8 Dec

Broome County Health Department assists with Binghamton University move-in day

first_imgRebecca Kaufman, Director of the Broome County Health Department, says the department has been ramping up their contact tracing team for months now. When being tested, students will put their Binghamton address on their paperwork. The department says if a student decides to isolate at home, it’s easy for the department to transfer that case back to the students’ home county. When the results come in, the health department will be notified within one to two days. “We’re not changing how we do contact tracing when the university is in session,” Kaufman said. “We will still follow the same protocol and use the same team we’ve been using.” center_img VESTAL (WBNG) — With students moving in, the Broome County Health Department says they’ve been in constant contact with Binghamton University. A representative of the Broome County Office of Emergency Services will be on campus all week assisting the BU Operations Center. The department and university are working on ways to reduce the number of people on campus for in-person events.last_img read more

21 Sep

Swans swoop for Gomis

first_img “They’ve been trying for over a year to sign me. It didn’t quite happen back then, but they kept trying and I’m absolutely delighted to be here now.” Swansea’s interest in Gomis pre-dates Garry Monk’s appointment first as caretaker-manager and then as the boss on a permanent basis. However, Gomis said he had been tracking the club himself and was impressed with what he had seen. “Although I’ve been aware of Swansea for a number of seasons, I’ve been following them a lot closer since the interest first materialised last year,” he said. “It’s a proud club with strong philosophies. It is growing all the time and I’m honoured to be given the opportunity to be part of it. “I watched a number of games last season and I think the style will suit me. It’s a collective, passing approach which I like. “I think the way the team play creates lots of chances for the striker and hopefully I can score plenty of goals.” The Frenchman added that he was looking forward to forming a partnership with Bony. “I do not see Wilfried Bony as competition, more of an association, because I know we can also play perfectly together,” he said “We can benefit each other and that will be strong for the team.” The 28-year-old arrives on a free transfer after his contract with Lyon expired. Gomis had been in Swansea for a medical earlier this week, with the club announcing a four-year contract on Friday evening. Swansea have completed the signing of France striker Bafetimbi Gomis, subject to international clearance. Press Association “Swansea City is pleased to announce the signing of French international striker Bafetimbi Gomis, subject to international clearance,” said a statement on the club’s website. “The 28-year-old has signed a four-year contract with the Swans on a free transfer from French club Lyon.” Gomis was a target for the Swans last summer but they could not get the deal across the line and turned instead to Wilfried Bony, who proved an instant hit to the extent he has been linked with a move away from the Liberty Stadium. However, Swansea have indicated that Gomis has been signed to play alongside the Ivorian, rather than in place of him. Gomis, a 13million euro signing for Lyon in 2009, scored 22 goals last season but did not earn a World Cup call from national team coach Didier Deschamps, leaving him on 12 caps. In total, he managed 62 goals in 172 appearances for Lyon but declined the club’s proposed new contract as he received numerous offers, including from the Premier League. Gomis had been a long-term target too for Swansea’s Barclays Premier League rivals Newcastle, but talks between the Magpies and the player’s representatives failed to broker a deal. “I’ve been really impressed speaking with the manager and the chairman over the last few days,” Gomis told the club’s website. “They showed they really wanted me – and that’s one of the main reasons I chose Swansea ahead of the other interested clubs. last_img read more

17 Sep

35,012: Syracuse-Georgetown game sells out Dome, breaks record

first_imgSyracuse’s game against Georgetown on Saturday sold out, breaking the record for largest on-campus college basketball crowd with 35,012 tickets sold.That surpasses the record-setting crowd of 34,616 peoplewho watched Syracuse beat Villanova on Feb. 27, 2010.Saturday’s game is the final Big East regular season game between Syracuse and Georgetown in the Carrier Dome. It will be the 17th time an SU-Georgetown game in the Dome will have an attendance of more than 30,000.Since Syracuse last set the on-campus record for attendance in 2010, Dome staff members have added more seats courtside and in the football press box area, allowing for a larger crowd, according to an SU Athletics news release. The Syracuse-Villanova game in 2010 and Saturday’s game are the only two basketball games SU Athletics has announced as sellouts prior to the game.Not only is it the final Big East game in the Dome between the two rivals, but Syracuse and Georgetown are currently tied for second in the conference. Syracuse plays Providence and Georgetown plays DePaul on Wednesday before the teams meet this weekend.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFormer Syracuse star Carmelo Anthony will be honored, and his jersey will be retired in a ceremony during Saturday’s game.Otto’s Army President Ben Glidden said he first heard the news on Twitter while in class.Glidden, a junior broadcast and digital journalism major, said the record-breaking Villanova game happened before he was a student at SU. He said a poster from the game hung in his room, and he always wished he had been there.“But now I get to be a part of something that’s going to be even bigger than that, which is awesome,” he said.Patrick Duffy, a sophomore finance major, was the first to arrive outside Gate E at the Dome to camp out for a close seat at the game. He set up his tent at about 10:30 p.m. Monday.Duffy, who camped out for the game last year as well, said he has a twin brother who goes to Georgetown.The game is a big rivalry within his family, he said, and the potential for a sellout didn’t influence his decision to camp out early.“I still would’ve camped out regardless, but it makes it even more exciting,” Duffy said.Chris Robinson, a freshman sport management major, found out about the record-breaking announcement via Twitter when he saw the SU Athletics tweet that said, “35,012.”The possibility of being in the front row for the Georgetown game — or at least in the first few rows — is what everyone camping out wants, he said.His group of 16 friends combined with others to form a 28-person group after some tent issues, he said. Robinson joked this was the first time he’s camped out for something since he was “9 years old in the woods.”He said he’s excited to be part of history, but that it’s up to students to make the game an experience.Said Robinson: “Hopefully, it’s a raucous crowd. I want a loud 35,000. I don’t want a quiet 35,000 — you know? It’s only special if we make it special.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 20, 2013 at 1:35 am Contact Mark: [email protected] | @mark_cooperjrlast_img read more

16 Sep

Alton Robinson named ACC defensive lineman of the week

first_img Published on October 8, 2018 at 2:36 pm Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @A_E_Graham Alton Robinson was named the Atlantic Coast Conference defensive lineman of the week on Monday.The nod comes after two sacks, four more tackles for loss and two forced fumbles against Pittsburgh on Saturday. The junior also recorded a career-high eight tackles.On the season, Robinson, SU teammate Kendall Coleman and Clemson’s Clelin Ferrell are all tied for second in the ACC with six sacks each. Those six sacks are good for sixth in the country.After a bye this weekend, Syracuse (4-2, 1-2 Atlantic Coast) hosts North Carolina at 12:20 p.m. in the Carrier Dome on Oct. 20.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

28 Aug

Anaba yearning for more playing time after crucial equalizer against Portugal

first_imgBlack Satellites midfielder Michael Anaba is yearning for more minutes on the pitch in the ongoing FIFA U-20 World Cup after scoring the vital equalizer against Portugal in the Round of 16 clash at Kayseri’s Kadir Has Stadium last Wednesday just minutes after his introduction in the game.The Kumasi Asante Kotoko midfielder over the last two seasons has struggled to command a starting spot in the side with competition for places very much on the high side.A consistent performance under previous manager Maxwell Konadu, the enforcer has been forced to watch majority of the sides games from the bench but seized his moment with that much needed equalizer against the highly rated Portuguese.The young midfielder is looking forward to enjoying a lot more minutes on the pitch but is leaving the decision to the gaffer Sellas Tetteh.“That goal against Portugal could not have come at a better time. It has really boosted my morale and confidence and I just hope the coach would give me more playing time to also support the team,” he told Joy sports“The decision lies with him though as there is a lot of competition for places in the team. Hopefully I will get some minutes in the game against Chile on Sunday.” The Black Satellites defeated the Seleccao by 3-2 in a thrilling Round of 16 clash in Kayseri’s Kadir Has Stadium thus booking a quarter final against Chile at the Turk Telekom Arena on Sunday. Kickoff is at 18:00 GMT.last_img read more