Published on March 29, 2014 at 2:23 pm Contact Phil: [email protected] | @PhilDAbb When Syracuse flopped in its first three attempts at an Atlantic Coast Conference victory, Chris Daddio was always the scapegoat.Opposing faceoff specialists beat him time after time as the Orange never had enough possessions to compete with its new conference foes, let alone beat them, and the Syracuse defense spent too much time, frankly, playing defense.But when SU finally got over the hump for its first-ever ACC win Saturday, Daddio was the reason why. The SU senior captured 15-of-24 draws to lead No. 9 Syracuse (5-3, 1-3 ACC) to a potentially season-changing 11-10 victory over No. 7 Notre Dame (4-3, 2-1) before an ecstatic audience of 5,454 at the Carrier Dome on Saturday afternoon.“I just came out more confident, tried to forget about the beginning of the season. Obviously, I didn’t have the best start,” Daddio said. “I just tried to forget about that and come out confident like I’ve been having a great season the entire time.”Notre Dame came into the Carrier Dome with what was supposed to be the perfect formula to beat Syracuse, and officially squash SU’s hopes of an ACC tournament appearance. The Fighting Irish boasted the nation’s best faceoff percentage at 68.5, and the country’s No. 2 faceoff specialist in senior Liam O’Connor.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut Daddio pieced together his most impressive performance of the season at a time his team needed it most.At 1-3 in ACC play, the Orange sits at the dead bottom of the ACC standings. With enough fortune and perhaps a turnaround at the X, though, Syracuse might be able to sneak into the late-April conference playoffs.“Everyone pins it on the faceoffs,” attack Kevin Rice said. “We played awful last week in every phase of the game, but he gets the blame for it.“So I’m glad he came out here and played awesome today. He should get all the credit for the win, too.”In three of SU’s last five games, Daddio had been pitted against a faceoff specialist that now ranks in the country’s top 15.And the results showed. Daddio won just 5-of-17 against Maryland. Five-of-22 at Virginia. Three-of-16 at Johns Hopkins.At Duke on Sunday, SU head coach John Desko sent out an untested freshman in Daddio’s place to take the game’s opening draw. Daddio was eventually thrown out there, but won just 1-of-7 in a pitiful 21-7 humiliation.“What a difference a week makes,” Desko said after beating UND on Saturday.O’Connor took the faceoff to kick off the second quarter, and the Irish buried an equalizing goal six minutes in.But that was only temporary. The rest of the quarter was Syracuse’s.Daddio picked up his physicality at the X, boxing out O’Connor and throwing shoves to create space. He won 5-of-7 faceoffs the rest of the period, and with them the Orange attack capitalized to head into the locker room with a 7-5 lead.“I wasn’t winning them clean, but I was staying down on the ball and fighting,” Daddio said, “My wings helped me a lot, so it came together.”Daddio won 3-of-4 in a third quarter dictated by tough defense, while a score by Rice allowed SU to enter the fourth quarter up by one.A Dylan Donahue goal pushed Syracuse’s lead to two, and Rice capped off a possession won by Daddio with a score. The Orange was ahead 10-7, with 13:41 standing between SU and potentially its biggest win of the season.But Notre Dame grabbed two of the next three draws and strung together a 3-0 run to knot the score at 10, with 6:29 left on the clock and the game in the hands of whichever side would have the ball more.Daddio won the next draw, but Rice turned the ball over behind the cage. After getting a stop on defense, SU pushed it back the other way in transition.Quick ball movement within the box, from Randy Staats to Donahue to Rice, set up Rice for a shot from the left doorstep. After a hesitation move, he cut back toward midfield for a better angle and fired it inside the left post to put Syracuse ahead 11-10 with 2:05 left.Daddio won the next faceoff by violation, the SU defense got one more stop in the final minute and the Orange stormed the field having finally joined the rest of the ACC in the conference win column.“At that point, I thought it was the game,” Rice said of his fourth and final goal, “with the way that Chris was winning faceoffs and the way we were making them work for everything. Chris made it so they didn’t even get a chance.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
B&H tennis player Aldin Šetkić is qualified in the second round for the Grand Slam tournament of the U.S. Open in New York. Šetkić in the first qualifying round won against Dzmitrij Žirmont from Belarus with results of 7:5, 4:6, 6:1.At the second qualifying round he will play with the Argentinean Diego Sebastian Schwartzman.Besides Šetkić, at the second round of qualifying earlier was selected Mirza Bašić, who on Tuesday in the first round defeated the Argentinean Eduardo Schwank with 6:2, 6:4. In the second qualifying round will play against Mikhail Kukushkin from Kazakhstan.In the first qualifying round Damir Džumhur and Jasmina Tinjić suffered defeats. Džumhur in the first qualifying round won against Japanese Tatsuma Ito with 3:6, 5:7, while Tinjić defeated by Laura Siegemund from Germany with results 7:6, 4:6, 6:7.(Source: Fena)
Shamsi in, Dale Steyn left out JOHANNESBURG (AP): South Africa called up uncapped left-arm wrist spinner Tabraiz Shamsi for next month’s triangular limited-overs series in the Caribbean and rested fast bowler Dale Steyn amid concerns over his workload. Shamsi was the only new player in the one-day international squad announced yesterday, although pace-bowling all-rounder Wayne Parnell was recalled for the first time in more than a year. Head selector Linda Zondi said Steyn was rested for the triangular series against West Indies and Australia to keep him fresh for the test season. South Africa, who lost their No. 1 ranking in Tests with a home loss to England in January, have series against New Zealand, Australia and Sri Lanka this year. Batsman Faf du Plessis was in the ODI squad for the Caribbean despite sustaining a broken finger in the IPL. Du Plessis had surgery on the broken left ring finger this week and should be ready for South Africa’s second game of the triangular series against Australia on June 7, team manager Mohammed Moosajee said. Pakistan pick Arthur ISLAMABAD (AP): Mickey Arthur replaced Waqar Younis as head coach of the Pakistan cricket team yesterday. The Pakistan Cricket Board said the 47-year-old Arthur, a South African who has previously coached his country’s national team and Australia, will take up his new assignment at the end of the month. Younis stepped down last month after Pakistan won only one of its four group matches at the World Twenty20 in India. Arthur was among four foreign coaches shortlisted by a panel including former captains Wasim Akram and Ramiz Raja. He will be the fourth foreigner to coach Pakistan after Richard Pybus, Goeff Lawson and the late Bob Woolmer. Arthur played 110 first-class matches for South Africa before coaching his national team in between 2005-10. Footballer dies after collapse at match BUCHAREST, Romania (AP): Dinamo Bucharest player Patrick Ekeng died after he collapsed during a match in the Romanian capital yesterday, doctors said. He was 26. Cristian Pandrea, a spokesman for the Floreasca Emeregency Hospital, said doctors tried for an hour to resuscitate the Cameroon midfielder but failed. He said the cause of death was not known. The home match between Dinamo and Viitorul Constanta was at 3-3 and being broadcast live when midfielder Ekeng fell to the ground in the 69th minute, seven minutes after he went on as a substitute. Local media said he had a heart attack. Ekeng was immediately taken to the hospital, where dozens of fans gathered outside. Players and staff could be seen crying as events unfolded. Some went with him to the hospital. He has played for Spanish club Cordoba CF, Swiss club Lausanne, and French club Le Mans. He moved to Dinamo in 2015. Ekeng is survived by a wife and daughter who are in Paris. Prosport.ro, an online sports publication reported he was due to fly to Paris after the Romanian Cup final on Tuesday between Dinamo and CFR Cluj.
An early morning accident in the vicinity of the Diamond Diagnostic Centre has left one woman seriously injured and a young man suffering lacerations about his body.Injured: Donette GriffithThe injured woman was identified as Donette Griffith, 38, mother of four, who resided in Kitty, Georgetown, and was employed as a dental nurse at the medical facility. Griffith reportedly suffered a fractured spine and is said to be a patient of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Georgetown Public Hospital.The young man injured, was identified as a work study student. He received minor injuries, was treated and discharged.Reports indicate that a speeding car swerved from colliding with a Canter, resulting in the car driving over the median separating the two carriageways, and slamming into Griffith and the teenager.The drivers of both the Canter and the car were arrested and are assisting Police with their investigations.
ST. LOUIS — Paul Goldschmidt is a six-time All-Star, a four-time Silver Slugger Award winner and one of the most physically imposing hitters in all of baseball.Kevin Pillar has never made an All-Star team, never received a MVP vote and never been the type of player opponents pitch around.The Cardinals’ top power-hitter and the Giants’ top power-hitter went head-to-head on Wednesday in St. Louis. If it wasn’t David vs. Goliath, it wasn’t far off.Goldschmidt had a chance to throw the last …
A 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0
Miss Earth Fire Milanie Cilliers Congratualates Sibongiseni Buwa and Lindiwe Khumalo from Ekuthuleni Primary School School. (Images: ABI Schools Recycling Programme)The Amalgamated Beverage Industries (ABI) Schools Recycling Programme has rewarded primary school pupils for collecting recyclable waste. Their efforts have helped to cut the effects of pollution countrywide.Aimed at changing the mindsets of children, who are to inherit South Africa, the recycling programme awarded learners from Ekuthuleni Primary School in Ntuzuma in KwaZulu-Natal for their ongoing dedication to cleaning up their communities and collecting recyclable waste.More than 640 tons of recyclable material – PET bottles, cans and paper – were collected this year by participating schools. This has saved about 4 340 cubic metres of landfill space and more than 1 250 tons of carbon from being emitted into the air.RECOGNISING DEDICATIONHaving collected a total of 27 604 kilograms of recyclable waste over the course of 2015, Ekuthuleni Primary School ranked first among participating schools around the country and walked away with the R50 000 cash prize.This money will go towards improving the school’s infrastructure to further enrich the pupils’ learning experiences and increase their productivity.After putting in a good shift throughout the year, Motjibosane Primary School from Temba in Hammanskraal came second. Pupils at this school collected 22 561 kilograms of waste. They were followed by the team from Siphosethu Primary School from Ntuzuma in KwaZulu-Natal, who amassed just under 15 000 kilograms of recyclables.This year the programme introduced its Directors Award to recognise exceptional commitment and dedication to the Schools Recycling Programme. The first recipients of this award as well as the R50 000 cash prize were teacher Regina Rathethe and the Boikgantsho Primary School team.ABI’s sustainable development manager, Gaopaleloe Mothoagae, said the company valued innovation and developing sustainable solutions.ABI Schools Recycling Awards – Winning School Ekuthuleni Primary from KwaZulu-Natal receiving their accolades.SCHOOLS RECYCLING PROGRAMMEFor the past five years the programme has looked to involve children as active participants in waste management and open their eyes to the importance of recycling by introducing the concept to them in a school environment.By informing children at an early age about the impact that waste has on the environment, putting an emphasis on plastics in particular, the programme hopes to encourage awareness of proper waste management among youth.“So we gave a lot of thought to how best we could recycle PET bottles in particular to obtain a lasting environmental impact. We realised that meant engaging with schoolchildren, thus getting tomorrow’s citizens on board now, and linking the entire recycling initiative to empowerment.”At first the programme involved 40 schools from across the country; since then, more than 400 000 children have become involved from 404 schools around South Africa, most of which are located in townships and rural areas.Each school taking part is asked to collect a minimum of 1 000 kilograms each month and those that go beyond this target then enter in the running to win monthly prizes and ultimately the grand awarded, which was won by Ekuthuleni Primary School this year.The programme’s widespread influence is a result of its approach of combining education about waste management with a range of fun activities in the schools’ specially developed recycling curriculum to teach life and natural sciences.“We are changing the mindset of an entire generation in order to change the way our society manages waste,” explained Mothoagae.COMBATING UNEMPLOYMENTVarious aspects of the programme were created in a way that would ensure it was self-sustaining and could provide jobs to some of the country’s many unemployed.This year the programme appointed 24 recycling representatives from areas near schools to liaise with participating schools and ensure the smooth running of the recycling initiative.Explaining the position that ABI has taken to making a positive impact on the areas in which their programme is involved, Mothoagae said the company was “determined to make a lasting impact by combining responsibility for the environment with a social good.“That’s the only way we will save our planet.”
2 July 2013Bafana Bafana’s 2014 Fifa World Cup dream is not yet over. The world governing body handed the South African national team a lifeline on Monday when it sanctioned the Ethiopian Football Federation for fielding an ineligible player against Botswana last month.Bafana coach Gordon Igesund reacted to the decision, saying: “We welcome the decision, which I believe was expected. It was never in doubt because rules are rules, so in our view it is a correct decision.“The decision also gives us a second bite of the cherry. We now have to beat Botswana and hope Ethiopia loses or draws against Central African Republic. But I am very pleased with the outcome.”StatementIn a statement, Fifa confirmed its sanction of Ethiopia for fielding an ineligible player in the match between Botswana and Ethiopia played in Lobatse on 8 June. Ethiopia won the game 2-1, but the match has now been awarded to Botswana following a Fifa disciplinary committee hearing.“The match is declared to be forfeited and awarded 3-0 in favour of Botswana, with the EFF also receiving a fine of R60 000 after the Fifa Disciplinary Committee considered the EFF liable for having breached article 55 paragraph 1 of the Fifa Disciplinary Code and article 8 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ Regulations,” read the statement.“The sanction relates to the Ethiopian player Minyahile Teshome Beyene failing to serve the automatic one-match suspension imposed on him following two cautions received in two different matches (article 17 paragraph 3 of the Fifa Disciplinary Code).”‘Welcome’“We accept and welcome the announcement by Fifa,” said South African Football Association (Safa) CEO Dennis Mumble.“Regarding our issue where we also wrote to them (Fifa) about the same player featuring in our match having not served his suspension, we were not looking for three points but were just inquiring about the status of the player in the qualifiers,” Mumble said.“We would also like to reiterate our coach’s views that there is now much more to play for in the qualifiers as we believe we stand a good chance of proceeding to the next round of play-offs, even though it must be noted that it’s no longer in our hands. But we will go there [Botswana] and do the best we can, and hope for a favourable result in the other match.”PointsBafana Bafana are now two points behind Group A leaders Ethiopia, with one round of group stages matches remaining.However, South Africa’s goal difference is superior to that of the Walia Antelopes, and should the teams finish level on points, with a Bafana Bafana win and Ethiopian draw in the final round of matches, South Africa would, according to the Fifa World Cup rules, advance to the next round of qualifying.The last round of matches takes place on 6 September, with Bafana at home to Botswana and Ethiopia away to the Central African Republic.SAinfo reporter and South African Football Association
What Google Won’t Let You DoGoogle does not want developers placing their own advertising in their Glassware. Part of this is likely because Google wants the user interaction to be free from clutter and pleasing to the user. Another reason may be that Google would rather be the one monetizing the data collected from Glass through its own apps and services – like Google Now. Google prohibits developers from gathering data of any kind for advertising purposes and will not allow developers to charge fees or collect payments for downloaded apps. Developers may not tie payment to virtual goods or upgraded functionality.Essentially, Google has made it impossible for developers to make money from Glassware apps. No ads, no in-app payments or “freemium” functions will be allowed. This should help protect the user experience, but may slow developer participation past a certain point. Why would developers bother to create Glassware timelines and cards if they can’t make any money from it?Are you going to build apps for Google Glass? Let us know your plans in the comments. Since the user is so fond of cute little kitties, she might decide to find the nearest pet store after adding a cat to her most recent picture. Glass can do that as well. Glass will fetch the user’s location, run the search and “pin” a card to the user’s interface as they move around in search of a pet store. Timeline + CardsThis timeline + card interaction is the primary method of building apps and functionality for Glass and for users to interact with the hardware. Timeline cards can be text, images, HTML or video. Essentially, anything you can create on the Web can be created as a timeline card in Glass. If you add the capabilities of Glass to what we know of the timeline cards, we begin to get a clearer picture of exactly what can be done with Glassware. The primary hardware features of Glass will be location ability, photos with a 5-megapixel camera, videos shot in 720p, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 12GB of usable memory synced with Google cloud storage (16GB Flash memory total) and a full-day battery for “typical use.”So a user could take a picture, search the contents of it, save the picture to a Google+ profile. If a user subscribes to a service, that service can send push notifications through Glassware tied to location. Examples could go on and on. Thoughtful and innovative developers will have a field day with Glass capabilities, extending what a smartphone can do to a device specificallydesigned for augmented reality. Glass can be tied to a smartphone through an app called MyGlass. To enable GPS or SMS, Glass will need to be tethered to a smartphone through MyGlass.Guidelines For GlassGoogle has four primary guidelines for developing for Glass: 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Tags:#app development#developers#Google#Google Glass#mobile Design for Glass: Do not design for another device, like a smartphone, and import to Glass. Because Glass is unique in how users interact with it, Google suggests that you developer directly for it.Don’t get in the way: Apps should be for users, not for developers. Don’t be pushy with notifications and other information.Timely: The goal is to provide users with up-to-date information with Glass. Make sure your app responds with correct information in a timely manner.Avoid the unexpected: Imagine walking down the street and Glass sends you an unexpected notification. This can be annoying or even dangerous. Make sure the user has given explicit permission to be notified in Glass. Add A Cat: User InteractionUsers of Google Glass interact with apps on a timeline. These items, or “cards” display information to users (like weather, business information, search results and so forth). Glassware is accessed from the cloud, not locally on the device, and developers call upon a RESTful endpoint to carry out actions such as creating new cards, updating cards, receiving input or subscribing to Glass push notifications.Google uses the example of a cat to show off examples of the Mirror API. For instance, a user could automatically composite a picture they have taken with a random picture of a cat accessed through the API. Here is a work chart from Google on how a developer could “add a cat to that.” Why You Love Online Quizzes Google Glass just got a little bit more real. If you were worried that Google’s augmented reality glasses were a pie-in-the-sky concept that might not ever become a real product, you can relax. That is not going to happen to Google Glass.Google released the tech details to Glass this week – along with everything that developers need to know to build apps for the specs. Called “Glassware,” the Google Mirror API is designed to let developers create innovative, useful and fun apps for the forthcoming Glasses.What can you build and how do you build it? Let’s break it down.Java Or PythonGoogle recommends two programming languages for building apps for Glassware: Java and Python. For Java, developers will need Java 1.6 capability, Apache Maven for part of the build process and the App Engine SDK for Java. Apps can then be built in Eclipse, an integrated developer environment (IDE) for app building. Developers will need to create an OAuth verification and tie their Google account to their Glasses and allow access to Google’s Glassware API and access the SDKs. It is essentially the same for Python, except you do not need Maven or Eclipse. Developers use the App Engine SDK for Python to start. Related Posts dan rowinski