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Beat writers predict Syracuse-USC women’s lacrosse quarterfinal game

first_img Published on May 21, 2016 at 9:29 am Facebook Twitter Google+ No. 4 seed Syracuse (18-5, 5-2 Atlantic Coast) hosts No. 5 seed Southern California (20-0, 9-0 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) on Saturday at 3 p.m. in the Carrier Dome in the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament. The winner advances to the Final Four next weekend. Here’s how our beat writers forecast the game.Sam FortierSyracuse 9, USC 8Fall of TroyUSC is on its way to becoming a force to be reckoned with, but not quite yet. It’s the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation’s first team ever in the quarterfinals and despite its No. 1 defense in the nation, it comes up against one of the best-prepared squads in the NCAA. The Orange will also have the best player on the field in Kayla Treanor. This pick is more about Syracuse’s experience and ability to adapt (see solving Stony Brook’s defense) than USC. Plus, one team traveled about 2,700 miles for this game, and it wasn’t Syracuse.Tomer LangerSyracuse 9, USC 6Movin’ On UpEven though USC plays in an incredibly weak conference, its 20-0 record is legit, as shown with wins over big programs Duke, Northwestern, Stony Brook and Notre Dame. The Trojans are powered by their defense, which allows just 5.5 goals per game, the best mark in the country. When they beat UND, the final score was 5-4. But SU will win because Treanor will dominate on the draw against the 26th-ranked Trojans draw-control unit, and the offense will do just enough with, or without, Treanor to get the victory.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLiam SullivanSyracuse 8, USC 7Cloudy with a chance of TreanorAfter a disappointing game against Stony Brook, everyone’s waiting for Treanor to assert herself against USC and show why she was named a Tewaaraton Award finalist for the third year in a row. This game will be close, but Treanor — who’s likely to be neutralized by the Trojans who allow just 5.5 goals a game — won’t be responsible for the outcome regardless. This game will be decided in SU’s defensive half and will rest with Allie Murray and company shutting down Michaela Michael who leads USC and ranks second in the nation in scoring with 97 points on 66 goals and 31 assists. If the Orange defense can hold, Syracuse and Treanor will survive and advance. Commentscenter_img Related Stories Syracuse women’s lacrosse roundtable: Kayla Treanor, faceguards and moreSyracuse women’s lacrosse opponent preview: What to know about Southern CaliforniaKayla Treanor’s draw control dominance creates chances for Syracuse offenselast_img read more

LUNA Bar will pay difference in US men’s, women’s World Cup bonuses

first_img“It’s simply because, well, they deserve it. As do all women — whether they’re crushing it at work or playing soccer on a global stage. And by sharing their experience publicly, the players of the USWNT become advocates, mentors and role models to women and girls around the world.”LUNA Bar gathered the women’s team to share the news and drew cheers and applause. Megan Rapinoe, who has spent over a decade on the national team, was in shock, saying, “It’s kinda wild.” We love when badass ladies stand up for what they deserve. And we’re in awe of U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team ( @USWNTPlayers ). Learn how we’re helping them level the playing field. Because equality can’t wait for someday. #somedayisnow #Equalpayday pic.twitter.com/NB3FgsTDMO— LUNA Bar (@LUNAbar) April 2, 2019Adidas has also joined the WNT fight for equal pay and said athletes on the winning team of this year’s women’s tournament will receive a bonus equal to their male peers. The total bonuses for the 23 women will equal $718,750.”As you can imagine, this got us pretty fired up. We knew we had to do something. And do it now,” the company said in a statement. “And let’s be clear, this isn’t about their bravery and determination — which they rock in abundance. Or even about the money. Related News U.S. Soccer asks court to consolidate discrimination lawsuits from USWNT, Hope Solo Adidas plans bonus for FIFA Women’s World Cup winners equal to men’s team earningscenter_img LUNA Bar celebrated Equal Pay Day in a big way.The nutritional bar company announced Tuesday it will pay each of the players on the United States women’s national team World Cup roster $31,250, which equals the difference in the roster bonuses the women’s and men’s team receive.​ There was no coincidence with the sportswear company’s announcement either. It came the same day all 28 players on the USWNT filed a gender discrimination suit against the U.S. Soccer Federation citing inequities affecting everything from the team’s pay, training and travel to medical treatment.last_img read more

Legend Marsalis headlines Joy of Jazz

first_imgIn 1983 and 1984, Marsalis became the only artist ever to win Grammy Awards for both jazz and classical records. He went on to win Grammy Awards for five years in succession. Local artistsLocal artists in the line-up include the legendary Hugh Masekela; Sibongile Khumalo; Madlingozi; Simphiwe Dana; African Jazz Pioneers; Gauteng Jazz Orchestra; Julius Schultz; Kwela Tebza; Mango Groove; McCoy Mrubata; Tu Nokwe; Tutu Puoane; and Victor Ntoni. Tickets for the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz are available via www.computicket.com. International artists are Bokani Dyer from Botswana; Zimbabwe’s Oliver Mtukudzi; Nigerian Olufemi; Belgium’s Brussels Jazz Orchestra; and the HGM Jazz Messengers from Croatia. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Like the Dinaledi Stage, the Mbira Stage will also be erected on Mary Fitzgerald Square. Vocals, R&B and soul will be the order of the day, while The Bassline, a hot spot for jazz and blues in Melville, will host “straight ahead jazz”. “Many of our current popular artists had their first performances in front of big audiences at the Joy of Jazz and I am convinced that this year’s event will again unearth some exciting new talent.” Mayor Parks Tau told the City of Johannesburg website: “Through the years, Joy of Jazz has become known for its ability to bring out some of the world’s top performers and this year will be no exception, with Wynton Marsalis as your headline attraction. ‘Unique identity’He added: “Through the years it has built this unique identity by showcasing the wonderful talents of our local jazz greats together with up-and-coming artists from the African diaspora. Besides opening night, Marsalis will also be in action on Saturday, 27 August, on the Dinaledi Stage, which is located at the Mary Fitzgerald Square. The stage will play host to mainstream, afro, and smooth jazz. The twelfth edition of the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz visits eight Johannesburg venues from 25 to 27 August. Emperors Palace will host the opening concert, which features the Gauteng Jazz Orchestra including the African Soul Sisters and nine-time Grammy winner Wynton Marsalis. Show times are from 6.30pm until past midnight. Pulitzer PrizeIn 1996, Time Magazine named Marsalis as one of “America’s 25 Most Influential People”. The following year he won a Pulitzer Prize for Music for his “Blood on the Fields” jazz oratorio. The American presence includes Wynton Marsalis, Frank McComb, Jeff Lorber, McCoy Tyner, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Gerald Veasly and Alexander O’Neal. 17 August 2011 Marsalis headlines this year’s Festival. He’s a versatile performer: a trumpeter, a composer, a bandleader, an advocate for the arts, and an educator. He’s also the Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center. There will also be three free venues: Sophiatown, Shikisha and Nikki’s Oasis. During his career, he has released more than 40 jazz and classical albums. Situated between the Bassline and Newtown’s Turbine Hall, the Conga Stage will be purpose-built for the festival and will feature world music. It’s a response to the festival being sold out in 2010.last_img read more

Green service station piloted in South Africa

first_imgEnergy minister Dipuo Peters said the sector needs to do its utmost to improve the lives of South Africans. Forecourt workers at the new Total service station have a safer and more pleasant working environment. Carefully chosen natural colours allow the 14th Avenue service station to blend in with its surroundings.(Images: Janine Erasmus) MEDIA CONTACTS • Lizette Stokes  Account director, Jenni Newman PR  +27 82 322 5162 or +27 11 506 7354 RELATED ARTICLES • SA’s first green transport service • Portable plant makes fuel from waste • BP opens cutting-edge fuel lab in SA • Total helps protect the leopard • African sun could light world’s citiesJanine Erasmus Global fuel giant Total has expressed its commitment to investment in South Africa, and has unveiled the first of its new chain of sustainable service stations around the country and the region. Located in Fairland, a suburb west of Johannesburg, the service station is part of a pilot programme running in just two other countries – Indonesia and Germany. Dignitaries at the event included South African energy minister Dipuo Peters, and the MD and CEO of Total South Africa, Christian des Closieres. “In two years’ time there will be many more of these advanced eco-friendly service stations,” said Des Closieres. “Total is changing the way it does business. For us, a service station is an experience for our customers, and an opportunity to interact with them.” He added that the company is committed to its operations in Africa, and is also working hard to make those operations greener.Within five years the sustainable service stations will be found in Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland.“Total wants to grow in Africa. We are staying,” Des Closieres said.Besides its commercial activities, Total has invested locally in a number of social responsibility projects, including the annual Arbour Week, and it is also the official fuel supplier for the South African National Parks authority. South Africa is an integral component of the Total Group’s strategy, said Des Closieres, and the continent is of pivotal importance for its future growth and development. He also emphasised Total’s understanding of the need for job creation in South Africa. “We won’t be going the self-service route, it’s not appropriate here.”Improving the lives of South Africans “In the energy sector we constantly challenge ourselves to do better, to improve the lives of South Africans, especially the poorest of the poor,” said Peters, who was wearing red – Total’s main corporate colour – to mark the occasion. “This includes improving the health and safety of the country’s 60 000 forecourt workers,” she said, pointing out that the new service station does just that through natural lighting, enhanced ventilation and double-walled underground tanks, which not only provide better protection but limit exposure to dangerous fumes. The service station is packed with other eco-friendly features, including solar panels and energy-reducing glass for lower electricity consumption. In areas that are not constantly manned, motion sensors limit unnecessary lighting. Its natural paint colours allow it to blend in pleasantly with the surroundings. In the convenience shop Bonjour, floors are made from recycled material while outside the doors and elsewhere around the premises, garbage bins are divided into specific disposal sections for the recycling of paper, cans and glass. The service station also boasts a water-harvesting facility that collects rainwater in underground tanks. This can then be used for the bathrooms or to water the plants and rinse off the forecourt floor. Renewable-focused infrastructure was not only kind to the environment, said Peters, but it was also important for job creation through the manufacturing of components for the new format.Long-standing relationship Total operates 530 service stations in South Africa, and supplies fuel not only to the automotive industry but also to the marine, aviation, agriculture and mining sectors. The company launched its South African operations in the mid-1950s with service stations in Johannesburg and Pretoria as well as Roodepoort and Benoni to the west and east of Johannesburg respectively, and terminals in Isando near OR Tambo International Airport, and then-Lourenço Marques, now Maputo in Mozambique.last_img read more

Experiences from life on a Demonstration Farm

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Duane Stateler, Stateler Family Farms, Hancock CountyIt has been quite interesting being a part of the Blanchard River Demonstration Farms in ways that I would not have originally imagined.To set the stage, we had a visitor last week who had been contacted to visit the farm after he was quoted in a recent local newspaper article with some information that upset quite a few members of the agricultural community. We were asked if we were open to him coming to visit and, of course, we agreed because we have found over the past 3 years that the 98% of the population that are removed from the farm have no idea of today’s farm is compared to the Charlotte’s Web storybook. My son Anthony and I enjoy being an open book and answering every question they pose while looking into their eyes and witnessing as they are seeing, realizing and experiencing something completely different than what they have been told.Now for the story, this young man is a professor of philosophy and religion at a University within 25 miles of us. He was teaching a class on “food ethics” to college students and it was very apparent his information was not coming from any knowledge from the farm prior to 50 years ago. What became even more interesting when he was contacted about a visit was that this semester he was teaching on “environmental ethics” which tweaked some more interest from those involved with the Demonstration Farm.We had a good conversation for about two hours with some questions I wish to point out that arose during that time. He asked: I really can’t understand why you would do what you do. I can understand why you might grow a few plants of corn in the garden, but why would you grow a whole field? Why would you want this kind of a lifestyle? Why are farms so big? These questions were posed with a straight face and genuine interest to our reply seeking an answer.I must admit the question about why we would raise a field of corn versus some sweet corn in the garden caught me a little off guard, but I don’t know if he realizes the difference and I forgot to point out the difference in my answer. It just caught me by surprise. The lifestyle and size of today’s farms are normal questions we get.He looked somewhat puzzled by my answer, which was: I do this so you and others may have things to not only eat but all the useful products that are developed from corn and soybeans, from fuel to cosmetics, corn oil and soy based cooking products to the Crayola colors you used as a child.When I was a child, we had a few dairy cows, steers, sheep, laying hens, and meat chickens along with the hogs. And everyone up and down this road and the road over had the same as we did. We helped one another with jobs that are now done with machines. The reason we have machines now is because in 1960 there were about 6 million farmers compared to less than 3 million today farming the same amount of land. We are now less than 2% of the population compared to about 5% back then. Today’s farmer’s average age is about 58, so one thing I am sure of is the size of farms is going to get bigger. I pointed out that there is the same number of hogs in Hancock County today as in 1960. The only difference is the majority of those are on 20 farms today compared to maybe 300 farms raising pigs then.I don’t know if he grasped Anthony’s response either: “This is what I grew up with and I want my kids to experience the same things I have come to appreciate. The work is hard but it is very rewarding. I have worked off of the farm enough to know I did not want to do anything else but get back full time.”We have begun to realize that not everyone has the appreciation for much of what we take for granted and thank God daily for — sunrises, that fresh morning breeze, the aroma of freshly cut hay, birth of newborn animals, watching a butterfly land on the head of a calf for a brief rest and ride, seeing seeds turn into plants, fulfillment of harvest while leaning on the pickup watching deer and wildlife grazing in the field before a beautiful sunset.I find it amusing when a philosophy and religion professor is being permitted to teach individuals who believe they will be told facts from someone educated in exactly what things they are teaching, which would include the way things were done before to how they are now if you are comparing feasibility. Unfortunately in this case, the now was never told, so philosophy really could not happen. The question was raised about his knowledge of the environment and water quality for the class he was conducting now, an honest answer was “very little” but his preference was to invoke conversation and thought among students.How many “answers” are being told to students who believe everything stated is truth, without fact or knowledge? Needless to say, the students have no idea they are paying high dollars for an opinion that will stick with them until they would have the rare opportunity to really visit a farm and see for themselves, just like the young professor we had the pleasure of meeting.Before you think this all was in vain let me tell you I think not. We truly believe he left like many others with genuine questions on what he had read and been told about agriculture was completely different than what he had just experienced. He is interested in bringing his classes next year to see what it is like, and I believe he means it.We will never win everyone over by sharing our experiences and what farmers truly do in today’s farm setting. But people are amazed by the technology from grid sampling to variable rate planting populations, variable rate fertilizer application and yield monitoring, which is becoming more the common place on the farm moving forward. It is more than can really be consumed in a 2 hour visit.Thank you letters from environmental students working at OSU Stone Lab to the former Toledo mayor and her staff are some of the most enjoyable experiences we have had. We have had reporters apologize about an article not appearing in their paper because the editor did not like the content because it was not what he expected. The reporter refused to tell a story that was not real. That situation is disappointing because the story didn’t run and more people will not be informed, but that one person and their photographer will tell others what it is really like.My suggestion to fellow farmers reading this is to invite your non-farm neighbor or friend for a ride in that jump seat, share what you do and I bet he will tell a lot of friends about that ride in the tractor or combine and the things you do that you take for granted. If you are not a farmer reading this and wish to experience the same, just stop along that field and ask a farmer for a ride. They might be a little apprehensive at first on why you are there, just tell them I sent you. I don’t know a one farmer who would not be willing to share that experience with you.last_img read more


first_img(REOPENS DEL35)(REOPENS DEL35)As per the committees suggestion to organise a “Run for Casteless India” on the lines of “Run for Unity”, an amount of Rs 171.76 lakh has been released to Nehru Yuva Kendra functioning under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.On April 14, the birthday of Ambedkar, NYKS will organise it at 105 selected locations such as state capitals.In another significant move, all 17 volumes of collected works of Ambedkar have been converted into Braille script for the convenience of the visually impaired.There was also a suggestion to give at least 10 decimal land to homeless Dalits for construction of house.The panel also came up the with idea that villages with more than 30 per cent population of Dalits should be declared Ambedkar Adarsh Gram where amenities are created at a priority level.Another suggestion is to open one Ambedkar Residential School in each block in which 75 of seats should be reserved for SC/ST students, where they are free food and cloth.In the first meeting of the national committee on July 23, last year, the committee made a number of suggestions like the need to make efforts for encouraging admission of students belonging to SC/ST in private university.Modi laid the foundation stone for construction of Ambedkar International Centre in the national capital last year and has begun the process for setting up Ambedkar National Memorial at Alipur Road here.Besides, the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) Pune, Department of Electronics and Information Technology, has been entrusted to design a virtual museum with 3-D interactive panorama to make people aware of life and works of Ambedkar as a champion of the underprivileged.advertisementSources in the committee say that the preliminary virtual museum has been created by the C-DAC. On January 14, this year, some more artifacts on Ambedkar have been provided to C-DAC. PTI AMR SMN SC SMNlast_img read more

2012 Vawdon Cup

first_imgThe 2012 Vawdon Cup will commence this Friday, 17 August and will be contested over 10 rounds right through until Grand Final day on Saturday, 3 November 2012. This year’s competition will see 81 teams competing across nine divisions, comprising of Men’s, Women’s, Mixed and Masters grades from all over the greater Sydney region.For the first time, the Wollongong Devils will field a Men’s Open team in the Men’s Premier League division which will include 2012 Australian Trans Tasman representatives Matt Tope, Terry Deegan (Men’s) and Michael Chapman (Mixed) as well as plenty of exciting up-and-coming talent. This year’s competition is set to be fierce and last year’s Vawdon Cup winners will be out to retain their titles when the Cup begins Friday night. The draw includes two double-header rounds to be played on Sunday, 9 September (Rounds 4 and 5) and Sunday, 7 October (Rounds 8 and 9).The competition will be an ideal opportunity for those players selected in the New South Wales teams to sharpen their teeth against some of the state’s best talent before they take on Queensland in the 2012 State of Origin Series, to be held in conjunction with the National Youth Championships in late September in Port Macquarie. For more information about the 2012 Vawdon Cup, please visit the following websites:www.nswtouch.com.auhttp://nswtaevents.sportingpulse.net2011 Vawdon Cup Results:Men’s Premier League Eastern Suburbs 8 defeated Penrith Panthers 6Women’s Premier League Wollongong Devils 7 defeated Canterbury Bulldogs 5Mixed Premier League Eastern Suburbs 6 defeated Taren Point 5Men’s Division 1 Wollongong Devils 6 defeated by Hornsby Lions 7Men’s Division 2 Penrith Panthers (1) 9 defeated Liverpool Lightning 7Men’s Division 3Hills Hornets 4 defeated Taren Point 3Women’s Division 1 Wollongong Devils 3 defeated by Eastern Suburbs Roosters 5Women’s Division 2 Hills Hornets 3 defeated by Western Suburbs Magpies 6Men’s MastersPenrith Panthers 7 defeated Western Suburbs Magpies 4Men’s Seniors Canterbury Bulldogs 7 defeated Penrith Panthers 4Related Links2012 Vawdon Cuplast_img read more

10 months agoAston Villa boss Smith denies Chelsea want Abraham recall: I’d be amazed

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Aston Villa boss Smith denies Chelsea want Abraham recall: I’d be amazedby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAston Villa manager Dean Smith says he would be surprised if Chelsea ended Tammy Abraham’s loan prematurely. Reports have claimed 21-year-old could be recalled by Chelsea and then loaned out to a Premier League club, with Wolves particuarly interested in signing the England international.Given Abraham has scored 16 goals for Villa this season, Smith insists the Blues are happy with the striker’s progress.”He’s enjoying himself as a person and developing as a player,” said Smith. “All three parties (Abraham, Chelsea and Villa) seem very happy with what’s going on.”There will always be speculation but I’ll be amazed if he, Chelsea or ourselves would want to upset that.” last_img read more

Video: Michigan State Fan Caught On Camera Checking Out Girl’s Backside

first_imgA general view of Michigan State's basketball court.EAST LANSING, MI – NOVEMBER 24: General view of the Breslin Student Event Center as the Michigan State Spartans play against the Santa Clara Broncos on November 24, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)Michigan State lost to Illinois Saturday night, but at least one Spartans fan may have been too distracted to notice. The below video, which has now gone viral, shows a MSU supporter somewhat infatuated with the female standing in front of him in the stands. He seemingly can’t believe his eyes when he looks at her backside.Discreet, he is not. The below video seems appropriate.last_img read more

EC wont listen to our concerns over EVMs Malik

first_imgMumbai: There is no use of raising the EVM-related concerns before the Election Commission as it is not going to listen, NCP leader Nawab Malik said on Wednesday after meeting the poll panel officials over various issues ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly polls. The NCP and some other opposition parties in the past raised questions over the veracity of the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). “We talked about it (EVMs) verbally. But they are not going to listen to us, then why raise the issue?” Malik, who is the NCP’s chief spokesperson, said after meeting the EC officials here, ahead of the upcoming Maharashtra polls. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ Malik said his party has also sought that polling be held before Diwali, considering people travel to their native places during the festival time, affecting the voter turnout. “There is 50 per cent urbanization in Maharashtra. People leave for their native places during Diwali. So, polling should be held before Diwali,” he said. He also demanded that the expenditure limit set for a candidate be increased. At present, the expenditure limit is Rs 25 lakh. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K “The Supreme Court had ordered that those facing cases should thrice advertise it in prominent newspapers and channels. Now, this alone causes expenses of Rs 5 to 8 lakh,” Malik said. “There are cases against workers when they protest. We said the EC should bear the expenses or in case it does not, the rates charged (for the advertisement) should be as per (those prescribed by) the Directorate General of Information and Public Relations, and not commercial ones,” Malik said. The former Maharashtra minister said many a times it was observed previously that security personnel were not aware of all the rules pertaining to elections. Hence, training sessions should be held to ensure the knowledge percolates to their level, he suggested.last_img read more