Tokyo Olympics: IOC’s Bach ‘very confident’ fans will attend Games

first_imgJapan’s Tokyo 2020 chief executive Toshiro Muto said earlier this year they wanted to avoid the possibility of having no spectators at all at the Games, adding it was possible events might be held with a “limited” audience, while the number of staff and delegates from each country could also be reduced. – Advertisement –last_img

The Syracuse basketball fan’s rooting guide for Saturday’s bubble games

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 11, 2017 at 10:34 am Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidman Friday’s bubble games went far better than Thursday’s for Syracuse, with California, Kansas State, Houston, Indiana and TCU all losing. The only slight damage done to SU’s bubble hopes was Rhode Island cruising past St. Bonaventure, but some bracketologists still say the Rams need another win or two to earn a place in the field of 68.Here are Saturday’s games Syracuse fans should keep an eye on, with which team to root for in each.Alabama vs. No. 8 Kentucky, 1 p.m., ESPNKentucky won the first matchup between these two teams by nine and SU hopes the Wildcats cruise to the SEC finals again. Alabama is well outside the NCAA Tournament field right now and a Crimson Tide loss would quell any scare of stealing a bid to the Big Dance tomorrow afternoon.Whom SU fans should root for: KentuckyAdvertisementThis is placeholder textDavidson vs. Rhode Island, 1 p.m., CBS Sports NetworkThis is one of the most important games of the day for SU rooting interests, since the Rams’ win over St. Bonaventure yesterday still may not be enough to push them past the Orange, according to some experts. A win over surprise semifinalist Davidson may do just that, and an A-10 title officially would. Syracuse hopes URI doesn’t even get to Sunday.Whom SU fans should root for: DavidsonCentral Florida vs. No. 12 Southern Methodist, 3 p.m., ESPN2The Mustangs are already a lock for the field of 68 and the Knights are an afterthought. Here’s another game that Syracuse hopes goes according to plan so a bid-stealer doesn’t emerge on the final day of conference tournaments.Whom SU fans should root for: SMUVanderbilt vs. Arkansas, 3 p.m., ESPNThe Commodores might’ve put themselves firmly in the field after beating ranked Florida in the SEC quarterfinals, but Vandy still has 14 losses and a loss to the Razorbacks would give it more than Syracuse in a far inferior conference.Whom SU fans should root for: ArkansasRichmond vs. VCU, 3:30 p.m., CBS Sports NetworkThis is probably the most important game of the day in terms of Syracuse rooting interests. VCU is the only team left in the A-10 tournament that is a lock for the NCAA Tournament, so the Orange hopes the Rams win the conference title. That starts with a win over Richmond, a team with conference player of the year T.J. Cline.Whom SU fans should root for: VCUConnecticut vs. No. 15 Cincinnati, 5 p.m., ESPN2Here’s another game where SU should root against a bid-stealer. It may have felt unnatural pulling for the Huskies against Houston on Friday, but Orange fans should hope UConn doesn’t advance to the American Athletic Conference title game with a chance to swipe a bid.Whom SU fans should root for: CincinnatiColorado State vs. Nevada, 6 p.m.The Wolfpack is 27-6 on the season with a 14-4 record in the Mountain West. Bracketmatrix.com has Nevada as a No. 12 seed and winning its conference title, but it may get interesting if Colorado State steals a bid and Nevada still gets an at-large spot. This could be a two-bid league, but Syracuse should want a Wolfpack win to ensure it’s a one-bid conference.Whom SU fans should root for: NevadaMarshall vs. Middle Tennessee, 8:30 p.m., CBS Sports NetworkThe Blue Raiders are still the mid major with the best chance at scooping an at-large bid even if they don’t win the Conference USA title game. Syracuse hopes its Round of 32 foe from the 2016 NCAA Tournament makes things simple and takes care of the Thundering Herd.Whom SU fans should root for: Middle Tennessee Commentslast_img read more

PET APPEAL: CAN YOU GIVE ‘MAJOR’ A NEW HOME?

first_img‎”Major” is a type of hound and is approximately 10 years of age.He has had all his vaccinations and is now looking for a permanent home. He is a lovely, good natured dog.If you can offer him a permanent home please contact Donegal Pet Rescue on 086-2222006.  PET APPEAL: CAN YOU GIVE ‘MAJOR’ A NEW HOME? was last modified: February 10th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:PET APPEAL: CAN YOU GIVE ‘MAJOR’ A NEW HOME?last_img read more

FFWPU Slovakia by Barbara Grabner Bratislava Sl

first_imgFFWPU Slovakia, by Barbara Grabner, Bratislava, Slovakia, 24. January 2015: I organized the third event about alternative healing methods in my neighborhood. Every year in winter I use the opportunity to visit all neighbors in our block of flats to improve the contact. The search for good health is a primary concern of almost everybody and a topic which is helpful to speak about the mind and body relationship based on the Principle view. Several of them I visit regularly also during the year and invite them to attend WFWP and UPF events. Many know that I belong to a special religious group.The healing event was supported by WFWP Slovakia but largely was organized by myself. This time the focus was on a healing therapy developed by our sister Eva Slovakova which is called BILTERA. During the last 15 years Eva designed numerous cards depicting three-dimensional crystals which exist in the Spirit World. Thanks to her crystal cards I was cured from migraine, various pains and also nightmares. Our son was very restless during the night but thanks to one special crystal which protects the spirit body he sleeps deep and sound. Eva (age 70) has enormous spiritual insight and power and has healed countless people. She is also a successful missionary and combines her healing sessions with introduction to the Divine Principle and True Parents.Neighbors and friends were invited by mail, leaflets and personal visits. One lady told me during a visit that her neighbors all are speaking about the planned event. I was very surprised!On Saturday afternoon about 16 persons gathered in our home, among them seven ladies from the neighborhood.  In my introduction I testified about successful healing I could observe. Our sister Darina who is studying BILTERA explained the purpose and application of the various crystal pictures. One neighbor already had tested some cards and was very eager to know more. She is a very strong Catholic and would not have visited our home for any other purpose.The guests stayed almost three hours and enjoyed the high spiritual atmosphere; many of them purchased some healing cards and gained new hope for good health physically and mentally.last_img read more