Japan Credit Rating Agency raises Indonesian credit rating to BBB+ amid solid growth

first_imgGiven the administration’s continuous efforts to carry out reform through its plan to issue an omnibus bill aimed at boosting foreign direct investment in a bid to reduce its current account deficit, along with its reinforced political base, with the administration’s largest opposition party having joined the coalition, JCR decided to raise the rating.“[JCR] also changed the outlook to stable and upgraded the country’s ceiling for Indonesia by one notch to A-,” it said in the statement obtained by The Jakarta Post on Friday.The upgrade indicates JCR holds a more optimistic view on Indonesia than credit rating agency Fitch Ratings, which earlier this week maintained Indonesia’s long-term foreign and local currency issuer default rating at BBB with a stable outlook.Fitch saw Indonesia as continuing to exhibit some structural weaknesses relative to its peers and as less developed on a number of metrics than many of its peers of the same BBB rank. Although Indonesia’s budget deficit widened to 2.2 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2019, JCR is upbeat that the government could cut its fiscal deficit to 1.76 percent of GDP this year and hold central government debt to less than 30 percent of GDP.The optimism is based on the fact that the administration is poised to continue to secure fiscal resources for infrastructure and human capital development expenditures through curtailment of fuel subsidies in a bid to ensure fiscal consolidation during its second term.Finance Ministry spokesperson Nufransa Wira Sakti said the ratings upgrade was JCR’s recognition of Indonesia’s economic resilience amid uncertain global economic conditions.“The government is also utilizing this ratings upgrade from JCR to boost both foreign direct and portfolio investments, as well as to enter the Japanese bond market,” he said in a statement. Japan Credit Rating Agency (JCR) has raised Indonesia’s sovereign debt rating from BBB with a positive outlook to BBB+ with a stable outlook.The rating mainly reflects the country’s solid domestic consumption-led economic growth, restrained budget deficit and public debt, as well as resilience to external shocks supported by a flexible exchange rate, credible monetary policies and accumulation of foreign exchange reserves, the agency wrote in a statement on Friday.JCR also lauded President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s administration for continuing reform efforts that include reform on fiscal expenditure, curtailment of the budget deficit by restraining fuel subsidies and rapid infrastructure development that had exceeded the agency’s expectations.center_img Topics :last_img read more

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Nicolas Pepe destroys new Arsenal teammate Granit Xhaka in first training session

first_imgExplaining the logic behind Pepe’s signing, he said: ‘Nicolas is a highly-rated and talented winger who was wanted by many of the top teams in Europe.‘Signing a top-class winger has been one of our key objectives in this transfer window and I’m delighted he’s joining.‘He will add pace, power and creativity, with the aim of bringing more goals to our team.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Comment Advertisement Nicolas Pepe could make his first Arsenal appearance against Barcelona on Sunday (Picture: Getty)Nicolas Pepe’s former Lille teammate Jose Fonte predicted Arsenal fans would be in for treat once their new club-record signing settles in, and the 24-year-old already looks well at home if his opening training session was anything to go by.Despite a reported meagre transfer budget of just £45million, Arsenal were able to beat the likes of Napoli to one of Europe’s most coveted wingers and duly confirmed Pepe’s arrival on Thursday.The Ivory Coast international is in line to make his first appearance for the Gunners on Sunday against Barcelona at Camp Nou and Arsenal are hopeful he will be ready to play a part in their Premier League opener against Newcastle at St James’ Park a week on Saturday.AdvertisementAdvertisementPepe trained alongside his new colleague’s for the first time on Friday and immediately showcased the sort of trickery and audaciousness that marked him out of one of the most exciting players in Ligue 1 last season.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityConfronted by Granit Xhaka, the leading candidate to succeed want-away club captain Laurent Koscielny, Pepe produced a classic nutmeg to leave the Switzerland international reeling.And as if to prove it wasn’t a stroke of luck, Pepe produced the exact same manoeuvre moments later to outsmart fellow new arrival Gabriel Martinelli.While many pundits have identified Arsenal’s defence as the area of his team which required strengthening as a priority, Emery has chosen to add to his already star-studded attack.🥜🥜Nico straight into action with the rondo nutmegs 🔥⚡️ #PepeIsHere pic.twitter.com/fsg8OMm9vj— Arsenal (@Arsenal) August 2, 2019 Metro Sport ReporterFriday 2 Aug 2019 9:21 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.8kShares Nicolas Pepe destroys new Arsenal teammate Granit Xhaka in first training session Advertisementlast_img read more

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Caricom heads put the brakes on single currency…PM Skerrit says switch focus

first_imgPrime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit speaking at the opening ceremony of Chances. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has hinted that it would be very difficult to achieve the single economy at this time.PM Skerrit made the announcement at a press briefing with the media last week.He said it will take more time than expected to achieve the single economy.PM Skerrit met with other CAIRCOM heads during a retreat in Guyana recently and discussed the matter.“Unless we can agree on the monetary issues of the currency, you will not be able to achieve a single economy without addressing the monetary policies. In the OECS we have a single currency and a monetary council but in CARICOM it’s different,” he said.Skerrit said “from an OECS standpoint, if we were to choose a currency for CARICOM, we would have to use the OECS system and we have a currency that has been the most stable one for over the last 35 years,”.He said heads have decided to put it aside and focus on other issues such as agriculture and tourism.Dominica Vibes News Share Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img 16 Views   no discussions Tweet LocalNews Caricom heads put the brakes on single currency…PM Skerrit says switch focus by: – May 30, 2011last_img read more

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FIFA approves $1m grant for Nigerian football

first_imgWorld football governing body, FIFA, on Wednesday ratified a $1million grant to the Nigerian Football Federation “to protect and restart its football.” The NFF and other member associations across the globe are all expected to benefit from FIFA’s $1.5bn groundbreaking COVID-19 relief plan after the bureau of the body approved the plan on Wednesday. The NFF led by Amaju Pinnick can also access interest-free loans of up to $5m, according to a statement issued by FIFA on Wednesday. It added that each member association would receive an additional $500,000 grant for women’s football during the plan’s third phase. The massive spending plan aims to help men and women’s professional football, as well as youth and grassroots football through a system of grants and loans.Advertisement Loading… Promoted ContentWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your PhoneWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MorePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Bettercenter_img Each of the six football confederations will also receive a grant of $2m. “This relief plan is a great example of football’s solidarity and commitment in such unprecedented times,” FIFA president Gianni Infantino said. read also:Rohr has not done enough for Nigerian football – Onigbinde “I would like to thank my colleagues of the Bureau of the Council for approving the decision to move forward with such an important initiative for the benefit of all member associations and confederations.” FIFA expects to make the funds available by January 2021. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Wrestling round-robin hosted by Golden Bucks

first_imgBUCKSPORT — Wrestlers from eight teams competed in a round-robin tournament hosted by the Bucksport Golden Bucks on Saturday.Several weight classes were combined in order to fill brackets and give wrestlers increased opportunities to compete.The following results were recorded by Bucksport wrestlers:106/113 pounds: Foster Ashmore, 3-0; Devin Darveauk 0-3.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text120 pounds: Jacob Wilson, 0-3.126/132 pounds: Josue Tuctuc, 1-3.138 pounds: Brody Boynton, 2-1;160/170 pounds: Matthew Stewart, 3-1.182/195/220 pounds: Tucker Boynton, 1-3.Wrestlers from Mattanawcook Academy, Madison, Hermon, Lisbon, Dirigo, Washington Academy and Penobscot Valley also participated.last_img

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Cricket News Admirable, true match-winner: Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah heap praise on Lasith Malinga

first_imgLasith Malinga ended with figures of 9.4-2-38-3.Malinga ended with 338 wickets, the ninth-highest in ODIs.Malinga also took three hat-tricks in ODIs, including four in four balls. New Delhi: Jasprit Bumrah and Lasith Malinga are similar in many ways. Both have unorthodox actions, with Malinga having a slingy action and Bumrah having a predominantly unorthodox action. Bumrah and Malinga bowl brilliantly in the death overs and have the ability to nail the yorkers at will. Both have prospered under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma in Mumbai Indians and the trio has been part of four Mumbai Indians’ title triumphs in the tournament. Malinga played his last ODI for Sri Lanka during the game against Bangladesh and he finished with figures of 3/38 to finish with 338 wickets, the ninth-highest overall in ODIs and one more than Anil Kumble. Following his retirement, many cricketing legends heaped praise on Malinga with Bumrah and Rohit leading the praise. “Classic Mali spell. Thank you for everything you’ve done for cricket. Always admired you and will always continue to do so.” Rohit also said, “If I had to pick one match-winner among many others for @mipaltan in the last decade, this man will be on the top for sure. As a captain, he gives me breather during a tense situation and he never failed to deliver, such was his presence within the team. Best wishes LM for the future.”Also Read | THIS player can burn opposition with pace, says Jeff ThomsonThe first ODI between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at the R Premadasa stadium on Friday after the end of their poor ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 campaigns had a huge significance for the hosts. Lasith Malinga, the bowling spearhead who made a name for himself with his slinging action, brilliant death overs bowling and ability to take hat-tricks at will, was playing his last ODI. Sri Lanka was boosted by a brilliant 111 from Kusal Perera as they reached 314/8. In response, the Sri Lankan crowds witnessed a Malinga special as he sent back Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar. With Bangladesh reeling, the stage was set for Malinga to bow out with the ultimate farewell. Bowling his final over, Malinga got the wicket of Mustafizur Rahman with a full ball for 18 as Bangladesh lost by 91 runs. Malinga ended with figures of 9.4-2-38-3 and ended with 338 wickets, the ninth-best among bowlers in ODIs going past Anil Kumble’s mark.Also Read | Bumrah operating at a different level: Kohli after a convincing winSpeaking after the end of the match, Malinga said it was the right time to retire from ODIs and urged future players to be match-winners for the country. “I have been playing for the last 15 years for Sri Lanka and this is the right time to move on. My time is over and I have to go. Winning is very important for me; We are a young team. I tried my best throughout my career. Some of the young bowlers in the country have a good ability, so they need to try and produce match-winning spells. You have to be a match-winner for your team, that’s my advice,” Malinga said. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.center_img highlightslast_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_imgNew Zealand teenager Robinson wins GS in absence of ShiffrinKRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (AP) — New Zealand teenager Alice Robinson crowned her breakthrough season in the World Cup with a second career victory on Saturday.Robinson, who turned 18 in December, overtook first-run leader Petra Vlhova to win a giant slalom, almost four months after edging out Mikaela Shiffrin in the season opener.The Olympic GS champion from the United States was missing this time. She is taking an indefinite break from racing following the death of her father Jeff almost two weeks ago.Slovenia’s Meta Hrovat and Switzerland’s Wendy Holdener shared third place as they both earned a second career podium result in giant slalom. An illness knocked him out of the Preakness, and he developed a condition in his left front leg in June that required re-admittance to a renowned equine hospital. Then he developed problems in his right front leg, and work was done to keep him alive and well.POLE VAULT-WORLD RECORDDuplantis breaks world pole vault record againGLASGOW (AP) — Armand Duplantis has broken the world pole vault record for the second time in eight days.The American-born Swede eclipsed his own mark by a centimeter when he vaulted 6.18 meters at the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix on Saturday The IBU also announced a similar two-year sanction for Svetlana Sleptsova, a Russian who didn’t win any medals at Sochi, over the banned substance ostarine.SEMENYA RETURNSNot done: Caster Semenya runs again, says ‘I’m here to stay’UNDATED (AP) — Caster Semenya has run her first public race in eight months. The 29-year-old South African broke the national 300-meter record at a low-level meet Friday before proclaiming: “I’m here to stay.”The 2016 Olympic 800-meter champion said the race at the University of Johannesburg, which also featured high school students, was her season-opening event. The Olympics are just five months away and it’s doubtful if Semenya will be able to defend her title in the 800 meters. Semenya is currently banned from competing in her favored event at major meets, and any distance from 400 meters to one mile, unless she follows World Athletics rules that require her to medically reduce her natural testosterone levels to compete in women’s competitions. Semenya has repeatedly refused to adhere to the testosterone regulations, which were designed for female athletes with differences of sex development like Semenya.Semenya has twice appealed against the regulations. She lost her first appeal at sport’s highest court. Her second legal challenge at the Swiss supreme court is still being considered. Two major manufacturers, Bauer and CCM, have factories in China that have closed. Officials with both companies say they are monitoring the situation. Warrior, the other major supplier of custom sticks for top hockey players, has not been affected because its production is based in Tijuana, Mexico.Bauer and CCM say there has been no impact on the production of sticks for amateur players.NHL equipment managers, players and their representatives are trying to navigate the situation the best they can. Detroit Red Wings equipment manager Paul Boyer said he has enough inventory for the next couple of weeks but isn’t sure what might happen after that given a two-week lag time for sticks to be delivered.Just how many sticks are used each season in the NHL isn’t known, but it’s a lot. Boyer figures Red Wings players go through 70 to 120 each year, which would translate to about 1,600 for a full team — and more than 50,000 across the 31-team league.LPGA-WOMEN’S AUSTRALIAN OPEN February 15, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNHL-VIRUS-STICK SHORTAGE CONCERNSAmid virus outbreak, concerns about a hockey stick shortageUNDATED (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak in China is raising concerns about a potential shortage of the hockey sticks used by the world’s top players. He opened at 5.50 meters and then got over 5.75 on his second try. Two-time world champion Sam Kendricks led at that point, but exited the competition at 5.84.Duplantis sailed over with his first attempt at 5.84. With no one else left in the event, he also flew over at 6.00, a UK indoor all-comers record. The 20-year-old vaulter had the bar moved up to 6.18 and one attempt was all he needed as he flew well clear.Duplantis also broke the record in Torun, Poland last Saturday when an effort of 6.17 bettered the 6.16 set by Frenchman Renaud Lavillenie in Donetsk, Ukraine in February 2014.RUSSIAN DOPINGRussia to lose Sochi Olympic gold medal in new doping case Associated Press Inbee Park takes 3-stroke lead at Women’s Australian OpenADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Seven-time major champion Inbee Park hasn’t won an LPGA tournament in nearly two years, but she could soon be adding Australian to her 19 tour victories.Park took a three-stroke lead at the Women’s Australian Open on Saturday, shooting a 5-under 68 that included a 40-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole. She has a 54-hole total of 15-under 204.Nineteen-year-old Ayeon Cho will play in the final group with her fellow South Korean. Cho shot 69 on Saturday and was alone in second. American Marina Alex was third at 11-under after a 70, four strokes behind.WCUP-WOMEN’S GS SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Russia is set to lose a biathlon gold medal from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in a new doping case.The International Biathlon Union on Saturday announced a two-year ban for Evgeny Ustyugov, who was part of the gold medal-winning men’s relay team six years ago, citing evidence he used the banned steroid oxandrolone around the time of the Olympics.His results from the 2013-14 season have been disqualified, including the Olympic victory.When confirmed by the International Olympic Committee, that will knock Russia off top spot in the Sochi medal table in terms of golds. The host nation would have 10 golds, against 11 for Norway, and 28 total medals, the joint-most along with the United States.Germany is in line to inherit the relay gold, subject to IOC confirmation. HORSE RACING-COUNTRY HOUSE RETIREDKentucky Derby winner Country House retired with foot injuryUNDATED (AP) — Kentucky Derby winner Country House has been retired because of a foot ailment.Blackwood Stables says the 4-year-old won’t race again after being treated for laminitis in his right front foot.Country House finished second in the 2019 Derby as a 65-1 shot and was placed first after Maximum Security was disqualified. That race at Churchill Downs was his last. Update on the latest sportslast_img read more

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Infantino Describes Nigerians’ World Cup Experience as Unforgettable

first_imgGianni Infantino “The 2018 FIFA World Cup was an unforgettable celebration of football and a major factor in this was the participation of the Super Eagles, their sixth FIFA World Cup appearance.“I personally was very happy and proud to be able to attend in your presence two of your National Team matches, against Croatia and Iceland. Please, pass on my compliments to all those who have contributed to this campaign, the players, the head coach, Gernot Rohr, but also the technical and medical team and, of course, the fans.“Such achievement is no doubt based on hard work, professionalism and attention to detail, as well as passion and love of the game. All this augurs well for a very promising future and will undoubtedly pave the way for future success.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram President of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, has expressed appreciation to the Super Eagles, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and Nigerian fans for their “unforgettable” role in the 2018 World Cup tournament in Russia.Infantino expressed his appreciation in a letter addressed to Amaju Pinnick, NFF President, on Thursday, where he stated that he was happy to have watched the Super Eagles play against Croatia and Iceland.The letter read: “I would like to express our most sincere appreciation to your national team for participating in this 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup.last_img read more

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Anderson makes 1st team

first_imgAdding to her growing list of accolades as a Wisconsin Badger, junior guard Jolene Anderson was named to the first team All-Big Ten for the first time in her career Monday.With an average of 19.3 points per game, Anderson became the first Badger woman ever to win the Big Ten scoring title. She also finished toward the top of the conference in several other categories. Anderson ended up third in the conference in free-throw shooting, making 85.4 percent of her foul shots, ninth in rebounding, with a team-best 7.2 boards per game, and third in steals, with yet another team-high 2.38 takeaways per game.”She can do everything,” Anderson’s teammate Rae Lin D’Alie said. “She can shoot, she can drive, she’s a great passer, great leader by example, and she’s got great defense.”Anderson is joined on the list by Ohio State’s Jessica Davenport, Purdue’s Katie Gearlds and Purdue’s Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton as the only players selected by both the coaches and media to the first team. The coaches selected Penn State’s Amanda Brown, while the media to the first-team tabbed Ohio State’s Brandie Hoskins.Davenport was also named Big Ten Player of the Year for the third consecutive season, the first woman to ever achieve the feat. Her coach, Jim Foster, also repeated as conference coach of the year. In her first year with UW in 2004-05, Anderson garnered Big Ten Freshman of the Year and third-team All-Big Ten honors, and last year was named to the second team All-Big Ten as a sophomore. Anderson led the Badgers in scoring and rebounding in all three of those years.She is just the ninth Wisconsin women’s player to be named to the first team.”She’s the backbone of our team and has earned every accolade that she’s been awarded,” Wisconsin head coach Lisa Stone said. “She doesn’t pay attention to them, but we do. The list does go on and on. She’s a special kid. She’s a person that always puts the team ahead of herself.”Two other Badgers were also honored Tuesday.Anderson’s teammate Janese Banks also received recognition for her season, as she was named All-Big Ten honorable mention. The junior guard is the team’s second leading scorer, averaging 13.9 points per game, which puts her in the top ten in scoring in the conference. Banks also finished fourth in the conference in offensive rebounding, bringing in 3.14 offensive boards per game.Freshman Brittany Heins also received an accolade, as she was selected by the Badger coaches as the team’s honoree for the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award, which rewards athletes for their contributions both on and off the court.”It’s quite an honor,” Heins said. “I’m just really honored that I would be thought of to get it.”last_img read more

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Penn State : Cohen: Board of Trustees disrespects Paterno in phone-call firing

first_imgSTATE COLLEGE, Pa. Unidentified courier: Hey, Joe. Inside this envelope is a phone number you need to call. See ya later.The phone rings and is answered by an…Unidentified Board of Trustee member: Hey, Joe. Thanks for calling. You’re not the football coach anymore.Joe Paterno: ……Is that really how it happened? Truly sad if that’s the way Joe Paterno’s final five minutes as head coach played out. That after 46 years of dedication and investment both financial and emotional to Penn State, the Board of Trustees firing him over the phone is insulting.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAccording to an article on ESPN.com, Paterno received an envelope Wednesday evening 15 minutes before the Board of Trustees made its announcement about Paterno’s termination. The letter was delivered to Paterno by an unnamed courier and contained a phone number inside for him to call.He did so, and at least one member of the Board of Trustees informed Paterno that he was fired.John McEnroe’s famous line applies here almost as well as it did at Wimbledon in 1981: You cannot be serious.Jim Boeheim concurs.‘Why didn’t they call coach Paterno in?’ Boeheim asked on the weekly AmeriCu Jim Boeheim Show Thursday. ‘He’s only been there 60 years. And say, ‘Coach, we’ve decided to make this change.’‘I don’t think they had the guts to do it. Then they send a messenger to say ‘call this number.’ If I was the coach, I wouldn’t have called any number. I would’ve just … in no way done that.’And Paterno shouldn’t have either. He deserves better than that. The winningest coach in Division I football who lives less than five minutes away from campus by car should have received an in-home visit to tell him of his termination.But the phone call was made by Paterno as he and the Penn State program are torn apart by a sex abuse scandal. Jerry Sandusky, a long-time defensive coordinator for Paterno who retired in 1999, is charged with a series of sexual assaults involving young boys, including the alleged rape of one boy in Penn State’s football facility shower.Paterno, however, did all that was asked of him after he was made aware of the situation by reporting the incident to then-athletic director Tim Curley.Could he have done more? Yes. Should he have done more? Yes, Paterno will tell so. But the fact remains that no charges have been filed against him, and he fulfilled every obligation he had as the head coach of the Nittany Lions by telling his boss.‘I respect what he’s done as a coach and that hasn’t changed,’ Boeheim said on his show. ‘Obviously what he did as a person was not the right thing, along with a lot of other people at Penn State.’And it’s what he’s done as a coach that warrants him of more than a phone call, even with the surrounding scandal.Paterno arrived in State College in 1950 as an assistant coach and never left. It’s where he met his wife, Sue, in the library that currently bears their name (Paterno Library) after the couple helped raise upwards of $13 million to put toward the renovation.He’s been a study hall monitor for freshman football players. His statue welcomes fans into Beaver Stadium, which wasn’t built when Paterno arrived and now seats 106,572 as a result of his success at the helm of the Nittany Lions.There is even a class taught about Paterno Comm 497G: Joe Paterno, Communications & the Media.‘The way it was carried out was awful,’ freshman bio engineering major Paul Kucinski said. ‘A man who has spent almost 50 years of his life as head coach dedicated to a single institution, donated literally millions upon millions of dollars to a single place does not deserve to go like that and be fired over a phone call.’The timing for the firing likely played a role in sparking the riots on College Avenue as well, according to multiple students. Announcing the news at 9:45 p.m. in a ‘drinking town,’ as doctoral student Peter Buckland called it, was simply asking for trouble.The result was thousands of students rioting on College Avenue. A few took it too far, flipping cars and tearing down light posts. But the majority of people were there out of disbelief and adoration of Joe Paterno, as evidence by the chants in his honor.That the decision absolutely had to be made Wednesday night and couldn’t have possibly waited until first thing on Thursday morning seems unlikely and is another discourtesy in itself.Thrust into the chaos was interim coach Tom Bradley, who was in charge of the defense prior to Paterno’s firing and has been on the staff for 33 years.And at his first press conference in charge of the Nittany Lions, his praise for Paterno shone through the disturbing information uncovered in the past few weeks. Bradley spoke to the last 46 years as a whole.‘Coach Paterno has meant more to me than anybody but my father,’ Bradley said. ‘ … It’s with great respect that I speak of him. I’m proud to say I’ve worked with him.’Like Paterno, Boeheim has come to define his university as well. After nearly 50 years at Syracuse, Boeheim is to SU as Paterno was to Penn State.As such, he can likely imagine the horrible feeling in Paterno’s stomach when he was dismissed over the phone. It’s simply unfair to a coaching legend.‘I think he’s one of the great, great coaches we’ve ever had in any sport,’ Boeheim said on his show.  ‘And I’m very sad that this is what happened.’Michael Cohen is the sports editor for The Daily Orange, where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at mjcohe02@syr.edu or on Twitter at @Michael_Cohen13.  Comments Published on November 10, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: mjcohe02@syr.edu | @Michael_Cohen13center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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