New faces help guide SU to season-opening win over New Hampshire

first_imgFor the second straight year, Syracuse (1-0) won its opening match of the season in straight sets. After beating Siena last year, SU defeated New Hampshire (1-3), 3-0, in its opening match at the UConn Invitational in Storrs, Connecticut.There were two new key figures for Syracuse: freshman Polina Shemanova and junior Aliah Bowllan. Bowllan is taking over for the graduated libero Belle Sand, while the freshman replaced the production of senior Anastasiya Gorelina. In her first NCAA match, Shemanova was dominant. She had 17 kills and two blocks, winning a total of 18 points for the Orange. Bowllan totaled 10 digs and three assists to pace the Orange.Down 10-9 early on in the first set, SU rallied to take 11 of the next 16. Syracuse struggled with serving, committing five service errors in the opening set. But senior Santita Ebangwese’s four blocks for the Orange helped overcome its serving woes as SU took the first set, 25-21.In the second set, Syracuse reeled off seven points in a row to take an eight-point lead. Shemanova started the run with her fifth kill of the match. UNH was able to close the gap to four, 21-17, but two late kills from redshirt seniors Christina Oyawale and Amber Witherspoon would eventually deliver the second set to SU 25-19.Neither team led by more than four points in the third set. The Wildcats rebounded from the last two sets by taking an early 7-4 lead. But Ebangwese’s back-to-back service aces cut UNH’s lead to one, 7-6. In the end, it was Shemanova who saved the day, tallying 1o kills in the third to close out the match. Syracuse secured the final set, 25-21.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU plays host Connecticut on Saturday at 2 p.m. to wrap up the UConn Invitational. Comments Published on August 31, 2018 at 7:00 pm Contact Adam: [email protected] | @_adamhillmancenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

LeBron James addresses Kyrie Irving’s apology call

first_imgLeBron James opened up for the first time about a recent phone conversation he had with Kyrie Irving, revealing the two former teammates are in a good spot now. “We talked and it was a great conversation,” James said of Irving’s apology call, though he wouldn’t reveal any of the specific details of the conversation. Instead, James explained, “He told y’all what he said.” “Me and Kyrie are in a good place right now. I love the man that he’s becoming, I love the challenges he’s accepted and I always wish the best for him,” James told The Athletic on Saturday.Amid frustration with the Celtics’ youth, Irving revealed last month that he called James to apologize for “being that young player that wanted everything at his fingertips” when the two were teammates on the Cavaliers. The call came after Irving was critical about some of his current teammates, saying, “The young guys don’t know what it takes to be a championship level team.” Related News James also discussed Irving’s recent comments about his free agency when he acknowledged his future was up in the air. The Lakers star said he thought Irving “handled it great.“His post interview was great as well,” James said. “Just a lot of things that’s going on in our league right now, and the one thing you want to focus on is getting that team to place where he wanted it to be, and that’s competing for a championship.”Irving said Friday before the Knicks-Celtics game: “I spent the last eight years trying to do what everybody else wanted me to do in terms of making my decisions and trying to validate through the media, through other personnel, managers, anybody in this business … and I don’t owe anybody sh—.” Kyrie Irving: Knicks trade talk ‘nothing but a distraction’ His comments created a stir from Knicks fans and Irving addressed the issue again after the game. “Obviously you’d hope it would quiet down, but it doesn’t help when across the league it’s just outside noise again, and my name gets thrown into it,” Irving said after Friday’s victory. “Conversations, speculations, everybody’s worried about their credibility. I don’t know how this media empire works. I know it’s a bunch of nonsense to me. So I have a focus on winning a championship this year, and that’s where my focus is going to stay.”last_img read more

Spring is in the air, and so is Golf

first_imgSo you want to learn how to play the sport of golf.Well, this is a great time to learn as local courses are opening faster than presents at Christmas.Granite Pointe at Nelson teed off the season Thursday with Balfour opening up the 2015 campaign on grass Friday.“Winter was great,” said Balfour club professional Craig Wilkinson on the eve of the opening.“All the greens are looking good and the fairways for the most part at this time of the year are looking awesome.” Wilkinson said in during his four-year career at Balfour, this is the second earliest opening for the course that usually tees off on the season in April.Balfour opens Friday with all holes available for play.At Nelson, players took to the course Thursday as the 2015 season saw its earliest opening in years.Wilkinson said Balfour hosts Men’s night Tuesday with Ladies day every Thursday.Senior’s Day is Wednesday mornings.At Granite, Tuesday is Ladies Day with Seniors going Wednesday morning.Thursday is Men’s Night Granite Pointe.Around the West Kootenay, golfers in the Silver City area have been on the course since March 17 while Castlegar players will need to wait until April 3 before teeing up the ball.Redstone in Rossland has yet to confirm opening day.last_img read more

SANTA ANITA’S 2016 SPRING MEETING TO OPEN THURSDAY, MAY 5; 40 DAY STAND TO INCLUDE 16 GRADED STAKES, HIGHLIGHTED BY THE GRADE I, $500,000 GOLD CUP AT SANTA ANITA ON JUNE 25

first_imgKENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVITIES ABOUND ON SATURDAY, MAY 7, AS GATES OPEN AT 7:15 A.M.; FREE INFIELD GENERAL ADMISSION AND PARKING VIA GATE 6 OFFERED EACH WEEKEND –Sunday, May 8                                         First post time at 12:30 p.m.Mother’s Day Brunch offered in Turf Terrace (sold out). Three-time Eclipse Award Champion Beholder is expected to make her 2016 debut in the Grade III, $100,000 Adoration Stakes for fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles.                For more information on Santa Anita’s 2016 Spring Meet and Kentucky Derby Day, Saturday, May 7, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE. –Thursday, May 5First post time at 2 p.m., admission gates open at 11:30 a.m. Thursday’s feature is the Grade II, $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes for older fillies and mares at one mile on turf. –Kentucky Oaks Day, Friday, May 6First live race post time at 2 p.m. Admission gates open at 7:15 a.m. and early wagering will be offered in the Paddock Room. All other areas open 11:30 a.m. Friday’s main event is the Grade III, $100,000 American Stakes for 3-year-olds and up at one mile on turf. Approximate post time for the Kentucky Oaks is at 2:49 p.m. PDT. center_img ARCADIA, Calif. (May 1, 2016)–Santa Anita’s 40-day Spring Meeting will get underway on Thursday, May 5, with first post time set for 2 p.m. On Saturday, May 7, Santa Anita Park will be the place to be as The Great Race Place will host the biggest Kentucky Derby Party west of Louisville, with admission gates opening at 7:15 a.m.Santa Anita will offer fans and horsemen a total of 16 graded stakes over the 40-day stand, with the Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita, for three year olds and up at a mile and a quarter on June 25, highlighting a full complement of world class racing that will run through closing day on July 10.With the closing of Hollywood Park in December, 2013, Santa Anita will be conducting its third Spring Meet on a Thursday through Sunday basis, with the exceptions of Memorial Day racing on Monday, May 30 and Independence Day racing on Monday, July 4.OPENING WEEK SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE –Kentucky Derby Day, Saturday, May 7                   First live race post time at 12 noon, admission gates open at 7:15 a.m.Kentucky Derby post time (approximate), 3:34 p.m. PDTKROQ Infield Beer Festival, Kentucky Derby Hat Contest, Derby Guest Chef Series in the Chandelier Room and Derby Trackside Package. (Please visit santaanita.com for more information). FREE INFIELD GENERAL ADMISSION AND PARKING, VIA GATE 6, TO BE OFFERED EACH WEEKEND.Outstanding Derby Day live racing card to be highlighted by Grade III, $100,000 Senorita Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at one mile on turf. Saturday’s co-feature is the $75,000 Desert Code Stakes Stakes for 3-year-olds at 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course. last_img read more

PICTURE SPECIAL – ALL-STAR KARL BRINGS ULSTER TITLE TO J.J REID MOTORS

first_imgAll-Star Karl Lacey dropped in to the All-Star garage that is J.J Reid Motors recently to show off the Anglo Celt Cup.Karl was influential for Donegal in their victory over Monaghan last month.They recaptured the Anglo Celt Cup they lost to the same opponents in 2013. J.J. Reid Motors would like to wish the team all the best ahead of their All-Ireland semi-final clash with Dublin in Croke Park on August 31st.PICTURE SPECIAL – ALL-STAR KARL BRINGS ULSTER TITLE TO J.J REID MOTORS was last modified: August 15th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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) Tags:FeaturesJJ Reid Motorskarl laceynewspicture specialSportlast_img read more

49ers report card: Defense rescues shaky Garoppolo, offense

first_imgJimmy Garoppolo’s 39-yard touchdown pass to Richie James was a captivating way to take the lead. Other than that, it was a rocky performance. Garoppolo could have led his receivers a little better and obviously shouldn’t make an annual tradition out of season-opening pick-sixes. George … TAMPA, Fla – Here is how the 49ers graded in their 31-17, season-opening win Sunday at the Buccaneers:CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the video on a mobile devicePASS OFFENSE: Clast_img read more

Cool, wet spring may increase risk of needle nematodes

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A cool, wet spring may put corn planted in sandy soils at greater risk of attack by the destructive needle nematode, Purdue Extension nematologist Jamal Faghihi said.Nematodes are microscopic, cylindrical worms that live in a variety of habitats, sometimes living parasitically in or around plant and animal hosts. The needle nematode feeds around the roots of corn and other grasses, requires moisture and prefers loose, sandy soil, Faghihi said.“The needle nematode must have certain conditions to show up. If spring is cool and wet, the likelihood of its showing up is very high,” he said. “In the northern and western parts of the state, the nematodes are a very prominent problem and can cause a lot of damage.”Symptoms of needle nematode infestation in corn include short, brown roots with clubbed ends and stunted yellow plants. While the symptoms may initially resemble those of herbicide injury or moisture damage, symptoms from these causes will be more widespread across the field, while nematode damage will appear in random patches.Nematodes are nearly impossible to see without a microscope, so the only way to receive a definitive diagnosis is to send a sample to the Purdue Nematology Laboratory or other nematology labs for testing, Faghihi said. The sample should include the entire root ball of the plant and should be kept cool and moist.“It’s important to send the entire root system and the adjacent soil, rather than only a soil sample, because we can only detect nematodes in a soil sample if the number around that plant is very high,” he said. “But as few as 10 nematodes can cause damage, so we want to make sure we aren’t missing even a small number.”Needle nematodes are temperature-sensitive and either die or burrow deeper in the soil once the soil temperatures reach 85 degrees, typically toward the beginning or middle of July. For this reason, samples should be taken before the soil temperature gets too high — about four to six weeks after germination, Faghihi said.Treatments for needle nematodes include topical pesticides that target early-season pests. Seed treatments may or may not be effective, Faghihi said. But there is no way to prevent infestation. If nematodes have appeared in a field in the past, they likely will reappear when conditions are cool and wet.Needle nematodes do not spread across fields on their own but by cross-contamination, such as when soil is moved from an infested field to a non-infested field. Crops typically grown in cool, moist locations, such as mint, have a greater chance of containing needle nematodes that could be spread to corn.After the nematodes are gone, the root system of affected plants will branch out and the plant will return to normal, although with a reduced yield, Faghihi said. Additional stressors, such as subsequent dry weather, however, may add to the damage.Needle nematodes are not the only nematode species that can cause significant crop damage. Lance and lesion nematodes are potential problems during the growing season and can attack soybeans as well as corn. Like needle nematodes, a history of lance or lesion nematodes is a strong indicator that the worms could reappear. Additionally, growers may encounter the root knot nematode, which can affect all crops, including corn, soybeans and melons.last_img read more

Protect Yourself from Negative Infections!

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now First, a disclaimer. I am not political, nor is the point I want to make here.A company called Cambridge Analytica, a firm that “harvested private information from the Facebook profiles of 50 million users without their permission . . . developing techniques that underpinned its work on President Trump’s campaign in 2016.” The psychographic information obtained, in what may have been the largest data breach to date, was used to design political messages to speak to segments of the population directly based on their self-disclosed, private information.Most everything you believe is an infection, as ideas are very similar to viruses, traveling from one mind to the next. What you believe is a complicated mix of the values and beliefs your parents imprinted on you, what society imposed on you through school and culture, what you learned from others at work and in the community settings, what you picked from your friends and acquaintances, and some part of what you chose to explore for yourself.Perhaps one of the greatest carriers of ideas and beliefs that have infected you is the media. (Read Douglas Rushkoff’s Coercion). For as long as advertising has been around, much has been done to figure out how to manipulate human behavior. Now, because there is so much self-disclosed information and a medium for communication that by all appearances seems to be more addictive than even television, you are at greater risk of picking up negative beliefs and, apparently, are subject to greater manipulation (something I believed to be true before reading the link above).In 2009, I went on a Negativity Fast, eliminating all forms of negativity from my life for 30 days. I ended up going 90 days without watching news, listening to the news, or taking in anything negative. Instead, I listened to Zig Ziglar, Brian Tracy, Stephen Covey, Les Brown, Anthony Robbins, and Don Miguel Ruiz (as read by Peter Coyote). I did this in hope of inoculating myself against negativity and infecting myself with beliefs that would better serve me. It worked even better than I hoped, and it transformed my life in the most positive of ways.When you look at the beliefs being presented to you on social sites (and in all other forms of media), ask yourself “cui bono,” or in English, “who benefits?” The best advice here is the advice given to a boxer by the referee at the beginning of a fight: “Protect yourself at all times.”Don’t allow others to infect you with beliefs that don’t serve you, that feed your fears or the fears of others. And don’t believe things that disempower you.last_img read more

Rajya Sabha extends Lokpal select committee till winter session

first_imgThe government has made it official that the controversial Lokpal Bill would not be tabled in the Rajya Sabha during the ongoing monsoon session. The Rajya Sabha on Friday approved an extension to the Lokpal select committee till the winter session. The key decision was made in the House in the few minutes that it functioned before it was adjourned over Coalgate till Monday. Headlines Today had earlier reported that the government had no intention of tabling the Bill in the Upper House in the monsoon session as it was not listed in the business. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Bansal, however, had said on August 9 that the Bill could be tabled in the Rajya Sabha if the select committee submitted its report by September 3. With the BJP disrupting Parliament proceedings for the eighth consecutive day, both the Houses were adjourned soon after the noon till Monday.last_img read more

a month agoJake Cain pens Liverpool pro terms

first_imgJake Cain pens Liverpool pro termsby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveJake Cain has signed his first professional contract with Liverpool.The 18-year-old midfielder is part o the U18s and the club’s UEFA Youth League squad.Cain has been lauded for his creative ability and eye for goal, which has seen him bag three goals for this season already.The Wigan native has been with the Reds since the age of nine. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more