Comedian New President of Ukraine

first_imgOfficial results are expected to be released today. President Trump is congratulating new Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy.The White House says Trump talked with Zelenskiy last night, calling his win an “important moment” in Ukraine’s history.Both men have pledged to keep Ukraine on a pro-Western course.Zelenskiy has also promised to fight corruption, and his message has resonated in Ukraine, which is one of the poorest counties in Europe. A popular comedian who plays a fictitious president in a TV series is the new President of…no not the United States, it’s not Alec Baldwin.He is the new president of the Ukraine.According to exit polls from the runoff election, Volodymyr Zelenskiy won in a landslide over his opponent Petro Poroshenko 73-percent to 25-percent. Volodymyr Zelensky played Ukraine’s president on TV. Now it’s a reality.https://t.co/cLmte8sa5c pic.twitter.com/UqqMYKJB6O— CNN (@CNN) April 21, 2019last_img read more

Syracuse football opponent preview: What to know about Boston College

first_imgSyracuse (3-4, 1-2 Atlantic Coast) heads on the road again to travel to Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts to face Boston College (3-3, 0-3) on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. The Orange is coming off a big 31-17 upset win over then-No.17 Virginia Tech that earned the team national recognition. The Eagles had a bye last week but were most recently blown out by No. 4 Clemson.A win would put either team in prime position to get to six wins and go bowling. But Boston College is looking for its first ACC win in its last 12 tries, spanning this and last season. The last ACC team BC beat was Syracuse on Nov. 29, 2014Here’s what you need to know about the matchup:All-Time Series: Syracuse leads, 30-19.Last time they played: These two teams met in the final game of the 2015 season and the last game for Scott Shafer as head coach of the Orange. It took a 35-yard field goal from Cole Murphy as time expired, but SU pulled out a 20-17 win, snapping an eight-game losing streak. Shafer was lifted into the air and carried around the field by his players.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Boston College report: The Eagles are powered by their strong defense. BC gives up just 253 yards of offense per game, which is good for fourth in the nation, and just 149.7 passing yards, also fourth. Harold Landry, who averages just a little more than one sack per game, leads its defensive line. He’s forced four fumbles through six games this year — one of the best marks in the country.Quarterback Patrick Towles, a graduate transfer from Kentucky where he started for two years and threw for more than 5,000 yards, leads Boston College’s offense. The Eagles haven’t thrown the ball particularly well this year with just 160 yards through the air each game. Jon Hilliman, who is 6-feet tall and 220 pounds, will shoulder the brunt of the load on the ground.How Syracuse beats BC: Repeat last week. The Orange has a little big of a bigger margin for error, but it needs the offense to put up points against a highly ranked defense again and it needs the defense to not suffer a let down after its best game of the year. With Boston College’s lackluster offense, SU’s defense should fair well. It’ll come down to the ACC’s top-ranked passing offense and its top-ranked passing defense.Stat to Know:11 — Boston College has lost 11 ACC games in a row. Its last ACC win came against Syracuse in 2014.Player to Watch: Harold Landry, No. 7The defensive end will be tasked with disrupting Eric Dungey and Syracuse’s offense. He has the ability to get around the edge with 6.5 sacks and 8.5 tackles for a loss on the year. His ability to strip the ball from players could be game-changing if he’s able to force a key turnover. Comments Published on October 21, 2016 at 6:40 pm Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettus Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Queenstown guest night growth double all NZ combined

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: G.A Jack Frost might just receive a thank you card from Queenstown as a good winter helped the region record more than double the entire nation’s average growth in June guest nights. Results from Statistics New Zealand’s June Commercial Accommodation Monitor released last week revealed New Zealand’s total visitor nights grew by seven percent or 113,000 nights compared to June 2009.Total visitor nights to Queenstown, however, increased by 14.9 per cent or 144,440 in the same period year on year.International visitor nights in Queenstown were up 15.1 per cent to 90,958 as domestic visitor nights grew 14.6 percent to 53,482.Destination Queenstown Chief Executive Tony Everitt attributed the growth to a strong and early start to the ski season as well as “more direct domestic and trans-Tasman flights, and a particularly strong response from the Australian market”. “[A] considerable amount of work and investment has been put into driving the Australian growth by NZSki and its partners, including Destination Queenstown, Tourism New Zealand and the airlines,” NZSki Limited Chief Executive James Coddington said.The focus on the Australian market is important as, according to Mr Everitt, despite a recovering Asian market, the sluggish economic situation in North America and Europe “dulls travel demand” into Queenstown.Mr Everitt also noted that “winter has…started strongly in the Conference and Incentive market compared to last year and forward bookings are tracking well for the season”. If this trend continues Mr Frost may have to wait for a room on his next visit to Queenstown.last_img read more