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College Football–Week 1

first_imgAfter one week of college football, it looks like very little has changed from last year.  Some people thought Louisville might challenge Alabama, but that obviously didn’t happen.  Alabama dominated the Cardinals 54-14.  Clemson and Ohio State just re-loaded and both had huge wins.  I know Urban Meyer is doing more coaching than what the papers have to say, but his suspension sure didn’t slow the Buckeyes down.Closer to home the UC Bearcats might have pulled off the biggest upset of the weekend against UCLA.  Luke Fickell, UC’s head coach, promised a much more competitive team this year.  However, few experts predicted they would travel to the west coast and beat UCLA.  Even though UC was not at full strength, they had more than enough to beat the Bruins.I know it was just one week, but the 2018 season is off to a great start.  We are a long way from the national championship, but as I said earlier, I don’t see a lot of new teams cracking the elite group that has dominated the National Championship so far.last_img read more

The Daily Orange Sports Awards: Best Team

first_img Comments Published on May 4, 2017 at 6:05 pm UPDATED: May 5, 2017 at 3:02 p.m.At the end of every sports season, there’s an award ceremony. With the Syracuse academic year coming to a close, The Daily Orange sports staff wanted to hand out its own awards, decided on by the readers.There will be five categories to vote on: Best Transfer, Best Team, Best Moment, Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player. One poll will be sent out every day on Twitter (@DOsports) and will be open for 24 hours, giving readers a full day to vote and pick the winner. The Daily Orange sports staff considered multiple options for each category before settling on the four in each poll.Here are the nominees, listed in alphabetical order, for Best Team.Courtesy of the ACCAdvertisementThis is placeholder textMen’s Cross CountryThe defending national champions didn’t quite reach the same level in the 2016 season. But the team still finished third for the national title, highlighted by Justyn Knight’s second-place finish. The team also won the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament and head coach Chris Fox was named the coach of the year.Leigh Ann Rodgers | Staff Photographer*Winner* Men’s LacrosseThe Orange’s nine-game winning streak catapulted the team into the No. 1 overall ranking late in the season. The team lost in the first round of the ACC tournament, but is poised for success in the NCAA Tournament.Tony D. Curtis | Staff PhotographerMen’s SoccerSyracuse got off to the best start in program history after winning its first eight games. A midseason slide derailed the team, but it still finished with 12 wins and ranked No. 11 overall.Ally Moreo | Photo EditorWomen’s BasketballComing off a run to the NCAA Tournament championship game, SU could have been expected to take a major step back. That didn’t happen, as SU continued its home-winning streak up to 18 games (before losing to Notre Dame) and finished the year ranked inside the Top 25.center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Open House at New School

first_imgThe New School of Monmouth County will be hosting an Open House on Saturday, October 29, from 10 a.m. to noon. Located in Holmdel, The New School of Monmouth County is one of New Jersey’s has successfully educated scores of children since 1969. At The New School of Monmouth County small, multi-aged classrooms provide an intimate setting where students receive individualized attention from teachers, learn from each other, are responsible for each other, and gain a new perspective on what it means to belong to a group larger than just one’s peers. Leadership skills and empathy are learned from teaching younger children, and self-confidence develops from sharing with older students. Cooperation—an invaluable asset in today’s business world—is fostered from the moment the children start their education at The New School.The school utilizes project-based learning which takes into consideration the input of students. With this approach, students reach a deeper understanding of the subjects being taught and are often found exploring these subjects on their own accord long after the school day has ended. Project-based learning allows the children to be self-motivated thinkers who will look beyond the basic material that is placed before them.Children from The New School don’t have any assigned homework, so they have time after school for family togetherness and to do what children do best— which is play. This downtime is so often undervalued in our society, but provides young minds the opportunity to think freely, explore the world around them and use their imagination. For more information contact The New School at (732) 787-7900 or visit the school web site at www.the-new-school.com.last_img read more

Forensic lab to help police fight crime

first_img18 July 2012The launch of a state-of-the-art forensic laboratory in Cape Town will help South African police to fight crime more smartly, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa said at the official launch of the R500-million Plattekloof Laboratory on Tuesday.“Working smart means that we are going to succeed in ensuring convictions,” Mthethwa said.The laboratory has been operating since November last year and focuses on DNA analysis, identifying drugs, causes of fires, polygraphs, analysis of gun shot residue, handwriting analysis, blood-stain analysis and 3D facial recognition.It serves the Western Cape and several districts in the Northern Cape and Eastern Cape, and replaces the old forensics centre which was being leased in Delft.It is also one of only four forensic laboratories in the country – with the others in Port Elizabeth, Pretoria and Durban.The state-of-the-art centre includes a system of rails running the length and breadth of the building (running about 800m in length) and 50 boxes in which collected evidence is then channelled from nine kiosks to the correct department for investigation.The system, which is used in European forensic centres, will go some way in resolving the problem of evidence being misplaced or tampered with, as the boxes can also be tracked using a biometric system – which is also used to open the boxes.Combating violence against women and childrenPolice Commissioner Riah Phiyega said the laboratory would play an important role in combating violence against women and children involving substance abuse.Figures from 2011/12 showed that of total cases received in the biology section alone – more than 50% were related to rape and murder cases.The police would continue to increase capacity in the critical area of forensic services, she said, and added that this had been identified as a key area in fighting crime.This would be complemented by the setting up of a DNA database following the envisaged passing of the DNA Bill, which is currently in Parliament. A number of other countries have similar legislation in place, including Brazil, which in May enacted DNA database legislation into law.She also planned to bring the various roleplayers together to find ways to expedite the reporting processes to improve the criminal justice system.Progress in reducing backlogsHead of forensics services, Lieutenant-General Julius Phahlane, said the division achieved a criminal conviction rate of 94% in 2011/12 – up from 63% in 2009/10.Although just 77% of evidence was processed within 28 days – against a target of 92% – the number of cases lodged at forensic laboratories that were older than 28 days old were reduced by 30% in 2010/11, following a 60% decline in backlogs between 2009/10 and 2010/11.The backlog in processing evidence also came down – from 59 023 on 1 April 2009 to 11 310 on 1 April this year.Phahlane said that 800 more staff would be employed in the four laboratories around the country this year, in addition to the 6 930 staff that were already employed in the division, in order to further reduce backlogs.Detective and forensic training courses that the police are currently running would also help strengthen the forensics division.Hi-tech equipment such as a R1.5-million camera which can take panoramic shots necessary to accurately record the scene of a crime are also necessary to strengthen the forensics division. Phahlane said such equipment was necessary if the police were to outsmart criminals.Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

Jayjay Helterbrand announces retirement

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Helterbrand finds perfect time to call it a career PLAY LIST 01:41Helterbrand finds perfect time to call it a career00:50Trending Articles02:31Duterte had wanted Albayalde to take terminal leave — Go01:37Protesters 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 Though he’s bidding his professional career goodbye, Helterbrand said that he’s hoping to be one of coach Tim Cone’s assistants in the Ginebra coaching staff soon.“Hopefully, I’ll still be around and I can have a spot as an assistant coach or something,” he also said.But not right now, as Helterbrand is planning on taking some well-needed vacation before plotting his way back to basketball.“I think as far as it goes, I’m gonna take a rest from basketball for a little while, kind of miss basketball and come back later on,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 “This is one of the most special ones for me because it will probably my last as a player,” he said on Monday as he and backcourt partner Mark Caguioa made a guesting on the show after Ginebra’s back-to-back title conquest in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.Helterbrand also confirmed his decision when to INQUIRER.net.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 shutoutSince coming to the league as a direct hire in 2000, Helterbrand had made a name for himself as he forged a partnership with Caguioa which was christened as “The Fast and The Furious.”He went on to win six titles with the franchise, one of which he was named as the Finals MVP. He was also hailed as the 2009 PBA Most Valuable Player, won two Best Player of the Conference awards, and named to seven All-Star Games, two of which he was cited as the All-Star Game MVP. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Nadal set to seal year-end No 1 spot in Paris Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA LATEST STORIES MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LA Tenorio hugs Jayjay Helterbrand after Ginebra won the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAfter 17 seasons, Jayjay Helterbrand is finally hanging up his sneakers for good.The Ginebra playmaker announced his retirement in an interview with CNN Philippines, ending his legendary run with the Gin Kings.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

23 days agoAllegri learning English as he targets Man Utd job

first_imgAllegri learning English as he targets Man Utd jobby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Juventus boss Max Allegri has been learning English as he targets a switch to Manchester United.Red Devils manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under pressure after a slow start to the season, with his team sitting in tenth on the Premier League table.The Guardian says Allegri would be keen to replace Solskjaer at Old Trafford if the Norwegian is sacked.The Italian, who left his role at Juventus, would be willing to take the job at United even if the club do not quality for next season’s Champions League.He has been taking English lessons in preparation and would be placed on a two or three man shortlist by United should Solskjaer be sacked.However, the club do not have any plans to part ways with a coach they only recently signed to a three-year extension. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

National Alert Ready system being tested Wednesday

first_img“Alerts can provide valuable information and notice, but individuals also have to do their part,” said Jennifer Rice, Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness. “As you ensure your devices have up-to-date software and are compatible for the alerts, also take the time to prepare your emergency kit and create a plan for hazards.”The emergency alerts will be issued, alongside routine television and radio tests, to compatible wireless devices, such as smartphones. The test message will read: “This is a TEST of the British Columbia Emergency Alerting System, issued by Emergency Management British Columbia. This is ONLY a TEST. If this had been an actual emergency or threat, you would now hear instructions that would assist you to protect you and your family. For further information go to www.emergencyinfobc.gov.bc.ca. This is ONLY a TEST, no action is required.” VICTORIA, B.C. – At 1:55 p.m. on Nov. 28, 2018, a test of the new wireless alerting system will be conducted for a second time as part of the national Alert Ready system to improve public safety in the event of an emergency.“The key to emergency alerting is to reach as many people on as many communication platforms as possible,” said Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General. “The addition of emergency alerts on wireless devices is another valuable way to reach out to the public in an emergency. These alerts will be issued alongside routine television and radio tests as an added complement to these and other emergency alerting mediums already in use.”The expansion of the existing radio and television alerting system to include cellular devices was launched in B.C. on April 6, 2018, and an initial test was conducted on May 9, 2018. Emergency Management BC is responsible for issuing emergency notifications on the Alert Ready system in the province and will initially use wireless alerting for tsunami threats only, with plans to expand to other emergencies and hazards in the future.last_img read more

New registered charity in North Peace to assist lowincome seniors with healthrelated

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A new registered charity to assist low-income seniors with health-related costs has started up in the North Peace.The North Peace Seniors Mouth-Eye-Foot Care Foundation is a registered charity that aims to assist seniors with a low income to help cover the associated cost of dental, eye, and foot care.According to the Foundation, applicants are received and then vetted by an impartial social worker who is qualified to ascertain annual income. In order to provide these much-needed services to seniors, the Foundation is currently looking for financial support from the community.If you wish to get in contact, and for more information, you can call the Foundation at 250-787-0218 or email [email protected] information can also be found on the North Peace Seniors Mouth-Eye-Foot Care Foundation’s website or Facebook page.last_img read more

With polls coming Gurugram police cracks down on drugs illegal liquor

first_imgGurugram: Gurugram police are cracking down on drug mafia and illegal liquor cartels as the election nears. According to law enforcement officials, the mafia involving in this form of illegal trade becomes active as they can make big profits during this time. The millennium city is apparently witnessing a rise in the illegal trade of marijuana with the police have seized 60 kgs of the banned substance worth around Rs 80 lakh in March. “We have registered 19 FIRs linked to the trade and transportation of contraband. Of this, 17 are linked to marijuana export”, said a senior police official from Gurugram police. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe law and order challenge posed by drug mafia posed in Haryana can be gauged from the fact that in 2017 over 2,000 criminals involved in the crime of drug trafficking were arrested. Being the richest district of the state the drug mafia along with illegal liquor trade is now posing a major law and order challenge to law enforcement officials. On Tuesday there were seven drug traffickers that were arrested. In one of the incident, a person was arrested with 35 kgs of the sulpha drug. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsNot only are the officials from Gurugram police but now even the special task force (STF) has become involved in curbing the drug mafia in the city. According to sources most of the big criminal gangs that are operating in the city are now shifting their focus from illegal land deals, extortion to transportation and supply of drugs. While Synthetic drugs like Ganja, Sulfa are in high demand other forms like charas, Opium and heroin are also gaining popularity. In the recent arrest made by Gurugram police, seven people have been arrested for trafficking methadone drug that is believed to be the new addition.last_img read more

Its a witch hunt Trump after Mueller report clears him of Russian

first_imgWASHINGTON: President Donald Trump’s strategist warned him not to fire FBI director James Comey. His advisors told him to stop tweeting about the Russia investigation. And his lawyers encouraged him to cooperate. Trump ignored them all, and could still claim vindication Thursday after the Mueller report cleared him of collusion charges. He beat back the investigation that threatened his presidency with constant attacks on investigators and the media, a canny narrative that denied obvious facts, nonstop trolling of opponents on Twitter, and a crafty legal stall. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USIt was hugely risky, but it appears to have paid off — notwithstanding further investigations Congressional Democrats have promised into Trump’s alleged abuse of his authority. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report Thursday ruled that Trump’s campaign did not criminally conspire with Russians to skew the 2016 election, and drew no conclusion on allegations of obstruction. That allowed Trump’s hand-picked Attorney General Bill Barr to declare the president fully cleared. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls”As I have been saying all along, NO COLLUSION – NO OBSTRUCTION!” Trump tweeted in a fist-pump of victory. Trump began his campaign well before Mueller arrived, denying during 2016 that Russia was interfering in the election, even though US spy chiefs said they were. He could have just accepted it, but the claim marred his election victory. So he called it “fake news” and said the intelligence community was out to undermine him. He made things worse in May 2017 when, angered by the ongoing probe into Russian meddling, he fired Comey. The result was Mueller’s appointment to lead the Russia investigation, expanding it to include obstruction of justice. “This is the end of my presidency. I’m fucked,” Trump said that day, according to Mueller’s report. But the next day, he switched gears into offense, launching a grinding public relations war guided mostly by his own instincts. “This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!” he tweeted. It was pure Trump style — weaving a narrative that struck a chord with his supporters and riled his opponents. The Russia allegations were a hoax, he alleged, Democrats were trying to avenge Hillary Clinton’s election defeat, and Comey and Mueller were corrupt. With Fox News, influential with the political right, echoing his claims, voters who formed Trump’s electoral base bought the story of a “witch hunt.” Trump often proved his own enemy. His staff struggled to block his orders to remove Mueller, which could have resulted in impeachment. His constant attacks on Mueller’s investigators, the Justice Department, and potential witnesses against him bolstered the allegations of obstruction. And his legal team was in constant turmoil, wrestling with a client who didn’t follow advice or tell them the truth. Early members of the team wanted to cooperate with Mueller, seeing that as the president’s best option. But for Trump, it was not about law, but image, and the best approach was guerilla warfare fought through the media and Twitter. With Mueller’s investigators closing in on the White House in early 2018, Trump churned his team, recruiting attorneys who would fight back. He hired Rudy Giuliani, a fellow New Yorker who like Trump saw the challenge as a street fight. Giuliani fed reporters tidbits behind the scenes and went on television with tactical denials and counterattacks that may have had little real substance but supported Trump’s claim that he was under political assault.last_img read more