Syracuse blows out Cincinnati behind balanced scoring, clamp-down defense


first_imgIt took Cincinnati 29 minutes and 47 seconds to find the back of the net against Syracuse on Sunday.In their last meeting, on April 22 of last season, the Bearcats whipped the ball into the back of the net in less than a minute.This time, Cincinnati (6-7, 0-5 Big East) was overmatched against a deep No. 5 Syracuse (9-3, 5-0) team. The fast-paced offense and agile defense was too much for the small Bearcats to handle. Tying its season-high for goals in the 21-6 victory, Syracuse dominated the game from beginning to end with help from the freshman class.“It’s nice to get those players that have been working hard all yearlong to get the opportunity to get out there and play,” head coach Gary Gait said.Eight different Orange players scored against Louisville on Friday. Against Cincinnati on Sunday, nine found the back of the net before halftime.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse took out most of the starters for the beginning of the second half and the Bearcats tried to piece together a run. Cincinnati’s Megan Bell scored two back-to-back goals in 66 seconds, cutting the deficit to 11. Cincinnati junior Jennifer Walsh came up big with three saves early in the period to preserve the chance of a comeback.But turnovers and careless passes killed the Bearcats. They had 23 turnovers at the end of regulation, 12 caused by the Syracuse defense.Senior defender Becca Block only caused one turnover, though she leads the team with 22 this season. This time, Block didn’t lead the team in caused turnovers, freshman Maddy Huegel did.“I credit the starters for being focused and getting the job done so those opportunities were there for those players,” said Gait.Huegel notched two caused turnovers and was one of SU’s 11 players to force a turnover.The Orange’s stifling defense didn’t allow Cincinnati to get off a shot until nearly 11 minutes into the game. Goaltender Kelsey Richardson almost recorded Syracuse’s largest half-time shutout lead of the season until Cincinnati scored its first goal with 13 seconds remaining in the half.“I really wanted the shutout,” said Richardson. “We came really close. It hit my stick and it just went in.”Richardson ended the game with two saves and a near-perfect half, but credited the defense for almost 30 minutes of shut-out lacrosse, and the pace of the offense for putting the game away. The Syracuse offense clobbered the Bearcats, outshooting them 43-10.“It was a solid team effort from top to bottom,” said Gait. “They stayed focused, were mentally prepared and played well.”Senior attack Alyssa Murray said she was impressed watching from the sidelines, especially considering where the game fell in the schedule.“I think we are very focused and we’ve really gotten into a groove,” Murray said. “This is when you really want to start peaking as a team and we are hitting that at the right time.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Syracuse shows depth, talent in bench-emptying win over Cincinnaticenter_img Published on April 14, 2013 at 10:49 pm Contact Melissa: [email protected]last_img read more

Journalists discuss Trump’s effect on media


first_imgWith comments and tweets from President Donald Trump regarding fake news, and claims that “FAKE NEWS media knowingly doesn’t tell the truth,” the discussion of the role of the press in the United States has become a contested one.A panel addressed the role of the media in politics today at the Wallis Annenberg Hall Tuesday night. The event was hosted by the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics and the Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy. Jessica Yellin, the former CNN Chief White House Correspondent, moderated a panel made up of five members of the media: Kurtis Lee, a political reporter for the Los Angeles Times; Joel Pollak, the senior editor-at-large at Breitbart News; Nando Vila, vice president of programming for Fusion; Hannah Cranston, host and executive producer of the Young Turks’ Think Tank; and Ken LaCorte, founder of LaCorte News and former senior vice president of FoxNews.com. The conversation began with a discussion on how political reporting has changed since Trump’s election and about the meaning and role of fake news.Cranston said that because the audience of The Young Turks tends to be younger, the information she shares typically breaks down what is happening in the political world.“My challenge has been not only giving the information to them, but also creating a precedent and understanding for how they approach media and how they approach what’s going on in the world,” Cranston said. “I am trying to not only explain what is going on in the political atmosphere, but also trying to impart a sense of empathy and accountability that is really difficult when the person in the highest seat in the country is not providing an example of that.”Along with the discussion on the differences of audience ages, LaCorte said that news has become polarized because of social media.“We have a little bit of a danger of being allowed to live in our own little bubbles of social media where people get very distinct news just reaffirming what you want to hear,” LaCorte said. “I find it fascinating, but [I’m] not quite sure where it’s headed.”Pollak said that reporting has not changed since Trump’s election and the beginning of his presidency.“I just think that the media are more of a monoculture than they once were and so they’re confronting the president in a way that conservatives maybe confronted [former President] Barack Obama, questioned things he said and comments he made,” Pollak said. “It’s not that strange for presidents to say odd things or to break promises or to overstate the case for their point of view or whatever. The difference is that so many of the journalists over the past decade were used to a different kind of relationship with the president.”After the moderated discussion, the panel opened up to questions from the audience. People asked about the validity of mainstream media and the importance of media literacy.Raphael Krigel, a junior majoring in communication, asked Pollak about the role Breitbart News played in the growing racist movements in the United States. Pollak responded that Breitbart had nothing to do with the movements. “Some people in that movement were drawn to Donald Trump for the wrong reasons, just like there were some people drawn to Barack Obama for the wrong reasons,” Pollak said. Krigel said that Pollak’s response was what he expected. “It’s kind of avoiding the issue, which is the fact that these racist movements are absolutely on the rise and the data is showing that,” Krigel said. “[Breitbart] is absolutely associated with the movement he represents and the movement our president represents and that’s extremely troubling.”However, Krigel said that he was glad to have the opportunity to listen to a different perspective. “I’m glad Annenberg is putting together events with a really diverse panel,” Krigel said. “It’s important that we open our ears and open our minds and really listen to each other, especially in a time when the country is so divided.”last_img read more

Kevin Durant ‘balked’ at idea of Warriors trading him only for D’Angelo Russell, report says


first_imgWindhorst wrote:”First, Durant initially balked at being traded for Russell straight up, multiple sources said. He didn’t think it was a fair deal, and in this case, the Warriors had to not just satisfy the Nets, but also Durant.””Leverage was applied by the player, and Golden State had to include a first-round pick before Durant would agree to sign off. The Warriors begrudgingly gave it up and did so with a heavy condition: If the pick falls within the top 20 next year, they don’t have to send it, and instead will only give Brooklyn a second-round pick … in six years. It’s one of the most unusual pick protections the NBA has seen recently.”Durant has since inked a four-year, $164 million deal with the Nets and has a player option in 2022-23. He will join his close friend in star point guard Kyrie Irving, who also signed a four-year max deal with Brooklyn this offseason. Kevin Durant likely won’t play in 2019-20, but he’s still contributing to the Nets’ future.The Warriors sent the now-Nets superstar to Brooklyn as part of a sign-and-trade for D’Angelo Russell this summer. While the deal was initially meant to be a one-for-one exchange, Durant was against the idea of such an “unfair” trade and pressured Golden State to part with a protected future first-round pick as well, according to a report from ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, which cited unidentified league sources. NBA free agency 2019: Kelly Oubre Jr., Suns agree to 2-year, $30M deal Related Newscenter_img While Durant’s recovery from the ruptured Achilles he suffered in Game 5 of this year’s NBA Finals will delay his return to the court, the Nets have a talented young core featuring the likes of Caris LeVert and Jarrett Allen to work with in his absence. If the pick Golden State included in Durant’s sign-and-trade is outside the top 20, it could become a quality asset or building block for Brooklyn down the road.The Warriors will look noticeably different next year, as star guard Klay Thompson is expected to miss most of 2019-20 rehabbing a torn ACL. They’ll have to hope Russell becomes a serviceable replacement in the meantime, especially given his hefty three-year, $117 million contract. Lakers’ DeMarcus Cousins thrilled to be back with Anthony Davis: ‘We never wanted it to end’last_img read more

Froch sees rematch with Groves as the biggest fight of his career


first_imgCarl Froch says his rematch with Hammersmith’s George Groves will be his biggest fight – as 60,000 tickets for the Wembley showdown are sold within a few hours of going on sale. Video courtesy of iFL TV. See also:Groves vows to avenge ‘stonewall robbery’DeGale eyes world title after joining HearnFroch ‘mentally more switched on’ for rematch, says HearnGroves’ trainer Fitzpatrick convinced Froch wanted to avoid rematchGroves predicts ‘changing of the guard’ in rematch with FrochGroves: My left hook will finish FrochFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

New port to kick-start economy


first_imgA satellite image of the deep-water Port of Ngqura, and the surrounding infrastructure of the Coega Industrial Development Zone. (Image: Google Earth) MEDIA CONTACTS • John Dludlu, spokesperson Transnet Limited + 27 11 308 2458 +27 83 676 1881 +27 83 277 4774 [email protected] • Nelis van Tonder, senior executive Sales & Marketing, Container & Automotive Transnet Freight Rail +27 21 940 2531 +27 83 452 6711 • Ntombentsha Yaya Coega Industrial Development Zone +27 41 403 0400 [email protected] • Transnet National Port Authority +27 11 351 9001 RELATED ARTICLES • Highest global quality fuel in SA • Infrastructure development in South Africa • Capital spending boosts economyWilma den HartighSouth Africa’s new deep-water harbour, the port of Ngqura near Port Elizabeth, launched operations last week when its first commercial customer, the MSC Catania, docked at the port.The port is an integral part of the Coega Industrial Development Zone, a new initiative that aims to boost the regional economy of the Eastern Cape province.The 300-metre long and 13-metre deep ship was used to test vessel operators’ skills in offloading and handling containers. After months in training, two teams of operators – with a third on standby – succeeded at their first commercial offloading, using the port’s state-of-the-art Liebherr ship-to-shore cranes. The MSC Catania loaded and off-loaded 275 containers, with an average of 19 containers handled per hour.“We are pleased to report that it was all smooth sailing today in terms of portside operations at Ngqura,” Tau Morwe, chief executive of Transnet Port Terminals, said after the inauguration on 4 October.“This experimental start-up indicates we are ready to take the port to the next level.” Transnet Port Terminals is a division of Transnet, the parastatal company that runs South Africa’s national transport infrastructure.Alleviating container congestionThe Ngqura Port, which lies at the mouth of the Coega River in Algoa Bay, is the country’s eighth and latest commercial port development.It has an advantage over other ports in Africa in that it is a deep-water port with a depth of between 16 and 18 metres. This means it can accommodate new generation container vessels and will allow Transnet to increase capacity for container volumes.The improved infrastructure will relieve container congestion in the South African port system, while attracting additional transhipment cargo. Transnet says the new port is the solution to South Africa’s lack of container capacity that has been strained by a considerable growth in container traffic.A Transnet statement explained that the Ngqura container terminal will have the capacity to accommodate “Ultra-Mega” ships carrying 6 000 to 10 000 TEUs – 20-foot equivalent units, a measure used for capacity in container transport. It will be able to handle more than 100 container moves per ship working hour, with sufficient stack and berth capacity to cater for future growth up to 2-million TEUs. The terminal also boasts good inland connectivity for import and export traffic through road and rail. South Africa’s freight transport system. Sishen is a massive iron-ore mine in the Northern Cape, while City Deep in Johannesburg is the country’s only inland terminal. The port of Maputo is in the neighbouring country of Mozambique. (Image: Transnet) Transnet has to date invested more than R10 billion (US$1.36-billion) to develop the state-of-the-art port and associated infrastructure. This includes a world class two-berth container terminal (and a further two berths under construction), a two-berth multipurpose terminal and a one-berth liquid bulk terminal.The new port is also a safer alternative for ships wanting to avoid the Somalia coast, which has recently been plagued by pirates.It could also serve as a “feeder” or “loading centre” for other destinations. The container node would function as a hub where large freight ships could unload their cargo for further distribution by road, sea or rail to other destinations in Africa.Economic development and tradeThe port is considered the most modern harbour in Africa. Although sub-Saharan Africa has a number of smaller ports, these are only suitable for medium-sized ships. It will not only boost the economy of the Eastern Cape; it is also an important development for trade in South Africa and the rest of Africa as a whole.Building economist Dr Johan Snyman said the new harbour development is a rare construction project. Although the upgrading of some of South Africa’s other harbours is underway, Ngqura is the first new harbour development in many years.Rob Jeffrey, a director and senior economist at Econometrix, said that the promotion of industrial development at the Coega Industrial Development Zone would have a considerable impact on the underdeveloped Eastern Cape. It is likely to boost the gross regional product of the province and significantly increase growth in the Nelson Mandela Metro area, the broader municipality into which Port Elizabeth falls.“This is substantial for such a relatively underdeveloped area, which is currently heavily reliant on the motor industry,” Jeffrey said.He added that the development could also lead to a permanent increase in skills in the economy, particularly in local communities.“It would affect a substantial number of people faced with few alternatives in a province with an extremely high unemployment rate, which has been measured in excess of 25%. The unemployment rate in adjacent Greater Motherwell has been placed at over 30%.” Motherwell is a sprawling urban settlement outside Port Elizabeth that also forms part of the Nelson Mandela Metro.The port development will also directly create employment in the region. Transnet Port Terminals said in a statement that R4-billion (US$490-million) invested by 2002 created employment for 50 627 people – the equivalent of 12.6 jobs per R1-million (US$123 000) invested.For the R5.1-billion (US$625-million) spent by 2007, 66 213 jobs had been created, this time 12.9 jobs for each R1-million invested. To date, almost R9.8-billion (US$1.2-billion) has been invested in the Ngqura port.The port development also holds positive secondary benefits for other product groups such as agriculture, fishing, construction, transport (including storage), financial and business services, electricity and gas as well as wholesale and retail business.Jeffrey pointed out that Coega and its port is ideally located to kick-start local and regional economic development of the area. He explained that some of the planned projects within the Coega development are capital-intensive and technologically advanced. This will result in an inflow of skilled people to the province and substantial education, training, upgrading of skills and development of small businesses.“This will contribute to population growth and wealth generation, the benefits of which flows down into the less skilled population,” he said. The developments will also cause an increase in purchasing power, as the average remuneration per worker of such large projects is generally higher than the region’s average.He cites Richards Bay as an example of the Coega’s potential impact in the region in years to come. Richards Bay evolved over a period of 30 years from a small fishing village into one of South Africa’s premier industrial districts. Today, together with the nearby town of Empangeni, it has a total population exceeding 50 000. The area has over 5 000 businesses, is the third most important region in KwaZulu-Natal and has had an economic growth rate higher than the average for the country and the province.“This gives an indication of the type of expansion that can take place once the initial key industries are in place and act as a nucleus or a magnet, which can attract other upstream and downstream industries,” Jeffrey said.Power tugsTransnet has also announced that the deep-water port is expecting the delivery of one of its three new tugboats in mid-October this year. Currently, it is undergoing sea trials in the Port of Durban. An additional two new tugboats will also be delivered in April and May next year. Each tugboat has an approximate cost of R120-million, and capable of a 70-ton bollard pull. They are regarded as the most powerful harbour tugs in South Africa.Rail operationsRail operations at the new port have also received a stamp of approval. In September, Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) ran a test train on the Ngqura main line, and was declared safe for operations.According to a statement from TFR, this is an important step in preparation for the planned commercial launch of the new port and its container terminal this month.TFR is still confident that all its operations are on target for the completion of the Ngqura rail terminal, marshalling yard, and main line construction to the hinterland. There are currently four operational lines in the marshalling yard and the remaining five should be available by March next year. The new marshalling yard infrastructure can accommodate up to six trains daily per direction, and the hinterland will have a design capacity of two trains per day. The hinterland capacity will be increased as volumes increase, depending on financial and business viability.The rail route will connect the new port to the City Deep rail terminal in Johannesburg in Gauteng province via Beaconsfield in the Northern Cape. Transnet has refurbished 400 container wagons and will utilise its 7E locomotive fleet for traffic on the line, which has a designed capacity of six trains per day, each with 50 wagons.last_img read more

Does a Home with an HRV Also Need Bath Fans?


first_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Start Free Trial Already a member? Log incenter_img UPDATED on June 29, 2017, with information on Aldes constant airflow regulators.A balanced ventilation system — for example, a system with a heat-recovery ventilator (HRV) or an energy-recovery ventilator (ERV) — exhausts stale air from some rooms in a building, while simultaneously introducing fresh outdoor air to other rooms. The best balanced ventilation systems use dedicated ventilation ductwork. Usually, these systems pull exhaust air from damp, smelly rooms — bathrooms and laundry rooms — and introduce fresh air to the rooms where people spend most of their time — bedrooms and the living room.Some of these balanced ventilation systems operate at a low speed for 24 hours a day. Others have timers that operate the fans for a certain number of minutes — perhaps 20 or 40 minutes — per hour. These controls aim to ventilate the house at a pre-determined rate — for example, the rate recommended by the ASHRAE 62.2 standard. Depending on whether you use the old ASHRAE formula or the new ASHRAE formula, and depending on the size of the house and the number of occupants, a single-family house might require anywhere from 45 cfm to 120 cfm of ventilation air.Many HRV manufacturers advise builders that the exhaust function of an HRV is adequate for removing moisture and odors from bathrooms. However, a few HRV manufacturers and some builders provide different advice; they advise that even when a bathroom has an exhaust grille connected to HRV ductwork, it’s still important for every such bathroom to have a separate bath exhaust fan.Which approach makes the most sense?Venmar Ventilation is a manufacturer of HRVs with headquarters in Quebec. According to specialists at Venmar, it’s perfectly possible to use an HRV system as the only method of exhausting air from a bathroom.John Pothier, a technical specialist at Venmar, told me that most Canadian homes take that approach.… last_img read more

Songa Bulk Collects USD 75 Mn for Additional Ships


first_imgzoom Norwegian shipowner Songa Bulk ASA has completed the issuance of a USD 75 million senior secured bond to finance acquisition of additional dry bulk vessels.The company said that the bond issue, which has a total borrowing limit of USD 150 million, was oversubscribed and “received strong demand from high quality investors.”Settlement is expected to be June 13, 2017, with final maturity June 13, 2022. The bond issue has a floating interest rate of 3M LIBOR + 4.50% p.a.Songa Bulk added that an application will be made for the bonds to be listed on Oslo Børs.“We are very pleased with the positive response received from bond investors. We are happy that we have been able to raise USD 75 million at a very competitive interest margin of 4.50% p.a., as part of the previously communicated strategy to take on moderate leverage,” Arne Blystad, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Songa, said.ABG Sundal Collier ASA acted as sole manager in connection with the new bond issue.last_img read more

Cabrillo National Monument open house to share trail management plan


first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The National Park Service is putting together a new Trail Management Plan which will guide them for the next 25 years and are asking for public comment.The public is invited to comment with their preferences online before the deadline on May 13 or visit Cabrillo National Monument for an Open House Thursday April 25 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Three options including The National Park Service’s preferred option is available online at this link: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/cabrillotmpea Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, Cabrillo National Monument open house to share trail management plan KUSI Newsroom April 24, 2019 Posted: April 24, 2019last_img read more