Wood says if colleges move to online classes only, it would take a direct hit to property owners leasing apartments, and downtown Binghamton as a whole. With many students now faced with uncertainty when it comes to the Fall semester, apartment and home owners who lease to students are getting nervous. Empire Property Management in Binghamton says it’s already seeing a number of students trying to break their leases. Binghamton University released a plan approved by the governor that includes a mix of online and in-person classes. With the uncertainty of the coronavirus, however, Empire Property Management says many of their student tenants still haven’t made a decision. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Much of the greater Binghamton area houses college students, as the student population grows at Binghamton University. “People that have signed leases from a year ago now don’t even know if they’re going to be going back to school,” said Office Manager Carol Wood.
September 19, 2020
By Ayhan UyanikMUNICH, Germany (Reuters) – Victims of the attack on the Israeli team at the 1972 Olympic Games were remembered by Germany and Israel yesterday with a memorial, following a long campaign by their relatives.German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his Israeli counterpart Reuven Rivlin attended the inauguration of the ‘Munich 1972 massacre memorial’ at Munich’s Olympic Park, 45 years after the attack by Palestinian gunmen.“Relatives of the victims and the state of Israel waited almost half a century for this moment,” Rivlin said. “45 years have passed for an official Israeli delegation to return to this place. The Munich Olympics became the blood Olympics.”Members of the Israeli Olympic team were taken hostage on September 5, 1972, at the poorly secured athletes village by Palestinians from the Black September group.Eleven Israelis, a German policeman as well as five of the Palestinian gunmen died after a standoff at the village and then a nearby airfield, as police rescue efforts failed.The memorial offers some comfort for relatives who have also long demanded a minute’s silence at the Opening Ceremonies of Olympics Games, only to be consistently turned down by the IOC.Steinmeier said it had taken too long for the memorial to be built.“It is high time and we owe it firstly to you, the relatives,” Steinmeier said. “The Olympic village became a place of Palestinian terrorists, a stage for their boundless hatred for Israel. It should never have happened.”Ankie Spitzer, whose fencing coach husband, Andre, was one of the victims, and Ilana Romano, wife of weightlifter Joseph Romano, have waged a decades-long campaign to get a commemoration at the Games’ opening ceremony.“We wanted this memorial. In the years after we heard voices that we Israelis brought war to Germany and the terrorists were hailed as freedom fighters,” Romano said.“That hurt so much but we did not give up. We knew our way was the right one … for the future of our children and the next generations,” she added.The IOC, whose president Thomas Bach was also present, has said opening ceremonies are not the appropriate platform and has instead made other gestures to remember the victims.At last year’s Rio de Janeiro Games the IOC inaugurated the ‘Place of Mourning’, a small park which will be a feature at every Olympics.
September 8, 2020
According to Dikko, young talents have gained exposure in competitive atmosphere provided by the tournament and have also enjoyed the benefits of traveling to other parts of the country.“The competitive atmosphere has been good for the young players and they can now look forward to the level next of their career.“The tournament is organised in consonance with international football rules and is thus a rich learning platform for the teenagers to become accustomed with organised football rules”, remarked Dikko.Adepoju on his part pointed out that the Nigeria cadet national team, the Eaglets have players from the last edition of the tournament.In his words, “the tournament has produced players for the present U-16 team, the likes of Akinwunmi Amao, Olusegun A., Divine Nwachukwu were picked from the last edition as part of the team that represented Nigeria in the Africa Cadet Championship in Tanzania”.“It has really brought about discoveries of raw talent from grassroots, thanks to LMC and LaLiga for putting up this great initiative,” Adepoju further remarked.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) in collaboration with Spanish Football League (LaLiga) over the last two weeks organised a tournament for U-15 players of all the 24 NPFL clubs, tagged NPFL/LaLiga U-15 Promises.The tournament is a product of the partnership between the two leagues and, the Chairman of the League Management Company (LMC), Shehu Dikko, insists it has greatly contributed to development of the country’s future players.Former Nigerian international, Mutiu Adepoju who is an Ambassador of LaLiga also appraised the tournament and concluded that it has yielded fruits for football in the country.