests who can consume this culture in a suitable and sustainable way.”, She pointed out Suzana Markovic, President of the Cultural Tourism Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce. Suzana Marković, President of the Cultural Tourism Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce The session also presented the Lazarus project related to the revitalization of Croatian musical heritage, the work program of the Šibenik Fortress of Culture, the Nikola Tesla Network cultural route, the new Medvedgrad Visitor Center, work on preserving the underwater cultural heritage of the Adriatic by the Croatian Chamber of Diving Association. tourist positioning of Atelier Ivan Meštrović.  Head of the Sector for Special Forms of Tourism in the Ministry of Tourism, Vesna Rajković, spoke about the implementation of the Action Plan for the Development of Cultural Tourism. “More investment is needed in the recognition and promotion of cultural routes in order to attract as many visitors as possible. As far as religious tourism is concerned, it will only come into strategic focus, but in the meantime we must develop guidelines for its development, educate guides for quality guidance on sacred facilities to be opened to tourists, discuss sustainable ways of financing these facilities and support religious events. tourism “, said Rajković, adding that one of the priorities will be a stronger involvement of creative and cultural industries in the ministry’s programs. “Today we had a meeting in the ministry on the topic of film tourism, it is a very interesting branch according to which we have been institutionally restrained so far, but it is becoming more and more recognizable in the world and brings concrete benefits to the local population.”, Concluded Rajković.  Irena Kregar Šegota, Director of Partnership and Communications TD Rijeka 2020 presented in more detail the plans related to the project Rijeka – European Capital of Culture 2020. „This project is important for the whole country, not just for Rijeka. Our tourism has grown significantly and there is great interest in everything that is happening in the city. We will measure the effects of the project until 2025, although they are already visible now. We will address topics that are relevant to Europe, and there are three main ones: water, labor and migration. You know that we have problems with water, work occupies us from the aspect of modern shifts and trends, and we have been known for migrations for a long time because we are a port city. The program will have seven directions that are our narrative framework, and within them our guests will be able to enjoy art, gastronomy, city history, programs for the youngest, but also numerous concerts and parties.”, Explained Kregar Šegota.   Yesterday, a session of the Cultural Tourism Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce was held at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, at which projects and examples of good practice of cultural tourism in the public and private sector were presented.  By the way, the Cultural Tourism Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce was founded in 2004, and its goal is the development of continental areas of Croatia as a year-round quality and attractive destination, but also the development of new views and new coastal facilities. One of the main successes of the Community is the Museum Night initiative, which is still, years later, one of the most successful cultural projects.last_img read more

Unlocking the gate

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In Bucks County, Governor Wolf Discusses Efforts to Battle Opioid Epidemic

first_imgIn Bucks County, Governor Wolf Discusses Efforts to Battle Opioid Epidemic Human Services,  Press Release,  Public Health,  Substance Use Disorder Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today visited Family Service Association of Bucks County, a center of excellence, to discuss his administration’s efforts to battle the opioid epidemic. The 2016-2017 budget included $20.4 million for Centers of Excellence which serve as central, efficient hubs around which treatment revolves. These centers will have navigators to assist people with opioid-related substance use disorders through the medical system, and ensure they receive behavioral and physical health care, as well as any evidence-based medication-assisted treatment needed.“I am thrilled that by working with Republicans and Democrats, we have achieved this level of funding for our fight against this public health crisis,” said Governor Wolf. “As we all know, the opioid epidemic does not discriminate – it affects Pennsylvanians from all walks of life. While the budget allows us to expand treatment for individuals suffering from addiction, we can and should do more to address this matter that is plaguing all of our communities. That’s why I delivered a joint address to the House and Senate earlier this week about taking legislative action to address this public health crisis.”“This epidemic exists in every corner of our state, including communities in Bucks County,” said Representative Frank Farry. “This new Center will be taking a unique approach in addressing the problem and will make it easier for those struggling with substance abuse disorders to get on the path to recovery. I applaud the governor and his administration for its efforts on this important issue.”“I am very proud to stand with the Governor today as we work together with organizations like this to fight the terrible disease of addiction,” said Representative Gene DiGirolamo.“Family Service deeply appreciates the commitment the Commonwealth is making to save the lives of those affected by substance use disorders, especially opioid addiction,” said Chief Executive Officer of Family Service Association of Bucks County Audrey J. Tucker. “We are honored to join a network of organizations that will be developing new solutions to this epidemic. And we look forward to working with our partners in Bucks County to create a strong network of supports and treatment that make a real difference in our community.”In order to stem the tide of opioid abuse and make progress for those suffering from the disease of addiction and their loved ones, we must work quickly and efficiently to pass bills to send to Governor Wolf’s desk. During his joint address, Governor Wolf said that he hopes to pass legislation that will strengthen the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, improve and increase education about opioid use disorder, limit opioid prescriptions to emergency room patients and minors, require insurance companies to cover abuse deterrent opioids, and establish a voluntary directive if they do not want to be prescribed opioids.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: September 30, 2016center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Hoffenheim sack manager

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 Alfred Schreuder has been sacked as Hoffenheim’s manager with just 18 days of the season remaining.The news was announced on Tuesday morning with Schreuder the first manager to be sacked since the Bundesliga’s restart last month. Hoffenheim executive director Frank Briel said the decision was taken “with a view to the current sporting situation,” and the club said there were disagreements over future development plans.“I knew from the start that the task in Hoffenheim would be a major challenge. The work filled me with great joy. I thank the club for giving me the chance to work in the Bundesliga,” Schreuder said in a statement on the club’s official website.“Unfortunately, we were unable to agree on a common way of how we would like to lead Hoffenheim into the future. I regret this development.“It’s not uncommon in professional life to have different opinions. You then have to be honest with each other and draw the appropriate consequences.”Schreuder leaves Hoffenheim in seventh in the Bundesiga, two points off a Europa League spot, with four games remaining. Under the 47-year-old, the team earned eight points from five games against mostly relegation-threatened opponents since the Bundesliga restarted on May 16 in empty stadiums amid the coronavirus pandemic.Schreuder rejoined Hoffenheim as coach last year after having previously been assistant coach at the club and at Ajax.The Dutchman had a contract running until the end of the 2021-22 season.Hoffenheim said it will have a team of five coaches overseeing the first team for its remaining four Bundesliga matches of the season, starting with Leipzig at home on Friday, and hasn’t nominated an interim head coach.Tags: BundesligaHoffenheimManager Alfred SchreuderSackinglast_img read more

Solitaire shines in Weld double

first_imgGalway maestro Dermot Weld bagged his first winner of the Festival when True Solitaire skipped four and three-quarters of a length clear in the EBF Maiden. Weld said: “It was a battling performance and being able to hold the rail turning in was the winning of the race. “The other horse would have wanted to get to the rail but Pat gave her (Harasava) a powerful ride and just held the second out at a vital stage. “She’ll got for another handicap now and could step up another two furlongs. “My horses have all run well but the two year old (True Solitaire) was the one to take from today and he has a future.” Sheila Lavery had earlier struck gold with her first runner at the Festival as Romiac (16-1) did the job nicely in the Handicap. The 6-4 second favourite jostled for the lead with Spader for a long way in the seven-furlong heat before Pat Smullen went for broke as the field straightened for home. True Solitaire responded positively as the youngster galloped strongly across the line for a facile triumph, with 66-1 runner-up The Moore Factor never a factor. Unicorn (11-8 favourite) was third, whereas Spader wilted out of contention inside the final 200 yards. Weld said: “He’s a good, tough colt. “He ran an excellent race when he was second in Gowran and he’s progressed from there. “He’s a progressive colt and handled the ground well. “He knew his job and handled the track. You usually need a stakes horse to win any of these two-year-old races and he’ll go on to Listed or Group level now. “He has a lot of physical development to do and isn’t yet the finished article, but will get a mile this year. “The Group Three on Champion Stakes day (John Deere Juvenile Turf Stakes at Leopardstown on September 12) is a very suitable race for him next.” Harasava (9-4 favourite) then gave Weld and Smullen a double on the night when the Azamour filly outfought top-weight Torcedor inside the final few strides of the Colm Quinn BMW Handicap. Press Associationlast_img read more

NASA LIVE: First All-Female Spacewalk Underway

first_imgTwo women are outside the International Space Station right now for the first all-female spacewalk.Koch and Jessica Meir will replace faulty batteries and upgrade the space station’s power system.This is Koch’s fourth spacewalk, but it’s Meir’s first. The spacewalk began at 7:30 Eastern Time.The spacewalk is likely to take around five-and-a-half hours.Curb appeal. It’s not often I get to see my house from the outside. This photo I snapped on my spacewalk last Friday captures the habitable modules that I have called home for the last eight months. Pretty lucky to be living inside an engineering marvel.— Christina H Koch (@Astro_Christina) October 15, 2019 Two women were scheduled to walk in space earlier in the year but there was only one medium-sized spacesuit on board the ISS that would fit.last_img read more

Cricket News Jasprit Bumrah creates THIS unique record in India’s win vs West Indies

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Jasprit Bumrah took a five-wicket haul in Trent Bridge.Bumrah has taken five wickets in Melbourne and Johannesburg.This was India’s biggest win overseas in terms of runs. highlightscenter_img New Delhi: Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team continued their domination of the West Indies team as they comfortably won the first Test at North Sound, Antigua by a massive margin of 318 runs. Ajinkya Rahane was the star with knocks of 81 and 102 and he was well supported by fifties from Virat Kohli (51) and Hanuma Vihari (93) in the second innings. However, the win was set-up brilliantly by Jasprit Bumrah who took 5/7 in eight overs as West Indied were bowled out for 100, their lowest total against India. West Indies were in danger of not even reaching 100 when they were reeling at 50/9 but some big hits from Kemar Roach ensured the Windies reached 100.In the process of his spell of 5/7, Jasprit Bumrah created a special record. Bumrah achieved the most economical five-wicket haul in Tests by an Indian bowler. The previous cheapest five-wicket haul was by left-arm orthodox spinner Venkatapathy Raju when he took 6/12 against Sri Lanka in Chandigarh in 1990. Harbhajan Singh had also taken 5/13 when he ran through the West Indies in Jamaica in 2006. Bumrah also achieved a first for an Asian bowler in Test history. The right-arm pacer took his fourth five-wicket haul in Tests and it has come in four different tours and in his first set of tours. Bumrah took his first five-wicket haul in Johannesburg against South Africa and he followed it up with a five-wicket haul in Trent Bridge, Melbourne and now Antigua. Remarkably, India have won all Tests where Bumrah has taken a five-wicket haul.After missing the first couple of Tests in England, Bumrah took 5/85 in Trent Bridge as India secured their only win in the five-match series which they lost 1-4. In Australia, Bumrah’s haul of 6/33 helped India win in Melbourne for the first time in 37 years as India registered a win in a Test series in Australia for the first time. With his fourth five-wicket haul helping India to a big win, Bumrah has once again shown that he India’s ultimate pacer in overseas condition. Having become the fastest by an Indian to 50 wickets in Tests, the right-arm pcer would be hoping to create more records in the near future and help India become dominant in overseas conditions.RELATED last_img read more

Nadal Eyes Third US Open against Anderson

first_imgNadal has played himself into sparkling form at Flushing Meadows and romped home against Juan Martin del Potro in the semi-finals as he recovered superbly from losing the first set, dropping just five games in the next three sets.Ahead of his 23rd slam final, Nadal, the US Open champion in 2010 and 2013, said: “For me, what is more important, more than winning Grand Slams, is to be happy. I am happy if I am healthy, and happy if I feel competitive in most of the weeks that I am playing, and that’s what happened this year.“So I am very happy about what happened, very happy to win Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Madrid and Roland Garros. I am very happy to be in the final here in the US Open.“Of course winning or losing that final is a big change, but I am very happy about all the things that happened to me and I am going to fight to win another title here.”First-time finalist Anderson, was the man to take advantage of the open bottom half of the draw, beating American hope Sam Querrey in the quarter-finals and then 12th seed Pablo Carreno Busta in the last four.After becoming the first South African player to reach a Grand Slam singles final since Kevin Curren made two in the mid-1980s, Anderson, who stands 6ft 8in, said: “It’s a very tough one. He’s a huge player with an unbelievable serve and he plays so well on these kinds of surfaces.“He had some injuries so he’s a big example for the kids and for the rest of the tour, too. He was able to be back and play his best tennis now in his career so I’m happy for him because I’ve known him since we were 12 years old.“It’s great to see him in a final of one of the most important events of the year.“I’m looking forward to the opportunity. I have worked really hard to get here. It’s great I have given myself a spot. I will be very excited come Sunday.”Nadal and Anderson are both 31 – their birthdays separated by less than a month – and they have known each other for nearly 20 years.Their paths since juniors have been very different, of course, Nadal winning his first Grand Slam title as a teenager and looking to add a 16th here.Nadal has won all four of their previous meetings, Anderson managing just a single set, but the Spaniard is wary of his opponent’s aggressive game.He said: “It’s a very tough one. He’s a huge player with an unbelievable serve and he plays so well on these kinds of surfaces.“He had some injuries so he’s a big example for the kids and for the rest of the tour, too. He was able to be back and play his best tennis now in his career so I’m happy for him because I’ve known him since we were 12 years old.“It’s great to see him in a final of one of the most important events of the year.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram World No 1 Rafael Nadal has vowed to “fight to win another title” at the US Open as he prepares to take on surprise package Kevin Anderson in today’s final.The Spaniard is odds-on favourite to beat Anderson and win his first major title away from the French Open since the second of his titles in New York in 2013 and match Roger Federer by claiming two Grand Slams this season.last_img read more

Hehir prepares for final assault on Big East Championship

first_img Published on April 24, 2013 at 11:29 pm Contact Bryan: Facebook Twitter Google+ Ryan Urie feels that teammate Martin Hehir has a chip on his shoulder heading into the final week of the outdoor regular season.Hehir — who placed fourth in the Big East Outdoor Track and Field Championships last year before winning the 2012 Big East Cross Country Championships in November — is now facing more pressure and higher expectations in his sophomore season.When the Syracuse track and field team travels to the Big Red Invitational at Cornell this weekend, Hehir will not be competing. He is sitting out because, aside from needed rest, he has his eyes set on something else — a Big East Championship.“I’ve done a lot more training and miles this year, and I definitely think I can do better than fourth,” Hehir said. “I’m running a lot faster timewise, too, than I was last year, so hopefully I can come out with a win.”This past weekend, Hehir was a part of a select group of SU runners who competed at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif. The annual race, founded in 1959, is known for its global prominence “where the world’s best athletes compete.” U.S. track and field icon Carl Lewis still holds the meet’s long jump record, set in 1987.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHehir finished 12th in the 5K at the meet, treating the competition-driven race as his final tuneup before the Big East Championships on May 3.“Mt. SAC is a big race with a lot more competition, and you get used to getting beat or learning to hang on,” Hehir said. “I used the race as just another step before Big East, where I know I’ll be able to run with everyone.”The race was Hehir’s second 5K race since the Stanford Invitational on March 30, and warrants a break this weekend.Head coach Chris Fox said his team uses the Big Red Invitational to get a little sharper for the Big East Championships. While it’s important from an emotional standpoint for his runners to be running well going into the Big East, Fox is more concerned with his stars, like Hehir, resting rather than competing after an exhausting final month.“The people that aren’t running are usually veterans who are prepared for the Big East,” Fox said. “Or there is someone like (Hehir) who is sitting because he has run two big races this season and needs to take a bit of a break. Plus, he has a lot of work to do next week.”In Hehir’s two outdoor 5Ks this season, he has finished on average in 13:54.18. When he finished fourth in last year’s Big East Championships, he finished in 14:27.17.The time discrepancy is due to “championship-style racing,” as Hehir describes.“Championship-style racing is totally different,” Hehir said. “You are not trying to run your best time, you are trying to win.”The first half of last year’s men’s Big East 10K race went out slower than the first half of the women’s race.In a race all about place, not time, the men’s competitors usually hold back and wait until the last 5K or mile to kick it into gear. From there, it’s an all-out sprint, a unique spectacle in the season’s seemingly monotonous nature.Last year, Syracuse took second, third and fourth place in the 5K. Finishing ahead of Hehir for SU was Tito Medrano and Pat Dupont.While Hehir was a contributor on the 5K squad last year, this year, he will be relied on to lead the group through the tactical race and win gold.Said Fox: “This year, he is our lead man, so to tell you the truth — and I think he would agree — anything short of a win would be disappointing.” Commentslast_img read more