Chaos in Hong Kong at Polytechnic University

first_imgPolice have issued an ultimatum to protesters they’ve now surrounded at the city’s Polytechnic University.Protesters who spent days trying to keep police from getting into the campus are now desperately trying to get out.Police used tear gas and rubber bullets on a surging crowd. The U.S. is condemning what the Trump administration calls the unjustified use of force against pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong.A senior official Sunday said China needs to protect the semi-autonomous city’s freedom and that both sides need to refrain from further violence.The official also said the White House wants both sides to engage in constructive dialogue.The threat of violence continues to escalate in Hong Kong as police sealed off a university and protestors armed themselves with bows and arrows.last_img read more

Syracuse edged by Cincinnati in conference matchup on road

first_imgIn the 10th minute of the second half at Cincinnati’s Gettler Stadium, Bearcats midfielder Matt Bahner launched a shot past leaping Syracuse goalkeeper Alex Bono from the top of the box to push the Bearcats ahead.That lone goal separated Syracuse (8-3, 1-1 Big East) and Cincinnati (5-4-2, 2-0) when the game ended 36 minutes later. The Orange lost its first Big East match this season 1-0 on the road Saturday night. Bahner’s goal and a bevy of SU fouls kept the Orange a win away from earning its most wins in a regular season since 1999.“The difference between winning and losing is so small when conference play starts up,” head coach Ian McIntyre said in a phone interview. “And it turned out that the difference tonight was that great goal from their guy, No. 17 (Bahner).”McIntyre said sloppy play and crucial fouls limited SU’s chances against Cincinnati. The Orange held the advantage in shots and corner kicks on Saturday night, but it couldn’t rally past Bahner’s score for an equalizer.The Orange was called for 14 fouls in the game. One of those fouls — a yellow card on midfielder Louis Clark — forced SU to play portions of the game without one of its top scorers. A red card on forward Tony Asante put the team in a man-down scenario for the last 56 minutes of regulation.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBahner, a senior midfielder, received the ball at the top of the box, squared up his shot and fired. Despite a diving effort from Bono, it hit the back of the net for the game’s first and only score.McIntyre said that there was nothing Bono could do on such a “well-struck” ball.“You could tell that the team that struck first was going to have a better chance at winning tonight,” McIntyre said. “That team wasn’t us, but we’ll learn from this game, regroup and get ready for Rutgers at home on Wednesday night.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 29, 2012 at 11:05 pm Contact Nick: | @nicktoneytweetslast_img read more

Syracuse football hires Asil Mulbah as director of recruiting

first_img Related Stories Syracuse football adds 4 members to its support staffSyracuse football director of recruiting operations Eric White will reportedly take player personnel job at MarylandScott Shafer hired as defensive coordinator at MarylandSyracuse football recruiting: Dino Babers will prioritize northeast talentDino Babers injects optimism into Syracuse football, even if it’s just for now Published on January 11, 2016 at 8:41 am Contact Chris: | @ChrisLibonati Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Asil Mulbah has been hired as Syracuse’s new director of recruiting, according to an SU Athletics release. He comes over from Wake Forest, where he served as the director of high school relations.Mulbah replaces former Director of Recruiting Eric White, who reportedly took a player personnel job at Maryland. Former SU head coach Scott Shafer is also now at UMD as the Terrapins’ defensive coordinator.“Asil has done an outstanding job of establishing contacts with high school coaches from across the country,” Syracuse head coach Dino Babers said in the release. “He got his feet wet in this conference at Wake Forest. Now he’s coming to Syracuse to be the leader of our #OrangeIsTheNewFast recruiting program.”In Babers’ introductory press conference on Dec. 7, he made a point of saying Syracuse would lock up local talent.Mulbah has ties to Bowling Green, where he served as the assistant academic coordinator/offensive quality control coach and assistant director of player personnel from 2010-12. For a short time, he left for the Jacksonville Jaguars where he was a player personnel scouting assistant. He assisted then-general manager Gene Smith with NFL scouting evaluations.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter a six-month stint in the NFL, Mulbah returned to Bowling Green where he was the assistant director of football operations in 2012 and the director of player personnel in 2013 under head coach Dave Clawson.When Clawson left for Wake Forest, Mulbah followed, assuming his position as director of high school relations.Mulbah joins Roy Wittke (director of football player development), Brad Wittke (director of football operations), Sean Edinger (assistant athletic director for athletic performance for football) and Jeff Sobol (assistant strength and conditioning coach for football) as new hires on SU’s support staff. Syracuse announced their hirings nearly a week ago. Commentslast_img read more

Syracuse wins 2nd-straight game while losing the turnover battle, 75-63, against Hartford

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 20, 2017 at 2:31 pm Contact Billy: | @Wheyen3 In the middle of the third quarter on Monday, Miranda Drummond saw Digna Strautmane streaking down the floor ahead of the defense. Drummond tried to connect a pass with her teammate but overthrew Strautmane, allowing Hartford’s Darby Lee to steal the ball. On the next possession Drummond was trapped just over halfcourt by two Hartford players and ended up throwing a pass straight to Lee.Syracuse (3-0) turned the ball over more than its opponent for the second game in a row on Monday, coughing up the ball 18 times to Hartford’s 14. But the Orange overcame that negative margin, again, in its victory over Hartford (1-3), 75-63 in the Carrier Dome. In the Orange’s last game, against Maryland Eastern Shore, SU lost the turnover battle, 25-22.“There was a time in that game where we could have blew it open or we could have laid down,” SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “But our kids just dug in and they fought hard.”For a team that presses for much of every game that it plays, losing the turnover battle is not ideal for SU. Many turnovers resembled the overthrow that Drummond had in the second half on Monday. Just a few possessions after Drummond’s second turnover in as many trips down the floor, Tiana Mangakahia spotted Amaya Finklea-Guity open down the middle of the floor on a fast break.Mangakahia looped the ball over the defenders in front of her but it didn’t come down quite in time. The 6-foot-4 Finklea-Guity could only get her fingertips on the ball before it went out of bounds.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We just need to slow down a bit more, we’re rushing things, especially when they press us,” Mangakahia, SU’s point guard, said. “We just need to be stronger with the ball and take care of the ball. You can’t really teach that, you just have to come out and do it.”The other type of turnover that plagued the Orange against Hartford came when SU faced double teams. The Hawks trapped all over the floor, and sometimes SU squeezed passes out of the traps and broke down the floor. But on a few occasions, like when Isis Young faced a trap along the right sideline in the fourth quarter, Syracuse tried to throw a pass through the arms being held high by the Hawks and instead had the pass deflected and stolen.Of last year’s Syracuse roster, only Gabrielle Cooper and Chelayne Bailey have gotten minutes so far this season. The other returners, Abby Grant and Desiree Elmore, have yet to play due to injury. The majority of SU’s minutes have been played by players who don’t have much experience playing together.When Mangakahia overthrew Finklea-Guity, it was a junior college transfer just a few months into her time at Syracuse overthrowing a freshman. When Isis Young or Jasmine Nwajei, both in their third games for the Orange, were trapped by a double team, they were often unable to find an escape. Postgame, Gabrielle Cooper and Hillsman both felt that as the players play together more, turnovers will dissipate.“We have a team, they haven’t played together much,” Hillsman said. “It’s gonna come, we just gotta continue to play fast, rebound the basketball, make shots.”Syracuse found ways to win while frequently turning the ball over. Hillsman credited the team’s work on the offensive glass — which has led to more offensive rebounds than its opponent for three games in a row for SU – and the defensive glass, which he said helps to limit the opposition to one shot even after a turnover. Syracuse finished Monday’s game with 16 offensive rebounds, including five from Strautmane, and that was enough to beat Hartford.Against two teams that left the Carrier Dome with records below .500, Syracuse turned the ball over more than its opponent. In those two games, Syracuse overcame its negative turnover margin to win. As the season goes on, SU will face stronger opponents that presumably would take advantage of winning the turnover battle. For now, Cooper isn’t worried.“Throughout the season, (the turnover) number is going to go down,” Cooper said. “We’re just going to know each other a little bit better.” Commentslast_img read more

All-around effort propels Badgers to victory over Huskers

first_imgThe Wisconsin volleyball team took a broom to the court once again as the Badgers swept their sixth team in a row and collected their ninth consecutive win against No. 14 Nebraska.The match was filled with vigorous play by both teams consisting of nine tie scores and four lead changes. But in the end, the Badgers were able to earn a historic win against Nebraska; something that Wisconsin has not done for 36 years.In Wisconsin’s journey toward doubling its all-time win total against the Huskers, setter Lauren Carlini was a huge contributor to the Badgers’ three-set win.“I thought [Carlini] owned the match today. I thought she was totally in control,” head coach Kelly Sheffield said. “She executed the game plan great. She announced her presence with authority offensively. I thought she did a masterful job in all aspects.”Carlini was on fire from the get-go Sunday afternoon. The sophomore was aggressive at the net and utilized the second contact to her advantage as she amounted eight kills off tips, which gave her the team’s best hitting percentage at .643. Carlini even had one kill off a big swing from a Nebraska overpass during the second set, which raised her total to nine kills overall.“It’s always awesome to get overpasses,” Carlini said. “It felt good to be able to attack, but it also feels good to be able to set my hitters and have them get kills at the same time. So while I’m being effective, they can also be effective.”Carlini did more for her team than just convert points off tips. She served at 100 percent, which included one ace due to the error of Nebraska’s libero to close out the second set for Wisconsin. As a setter, Carlini also contributed 34 assists in addition to three of Wisconsin’s eight total blocks.“That’s a tough team because those outsides will tool your block like there’s no tomorrow,” Sheffield said. “I know that was a big challenge for [Carlini] and Courtney [Thomas] out there on the right side today, and I thought that they did a great job of rising to the challenge.”Blocking helped the Badgers hold the Cornhuskers to 37 team kills and a .132 hitting percentage, compared to their own 46 kills at a .265 hitting clip. Wisconsin did not go error-free at the net, but the Badgers did not make any unforced blocking errors, whereas Nebraska tallied four.Defense covered the entire floor all afternoon.In the back row players scrambled everywhere just to get even a touch on any balls coming their way during rallies. Throughout the game, it was rare to observe a rally without witnessing at least two players hit the floor in either an attempted or successful dig for Wisconsin.Freshman Kelli Bates and the senior Thomas both passed at 94 percent and senior Deme Morales contributed five passes of her own at 100 percent accuracy off Nebraska’s serves, as Wisconsin finished the match passing as a team at 94 percent.The Badgers dug 56 balls against the Cornhuskers. Libero Taylor Morey was responsible for more than half of these. She continues to maintain her title as the Big Ten leader in digs per set with an average of 5.33. But Sunday, Morey eclipsed her usual numbers after she ended the first set with 13 digs.Her efforts do not go unnoticed by her fellow teammates.“It creates so much more momentum for our side,” Carlini said about her teammate. “When we see her get these crazy good ups it makes every one else so excited for it and it makes us want to transition and kill immediately. So just knowing that she’s working her butt off for us it makes us want to work harder for her.”Morey tied her career high with 29 digs and set the UW record for a three-set match, but the entire team contributed on the defensive end of things. Whether it was blocking, passing or picking up any ball they could, the Badgers worked the net and the backcourt leaving few balls unaccounted for.When asked about her accomplishment of tying her career-high since her match against Colorado State, Morey gave credit to her blockers. She said they make her job easier in the backcourt and that she could not have done so well without the help of her team.“Some people shrink when the lights get a little bit brighter. Taylor Morey is not one of those [people],” Sheffield said. “You’re seeing a player who’s getting better and better and more and more confident.”last_img read more

Ireland counting the cost of Welsh game

first_imgThe captain suffered a broken leg during the goalless draw – following a tackle from Wales defender Neil Taylor – who was sent-off.O’Neill says he’s not too bothered they couldn’t make the most of their opponents being reduced to 10-men.The draw moved Ireland onto 11 points from 5 games and they’re just behind Group D leaders Serbia on goal difference.last_img

Guard Bounce Nadal at Paris Masters

first_imgRafael Nadal, one of the world’s most famous tennis players, has had an awkward moment at the entrance to the Paris Masters courts.A guard initially failed to recognise him and refused to allow him in.“Hello sir, have you got your pass?” the security guard asked the world’s number one tennis player, and a surprised Nadal responded: “I don’t have it with me.” The guard asked Nadal who he was and got the famous name in response.The Spaniard was then immediately allowed through to the training courts.The awkward moment was captured by French Canal+ Sport TV.Nadal later pulled out from the tournament with a knee injury before facing Serbian player Filip Krajinovic in the quarter-finals on Friday..In the finale of the Paris Masters on Sunday, American player Jack Sock won his first Masters 1000 title after beating qualifier Krajinovic.Nadal, 31, widely regarded as one of the greatest tennis players in history, has won 16 grand slams, two Olympic gold medals, and four Davis Cups with the Spanish national team.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Sky Betting and Gaming enters Glassdoor’s top employers list

first_img Related Articles StumbleUpon Share EFL urges government to rethink gambling sponsorship ban July 3, 2020 PokerStars moves to refresh global appeal with ‘I’M IN’ August 18, 2020 HBLB ups prize money commitment by 50% July 31, 2020 Sky Betting & Gaming has been honoured with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, recognising the Best Places to Work in 2018. The Employees’ Choice Awards, now in its fourth year in the UK, relies solely on the input of employees who elect to provide feedback on their jobs, work environments and companies via Glassdoor.Sky Betting & Gaming is ranked as the number one betting and gaming company in the UK and the first ever to make the list. It is also now a top seven UK tech company, placing it alongside Google, Expedia and Facebook. The company achieved 17th best place to work overall in the rankings.   Rob Painter, Managing Director of People and Brand at Sky Bet said: “We’re delighted to receive this recognition from Glassdoor. It demonstrates what a thriving location Leeds is for people working in fast-growth tech companies and that we are building a great culture for developing exceptional careers within a betting and gaming company.”Robert Hohman, Glassdoor CEO and Co-Founder commented: “We know today’s job seekers are more informed than ever about where they go to work, researching everything from company culture to career opportunities to pay philosophy and more. To help people find companies that stand out from the pack, the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards recognise employers that are truly Best Places to Work because they’re determined by those who really know best – the employees.“Employers where employees love to work continue to prove that they have a recruiting and business performance advantage. We’re proud to celebrate the 2018 winners as we mark our tenth anniversary of the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards.”On Glassdoor, current and former employees of companies worldwide can share insights and opinions about their work environments by sharing a company review, designed to capture a genuine and authentic inside look at what it’s like to work at particular jobs and companies. When sharing a company review on Glassdoor, employees are asked to rate their satisfaction with the company overall, and key workplace factors like career opportunities, compensation, benefits, work/life balance, senior management, as well as culture and values. In addition, employees are asked to describe the best reasons to work at their companies as well as any downsides.The Best Places to Work are determined using company reviews shared by UK based employees between 1st November, 2016 and 22nd October 2017. To be considered, a company must have at least 1,000 or more employees and have received at least 30 ratings across eight workplace attributes from UK-based employees during the period of eligibility. The final list is compiled based on Glassdoor’s proprietary algorithm, and takes into account quantity, quality and consistency of reviews. Submit Sharelast_img read more

Female pitching star leads all-male team to Little League World Series

first_imgIn this Aug. 6, 2014, photo, Pennsylvania pitcher Mo’Ne Davis follows through on a throw prior to facing the District of Columbia in the Little League Eastern Regionals at Breen Stadium in Bristol, Conn., Davis and New Jersey’s Kayla Roncin are competing to make it to the Little League World Series, a rare feat for girls. But to get there, one girls’ team may have to knock off the other’s team. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Female pitcher Mo’Ne Davis led her team into the Little League World Series, throwing a three-hitter Sunday to lead Taney Youth Baseball Association Little League of Philadelphia to an 8-0 victory over a squad from Delaware.Mo’Ne struck out six in the six-inning game in the Mid-Atlantic Regional championship game.The 13-year-old will become only the 17th girl to play in the Little League World Series in 68 years. It starts Thursday in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.It was her second win over Delaware-Newark National Little League in the regional. She struck out 10 in the previous victory.Taney’s Jahli Hendricks, left, Scott Bandura, in the background, Mo’ne Davis, right, leap for joy after securing the last two outs on a doubleplay to end the sixth inning and win the Eastern Division Championship over the Newark Nationals Sunday Aug. 10, 2014 in Bristol., Conn. Taney will go on to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. (AP Photo/The Philadelphia Inquirer, Michael Bryant)Clutch has the story:Davis is an honor roll 8th grader and has played for a travel baseball team since she was 7. In a climate that pressures girls to switch over to softball teams before they become teenagers, Davis has held strong and shown her teammates that baseball is the only game for her. It’s often mistakenly assumed that softball is essentially the same as baseball, and while softball has plenty of merits (including its own Little League World Series), the two sports are hardly identical.Girls who love baseball rarely have female leagues to join and often have to fight their way onto all-male teams. Even after being allowed to play, these young women may frequently have to justify their presence on the team.Davis and March stand as awesome public proof that girls can play right alongside the boys — and excel at it. While it’s not fair that Davis carries the pressure of representing all young women in baseball, a lot of sports fans seem to see her that way. The good news is that she’s an awesome role model and totally cut out for the job.Hopefully, in a more equal future, a token trailblazing female on a sports team won’t be the big news that it is today. Even if you’re not a baseball fan, it might be worth switching on ESPN to see these two ladies take the field this weekend! Read more.In this Aug. 6, 2014, photo, Pennsylvania’s Mo’Ne Davis steps on first as she beats the throw on a single against the District of Columbia during a baseball game in the Little League Eastern Regionals at Breen Stadium in Bristol, Conn. Davis and New Jersey’s Kayla Roncin are competing to make it to the Little League World Series, a rare feat for girls. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)last_img read more

Macaraya on loss to Lyceum: We gave them everything we got

first_imgIndian national gunned down in Camarines Sur MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Sebastian head coach Egay Macaraya doesn’t regret anything after the Golden Stags’ disappointing 78-73 loss to Lyceum in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre.“That was everything that we could’ve given, and that was the gameplan,” said Macaraya in Filipino. “We let them shoot from outside but they made those shots.”ADVERTISEMENT McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets LATEST STORIES Munsayac unsure of severity of ankle sprain Despite the loss, Macaraya was still proud of his team’s effort and for sticking to the gameplan he prepared against the Pirates.“I’m very proud of my team because they didn’t give up, they fought until the very end,” said Macaraya whose team slipped to a 1-2 record.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “I really can’t say anything bad against my team because they played good defense.”San Sebastian’s scheme worked for the most part as the Pirates attempted just 14 shots at the basket with seven going in.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Lyceum’s offense came mostly from jumpers with the Pirates converting 19 of their 45 attempts, but the final jump shot was the one that took out the Golden Stags.Jesper Ayaay caught a pass from Reymar Caduyac and hit a gut-wrenching triple from the left corner with 26 seconds left that gave Lyceum a 77-70 lead. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View commentslast_img read more