Hakeem Jeffries Wants Democrats to Take a Deep Breath

first_imgParty leaders have promised a “deep dive” into Tuesday’s results to better understand how they lost five seats and counting and failed in nearly every pickup opportunity they believed was in reach.- Advertisement – That begins, he said, by “crushing the virus” and sending “direct relief” to American workers and business owners still reeling from the pandemic-battered economy.“That should be our priority, and will be on Day 1,” he said.Facing the likelihood of a Republican Senate, it will not be easy. Mr. Jeffries said Democrats believed there would be opportunities for them to partner with Mr. Biden and Republicans in the Senate to pass laws related to prescription drug pricing, infrastructure spending, and changes to sentencing and prison laws. Nov. 9, 2020, 11:33 a.m. ET Mr. Jeffries’s own theory of the case is that Democrats’ “For the People” message is the right one. The best way to win back traditionally Democratic voters peeled away by the millions by Mr. Trump and to bridge the divisions within his party’s own ranks, he argued, is to relentlessly focus on kitchen-table issues like health care costs, prescription drug pricing, defeating Covid-19, creating jobs and addressing racial inequality.“It is unlikely, absent the bully pulpit of the presidency, that someone who has mastered the art of grievance politics can have a same hold of on a significant part of the country that Donald Trump demonstrated,” he said. “So as we move forward, Democrats have a real chance to win back some of these working-class voters by making clear our implemented ideas will fix the broken American contract and improve their quality of life.”- Advertisement – Updated – Advertisement – Mr. Jeffries said he was most concerned about why the public opinion polling that guides campaigns at nearly every level systematically failed to capture the extent of support not only for Mr. Trump, but other Republicans on the ballot.“One of the things that we should take a look at is, is the polling broken, or is the polling only broken when Donald Trump is on the ballot,” Mr. Jeffries said, noting that public opinion surveys had much more accurately predicted the 2018 midterm results. “Because if it is the latter, then there are not too many adjustments to be made going forward because Trump will be nowhere to be found electorally in 2022.” – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Presentation of Croatia for group trips held in Frankfurt

first_imgOn November 15, the Croatian National Tourist Board in Frankfurt, in cooperation with TUI Reisecenter from Nenteshausen (near Frankfurt), held a presentation of Croatia in order to generate a group of travelers who will visit Dalmatia in the spring of 2018.The half-hour presentation was attended by 150 participants, clients of TUI, who were shown the beauties of Dalmatia and the potential for the pre-season in the area from Split to Dubrovnik. In addition, a promotional film about the Makarska Riviera and a new promotional video of the CNTB were shown, and those present were especially greeted by Nicole Nett, owner of TUI Reisecenter, who announced trips and the opportunity to be within the standard program of TUI Reisecenter. .Unfortunately, the tourist offer of continental Croatia was not presented this time either, and I wonder if this is already intentional to omit the offer and promotion of continental Croatia, especially when we talk about the German market because we know that Germans are prone to rural tourism, which shows the development of Bavaria. as tourist destinations.As pointed out by the CNTB, in addition to the presentation, promotional materials of the CNTB were distributed to the audience, and a number of questions were asked which show that Croatia is an increasingly interesting destination for German guests. The great interest of those present was also manifested in the fact that only during the evening about 30 reservations were made for the offered trips to Croatia. In the following period, the sale of arrangements for Croatia is expected to continue and the number of passengers to increase, as well as the generation of more groups.The German CNTB office participated in the event of tour operator Thomas CookThere are about 10 travel agencies in Germany that sell programs of various tour operators, which sell almost 80 percent of their product through them. That is why the improvement of cooperation and acquaintance of agents with the programs is imposed as a key point in the process of presenting to the market all the potentials that are on offer in the German market, point out the CNTB.Thus, the Representation of the Croatian Tourist Board in Germany, in cooperation with tour operators and agencies, seeks to bring agents closer to the stationary sales potentials and advantages of the Croatian tourist offer and through personal contact to get from them as much concrete information on market trends and image of Croatia as a tourist destination. For this purpose, the representative office participated in the event of tour operator Thomas Cook, which was held this month in Frankfurt at the traditional TravelconneXion. TravelconneXion is an annual event of the Thomas Cook Group for agents who sell their product. About 1500 agents gathered at the event.The German representative office of the CNTB also participated in the DER Tourist Campus 2018, within which this group of the same name also gathers agents and presents its own program for the summer season. Partners are also participating in the event, so this year Valamar also participated together with the CNTB. The event took place in France, with the participation of 1400 agents and 500 partners. ”In the conversation with the agents, one got the impression that Croatia is an increasingly sought-after destination in agencies and that the demand for package deals for Croatia is developing in a positive direction. It should be noted that a large number of agents have chosen Croatia for their vacation or are preparing to visit Croatia next year, which confirms the general growth of interest in Croatia.”Point out the representative office of the Croatian Tourist Board in Germany.Thomas Cook and DER Touristik are the second and third tour operator groups in Germany with an extensive sales network in all German cities, and more than seven million Germans travel on holiday with them every year.


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Moyes: Vidic decision was mutual

first_img “I think it was the right decision for club and player.” Vidic has been heavily linked with a move to Inter Milan. The Serb will skipper the Red Devils until the end of the season. “He has been a brilliant servant for Manchester United,” Moyes added. “He is captain and it will remain that way until the end of the season. “He has been a great player for us and we will continue using him.” Moyes confirmed that Jonny Evans will miss Sunday’s home game against Fulham with a calf injury he suffered against Stoke. Phil Jones, who came off with concussion against the Potters, could be fit, however. Press Association Marouane Fellaini’s bad luck with injuries continues as he has suffered a groin injury and will be out for a week, Moyes added. This weekend will be the first time that Fulham manager Rene Meulensteen has come back to Old Trafford since leaving the United coaching staff in the summer. Moyes opted to bring in a number of his own staff when he replaced Sir Alex Ferguson as manager. The former Everton boss revealed he was sad to see the Dutch coach leave United, however. “Rene helped me when I first came here,” Moyes said. “I had several conversations with him. He helped me, told me about the club, how it runs and the players. “In the end I would have liked him to stay at the time but he wanted to go and that was fine. “I am looking forward to getting Rene back and seeing him.” Meulensteen has struggled at Craven Cottage since replacing Martin Jol last December. Under the Dutchman, who has very limited managerial experience, Fulham have sunk to the foot of the Barclays Premier League. The pressure on Meulensteen intensified on Tuesday when the Londoners were knocked out of the FA Cup by Sky Bet League One strugglers Sheffield United. Moyes admits he feels sorry that talk has already begun about Meulensteen potentially losing his job after only two months at the helm. “There’s always disappointment when you see a manager lose his job, because it’s a difficult job. You have to have very good owners and chairman,” said the Scot. “I’ve been really fortunate here that I’ve got great owners and a great board, I had the same at Everton and at Preston. “Unfortunately some of those other managers have not had the same privileges I’ve had. “But it’s part of the job and you realise you have to work with the people who employ you and unfortunately some of them haven’t had as good ones as I’ve had.” Moyes has faced questions – from outside United – about his ability to bring the glory days back to Old Trafford following Ferguson’s exit. The champions sit some 15 points behind leaders Arsenal in seventh place. Moyes is refusing to write off the title, but he admits the chances of retaining the championship are slim. Moyes said: “What we’ll do is keep trying to win the next game. If we can do that we’ll see where we go. “We need teams to slip up if we are to have any chance.” David Moyes insists he and Nemanja Vidic both decided it was time for the Manchester United captain to leave Old Trafford. Vidic announced on Thursday night that he would be leaving the reigning Premier League champions after eight seasons at the club. “It was something that we all mutually agreed together,” the United boss said. last_img read more

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Skodis makes unprecedented move from Syracuse’s middle-distance team to varsity

first_imgRebecca Skodis started too quickly, got tired and mentally checked out.At an indoor race at Cornell her freshman year, the rough beginning derailed the walk-on’s race — one of the worst in her collegiate career.Skodis was left thinking about what could’ve been. She had turned down multiple Division III offers to run. There, the schools had said she’d be their best runner.Instead, she was as a walk-on to Syracuse’s middle-distance indoor track and field team, essentially a practice squad. Skodis couldn’t help but wonder if she had made a mistake.“I thought, ‘Am I really good enough for this team?’” she said. “I questioned if I did deserve to be here because so many girls were out-performing me.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut Skodis, now a redshirt sophomore, has worked her way up from the middle-distance squad to the varsity level — a promotion head coach Chris Fox had never made before.She ran in last Friday’s Atlantic Coast Conference championship for the Orange, finishing third for the team and 49th overall. Skodis will race in the NCAA Northeast Regional — a pivotal race to qualify for the NCAA meet — on Nov. 14 in the Bronx, New York.This season, on a 23-woman roster, she is one of only four to run in all of the Syracuse women’s cross-country team’s races.“We did not expect her to do this,” Fox said.It’s a far cry from doubting herself at Cornell.After that race, Skodis returned to Cornell less than one month later for the Kane Invitational during the winter of her freshman year. She shaved 20 seconds off her time to finish in 10:48.6 seconds, a personal best, stoking SU assistant coach Adam Smith’s hopes.The ability to forget a bad performance and crush the next race came as no surprise to Mike O’Malley, Skodis’ track coach at Wachusett (Massachusetts) High School.“You could always count on her mental toughness,” he said. “She was always even-keeled in her approach.”She advanced from the middle-distance group to a separate group Smith led, which met at a separate time.Fox and Smith let her race at this season’s Penn State and Boston meets. Her seventh-place finishes for her team in both meets raised eyebrows.In the decade of Fox’s SU coaching tenure, there has never been another runner who’s been pulled up, but that didn’t stop the head coach.“To have the confidence to keep going, it’s inspirational,” said Margo Malone, SU’s top runner.Socially, Skodis got to know her varsity teammates through food-related activities, she said with a laugh. Coffee shops, like Recess on Westcott Street or Strong Hearts have been regular spots.On days when the Orange works out, a group of about 10 girls meet at 7:30 a.m. at Barry Park, at the corner of Brock Street and Meadowbrook, to do a 25–30 minute run to keep their mileage up.From there, Skodis goes to class, eats a light lunch and goes to the team’s regularly scheduled practice. Skodis does everything asked of her there, but not a lot more.“It’s about listening to what your body’s saying,” Skodis said.She’ll use the rollers if she’s feeling tight, or utilize the ice bath after practice. Sleeping, eating right and not over-exerting herself are what she’s best at. Skodis’ high school cross-country coach, Lawrence Jaquith, did SU a favor by not running her too hard.But two years ago, at the indoor Cornell meet, few could’ve guessed that Skodis would still been running in college now.Fox has watched her get fitter and improve, particularly in September. She’s moved from the back of the pack to the middle, he said, and now past the middle.“Some people are afraid of racing, but she’s not,” Fox said. “And she’s beating a lot of girls that weren’t walk-ons.” Comments Published on November 5, 2014 at 12:05 am Contact Sam: sjfortie@syr.edu | @Sam4TR Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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