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Morrison shoots 4-of-5 from 3, turns in breakout performance in 1st conference win

first_imgQuentin Hillsman walked out onto the court to greet Maggie Morrison. He wrapped his arms around her waist and picked her up in the air.She had just hit her third 3-pointer in as many attempts, giving Syracuse a 14-point cushion in the first half. In just five minutes of game action, Morrison had put her stamp on a game more forcefully than she had at any other point in the season.“You really feel great for them,” Hillsman, the SU head coach said. “Maggie’s a tough, tough kid. She’s a hard worker. She never comes into the office and complains. She never blames others for anything for her or lack of. She stepped in and really did a great job for us tonight.”Morrison finished with 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting from behind the arc in No. 21 Syracuse’s (11-5, 1-2 Atlantic Coast) 70-58 win over Virginia (12-4, 1-2) on Sunday afternoon in front of 708 fans in the Carrier Dome. All her points came in that stretch of almost five minutes in the first half that saw an 11-point Syracuse lead balloon to 18.The junior transfer from Vanderbilt has struggled in her first season at Syracuse, shooting just 29 percent from 3. But after her first breakout performance on Sunday, that percentage rose to 36.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“They left me open for the most part, probably because I miss most of my shots,” Morrison said. “They were just falling today. It was good.”Morrison hit her first wide-open 3 off a pass from a trapped Diamond Henderson. Her second came after securing an offensive rebound after a Cornelia Fondren missed free throw. The third fell after she looked for an open Henderson, but took the shot herself after the defense closed in on Henderson.After hitting her fourth 3, Morrison missed her last attempt, an open shot from the corner as the first-half buzzer sounded. She then apologized to Henderson for preventing her from an assist and jogged back into the locker room with injured guard Brittney Sykes tailing her and rubbing her shoulders.“Anytime one of our teammates can come in and get hot like that,” point guard Alexis Peterson said. “It’s not only a confidence builder for her … but it’s great for our team and our program as well, when we have an offensive threat like that coming off the bench.”Hillsman wasn’t shy to say Morrison was one of the main reasons Syracuse won on Sunday despite playing just 10 minutes. She sparked the game-defining first-half run, and made big shots in moments that have often been futile for her throughout the first half of this season.She said she hoped not to be left open in the future, but that if she is, she won’t hesitate to shoot the ball.Said Morrison: “It definitely felt really good to finally get my shot back.” Comments Published on January 11, 2015 at 4:06 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @SamBlum3 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Arcata’s solid starting pitching, early runs led to double header sweep of Brookings-Harbor

first_imgEureka >> It was a pair of home games that weren’t technically home games. No matter, the Arcata Tigers were happy just to get outside and play some baseball.With field conditions and the Arcata Ball Park being unsuitable for play as of Friday, the Tigers hosted the Brookings-Harbor Bruins in a double header at St. Bernard’s Academy, earning a sweep over the Bruins, 12-5 and 6-2.“These guys have been inside a ton and to be able to come out here and work through some situations, they did a …last_img

Jerusalem Cistern Found from First Temple Era

first_imgA huge cistern near the Temple Mount has been found that was part of Solomon’s Temple complex.While excavating a cardo (street) that passed from the City of David to the Temple Mount, a team broke into a huge cistern.  Dating from the time of Solomon based on inscriptions and the type of plaster used, the cistern helps explain where the priests and worshipers obtained the large quantity of water that were needed for the Temple.  The discovery is reported fully at Israel Hayom.  A short YouTube video shows explorers walking inside the huge cavernous water reservoir.  Live Science also reported the find, as did Bible Places Blog.The discovery solves a water logistics problem.  Historians had thought that Jerusalem’s only water supply was the Gihon Spring, some 800 meters away from the Temple.  But that would have required an implausible number of donkey trips to haul the water.  By catching rainfall from the Tyropoean Valley adjacent to the Temple, this cistern could have stored a vast water supply for the priests to use in the sacrificial ceremonies and for the large crowds coming to the Temple for holy days.  It could also have protected the city during times of siege.One of the discoverers was ecstatic about the find.  “There is nothing like this in Jerusalem. This is the first time that we can date a reservoir in Jerusalem, and two small cisterns beside it, to the First Temple era. We have never found anything like this in all the digs in Jerusalem, since the 19th century.”Archaeology is an intelligent-design science.  Researchers look for signs of intelligence: artifacts, inscriptions, or other material that bear the hallmarks of intention.  Intelligent beings are capable of organizing natural materials for purposeful uses.  We see it in archaeology; we see similar marks of purpose in living cells.  In addition, archaeologists are keen observers.  They don’t just model things in computers; they get out and dig (although there is a growing convergence of computer technology with old-fashioned shoveling techniques).This particular find shows, also, that contrary to “minimalist” interpretations of Biblical history, the people of Solomon’s time were highly intelligent, able to dig deep into the rock to store the water needed for the Temple.  Far from being simple tribal chieftans over nomadic clans, David and Solomon were city planners and builders par excellence.  Most likely the plans for this cistern and the entire Temple Mount complex were developed long before actual construction began.  King David was laying up materials and building contracts with neighboring kingdoms before his death (I Chronicles 22).  The cistern is another testament to their skill, and to the historical accuracy of the Biblical record. (Visited 19 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Hockey World Cup 2018: Pakistan accuse Dutch official of bias, turns out the official is German

first_imgPakistan hockey team has suffered two major blows ahead of their crucial Pool D match against the Netherlands as their captain Muhammad Rizwan Sr was out of the remainder of the tournament with an injury and their vice-captain Ammad Butt was handed a one-match ban on Thursday.Butt’s suspension though has kicked up a storm as team manager Hasan Sardar alleged the International Hockey Federation of bias. The World Cup-winning former was clearly not impressed with the ban handed by Christian Deckenbrock, the technical delegate at the Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar.Sardar claimed Deckenbrock was a Dutch official and that a “harsh decision” was taken by the FIH ahead of their match against the Netherlands, who need nothing less than a win to keep their hopes of sealing a direct quarter-final berth alive.”I think this is an afterthought but we have to play a match against the Netherlands and this decision was given by a Dutch technical delegate. They lost to Germany and this is a do-or-die match for them as well as us. So I think they have taken this harsh decision against us,” Sardar was quoted as saying by the Press Trust of India.As it turns out, Deckenbrock is a German and not a Dutch official as Sardar claims, according to The Times of India.Meanwhile, FIH has accepted Pakistan’s appeal against the ban and a hearing has been scheduled for Saturday, according to the news daily.”We have appealed against this decision and I hope the FIH would listen to our appeal and give a decision in our favour,” Sardar had said.advertisement”Ammad not only saved himself and a goal but also the Malaysian player. This is a biased decision,” he added.Shedding more light on the issue, Pakistan cheif coach Tauqeer Ahmad Dar, said: “Hassan Sardar was emailed in the morning that there is a decision pending against Ammad Butt and that he has done something very wrong.”He went to the enquiry, but there is no evidence but that is the decision of the Technical Delegate. We have appealed against that and I hope sanity prevails.”He was shown a video for just two or three minutes. It shows a Pakistani rusher trying to save a PC. A Malaysian forward is trying to score. One of our boys Abu Bakr got stitches because of a stick from a Malaysian boy. But that’s ok. It’s hockey not ping pong.”Having failed to clinch a win so far, Pakistan are currently placed third in the four-team Pool D table with one point from two matches. The four-time champions have lost the opportunity to clinch a direct quarter-final berth but they are still in with a chance to make it to the crossovers.(With inputs from PTI)Hockey World Cup 2018: FULL COVERAGE | SQUADS | SCHEDULE | TABLEAlso Read | Malaysia hold PakistanAlso Read | Pakistan stars woo fans in Bhubaneswar, dance to Bollywood songsAlso Read | Anil Kumble attends Argentina-France game as special guestlast_img read more

Former NBA Star Latrell Sprewell Living Very Modest After

Former NBA star Latrell Sprewell is the latest professional athlete to run into post-career financial problems. Several websites are reporting the retired basketball star has blown through his fortune.“During the course of his career, Latrell Sprewell made over $100 million. Today, Celebrity NetWorth reports that he has around $50,000 and lives in a modest rental,” said Financial Juneteeth.Sprewell, who was 24th in the 1992 NBA draft, played for several teams, but he was infamous for his altercation with Golden State Warriors coach P.J. Carlesimo. After Carlesimo criticized his passing, Sprewell fought his coach and choked him. He then returned, after showering, and punched Carlesimo, before being dragged away by assistant coaches. He had also previously fought with other teammates, threatening one with a plank of wood and a gun.However, the choking incident cost Sprewell dearly. He was suspended by the NBA for a year and the Golden State Warriors cancelled the rest of his contract which was worth $23 million over three years.He was later traded to the New York Knicks and then the Minnesota Timberwolves, where he received negative publicity for turning down a three-year, $21 million-contract extension, claiming it wasn’t enough to take care of his family.“I have a family to feed … If (team owner Glen) Taylor wants to see my family fed, he better cough up some money. Otherwise, you’re going to see these kids in one of those Sally Struthers commercials (where she solicits donations for starving children in developing countries) soon,” Sprewell said at the time.Sprewell’s troubled reputation preceded him and other NBA teams saw him as too much of a risk to take on.“Sprewell played one more year for Minnesota without the contract extension, and played miserably,” Financial Juneteeth reported. “Still thinking higher of himself than the teams or coaches he negotiated with, he was never again able to agree on a salary and has not played professional ball since. So, some might say that his negative attitude caught up with him because no NBA team wants to sign an angry old man whose best days are behind him.”However, Sprewell’s retirement has been filled with as much bad PR and brushes with the law as his playing career. His daughter was attacked by one of his pit bulls, and he was accused of stealing by a junior college. He was investigated by police for choking a woman on his yacht and also sued by the mother of his four children for $200 million.Sprewell had several financial problems after he retired. His $1.5 million yacht was seized after he defaulted on a mortgage, and he had two homes foreclosed.Unfortunately, Sprewell is not the only retired athlete to face financial hardship. Many ex-jocks run into money problems when their income drops from a huge contract to a pension. They still have extensive financial commitments to ex-wives, mothers of their children, family and lavish lifestyles to maintain. Many athletes are also ripped off by unscrupulous advisers, who know their clients don’t understand the complex world of finance.Former baseball player Torii Hunter told Sports Illustrated financial terms sound like another language to pro athletes.“Once you get into the financial stuff, and it sounds like Japanese, guys are just like, ‘I ain’t going back.’ They’re lost,” Hunter said.According to Sports Illustrated, most ex-professional athletes are broke within a few years of retirement.“By the time they have been retired for two years, 78 percent of former NFL players have gone bankrupt or are under financial stress because of joblessness or divorce,” reported Sports Illustrated. “Within five years of retirement, an estimated 60 percent of former NBA players are broke.” read more

World Health Day

first_img SIGNIFICANT NUMBERS SERIOUSLY DEPRESSED Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 7, 2017 – Providenciales – Under the theme “Depression let’s talk” and in observance of the day the Health Promotion and Advocacy Unit partners with Gracebay Pharmacies and Scotia Bank.   There was Depression Screening, neck massages and an information booth set up at Scotia Bank main branch yesterday between 9 am and noon.Today at all Gracebay pharmacies there will be information booths, promotion of aroma therapy, calming teas,  acupuncture and massages at the main gracebay pharmarcy  and Depression screening at all pharmacies from 2pm – 4pm.   Depression screening will also be offered at the government clinics at the hospitals on Grand Turk and Provo from 9am to 12 noon.Activities will be carried out throughout the month that will involve all other islands.#worldhealthday2017#tcihealth#depression#MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #tcihealth, #worldhealthday2017, depressionlast_img read more