Football Guide 2016

first_imgDear Readers,Dino Babers’ Syracuse team will finally take the field for a game for the first time on Friday against Colgate. Nine months since being hired as the Orange’s head coach, Babers has implemented a host of changes for the program, most notably his Baylor-style offense. In the past two years, SU has won just seven games and is now prepping to catch teams from behind. Babers is relying on quarterback Eric Dungey, running back Dontae Strickland and wide receiver Steve Ishmael to help lead the turnaround. This comprehensive guide provides all you need to know for the upcoming season.Thanks for reading,Paul Schwedelson, Sports Editor Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img

Read more

Edwards’ 51 saves backstops Huskies to 5-2 win over Sexsmith

first_img“Defence was great tonight. All of the shots were pretty much from outside the house. It wasn’t much work, just tracking the puck. When you get a lot of shots it goes good. You can stay warm in the game and your head is in it,” He said.Scoring for the Huskies were Cayle Bell (3), Jacob Lang, and Shawn Wilson.Final shots were 53-33 for Sexsmith.The Huskies next game is scheduled for Wednesday in Dawson Creek against the Junior Canucks. Despite being down four regulars last night against one of the NWJHL’s top offenses, the Fort St. John Huskies got the job done against the Sexsmith Vipers. Cayle Bell scored a hat trick, and Logan Edwards had what was easily his best game between the pipes as he made 51 saves on the way to a 5-2 win.The Huskies had a 1-0 lead after the first period and had eventually built themselves a 3-0 lead in the second despite being heavily outshot. The Vipers closed the gap to two and seemed to be taking over momentum in the game but a late goal in the period by Fort St. John seized it back.The clubs exchanged goals in the third to conclude the scoring.- Advertisement -Assistant coach Todd Alexander was thrilled with the work of his goaltender saying the time and energy being put in is starting to pay off.“Edwards had his best game of the year tonight. He played awesome. He was under control, he was athletic, and his rebounds were money tonight. He’s been working hard and he deserved a game like that tonight,” he said.With a number of players out of the lineup including Kody Disher and Jordan Harder the offence needed to step up and they answered the bell with their offensive output.Advertisement “We know we can score goals. That’s not our problem around here. We showed that tonight. Those weren’t soft goals that were scored tonight. Those were good goals that were buried by our guys. It’s nice to see especially when we’ve got four regulars out of the lineup,” Alexander said.Leading the way offensively was Cayle Bell with three goals as he also earned props from the Huskies assistant coach.“When the pressure is on and we’re playing good teams he always seems to step up to the next level of play and again he came with his A game. When he’s going it’s a big lift for the team. He’s our top shooter and that kid can score,” Alexander said.In goal the 51 saves for Logan Edwards was a season high, but despite the heavy workload he said the defence in front of him did a good job making sure the shots came from low percentage areas.Advertisementlast_img read more

Read more

Chelsea aren’t special but Costa is fearless, says Mourinho

first_imgChelsea boss Jose Mourinho admitted his team’s display again Hull City was far from special as they ran out 2-0 winners at Stamford Bridge.A header from Eden Hazard and a well taken goal by Diego Costa were enough to see the Blues to victory on home soil in west London against a Tigers side who saw Tom Huddlestone sent off on the hour-mark.But the Portuguese boss with pleased with the flair his charges showed as they attempted to beat their opponents in style.“We played well enough,” said Mourinho. “It wasn’t a special performance. It wasn’t one of these performances that everybody is over the moon about because it was unbelievable. It was not this kind of performance.“It was a performance with flashes of happiness, flashes of creativity and of good football and it was good enough to win.“Every player had a good participation. Again, I repeat, not phenomenal but good enough.”And Mourinho reserved special praise for striker Costa, who ended a four game goal drought with his shot past Allan McGregor, insisting his fearless nature makes him an instrumental part of the Chelsea team.He added: “I’m happy with Diego [Costa] too. Not because of the goal, the goal is not important, but the movement, the happiness in his legs, the dynamic he brought [to the team] and the way he was pressing.“It looked for me that in this moment he is free of fear.”last_img read more

Read more

Stuffed bear gets new home after makeover

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “We are really excited to have this bear,” Swift said. “I would say on a scale of unusualness, this is a 10.” Swift said that a recent Daily News story about the center’s request for relatively intact dead animals sparked widespread attention, resulting in the donation of some bats and song birds as well as the bear. He pointed out that several animals are still on the wish list, including a black bear, a mule deer, a skunk and “a better raccoon.” “The one we have drowned in a pool, but his fur isn’t as soft and lustrous as it should be, (and) his tail looks more like a rat tail,” he said. “And if we get a skunk, it needs to be one that hasn’t released its scent gland, which only happens about a third of the time. Let’s just say we’re looking for one that died peacefully.” For now, the grizzly holds court in a classroom at the center, but Swift plans to give it more prominent placement when renovations to the center are complete in 2006. NEWHALL – Check one more animal off the wish list of the Placerita Nature Center. A stuffed and mounted grizzly bear arrived at the center Monday, donated by a Tujunga Canyon woman who heard about the center’s plea for well-preserved roadkill. The young male bear, which stands about 6 feet 4 inches tall, was about 2 years old when Sandy Tietjen’s grandfather killed it long ago, naturalist Ian Swift said. Before its arrival at the Newhall nature park, the bear got a touch-up from taxidermist Martin Ramirez, who fixed one of its feet, repaired the area around its mouth and mended a small tear on the bear’s chest. Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Read more

Twenty five gardaí assaulted in Donegal since 2015

first_imgIt has been revealed that 25 garda members have been assaulted in the Donegal division in the last four years.New figures revealed by the Irish Sun show that nearly one in 14 gardaí were assaulted across Ireland between 2015 and 2018.Dublin had the highest number of assaults in this period, where attacks were reported on 264 members. The Garda Representative Association has said the figures may be much higher, as the totals revealed today only reflect the incidents reported to the health and safety section of the Garda Siochána and attacks such as spitting and assault causing minor injuries may not be reported.Read more at: https://www.thesun.ie/news/4353254/garda-assaults-ireland-county-breakdown-ireland-district-figures/Twenty five gardaí assaulted in Donegal since 2015 was last modified: July 22nd, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Read more

Trust to boost education partnerships

first_img17 July 2013Government, business, labour and civil society collaboration to improve the quality of education in South Africa entered a new phase on Tuesday with the launch of the National Education Collaboration Framework Trust (NECT).The trust is a civil society partnership aimed at strengthening cooperation among business, labour and civil society formations to improve education outcomes in the country.Speaking at the launch of the trust in Pretoria on Tuesday, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said the initiative would multiply opportunities for collaborations that enabled government and education stakeholders to bring about improvements in a co-ordinated fashion.“Like you, we believe that both the government and the non-governmental groupings have a common goal of improving the quality of education, but do not as yet share a common understanding of the roles that they expect of each other or have to play towards achieving this common goal.”Motlanthe noted that interventions by the private sector had demonstrated that even learners that attended poorly resourced schools could achieve excellent results if provided with the required support.According to the Department of Basic Education, the trust will not replace current civil society and business projects in education. Rather, it will galvanise the many civil society and government commitments that already exist, applying lessons from the past and seizing existing opportunities to improve education.The trust’s objectives will include improving the quality of schooling, overseeing the implementation of national education collaboration programmes, and ensuring that such programmes are suited to their context.Also speaking at Tuesday’s launch, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga commended the trust’s members for working tirelessly for the formation of the initiative, which has the thumbs-up from all stakeholders.The NECT’s founding trustee include FirstRand CEO Sizwe Nxasana; Business Leadership SA’s Mark Lamberti; Deloitte executive chair Futhi Mtoba; Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga; Basic Education Director-General Bobby Soobrayan; National Professional Teachers’ Association of SA president Basil Manuel; SA Democratic Teachers Union deputy secretary-general Nkosana Dolopi; and Brian Figaji, former vice-chancellor of Peninsula Technikon.The NECT’s patrons include businessman Cyril Ramaphosa, former Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Business Leadership SA president Bobby Godsell, and James Motlatsi, former president of the National Union of Mineworkers.Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

Read more

US funding for SA solar project secured

first_img7 November 2013US firm SunEdison has secured R1.8-billion (US$185-million) in development finance for for the 60 megawatt (MW)Boshof Solar Park project in South Africa’s Free State province.The loan secured from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the development finance institution of the US government, will cover 75% of the R2.4-billion cost of the project, SunEdison said in a statement on Wednesday.The project falls under the South African government’s renewable energy programme for independent power producers, which aims to add 17 800 MW from renewable sources to the country’s energy mix by 2030.Last week, the government announced a third round of preferred bidders for the programme, adding 17 new projects to the 47 renewable energy projects already approved in the first and second rounds of bidding. Together, the 64 projects will bring around R180-billion in investment into South Africa, and add in the region of 3 800 MW to the country’s national electricity grid.Significant South African shareholdingThe Boshof Solar Park project, which was approved in the second round of bidding, stands out as the first project in programme that will be supplied by a South African majority-owned photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturer.SunEdison owns 51% of the project, with the remainder owned by South Africa’s Public Investment Corporation (19%), Nehawu Investment Holdings (20%), and a community trust administered by Kurisani, the investment arm of loveLife (10%).According to SunEdison, about 50% of the project’s total value will go to South African service providers and manufacturers supplying local components, including the SunEdison AP90 Single Axis trackers that will be locally manufactured for the project. Total procurement from black economic empowered entities is estimated at R685-million ($67.9-million).The company said the project was expected to create around 280 jobs during its construction and operational phases, while supporting over 1 000 additional jobs through the use of local sub-contractors.In addition, the company said, over R200-million ($19.7-million) had been set aside for projects “that will transform the community by improving access to education and healthcare, supporting enterprise development and other projects to improve the quality of life for residents throughout the Free State and Northern Cape”.SunEdison vice-president Pashupathy Gopalan said Boshof was “a landmark project which will benefit the entire South African economy as it contributes to energy security and creates green jobs throughout the value chain”.The Boshof project is SunEdison’s third in South Africa’s renewable energy programme for independent power producers. SunEdison said on Wednesday that construction was under way the other two projects, the 28 MW Soutpan plant and the 30 MW Witkop plant, both located in Limpopo province.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Read more

NCAA: Perpetual Help extends Arellano’s slide

first_imgView comments WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kent Salado paced the Chiefs, who suffered their fourth consecutive defeat and fell to 2-5, in scoring with 14 points but needed 14 shots. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPrince Eze dominated anew and University of Perpetual Help downed struggling Arellano University, 68-59, in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Eze was a man among boys as he finished with 23 points, 21 rebounds and five blocks to power the Altas to their third win in seven outings.ADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses “We just really wanted to win,” said Perpetual Help coach Jimwell Gican in Filipino.GJ Ylagab added a near double-double with 11 points and eight rebounds while Gab Dagangon chipped in 10 points and six rebounds for the Altas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutEze anchored Perpetual Help’s defense, which limited Arellano’s shooting to just 29 percent, including 5-of-26 from deep.The Altas, meanwhile, shot a decent 43 percent from the field. LOOK: James Harden flaunts ripped physique ahead of new season MOST READ SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes03:32NCAA Season 93 Preview: Perpetual Help Altas00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago LATEST STORIES Read Nextlast_img read more

Read more

AUSTRALIAN TEAMS IN ACTION ON OPENING DAY

first_imgThe Federation of International Touch (FIT) World Cup begins today with all Australian teams in action.In the Opens division, both the Mens and Womens teams begin their title defence with two matches today, against Wales and Scotland while the Mixed team will face Switzerland. The Mens 30s will also take on Wales, and the Mixed 30s Scotland. In the Mens 35/40 division Australia’s 40s will face the host nation South Africa, followed by the 35s taking on France.Check the website regularly for results which will be updated daily.Day 1 Wednesday 17 January Note Stellenbosch is 9 hours behind Australian East Coast.9:00PM AEDST (12:00 PM)  Men              Australia vs Wales9:00PM AEDST (12:00 PM)  Women          Australia vs Wales10:50PM AEDST (1:50 PM)    Mixed           Australia vs Switzerland10:50PM AEDST (1:50 PM)    Men 35/40     Australia 40 vs South Africa11:45PM AEDST (2:45 PM)    Mens 30        Australia vs Wales11:45PM AEDST (2:45 PM)    Men 35/40     Australia 35 vs France12:40AM AEDST (3:40 PM)    Men              Australia vs Scotland1:35AM AEDST (4:35 PM)    Mixed 30        Australia vs Scotland2:30AM AEDST (5:30 PM)    Women          Australia vs Scotlandlast_img read more

Read more