first_img Published on September 29, 2015 at 10:48 pm Contact Jon: [email protected] | @jmettus Facebook Twitter Google+ HAMILTON, N.Y. — Zeroes ticked across the scoreboard at Beyer-Small ’76 Field and only one set of LED lights lay dormant — the shots under Colgate’s side of the board.Syracuse goalkeeper Austin Aviza exited the penalty area and immediately sought out defender Kamal Miller standing near midfield to shake his hand and give him a hug. Aviza made his way to defenders Louis Cross and Miles Robinson amid the pouring rain to do the same.“I just throw them a lot of credit,” Aviza said. “They’ve been excellent these past few games so it just makes my life 10 times easier.”For the second game in a row, the back line of Cross, Robinson and Miller kept SU’s opponent from registering a shot on goal. Colgate managed eight shots, but the only ball Aviza had to make a play on was a cross that he punched away late in the game. The clean sheet helped the Orange (6-2-1, 1-1-1 Atlantic Coast) to a 2-0 win over the Raiders (4-3-1, 1-0 Patriot) on Tuesday night.“They put us under some pressure,” head coach Ian McIntyre said. “They put a lot of balls in the box. They’ve got some size in the back that came forward on restarts and I thought defensively Louis, Miles, Kamal — and Juuso (Pasanen) in front — played very well.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textColgate tried to push the ball toward the middle from the start of the game, but the Orange was able to thwart each attempt coming in the run of play.Miller easily headed away a chipped through ball in a one-on-one opportunity on the Raiders’ first offensive possession. Pasanen, a midfielder, missed an oncoming Colgate attacker with a jab of his leg, leaving CU midfielder Jared Stroud open near the back of the penalty area. But Robinson bodied the forward enough to force the ball out of bounds past the goal line as Stroud waved his hands up and down in the air.The Raiders most dangerous chances came on corners and free kicks, but SU defenders were always there to knock the ball away. Each of CU’s seven corners and at least four free kicks were launched into the box.Even one of the throw-ins that Colgate managed in SU’s defensive half was heaved into the box, only to be knocked away.“We just did a good job of defending the first ball, the second ball and protecting our goalkeeper,” Miller said. By Aviza’s estimation, his defenders won every ball in the air.Aviza has grown more vocal as the season has carried on, he and his teammates said, which involves positioning the defenders in front of him on restarts. He cupped his hands on each set piece to communicate with his defense and even tugged at some of their jerseys to get them in the right spot.When the Orange defense knocked away two consecutive Colgate corner attempts with less than four minutes left, Aviza said nothing, however, he just clapped.Colgate’s last attempt came on a free kick from 45 yards out to the right of the net with just a few minutes left in the game. The ball sailed high in the air, curving left, but Aviza rose through a crowd to punch the ball away.Even in SU’s first shutout of the year against Bucknell on Aug. 30, Aviza had to make eight saves. But in the last two games — the only other shutouts — he’s touched the ball most on goal kicks and never to stop a shot on net.“We’re really stepping up and becoming more cohesive as a defensive unit,” Miller said.  “It’s clearly showing with the stats that we’ve achieved in the last two games and I think it’s only going to keep getting better.” Commentslast_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“I just always play that in my ear anytime I got an opportunity to take the last shot,” he said. “I just lock everything out and it’s like I’m out there by myself.”It may be like he’s out there alone when he takes the shot; afterward, it’s anything but. In the two scrimmages so far, the Lakers bench has taken to shouting out “SAY CHEEEESE” as Waiters lets it fly, one of the most memorable sounds now more audible than ever in the NBA’s TV-friendly set-up.While “Philly Cheese” may not flatter as a nickname, Waiters (a Philadelphia native) embraces it. It started as a joke between him and Heat teammate Hassan Whiteside, and it’s been adapted by the Lakers, who signed him in March prior to the four-month hiatus. Since the team has been practicing at the Disney campus, Danny Green began the trend that is now a running soundtrack to every Waiters heave.The 28-year-old guard couldn’t seem to stop smiling as he talked about it.“Here, it’s like it’s different, man,” he said. “It’s a vibe. Everybody’s just positive. We got our own slang and things like that going on. … It makes you feel good though. You’re excited.” Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers When Waiters checked in for the first time, James was subbing out. As they passed, he told Waiters: “You got it, Dion.” That’s been what Waiters feels like the entire Lakers group has told him since he arrived.“When you’re young, you’re still trying to find yourself coming into the league,” he said. “I think Bron was trying to help me with that, but I was so stubborn back then. But, I understand now. I’m 28. I’ve done been through a lot. I’m at peace with myself. I’m good.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years center_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Waiters’ career has had plenty of wild swings, but the past year has been a pretty thorough downturn: off-court incidents and injury derailed his tenure with Miami, which traded him to Memphis where he was unceremoniously waived in February.Just when Waiters was picked up off the shelf by the Lakers and hoping to play again for a contender … the coronavirus pandemic hit. It’s given him a sense of gratitude that he can play at all now.“At this point in my life, I just want to play basketball, take care of my family and enjoy it,” he said. “You just never know. As you can see now, we’re living in a movie with everything that’s going on. Who would have thought we’d be talking like this (over Zoom)?”The Lakers need Waiters as much as ever. With Rajon Rondo out, the coaching staff envisions him as a potential off-the-dribble scoring threat. Though he’s been hot and cold in his career, the one thing Waiters can do most of the time is score: He punched in 12 points in 20 minutes, going 5 for 9.“He just gives us a different dynamic,” Lakers coach Frank Vogel said. “We have catch-and-shoot shooters, plenty of them. But what he’s able to do – handle the ball, pick and rolls, playmaking, making big shots like he did tonight – we’re excited about that as well.”Hearing that chemistry is so good with Waiters and the Lakers might seem surprising given his tenuous history as LeBron James’ teammate. Waiters was traded 33 games into James’ first season back in Cleveland in the 2014-15 season, at least in part because he didn’t jell with the remade group. Sharing was a problem for Waiters, heaving up shots when James, Kyrie Irving or Kevin Love was open.But Waiters says he’s grown in the six years since. While he’s retained much of what makes him one of the NBA’s more colorful characters – including his affinity for his Philly Cheese moniker – becoming a parent and going through a few teams has taught him what James was trying to do when he started trying to take Waiters under his wing.Related Articles LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Ever since the invention of the shot clock, hoops players in streets and gyms and parks everywhere have done their own game-winning play-by-play to this soundtrack: “Five, four, three, two, one.”Dion Waiters has chased that feeling his whole life. In his head, he says, that clock is always ticking down.So it made sense then, that in just two nights in a Lakers uniform, Waiters has been a go-to guy as quarters end. After making a buzzer-beating 3-pointer in the first scrimmage against Dallas on Thursday, Waiters was back at it Saturday, knocking down a pair of buckets in the final minute of a 119-112 win at HP Field House, in an arena devoid of fans.Waiters loves crowds, he said, and he loves to draw energy from them. But even when they’re not there, he thinks of the countdown.last_img read more

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In this episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast brought to you by AgriGold, Matt, Dale, and Kolt are joined by the chair of the Animal Sciences Department at The Ohio State University, Dr. John Foltz. The podcast comes to you this week from inside of Plumb Hall on Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences campus. There, the Animal Sciences department is showing off their newly revitalized space.Also on the podcast, Matt talks to Dr. Lyda Garcia of Ohio State regarding the fake meat and the impossible burger that has been popping up. OCJ FFA reporter Meredith Oglesby sits down with Ohio FFA’s National Officer Candidate, Kolesen McCoy.last_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Fikayo Tomori: Chelsea players love playing for legend Lampardby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFikayo Tomori says Chelsea’s players love playing for manager Frank Lampard.The fullback hit a screamer for the 5-2 win at Wolves yesterday.He told chelseafc.com: “Obviously we are disappointed to have conceded two goals, but we try to think positive, the manager tries to keep us positive in training and off the pitch, in meetings.”He’s a legend at the club so he has the respect of the players already.”His management skills are very good. I had him last year and he’s a very good talker, a very good man-manager, and you can see we want to play for him, want to win games and implement his style of play. We’re working hard day in, day out to try and do that.” last_img read more

first_imgHeadshot of an Ohio State student.ohio state student broken neck osu.eduosu.eduEarlier this week, tragedy struck Ohio State’s campus when junior Austin Singletary passed away following the school’s annual Mirror Lake jump. Initial reports suggested that he’d been pulled from the water after suffering from cardiac arrest. Those reports now appear to have been incorrect.According to The Columbus Dispatch, the Franklin County coroner has “tentatively” determined that Singletary actually died of a broken neck – specifically, a C-5 vertabra fracture. Here’s more:The autopsy, which was done on Thursday, revealed a fracture of the C-5 vertebra, which would lead to paralysis of the arms, legs and diaphragm, causing death, said Coroner Anahi Ortiz. She said the injury was consistent with him hitting his head on something hard, such as the bottom of the lake or a rock.Ortiz said Singletary survived for about two hours before dying at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center. She added that the results are “very preliminary” and could be modified once Singletary’s medical history is completely reviewed and toxicology results — which would show any drug or alcohol use — are available. That’s expected to be complete in about six weeks.As noted, the findings aren’t definitive. But as you can imagine, it’s becoming more and more likely that the 2015 jump will be the last. Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to Singletary’s family and friends.last_img read more

first_imgVANCOUVER – Eight organizations in British Columbia are joining forces to advocate for ride-hailing services in the province as soon as possible.The Ridesharing Now BC coalition has been formed by groups including the Vancouver Board of Trade, BC Business Council, Canadian National Institute for the Blind and San Francisco-based on-demand transportation company Lyft.A news release from the coalition says it has launched a letter-writing campaign to B.C. politicians calling for a competitive ride-hailing industry “that can deliver much-needed choice to B.C. passengers.”Supporters are directed to the www.ridesharingnow.com website, where they can sign and email a letter to their representative in the legislature calling for speedy introduction of ride-hailing services.Coalition spokesman Ian Tostenson says politics, rather than public opinion, is driving decision making in Victoria.He says the government sets the conditions that will attract ride-hailing services to B.C., and warns it should not be taken for granted that companies such as Lyft and Uber will inevitably operate in the province.“The B.C. government appears to be moving toward a model that would simply replace the taxi monopoly with a one-app monopoly that favours taxis,” Tostenson says in the release.Other anchor members of the coalition include the Vancouver Economic Commission, BC Chamber of Commerce, Finger Food Studios, the BC Restaurant and Foodservices Association and the Urban Development Institute.Anne McMullin, president and chief executive officer of the institute’s Pacific region says balanced, well-planned communities depend on convenient, reliable and affordable transportation options.“The Urban Development Institute is strongly encouraging the B.C. government to follow the lead of over 40 other Canadian jurisdictions that already benefit from ride-sharing, and take immediate action to introduce a framework to enable a competitive market for ride-sharing that increases choice for passengers,” McMullin says.last_img read more

first_imgOTTAWA – The Bank of Canada is leaving its trend-setting interest rate unchanged today at 1.75 per cent as the sharp decline in oil prices temporarily dim its economic outlook for the coming months.Before long, however, the central bank expects the economy to expand with renewed vigour and it stresses more rate hikes will be necessary over time.In its first policy announcement of 2019, the bank says the recent drop in crude prices will result in slower-than-expected growth in an economy that has otherwise been performing well.The bank is now projecting growth to be just 1.7 per cent this year, down from its October forecast of 2.1 per cent but looking ahead it anticipates fresh momentum starting in the second quarter of 2019 and strong numbers in 2020.Governor Stephen Poloz has been gradually raising rates since mid-2017 but the pace at which future increases arrive remains a big question.The central bank says the timing of its next hike will depend on several factors with a particular focus on developments in the oilmarkets, the Canadian housing sector and global trade policy.last_img read more

first_imgHUDSON’S HOPE, B.C. – Cst. William McKenna with the Hudson’s Hope RCMP has published a policing report which says that police responded to approximately 36 calls for service between May 18th and June 18th.Three check-stop roadblocks were conducted in an effort to deter impaired driving and enforce the Motor Vehicle Act and Regulations.  42 written violations and warning tickets were issued to drivers in April. On May 20th, 2019, Hudson’s Hope RCMP, Fire and Rescue and Provincial ambulance services responded to an ATV accident neat Canyon Drive.  An ATV operator had crashed and suffered non-life threatening injuries. Alcohol was not a factor in the crash and the patient was transported to the hospital for treatment. Operating a vessel without prescribed competency, failure to have proof of competency on board, or allowing a person without prescribed competency to operate a vessel, may result in a fine of $287.50 being issued. Boat operators must ensure they comply with all safety requirements and have all required safety equipment.  Non-compliance with Canada Shipping Act and Small Vessel Regulations may result in fines being issued to the operator. As always, impaired operation of a vessel is a Criminal Offence. Visit www.tc.gc.ca for complete information on all requirements related to licensing and safety equipment. Please boat responsibly. Licensing and RegistrationA Canadian pleasure craft may be licensed or registered. Pleasure Craft Licence If you operate or keep your boat mostly in Canada, and it is powered by one or more motors adding up to 7.5 kW (10 hp) or more, you must get it licensed, unless you register it. You must also license dinghies or tenders you carry aboard or tow behind a larger boat. Licence numbers need to be displayed in contrasting colour, as close to the bow as possible, on both sides of the vessel. A pleasure craft license is a free document giving your boat a unique license number that is valid for 10 years. The Pleasure Craft Licensing System allows Search and Rescue personnel to access information about your boat 24 hours a day, seven days a week in the event of an emergency. This could mean the difference between life and death! If your boat does not need a pleasure craft license, you can choose to get one for safety reasons. CLICK HERE or call 1-800-267-6687 for more info. Failure to license your vessel, failure to have a license on board, or allowing the unlicensed vessel to be operated by another, may result in a fine of $287.50 being issued. Proof of Competency Going out on the water requires basic boating safety knowledge and a good understanding of the “rules of the road” for Canadian waterways. That’s why everyone who operates a motorized pleasure craft must carry proof of competency on board. This includes all types of motorized boats, no matter their size or horsepower of the engine (this includes small boats with electric motors.) What are the Accepted Forms of Proof of Competency? Proof of competency can be any of the following:   a Pleasure Craft Operator Card;    proof of having passed a boating safety course in Canada before April 1, 1999;    a specified marine certificate; or    a completed rental boat safety checklist (good only for rental period). On May 29th, 2019, Hudson’s Hope RCMP were called to the Peace River for a missing fisherman that had been swept away in quickly rising water.  Extensive searches by land, water and air were conducted for the missing person but unfortunately, the searches were unsuccessful. Boaters are asked to be vigilant while on the river and to contact RCMP. The file is still under investigation and further searches will be conducted. On June 2nd, 2019, Hudson’s Hope RCMP responded to a theft from a local convenience store, where a female was seen stealing scratch tickets from behind the counter before leaving in a pick-up truck.  The truck and female were later located at another location in town and the female was arrested. The accused faces several Criminal Code and Motor Vehicle Act charges including Theft under $5000; Obstruct Police officer (x2); Assault Police Officer (x2); Uttering threat; Possess prohibited weapon; Possess property obtained by crime; Failing to comply with recognizance, and driving while prohibited MVA.  On June 12th, 2019, Hudson’s Hope RCMP were called to the Peace Canyon Dam by employees concerned about people actively fishing in waters close to the dam spillways.  The fishermen refused to leave the area after several attempts to get their attention with emergency horns. The fishermen were spoken with once returning to their vehicle and stated they were allowed to fish where they want based on Treaty 8 stipulations.  The fishermen were issued verbal warnings for trespassing. Hudson’s Hope RCMP wish to remind fisherman that concerns for personal safety supersede Treaty 8 stipulations in this context, and fishing is not permitted between the Peace Canyon Bridge and the dam. Water can be released from the dam without warning causing a serious danger to anyone along the shore and those trying to remove violators from the area.  Violators could be issued violation tickets for trespassing, and face Criminal Charges for Mischief for interfering with the Dam operations. Please adhere to the posted signs in the area. Anyone with information regarding current or past investigations can contact the Hudson’s Hope RCMP directly at 250-783-5241 Anonymously you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or visit http://crimestoppersnebc.ca/  for advice on submitting tips online and to browse the area’s “most wanted” page.The following are Safe Boating Tips;last_img read more

first_imgRaipur: A Naxal was killed in a gunbattle with security forces in Chhattisgarh’s Narayanpur district on the day of polling for the Bastar Lok Sabha constituency on Thursday, police said. The encounter took place in the restive Orchha area of the district when ultras attacked a team of security forces guarding a helipad, Director General (Anti-Naxal Operation) Girdhari Nayak told PTI. Firing on security forces by the rebels triggered the gunbattle, which left one Naxal dead, he said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ The ultras later escaped from the spot, from where the Naxal’s body was recovered, Nayak said. A combing operation was underway in the area, around 300 km from state capital Raipur, the IPS officer said. The Naraynpur assembly segment falls in the Bastar Lok Sabha constituency where polling was held Thursday. Voting in the assembly segment ended at 3 pm after which polling personnel from interior pockets were airlifted to Naraynpur town by helicopters.last_img read more