September 16

Syracuse sweeps ACC Player of the Week honors

first_img Published on March 26, 2018 at 4:25 pm Contact Matt: Facebook Twitter Google+ No. 10 Syracuse (4-3, 2-0 Atlantic Coast) swept Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week honors.Brendan Bomberry earned offensive player of the week after scoring four goals against then-No. 3 Duke on Saturday. Two of those goals came within the final five minutes, as SU staged a comeback win down in Durham.Nick Mellen earned defense honors after holding the nation’s top scorer, Justin Guterding, to just two points on one goal and one assist. The Duke star had been averaging over six points per game.The honors come after the Orange moved up five spots in the Inside Lacrosse rankings following the 15-14 win.Both players will look to keep it rolling this Saturday when the Orange hosts No. 7 Notre Dame (5-2, 0-0) at the Carrier Dome.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentslast_img read more

September 8

Xabi Alonso: Spain Ahead of Other Teams in Russia

first_imgHow well do you think Julen Lopetegui (he was sacked a day before the World Cup started) is doing with Spain?I think he’s doing really, really well. He’s got things very clear in his head. He’s been able to tell his players very clearly what he wants, and that’s essential. If you can’t do that, then you’re probably not going to achieve your objectives. The national team has got a lot going for it in that respect.Do you see any similarities between this Spain side and the one that won the World Cup and two European titles?The idea of taking the game to the opposition is still there, of controlling the game, passing the ball around and not being so direct. Yes, I would say it’s still pretty much the same. Lopetegui’s Spain has very close ties with the things that make Spanish football strong. It’s based on intelligence, the ability to read matches, and technical quality. That’s what sets us apart from other teams.And then there are the tactical nuances and the flexibility you need for different games because football’s getting increasingly complex and you have to know how to adapt. You try to take the initiative but there are times in matches when you have to play a different way and not make all the running.Aside from talent, what was the secret of the success of that trophy-winning Spain side?Team spirit is vital, that sense of everyone fighting together to achieve a very important objective. You have to all get on. If you don’t, then it can really wear you down. But it very much looks to me as if the current team has got that too. And then there’s the blend of seasoned veterans who still have big contributions to make with players who’ve shown lots of enthusiasm and desire since coming in. That’s a very positive thing too.The 23-man squad for Russia 2018 has generated less debate than many others in recent years. What alternatives does it offer when it comes to opening up opposition defences?There are players who are better at finding space between the lines, players who like to get round the outside or who can cause a lot of damage when given space to work in, like Diego Costa and Marco Asensio. I think this Spain side has more ways of playing than we did. In our case, if we weren’t close to the opposition penalty box, then we found it harder to hurt them.Looking ahead to the group phase, Spain will have to take the initiative, even with Portugal, who I think are going to sit back and wait. Sometimes you have to go and play a different way, though, and having players who have something else to offer is crucial.La Roja are among the favourites for the title. How do you think they will do and which other teams are in with a chance?I’m not just saying it, but I would put them among the favourites because I don’t see any side that’s better than Spain right now. I don’t know what’s going to happen in the games though. Germany are another of the big favourites. They’re a very strong side and they’re always there or thereabouts. The way they’ve been playing, it would be a massive surprise if they don’t make the semis, because they’re the champions and because of the new generation who’ve come into the team. Brazil are also right in there. I think those three are above the rest. Then there’s Argentina, France and maybe a surprise or two. Why not?For the first time in many years you’ll be watching the World Cup as a fan. Have you got anything planned?I like to watch big games with the people I usually watch matches with. And I’ll probably go to the Final. I have already got my ticket; all I need now is for Spain to get there (laughs).Spain remains unbeaten in over 20 matches after the country’s elimination from EURO 2016 in the last 16 at the hands of Italy, the defending champions began their World Cup campaign with a 3-3 draw with Portugal on June 15.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram He played in and won everything there was to win with some of Europe’s biggest clubs and with the Spanish national team, where he was a prominent member of the golden generation that won the 2010 FIFA World Cup hosted by South Africa and UEFA EURO 2008 and 2012. In his first season since hanging up his boots, Xabi Alonso has been putting his time to good use, having just completed a coaching courseYou have been out of football for a year now. How has it gone?Pretty well. The fact is my pace of life has really changed. It was a decision I gave a lot of thought to, so while I do miss it, I’m coping with it well.What made you do your coaching badges? Has it given you a better understanding of the coaches you had in your career?When you do a course like this you move away from the person you have always been and you get closer to the person you want to become. And that’s good. I have always tried to understand the job and how complex it is to be a coach, which has nothing to do with being a footballer.You realise all the things you have to prepare and that when the time comes to get it all across you have to summarise it and be as efficient as possible. That might be where part of the secret lies. And then there’s team management, psychology, and personal relationships, which are almost more important in a way.last_img read more

December 21

Jose selects teenager Aina for friendly

first_imgChelsea boss Jose Mourinho has named 18-year-old defender Ola Aina in his starting line-up for tonight’s pre-season friendly against Fiorentina at Stamford Bridge.Another academy product, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, is also in the starting line-up, as are summer signings Asmir Begovic and Radamel Falcao. Chelsea: Begovic, Cuadrado, Zouma, Terry, Aina, Mikel, Loftus-Cheek, Traore, Oscar, Moses, Falcao. Subs: Courtois, Blackman, Ivanovic, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Matic, Fabregas, Ramires, Hazard, Willian, Remy.See also:Aina pens four-year deal with ChelseaFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

December 16

Milestone: The Web (Finally) Surpasses Newspapers As Source for Americans’ News

first_imgaudrey watters Tags:#news#NYT#web Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market The report points to another milestone in 2010 as well: For the first time, more money was spent on online advertising than on print newspaper advertising. Online advertising overall grew 13.9% to $25.8 billion in 2010. Ad revenue at newspapers, however, fell over the same period by 6.4%.The declining revenue and subscriptions for newspapers have resulted in many closures and layoffs. Indeed, newspaper newsrooms are 30% smaller than they were in 2000. But according to the survey, most Americans don’t seem terribly concerned by the loss of this news source. Twenty eight percent said the loss of their local newspaper would have a major impact on their ability to keep up with local information; 30% said it would have minor impact and 39% said it would have no impact.In a report that accompanies the State of the Media report, Pew finds that more people are turning to their mobile phones for local news; 47% of Americans report they get at least some local news from their cellphone, although their interests seem to be in information that’s practical and in real time: weather and restaurant information, for example.Interestingly, while nearly half of Americans say they get their local news via a mobile device, just one in 10 use an app to do so. And of those, an even fewer percentage pay to use those apps. This raises questions for the news industry as it’s unclear whether people are willing to pay for online content, even if their local newspapers disappeared.Nonetheless the Pew Research Center insists that, “Local news remains the vast untapped territory.” “While local has been the area of greatest ferment for nonprofit startups,” reads the report, “no one has yet cracked the code for how to produce local news effectively at a sustainable level.” Photo credits: Flickr user Daniel Blume Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Although digital technologies have been changing the face of the news for at least the last decade, we have finally reached a important milestone: more people now get their news from online sources than they do from physical newspapers.That’s according to the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, which has just released its latest report on the “State of the Media.” The study finds that, “By several measures, the state of the American news media improved in 2010,” but that improvement did not extend to one important sector – newspapers – which continued to see a decline in revenues, readership and newsroom jobs.According to the survey, 46% of people now say they get their news online at least three times a week, surpassing newspapers (40%) for the first time. Only local television is more popular among Americans, with 50% indicating that’s their regular source for news.last_img read more

December 3

Maharashtra woman fights off leopard with a stick

first_imgA 21-year-old woman from Bhandara district of Maharashtra was attacked by a leopard, and has survived to tell the tale.Though the incident took place on March 24, it was reported only earlier this week.Rupali Meshram, a commerce graduate living in Usgaon village of Bhandara district, is recuperating after receiving treatment for injuries to head, legs and waist.“I heard our goats bleating around midnight, and went out into the shed where we keep them to see what was the matter,” Ms. Meshram told PTI.She saw three goats lying dead in a pool of blood.Before she realised what had happened, the leopard which had killed them pounced on her.Ms. Meshram, who maintained it was a ‘tiger’, said she managed to pick up a stick and hit the animal with it. She also called out to her mother.Her mother ran to her help, and the animal attacked her too.However, she managed to drag Ms. Meshram inside the house and close the door.They called Ms. Meshram’s uncle, who lives in Sonegaon, and he alerted the forest department and rushed to the family’s house.Forest officials shifted her to a hospital in Bhandara and later to the Government Medical College and Hospital in Nagpur.She complained that other than reimbursement of expenses of treatment at Bhandara, she didn’t get any financial help from the forest department. Her mother sold off some jewellery to raise money for the treatment, she said.Vivek Hoshind, Deputy Conservator of Forests, Bhandara, refuted Ms. Meshram’s claim that it was a tiger which attacked her.“Pug marks of a leopard were found in the vicinity. Besides, there was no tiger movement recorded in that area,” he told PTI.Mr. Hoshind also said that the department paid ₹12,000 to Ms. Meshram, and further compensation would be awarded once all formalities such as obtaining doctor’s certificate are completed.last_img read more

December 3

Citizenship Amendment Bill issue gave ‘fresh lease of life’ to ULFA: Assam police officer

first_imgGrowing public sentiment against the Centre’s move to amend the Citizenship Act has given a “fresh lease of life” to the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), which has recruited eights youths in the last two months, a senior officer of the Assam Police has said. Director General (Special Branch) of Assam Police Pallav Bhattacharjee said police foiled ULFA’s plan to recruit another batch of eight youths and that a number of men from five districts have gravitated towards the banned organisation. “Since September 1, eight youths have joined ULFA, and another eight were apprehended in the process of joining it,” he said.The 1986-batch IPS officer said strong public sentiment against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 in the Brahmaputra Valley has given a “fresh lease of life” to ULFA, which has been claiming that the bill “threatens the existence of indigenous people” of the State.Mr. Bhattacharjee said a leader of the All Assam Students’ Union’s Dergaon unit, Pankaj Pratim Dutta, recently joined ULFA which is a very “disturbing” development. The proposed amendment to the Citizenship Bill, 1955 seeks to grant citizenship to people from minority communities — Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians — from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan after six years of residence in India instead of 11.A large section of people and organisations in the Northeast have opposed the bill, saying it will nullify the provisions of the Assam Accord of 1985.The DGP (SB) said police were keeping a strict vigil on ULFA’s attempts to lure youths from Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Sibsagar, Golaghat and Udalguri districts. Five Bengali Hindus were killed by suspected ULFA militants in Tinsukia district on November 1. The BJP MP from Meerut, Rajendra Agrawal, who is the chairman of the Joint Parliament Committee examining the bill, said the panel is likely to submit its report in the Lok Sabha in the Winter Session.“This will be the last session of the current Lok Sabha. If we don’t submit the report, it would mean we have not discharged our duties properly,” he told PTI over the phone.Asked about strong public sentiment against the bill in Assam and ULFA’s attempt to exploit the situation, he said he was aware of the existence of “divergent views” in the State. “We will try to accommodate all concerns,” he said.Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharjya, chief advisor of AASU, said the people of Assam feel that the bill has been brought to “derail” the process of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), a list of State’s citizens, currently being updated to identify genuine Indian nationals. “The entire Northeast is now against the anti-people policy of the BJP-led government,” he said.last_img read more