HSBC, Credit Suisse and Standard Chartered join boycott of Saudi conference over missing journalist

first_img Callum Keown whatsapp Share The banking trio have joined a plethora of influential figures and businesses to pull out of the three-day event following the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.The US resident and Saudi critic has not been seen since entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October.Read more: Google joins the list of firms deserting next week’s Saudi business summitUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo landed in the kingdom on Tuesday and met Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir, while Turkish officials are poised to search the consulate for a second time as diplomatic tensions rise.HSBC said its chief executive John Flint would no longer be attending the Future Investment Initiative, hosted by the Saudi crown prince Mohammad Bin Salman next week. whatsapp Standard Chartered also confirmed its boss Bill Winters had withdrawn and Credit Suisse chief executive Tidjane Thiam has also cancelled plans to travel to Riyadh next week.Google Cloud boss Diane Greene also withdrew on Tuesday.The moves follow a series of high-profile withdrawals, which include JP Morgan boss Jamie Dimon and Ford chairman Bill Ford withdrew from the event yesterday.Uber chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi, Viacom boss Bob Bakish, AOL founder Steve Case, Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga and Sotheby’s chief executive Tad Smith have also cancelled plans to attend.London-based Deloitte, EY and PwC are all still listed as “knowledge partners” of the three-day conference and failed to respond when asked if this position had changed. More From Our Partners LA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Tuesday 16 October 2018 12:09 pm HSBC, Credit Suisse and Standard Chartered join boycott of Saudi conference over missing journalist Read more: Finance chiefs desert Saudi business summitLondon Stock Exchange chief executive David Schwimmer also remains a scheduled speaker and LSE would not comment on whether his attendance was being reviewed.The Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund, hosting alongside the crown prince said the event would go ahead as planned with more than 150 speakers, despite the guest list dwindling day by day. The chief executives of HSBC, Credit Suisse and Standard Chartered have become the latest business leaders to withdraw from a high profile Saudi investor conference next week. Tags: Trading Archivelast_img read more

Number of UK coronavirus cases hits 40

first_imgItaly has been at the epicentre of the European coronavirus outbreak, with 1,694 confirmed cases, according to data from John Hopkins University. Number of UK coronavirus cases hits 40 by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyMedical MattersThis Picture Shows Who Prince Harry’s Father Really IsMedical Mattersbonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comDefinitionThe Funniest Yard Signs EVER WrittenDefinitionGloriousaDrone Captures What No One Was Supposed to SeeGloriousa whatsapp “We have to be prepared for that, and a range of different eventualities, and it’s right to say that some of those might be quite challenging for us. But we will have the best preparations that we can possibly have in place for them.” UK coronavirus cases now total 15 (Getty Images) Also Read: Number of UK coronavirus cases hits 40 whatsapp Share The figures for the number of UK cases were accurate as at 9am this morning. Separately, Paul Cosford, Public Health England’s emeritus medical director, told Sky News: “With the increasing numbers that we are seeing in a range of different countries and beginning to see here, it is more likely now that we will see more widespread transmission. UK coronavirus cases now total 15 (Getty Images) Also Read: Number of UK coronavirus cases hits 40 The UK government agreed a plan for dealing with coronavirus during an emergency Cobra committee meeting this morning. Show Comments ▼ UK coronavirus cases now total 15 (Getty Images) center_img Earlier, the risk of coronavirus in the European Union was raised from moderate to high, the president of the European Commission said. Chris Whitty, the chief medical officer of England, said the four new patients had recently travelled from Italy. Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged people to “go about business as usual” and said the country was “very, very well-prepared”. But he added it was “likely” that the disease would spread. Health commissioner Stella Kyriakides said 2,100 cases of coronavirus were confirmed in 18 of the 27 EU states, and 38 EU citizens had died because of the disease. UK coronavirus cases now total 15 (Getty Images) Also Read: Number of UK coronavirus cases hits 40 The department said 13,525 people have been tested for the virus, with 40 positive results. The Department for Health said today the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK had risen by four to 40. Monday 2 March 2020 2:27 pm “We’ve agreed a plan so that if and when it starts to spread, as I’m afraid it looks likely it will, we are in a position to take the steps that will be necessary,” he said this morning. James Booth Ursula von der Leyen made the announcement as Brussels confirmed its first cases of the disease. “The ECDC (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control) has announced today that the risk level has risen from moderate to high for people in the European Union. In other words, the virus continues to spread,” she told a news conference in Brussels. More From Our Partners Colin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comlast_img read more

Ministry Working to Complete Revised Primary Curriculum

first_imgRelatedMinistry Working to Complete Revised Primary Curriculum RelatedMinistry Working to Complete Revised Primary Curriculum Ministry Working to Complete Revised Primary Curriculum UncategorizedAugust 17, 2006 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Salomie Evering, Acting Deputy Chief Education Officer in the Ministry of Education and Youth, has said that the Ministry was making every effort to ensure that the supporting material for the revised primary curriculum for grades one to three, would be made available for the new academic year.“We are making all the effort to have the supporting material completed for September, and that is under the Primary Education Support Programme. It is an integrated curriculum so we do not have discreet areas, but children will have work books on ‘Who am I’, ‘My Body’ and various other things,” she told JIS News.The revised primary curriculum, which has already been implemented across the island, covers topics such as citizenship, rights and responsibilities, conflict resolution and essential features of Jamaican culture.Meanwhile, the Acting Chief Education Officer told JIS News that the revised early childhood curriculum, which provides for a smooth transition between the basic and primary levels, was ready. “We have always noted a gap between the early childhood and the primary levels and what we want to do is to close that gap so there is a smooth transition,” she said.Mrs. Evering added that at the early childhood level, more emphasis was being placed on the developmental stages of the child, and some of the topics covered include ‘Myself’ and ‘Who am I’.Education Minister Maxine Henry Wilson, in her sectoral presentation in the House of Representatives on July 12, had said that the new early childhood education curriculum was “child-centered in approach and is supported by a framework of developmental objectives such as language and aesthetics, which ensure progression and continuity across age ranges and stages of development”.Turning to the secondary level curriculum, Mrs. Evering pointed out that the programme was more competency-based. “While you are going through the curriculum, you are consciously thinking of the competencies the students need to possess, so it is more skill and competency based,” she informed.In the meantime, Mrs. Evering revealed that the special education curriculum at the Mico Teachers College has been revised.“They have done some revision and there are going to be three new options in the special education curriculum. They will be looking at areas such as mild and moderate disabilities, deaf and hard of hearing, blindness and visual impairment,” she informed.The Ministry of Education and Youth revises the curricula from the early childhood to the secondary level every five years.Teachers’ colleges are involved as stakeholders in the process, Mrs. Evering said, as “the teachers will have to come out to teach the guides”.center_img RelatedMinistry Working to Complete Revised Primary Curriculum Advertisementslast_img read more

Ford, Domino’s Pizza partner on autonomous pizza delivery vehicle

first_imgCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Domino’s autonomous pizza delivery vehicle Clearly, there is some work still to be done. But autonomous delivery of food and goods could certainly be the future.  advertisement RELATED TAGSFordFusionElectricElectric VehiclesNew VehiclesAnn ArborAutomotive TechnologyCars and Car DesignChevrolet SparkCulture and LifestyleFord FusionFord Motor CompanyHybrid VehiclesMichiganPassenger CarsScience and TechnologyTechnologyUnited States In 2015, Domino’s unveiled the Chevrolet Spark-based DXP delivery vehicle. But just two years later, the pizza giant has teamed up with Ford to deliver pizzas in self-driving cars.The autonomous vehicles are based on the Ford Fusion and are currently operating only in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The test of of the program allows randomly selected customers to choose to have their pizza delivered by an autonomous vehicle. “As we increase our understanding of the business opportunity for self-driving vehicles to support the movement of people and goods, we’re pleased to have Domino’s join us in this important part of the development process,” said Ford vice president Sherif Marakby.  COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Trending Videos We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. See More Videos PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | ‹ Previous Next › Trending in Canada But despite all the tech on the car, the actual Fusion will still be driven manually to the delivery location, says Ford. Differences from a standard delivery include being able to track the car via GPS as it drives to you, and being able to pay and retrieve the pizza without interacting with an actual human. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everlast_img read more

COMPLANT Acquires Former State Owned Sugar Factories

first_img By ALLAN BROOKS, JIS Senior PR Account Executive FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — COMPLANT International, the China-based company which has acquired the state-owned assets of Jamaica’s sugar industry, is now set to roll out its investment of some US$156 million to renovate three factories and sugar cane lands over the next four years. This commitment was reinforced at an elaborate ceremony marking the handing over of the Jamaican Government’s sugar assets to Pan-Caribbean Sugar Company Limited, a subsidiary of the COMPLANT Group, at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, New Kingston on Tuesday, August 16. The ceremony brought together major stakeholders in the local sugar industry, including Ministers of Government, Opposition representatives, the hierarchy of the major trade unions and representatives of the productive sectors, with the principals of COMPLANT and the Government of the People’s Republic of China. The event was held in the wake of the official handing over by Prime Minister, Hon Bruce Golding, of the remaining state-owned assets in the sugar industry to the China-based company on Monday, signaling what both parties described as “a new era of development for the sugar industry in Jamaica”. Chief Executive Officer of COMPLANT Group, Tang Jianguo, disclosed that the company has already invested more than US$8 million (approximately J$680 million) in the production of sugar cane since the start of the year. “We have kept our promise …rehabilitation work is underway including plans to modernize the operations,” he said. Mr. Tang emphasized that revitalising Jamaica’s sugar industry demanded more than capital investment. He advised that, in order for all stakeholders to achieve a “win, win” situation, policies must be implemented in support of the sugar industry, and that an interdependent relationship between workers, growers and the factory must be maintained. This process he said will ensure the success of the enterprise, and ultimately result in “the sharing of the benefits of a revitalized sugar industry.” Former Minister of Agriculture and current Minister of Industry Investment and Commerce, Hon. Christopher Tufton, who led the divestment charge which began just over a year ago, described the deal as a historic achievement with the twin goals of pumping massive investments into the ailing sugar sector over the next four years, while removing the accumulation of more debt on the public budget. He observed that the divestment of the state owned enterprise represented the first phase of the process of transformation, while the handing over represented the start of a most critical stage. “We have all the ingredients to make this a success. The challenge is that all of us work together as stakeholders. The industry has to undergo significant changes in order to survive…transformation is a process and today is the beginning of that process,” Dr. Tufton said. Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Robert Montague, alluded to the historic ties of the migrant Chinese community to Jamaica’s sugar industry, and envisioned that, “within 10 years”, there will be a merger beyond economic expectations, as the Chinese workers build conjugal relationships and adopt Jamaica as home. However, he sees the next 12 months as a transitional period, critical to the success of the venture. He posited that understanding and appreciating cultural differences and an acceptance that profit in agriculture is not a bad word, are important in the process. Once these issues are resolved, and with the co-operation and collaboration of all stakeholders, “the best days of sugar are ahead of us,” he said. Mr. Montague also charged the investors to look to other areas of opportunity, such as the divestment of the Wallenford Coffee Company and the island’s potential for rice production. RelatedCOMPLANT Acquires Former State Owned Sugar Factories RelatedCOMPLANT Acquires Former State Owned Sugar Factories Advertisements RelatedCOMPLANT Acquires Former State Owned Sugar Factories COMPLANT Acquires Former State Owned Sugar Factories AgricultureAugust 17, 2011last_img read more

Austria nets more than €200M in latest 5G sale

first_img Tags Author Home Austria nets more than €200M in latest 5G sale 5G auctionAustria Bulgaria faces legal challenge to 5G allocation Previous ArticleVodafone Egypt saga rolls-on as deal expiresNext ArticleGamers tipped as $150B 5G opportunity Yanitsa Boyadzhieva Ofcom completes 5G spectrum allocation Related AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore4 14 SEP 2020 Ofcom stalls UK 5G auction Austria finalised its second 5G spectrum auction, bringing in proceeds of almost €202 million for the 700MHz, 1500MHz and 2100MHz bands.The Austrian Regulatory Authority for Broadcasting and Telecommunications (RTR) said Magenta Telekom spent nearly €87 million for 90MHz, A1 Telekom Austria secured 80MHz for more than €65 million and Hutchison Drei Austria receiving 90MHz for almost €50 million.Under the auction conditions, operators had committed to provide mobile broadband in an additional 802 communities which were poorly supplied or not covered at all, in exchange for price discounts for their bids. Some 900 areas had previously been identified as lacking coverage entirely or being underserved, bringing the total covered in the sale to 1,702.Following the auction, 80 per cent of 2,100 not-spots and poorly covered areas in Austria are set to be supplied with “high-performance mobile broadband coverage” by 2027, managing director of telecommunications at RTR Klaus Steinmaurer explained.He noted the regulator had designed a “much more liberal” framework than in the past, with clearances for active and passive sharing, alongside the shared use of spectrum. The RTR also aimed to promote cooperation in supplying coverage on transport routes including motorways and railway lines.The auction was delayed by the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Yanitsa joins Mobile World Live as a Reporter based in London. She has more than 5 years’ experience at various media outlets in her home country Bulgaria. She started her career as a political reporter, followed by taking editor roles… Read more last_img read more

Under-fire WhatsApp delays divisive update

first_imgHome Under-fire WhatsApp delays divisive update Español India amenaza con actuar contra la nueva política de privacidad de WhatsApp Previous ArticleBoosting business in the era of eSIMNext ArticleTelefonica Deutschland outlines open RAN targets Author Chris Donkin WhatsApp Relatedcenter_img WhatsApp sues India over new internet regulations WhatsApp pushed-back the imposition of a change in its terms, blaming misinformation and user confusion about what it intends to do in the controversial update.In a corporate blog, the company said an update to its privacy terms which had been scheduled to come into force on 8 February would be pushed back to 15 May.This, it added, would allow it to “do a lot more to clear up the misinformation around how privacy and security works on WhatsApp” and give people longer to consider the changes.Originally, those not accepting the new conditions by the February deadline would have been unable to continue messaging on the app.When WhatsApp first announced the change earlier this month, privacy organisations and vocal opponents of the company slammed a perceived attempt to increase the data shared with parent company Facebook.Pressure group Privacy International said the change and its planned implementation showed “how much Facebook values their users’ data over their users. Accept our data grab or get out is pretty far from what consent should look like under laws like GDPR”.Several users also looked to alternative platforms, with app analytics company Sensor Tower reporting an upsurge in downloads of rival platforms Signal and Telegram.The change applied to a large part of the world, but not the UK and European Union due to specific privacy legislation in these regions.Just businessWhatsApp maintains conversations on its platform will remain secure after the update and, rather than being about sharing sensitive personal information with other Facebook apps, the new terms are about making it easier to deal with businesses on the platform.In its blog, the company added: “We’ve heard from so many people how much confusion there is around our recent update. There’s been a lot of misinformation causing concern and we want to help everyone understand our principles and the facts.“The update includes new options people will have to message a business on WhatsApp, and provides further transparency about how we collect and use data. While not everyone shops with a business on WhatsApp today, we think that more people will choose to do so in the future and it’s important people are aware of these services. This update does not expand our ability to share data with Facebook.” Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore8 18 JAN 2021 WhatsApp shrugs off India privacy update pressurelast_img read more

Additional €500,000 in funding for Inishowen Digital Innovation Hub

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Additional €500,000 in funding for Inishowen Digital Innovation Hub By News Highland – March 30, 2021 Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Twitter Facebook Google+ Pinterest Facebookcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Previous articlePetrol bomb thrown at police in DerryNext articleSubstantial sum of money stolen from house in Ballyness, Falcarragh News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Donegal County Council has committed an additional €500,000 in funding for the Inishowen Digital Innovation Hub.The Council says the increase in funding is a result of Covid-19, Brexit and an increase in construction costs.Enterprise Ireland previously announced a €1.1m grant for the Inishowen Digital Innovation Hub with Donegal County Council committing €1.4m in co-funding.Now, an additional €500,000 has been provided by the Council to allow for cost increases, delays in receiving income from occupants, due to Covid-19 delays and a contingency amount of €150,000.The construction tender price is over €226,000 higher than expected.It’s been confirmed that construction work could start within the next two months, subject to the easing of Covid-19 restrictions. Harps come back to win in Waterford DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

The Red Wings, Nietopski and Chamberlain: Rochester baseball history through the MLB Draft

first_img Add to Google+ The Red Wings, Nietopski and Chamberlain: Rochester baseball history through the MLB Draft Subscribe by Email Named in 1968 after the late Morrie Silver, Silver Stadium was home to the Rochester Red Wings from 1929-96. (Photo courtesy of the Rochester Red Wings)By BILLY HEYENFrom 1998 to 2008, 10 players with Rochester-area ties were either drafted or signed contracts with professional baseball organizations. From 2009 through 2018, that number jumped to 34. Players either from Section V schools or Rochester-area colleges have been selected in most Major League Baseball drafts. While none were selected in the first, in 1965, five players from the area were selected in 1966, and the majority of years after had local selections, too. A few handfuls of others have signed professional contracts as free agents. All-in-all, almost 200 players have been picked or signed by MLB ballclubs after gracing ballfields right in Rochesterians’ own backyards. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE SECTION V DRAFT PICKS AND FREE AGENTS SINCE 1965. The recent increase in draft selections might be astounding, but it came after the only real dry period in Rochester draft history. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, stretches just like the one Rochester is in now were common. Two area baseball coaches who both played at Monroe Community College, now-MCC head coach Dave Brust and University of Rochester head coach Joe Reina, provided thoughts on Rochester and the MLB Draft throughout the years. There’s been plenty of contributions to Rochester’s rich baseball past. Brust went so far as to say, “This could literally be a book.” From Brust’s three pillars of the Rochester Red Wings, Ed Nietopski and Dave Chamberlain up through the sprouting of numerous training facilities that allow upstate New York ballplayers to get fundamentals work in during the winters, the influences provide a thread through the many names of Rochester’s own professional baseball players. Brust doesn’t see the recent trend slowing down.“I see the trend going up,” Brust said. “It’s in a good place, even if it doesn’t go up, it’s in a good place. It’s doing what it’s supposed to do.”Red WingsRochester’s professional baseball team, since its inception as a Triple-A ball club in 1899, took on four names before becoming the Red Wings: the Bronchos, the Hustlers, the Colts and the Tribe. For the last 89 years, Red Wings has been the name of the team that Brust credits for much of Rochester’s baseball culture. “Every little kid, at least back in the 70s and 80s, you go watch a Rochester Red Wing game and you are hooked,” Brust said. “If you’re a baseball player, if you’re an athletic kid and you’re a baseball player, and even if you’re not an athletic kid, you’re just somebody who loves baseball. You go watch a Triple-A game, it might as well be the big leagues.”The Red Wings provide a backdrop for most baseball in Rochester. They hold clinics for youth baseball players and hold countless promotions that bring little league ballplayers into Frontier Field, wearing their teams’ uniforms, for a night of high-quality baseball. The biggest influence to Rochester baseball that the Red Wings have made, though, comes in three people, Brust said. It starts with Nietopski, who played the 1950 season in Rochester as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals organization. It includes Dave Chamberlain, the legendary MCC coach who was good friends with six-year Red Wing manager Joe Altobelli, Brust said. And it ties into the sprouting up of local baseball facilities with John Valle, who spent five years in Rochester as a player and now helps run John Valle Baseball, one of the many opportunities for Rochester-area kids to play ball year round.“I know that your 25 year old reader is gonna be like, ‘Who’s Ed Nietopski? Who’s Dave Chamberlain?’” Brust said. “I think they should know who they are.”Ed NietopskiEd Nietopski finished with a record of 705-201 during his high school baseball career. (Photo provided)The middle infielder Nietopski spent just one season in Rochester as part of a nine-year minor league career. But after his career wrapped up, he came back to study at SUNY Brockport and soon after had a job coaching football at Brockport High School, according to The Daily Messenger. After spending 1957-64 coaching at Brockport, he moved on to Cardinal Mooney and then Bishop Kearney after Mooney closed. In terms of baseball at the professional level, Mooney was where Nietopski spawned most of his influence. Brust played basketball and baseball for him there. “His player tree and coaching tree is ridiculous,” Brust said. “But again, a former Rochester Red Wing who was tight with the Wings throughout his years at Mooney. And when he had camps for 30-plus years, the Red Wings would always stop in, a couple of them would stop in and do a clinic and so on and so forth.”The player tree speaks for itself. From 1969 to Mooney’s closing in 1989, with Nietopski leading the way all the way through, nine players were drafted or signed either straight from Mooney or after attending college following their graduation from Mooney. In the whole of Rochester’s draft history, no single high school has produced as many as the nine professional baseball draft picks/signees that Nietopski coached in his 20 years at Mooney.It’s not hard to trace that tree one step further. Brust, for one, has coached professional draft picks in his time at MCC. He’s not the only Nietopski disciple who can say that. Fred Tillinghast, who played under Nietopski in the early 1990s at Bishop Kearney, went on to coach (and still does) at The Battery, where he coached Matt Dryer, a pro player himself who went to high school at McQuaid. Dryer now coaches hitting at Diamond Pro, and he’s spent time coaching a handful of Rochester’s current pro ballplayers. Nietopski also coached Roger Klimek at Mooney, whose son Steven Klimek now pitches in the Baltimore organization. The tree extending from Nietopski’s coaching continues to grow, a tree that most likely wouldn’t exist in Rochester if not for the Red Wings. Nietopski’s high-school coaching record speaks for itself. 545-321 in basketball. 705-201 in baseball. But for a man who spent just one year as a pro ballplayer in Rochester, he certainly influenced a lot to come. Brust is just one example, a guy who played for Nietopski in the late ‘80s and now keeps on helping kids get to whatever the next level may be, whether it be a four-year school or pro ball. To Brust, Nietopski’s legacy makes sense.“His wins were only the residue of who he is and what he stands for,” Brust said.Dave ChamberlainDave Chamberlain had a record of 735-232 over 33 years as head coach of MCC. (Photo courtesy of Monroe CC Athletic Communications).From 1964 to 1996, the head baseball coach at MCC was Chamberlain. Brust recalls the relationship Chamberlain always seemed to have with Altobelli, the Red Wings manager from 1971-76 and a three-year player in the major leagues. “My year at MCC I remember specifically, I remember seeing Joe Altobelli in his office,” Brust said. “And he was very tight with, or he could make a call and say hey Joe, I’ve got this kid. You need to send somebody out here to see this kid. Next thing you know, kid is drafted.”Chamberlain’s tenure was prolific in terms of pro teams wanting his players. At least 39 players who spent time as a Tribune for Chamberlain were drafted or signed by major league clubs. A high number of these came in the MLB’s January draft, which largely featured junior college players being picked. But plenty more also came in the regular June draft, which features four-year college players and high school graduates, as well. Many of Chamberlain’s players who were picked had played ball in Section V before heading to MCC. Just as with Nietopski, a direct line can be drawn from Chamberlain to Brust, who played at MCC for a year. And then the line can go on to a guy like Matt Brooks, who was drafted out of MCC in 2016. Reina, the U of R head coach now, also played at MCC for Chamberlain. Looking back, he was glad to see so many names of MCC pro prospects from his era. It made him realize just how good those teams were. “For me it goes back to, I think guys my age know how good they were,” Reina said. “But when you kind of see that, you’re like, whoa, they were really good. I think that gets kind of lost with some of these younger generation kids.”Reina hasn’t slacked in coaching pro prospects either. John Ghyzel was selected in the 2017 draft by Cincinnati after coming to the U of R as a shortstop. Now, Reina said he’s throwing 99 miles per hour as a reliever in Single-A. He leads the Midwest League in saves.Both Nietopski and Chamberlain benefitted from a connection to the Red Wings. Rochester’s pro baseball tree wouldn’t be what it is without those two coaches.“Of course the MCC player family tree is another, it’s like oh my god,” Brust said, and then added about Rochester’s pros: “All you see is Cardinal Mooney or MCC.”The recent picksTen of the last 11 MLB Drafts have featured multiple players with Section V and/or Rochester ties selected. Brust and Reina both thought the growth of indoor baseball facilities, like Valle and Diamond Pro, played a big part in that. Reina said kids in Section V don’t get enough practice time outside. He estimated that a player from Florida might get to practice outside 200 more times in his high school career than the same player would in Rochester. That’s why the indoor setups have been so vital. “You’ve got these places that have turf facilities where they can not only hit, but they can pitch, they can develop defensively,” Reina said. “So I think kids are doing it at younger and younger ages, so they’re developing those skills quicker and quicker.”The recent upswing in area draft picks has featured almost solely players drafted out of college, and Reina thinks that makes sense, too. Players who get less practice time outside will generally be rawer as baseball players than those who spend a ton of time practicing outside. They might be an equivalent athlete to someone from Florida, but just need that extra time in college to develop. Ghyzel is the perfect example of just needing extra development, Reina said. He came in as a shortstop who couldn’t hit, then found a lifting program and a faster paced game. The shortstop who couldn’t hit and threw 84 miles per hour when he arrived at U of R could touch 95 by his final season there, Reina said. And now he’s throwing near 100. Ernie Clement, a Brighton grad and Cleveland farmhand who spent three years of college playing at Virginia, is another example that Reina came up with.“Out of high school, you’re kinda looking at him going, okay he’s a good athlete,” Reina said. “Plays a lot of sports. I could see it. You kinda watch him get into a system that’s great for him at Virginia, and those guys develop really well, that coaching staff does. And kid starts as a freshman, goes through the ups and downs, goes off to play summer ball going into the summer going into his junior year and is MVP of the Cape (Cod League) and is a fourth round pick.”Brust pushed back against the indoor facilities being the sole cause in the upswing, though. He didn’t deny that players benefit from them. But rather, he said, it was the people running the facilities that matter. He pointed to his time as a young ballplayer, when he would go over to Valle’s setup, in Charlotte then, and hit. Brust said he’d hit 300 balls, and Valle might charge him for 100. “Or if he charged at all,” Brust added. “He’s like, ‘Yeah just pick up all the baseballs, turn off the lights.’”Conner Simonetti was selected in the 35th round out of Fairport, didn’t sign, and was a 13th round pick after three seasons at Kent State. Grant Heyman raised his stock three rounds after two years of collegiate ball.The rest of the area players drafted out of college of late were much like Greg Cullen: not yet ready for pro ball at the end of high school. For 15 of the guys picked since 2008, their first time being selected was out of college. Based on Reina’s thinking, that’s no surprise. “I think the caliber of baseball in western New York is kind of up and down,” Reina said. “But I think there’s a lot of great athletes that have a skill set, they just need to go and kind of polish it all up. And I think that’s where college comes in.”What’s next?Current MCC head coach, Dave Brust played at Cardinal Mooney High School under Ed Nietopksi and at Monroe CC under Dave Chamberlain. (Photo courtesy of Monroe CC Athletic Communications)In the recruiting he does for U of R, Reina has seen the three-sport athlete come back into focus. He recalls that most of his teammates on some juggernaut MCC teams came in as three-sport guys, but then the era of specialization dawned and people started to focus on just one sport. Without giving a definite reason, specialization is falling off, he said.“I think the secret is coming out, like hey, you need to go back to playing three sports,” Reina said. “You need to go back to being athletic. There’s no drill for that. There’s no drill for a baseball player getting on a basketball court, playing four quarters, having to move and defend kids, and now you take that on a baseball field and it transfers.”Brust sees travel programs as the thing that will sustain the recent draft pick trend. With what he called a limited hiring selection for high school baseball coaches, due to processes which look in the district first, Brust doesn’t think guys like Nietopski will be coaching at high schools very often.He thinks instead that you’ll find the ex-pro or former college stars in the travel leagues. And he suggested that much like Altobelli communicated with Chamberlain back in the ‘70s, there are relationships there that make all the travel ball pay off. “I think that’s gonna help the kids,” Brust said of travel ball. “It’s gonna help them certainly improve and help them move on. He’s gonna call one of his buddies and he’s gonna call one of his buddies.”Travel baseball has benefited from the use of facilities that allow those teams to practice when there’s snow on the ground. Valle Baseball, for one, runs travel teams of its own. The players that play for Valle, and other travel teams like it, surely have spent plenty of nights watching the Rochester Red Wings play. It all comes full circle.There are more area players committed to Division I programs that give a shot to continuing this trend: McQuaid’s Ben Beauchamp (Albany) and Tyler Griggs (Connecticut) along with Fairport’s Mike Sabatine (Maine) and Tyler Holmes (Hartford). They’ve seen the guys before them make it, like Cullen at McQuaid and Simonetti at Fairport. Because of the facilities and history and Rochester baseball lineage, they’ll have a chance, too.And the snow on the ground that might create a bias against players from northern climates, players like Rochester’s current D-I commits? Reina simply thinks the list of draftees disproves any of that.“I think one of the big things that a lot of people think is because of the weather, it makes it tough or guys are at a disadvantage, whether they play or grew up in upstate New York,”Reina said. “And then you look at the list and you’re like, uh, not really.”  Dave Brust, Dave Chamberlain, Dave Chamberlin, Ed Nietopski, Greg Cullen, Joe Reina, Rochester Red Wings Print This Post Follow on Facebook The Red Wings, Nietopski and Chamberlain: Rochester baseball history through the MLB Draft added by Billy Heyen on July 16, 2018View all posts by Billy Heyen →FacebookTwitter分享by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksSponsor ContentCosmoWomensTop 30 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldCosmoWomensUndoBig Data Courses | Search AdOnline Big Data Courses Might Be Better than You ThinkBig Data Courses | Search AdUndoLovely&HealthyTop 10 Most Dangerous Cruises In The World Lovely&HealthyUndoby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksMore from Pickin’ SplintersBaron keeps Bonaventure close to his heart – Pickin’ SplintersUndoTah-Jae Hill, Zion Morrison and the Starting Five – Pickin’ SplintersUndo”If you had a Mount Rushmore of MCC baseball, he’s on there.” Longtime assistant Jack Christensen passes away – Pickin’ SplintersUndo By Billy Heyen on July 16, 20182 Comments Connect on Linked in Share on Facebook 2 Responses to “The Red Wings, Nietopski and Chamberlain: Rochester baseball history through the MLB Draft” Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. 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first_imgRussia VS Qatar for President Cup, Angola against Japan to avoid bottom ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsWith four goals in the last four minutes, Qatar avoided the second defeat in a row at the Olympic Games in Rio! Tunisia had everything to win clash of two strong non-European teams in group A, but at the end Malash netted for 25:25 (12:11) only 12 seconds before the final buzzer, while Wael Jallouz didn’t score at the end.Tunisians were in the lead almost during whole match, but Qatari left back Rafael Capote didn’t let that his team lost all the chances. He scored 12 goals, many of them in critical moments when Valero Rivera’s squad didn’t have anything else to offer.Chourief netted for 25:21 when on clock was 56:03, but experienced Qatari squad managed to get back in the match and save realistic hopes that win against Argentina lead them to quarter-final.Boughami netted eight goals for Tunisia, while Maggaiz had 15 saves, three more than two Qatari goalies, Saric (10) and Stojanovic (2).STANDINGS:France 4Denmark 4Qatar 3Croatia 2Tunisia 1Argentina 0 Click to comment Recommended for you Pots for Olympic Handball draw! Spain secure three points and sent Tunisia to President Cup Related Items:Olympic handball, Qatari handball, tunisian handball ShareTweetShareShareEmail Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more