South Sudan Conflict Peace Talks to Resume In Addis Ababa

first_imgGovernment of South Sudan and rebel representatives have gathered in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa to restart the much-delayed peace process. CCTV Africa has in the meantime learned that a new peace process will be launched on the side-lines of the ongoing African Union summit in Johannesburg. The talks are being hosted by the regional bloc IGAD, who has been mediating the crisis in South Sudan for months now. Several rounds of talks have been held over the crisis, but they have all ended with no binding agreement on forming a unity government. IGAD, the African Union, and the United Nations have all expressed their frustration at the lack of progress. The conflict between President Salva Kiir’s troops and forced loyal to rebel leader Riek Machar has been raging on and off for months.last_img read more

Chevrolet Performance announces rebate application extension

first_imgVINTON, Iowa – Chevrolet Performance offered a $250 rebate on Circle Track Sealed crate engines sold during the Deal Of The Month in February.The program has been so successful, that Chevrolet Performance has gone into backorder for the 604 crate engine. However, Chevrolet Performance will honor the rebate application for engines purchased on or before Feb. 28, but not delivered until March 1 or later.The engine must be purchased in February, although the GM dealer may not be able to deliver the engine until a later date. The dealer must submit this purchase record, as outlined in communications with Chevrolet Performance, on March 1.The customer will not be able to file for their rebate until the engine is received but the rebate center will have a record of the purchase if the dealer files for the extension. Once the rebate form is received and cross-checked by the rebate center, the retail customer will receive their $250 rebate.last_img read more

Syracuse outlasts Wisconsin, 77-74, in 1st game of Paradise Jam

first_img Published on November 23, 2017 at 2:24 pm Contact Nick: nialvare@syr.edu | @nick_a_alvarez Suzanne Gilreath’s 3-point attempt with two seconds left in the game could’ve sent the contest to overtime. Instead, the shot missed and Digna Strautmane pulled down her sixth rebound to clinch Syracuse’s win.“We just got stops,” SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “We were amazing in the fourth quarter.”A game that had 11 lead changes ended with the Orange (4-0) outlasting Wisconsin (2-2), 77-74, in the first game of the three-day Paradise Jam Tournament in Washington D.C. Before Thursday, the two teams had never squared off. Syracuse secured its first 4-0 start in two years after being upset last season by Drexel. SU was led by its two early-season standouts, Tiana Mangakahia and Miranda Drummond, and an unexpected contributor in Raven Fox.Mangakahia and Drummond did most of their damage in the first half. The point guard nearly had a double-double at half with 10 points and nine assists. She finished with season-highs in both, 19 and 14. Drummond finished with 16 points and seven rebounds.Fox, a Bladensburg, Maryland native, tallied eight points, four rebounds and one assist in 10 first-half minutes. She added a 3-pointer in the second half and posted a season-high in points and minutes (21).AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Raven was tough,” Hillsman said. “She did a really good job on being aggressive. She was very athletic for us and did some good stuff.”The junior transfer from Gulf Coast State College provided much-needed depth. She accounted for more than 50 percent of SU’s bench points.  Both Strautmane and Drummond were in foul trouble and had limited second-half minutes. Drummond was sidelined for most of the fourth quarter with four fouls. She entered the game with three minutes remaining and fouled out with 41 seconds to go.The teams were close in many statistical categories. SU posted a 42 percent field goal percentage, Wisconsin shot 46 percent. The Orange had 12 turnovers, the Badgers had 15. The one difference came at the free-throw line. Syracuse went 14-for-15 from the stripe, while Wisconsin was 14-for-22.The game grinded to a halt in the third quarter. The teams combined for 25 points and only three baskets were made in the final 4 minutes of play. In a back-and-forth final frame, SU did enough to stay undefeated.“Our team really played a tough second half,” Hillsman said. “We got down in half court and we put our pressure on them.”Syracuse faces Vanderbilt on Friday for the second game of the weekend set. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more