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Sep
16

Back from injury, Jalissa Trotter sets up Syracuse

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 11, 2017 at 1:39 am Contact Anthony: amdabbun@syr.edu It would be easy to overlook Jalissa Trotter. The junior setter stands only 5-foot-7 alongside a starting frontline that is 6-foot, 6-foot-3 and 6-foot-4. Yet, when the ball flies over the net to Syracuse’s side, after the dig, all eyes are on her.Trotter receives the first pass from the backline nearly every time the ball comes over the net. She then reads opposing blockers and decides which hitter to set the ball up for. The choice needs to be made in a matter of one or two seconds.“A setter is almost like a quarterback,” SU head coach Leonid Yelin said. “If you have a good quarterback, you will be scoring more points. In volleyball, you have to assist a lot.”On the court, Trotter engineers a much-improved Syracuse offense that has the team rolling with four consecutive wins. The Orange (13-6, 5-1 Atlantic Coast) is playing its best volleyball of the season, winning seven of its last nine. As the catalyst between libero Belle Sand and outside hitters Anastasiya Gorelina and Ella Saada, Trotter’s position requires leadership and control.Trotter has been a natural leader since her high school days, where she was a four-year varsity player at Texas High School, a three-year captain and a two-time district most valuable player. The Texarkana, Texas, native was also a four-time academic all-district, and led her team to a 4A District Championship.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Coming from a school that is a really good winning program, she’s used to winning,” Yelin said. “The nature of her position, you have to be a leader, every single time you’re touching the ball, making decisions on who you’re going to set.”In early September, after Trotter missed two weeks with an injury, Yelin reinserted her in the lineup midway through the third set in a tight battle against Boston College. Since that game, which the Orange won, 3-1, Trotter has started every game.Syracuse has won five of six since Trotter’s full-time return, and she has surpassed multiple milestones in the process. She eclipsed 1,000 assists against Wake Forest, and then posted a season-high 43 assists in a 3-1 win at Duke.Trotter’s improvement has contributed to Syracuse’s increase in hitting percentage from .176 last season to .238 this season. By consistently setting away from the opposing block, the outside and middle hitters have less pressure on them to beat a double block.“(Jalissa) is a really great teammate,” teammate Kendra Lukacs said. “She brings a calmness to the team, but she’s always working hard and that’s something we all notice and we can take from her.”In the last four games, Trotter’s numbers have elevated across the board. In addition to her over 32 assists per game, she has averaged two blocks, 8.5 digs and 3.5 kills per game during SU’s four-game winning streak.Trotter’s teammates eased her transition back into the lineup to do what she does best: assist.“Before the injury we were still trying to figure out what it was we needed to fit together,” Trotter said. “When I came back, our team already knew what we needed, and I could just ease right back in.”No matter where her team needs her, she’s willing to step up and do it.“I benefit my team where I am needed,” Trotter said. “If my team needs a kill, set me up. I’m ready.” Commentslast_img read more

Sep
16

Tyson Fury announces fight with WWE’s Braun Strowman at ‘Crown Jewel’

first_imgLast Updated: 13th October, 2019 14:16 IST Tyson Fury Announces Fight With WWE’s Braun Strowman At ‘Crown Jewel’ Tyson Fury announced a fight with WWE’s Braun Strowman at ‘Crown Jewel’ on Oct 31. The huge announcement was made with both giants in attendance in Las Vegas COMMENT First Published: 13th October, 2019 14:16 IST Session ID: 2020-09-09:5ed2576c893d5a812b08dab Player Element ID: video_player_5f58483d4d8c0 OK Close Modal DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Duration 0:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackQuality LevelsFullscreenThis is a modal window. This video is restricted from playing on your current domain Error Code: PLAYER_ERR_DOMAIN_RESTRICTED Digital Desk SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img LIVE TV Tyson Fury announced a fight with WWE’s Braun Strowman at ‘Crown Jewel’ on October 31 in Saudi Arabia. The huge announcement was made with both giants in attendance for a blockbuster press conference in Las Vegas. WATCH US LIVE Written By FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Aug
30

New affiliate NoWagering.com aims for ‘full transparency’ on bonuses & promotions

first_imgShare UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Share ASA monitoring sweep marks gambling as the worst underage advertising offender August 26, 2020 UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Related Articles New affiliate portal NoWagering.com has launched with the aim of bringing full promotional transparency to online casino players on bonuses and wagering requirements.The website is launched following a recent crackdown by the UKGC and UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) on online casino promotions deemed to have ‘misleading offers and predatory terms associated with bonuses and free spins’.Pavlos Sideris Founder of NoWagering.com believes that consumers need to be better informed on promotional terms and bonus conditions before they engage with their online casino of choice.Speaking to SBC, Sideris commented “It is my view that, as a result of this increase in transparency, players will become more aware and knowledgeable about wagering requirements, and realise how little chance they have of ever being able to withdraw anything won off a bonus or free spins”“Most casino promotions reward players in bonus credit and free spins, which also carry wagering requirements – will fewer players enter casino promotions now they see how high the wagering requirements are? I believe so, and I believe in general that players will start seeking out casinos with lower wagering requirements to play at. In turn, casinos may start competing on wagering requirements rather than just bonus size. As a result, the UKGC and ASA will have achieved what they set out for – fairness and transparency in relation to bonuses, offers and promotions.”Following a surge in online casino related disputes, that have hit national media headlines, Sideris noted that ‘trust’ and ‘transparency’ will become key dynamics for industry affiliates seeking to differentiate in a crowded marketplace.“The recent crackdown by the UKGC and ASA on misleading offers have sent shockwaves through the online gambling industry, and for the better. It’s about time the T&Cs of bonuses and promotions were made more obvious, and that unfair terms and wagering requirements were exposed. I believe now is the time for players to make a stand against the brutal wagering terms that make it impossible to win anything, and instead turn to the honest casinos that value the importance of fair wagering requirements. Maybe together we can set a trend, and casinos will begin competing on favourable terms, rather than the size of their bonus.”last_img read more

Aug
16

Knicks free agency rumors: New York, Julius Randle ‘have mutual interest’

first_img NBA free agency rumors: Lakers, Knicks among 6 teams interested in Bobby Portis Warriors’ Andre Iguodala on Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson: ‘Nobody’s going to the Knicks’ The Knicks could have a fallback plan if they miss out on stars this summer.New York and forward Julius Randle “have mutual interest,” according to a report from ESPN’s The Undefeated, which cites unidentified league sources. Randle reportedly opted out of his contract with the Pelicans earlier this month. The 24-year-old forward averaged a career-high 21.4 points, along with 8.7 rebounds, in 73 games with the Pelicans in 2018-19. He shot 52.4% from the field and 34.4% from 3-point range.“It just shows opportunity and preparation,” Randle said about his season, via NOLA.com. “Just years of preparation and hard work and finally coming and getting my opportunity, I was able to make a jump. So, I expect that next year, as well, out of myself. My job is just to prepare.” Related News Randle spent the first four seasons of his career with the Lakers before signing with the Pelicans in July 2018.“You’ve just got to look at every situation,” Randle said about free agency in April. “I don’t know what the situation will look like. I thoroughly enjoyed my time here. Would love to be back. But, like I said, you have to look at every situation, look at options, and do what’s best for you and your family and your career at the moment.”The Knicks are hoping to have a busy offseason as they’ll reportedly pursue multiple top players. They’ve been linked to Kawhi Leonard, Kemba Walker, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant — who ruptured his Achilles during Game 5 of the NBA Finals. But, they may not be a front-runner to sign any of them.New York also took former Duke star RJ Barrett with the No. 3 pick in the 2019 draft last week. Knicks welcome RJ Barrett to Madison Square Garden with emotional tribute video “I just want to play,” Barrett said at NBA Draft Media Day, via Forbes. “So, whatever happens, happens. And if I play with a great player like KD or just play with the guys on the team right now, I don’t even care.”The Knicks finished the season with a 17-65 record. They last made the playoffs in 2012-13.last_img read more

Aug
2

HIGHLY ACCOMPLISHED EFFINEX GETS TOP WEIGHT OF 123 POUNDS FOR 79TH RUNNING OF GRADE I, $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA HANDICAP ON MARCH 12

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (March 5, 2016)–Trainer Jimmy Jerkens’ highly accomplished Effinex has been assigned high weight of 123 pounds for the 79th running of the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Handicap, to be contested at a mile and a quarter next Saturday, March 12.Runner-up to Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic Oct. 31, Effinex, a 5-year-old New York-bred horse by Mineshaft, was a three quarter length winner of his most recent start, the Grade I, 1 1/8 miles Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs Nov. 27. Effinex is owned by Tri-Bone Stables.North America’s longest continuously run “hundred grander,” the Big ‘Cap, for 4-year-olds and up, was first run on Feb. 23, 1935, and was won by Azucar, who was ridden by the legendary George “The Iceman” Woolf.Won last year by trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s Shared Belief, the Santa Anita Handicap has been won by some of the greatest horses in racing history, including; Seabiscuit (1940), Noor (1950), Round Table (1958), Hill Rise (1965), Lucky Debonair (1966), Ack Ack (1971), Cougar II (1973), Affirmed (1979), Spectacular Bid (1980), John Henry (1981 & 82), Alysheba (1988) and Tiznow (2001).Won a record 11 times by jockey Bill Shoemaker, the all-time leading Big ‘Cap trainer is Charlie Whittingham, as the Bald Eagle saddled nine winners, four more than Bob Baffert.Here is the full list of weights for the 2016 Santa Anita Handicap.last_img read more

May
26

Captains set for HSBC Singapore Sevens

first_imgThe HSBC Singapore Sevens is set to be a massive weekend of rugby as 52,000 fans are expected to come through the doors on 28 -29 April. The 2018 series has been the most competitive to date with five different teams winning the first five rounds and just 41 points separating the top six teams.Current series leaders, South Africa have been incredibly consistent so far this year making three cup finals and narrowly missing out on a few other occasions. However, with only one tournament win this year, they’ll be looking to go that one step further this weekend and continue to build a gap at the top of the series table.”I think this weekend and the other two tournaments left in the series in London and Paris are all going to be important.” said the Blitzboks veteran, Kyle Brown”It’s important we maintain the consistency that we have, that’s exactly what we spoke about at the beginning of this season but also to go that one step further and get into the finals and finish them well at the end of the day.”Another team that have been in excellent form this year is Fiji, they’re the only team with more than one win on the series so far (Hamilton, Canada, Hong Kong).Despite this, they sit second in the table behind South Africa but will take confidence in the fact they’ve beaten them four out of the six times they faced them in the playoff stages this year. Another tournament win would be huge for their title hopes and they’ll know that going into the third last event of the 2018 series.Kenya have had a pretty successful series reaching the last two cup finals consecutively but ultimately falling short against Fiji on both occasions. However, this tournament has added significance to them, just two years ago they won their first HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series event here in Singapore. “For the guys who were here (in 2016), it was all about brother hood, playing for the man standing next to you, putting in the hard work and dedication and that’s what made the difference.” said Kenya’s Oscar Ouma”There’s definitely a lot of positive sentiment, the fact that we won our first tournament here brings a lot of good memories and makes it a good place for us to play”The stage is set for another competitive series event. Can the Singapore Sevens provide another new tournament winner? If history is to go by it’s certainly a possibility. One thing is for sure, the Singapore Sevens will be rocking this weekend.The action gets underway at 11:00 local time on Saturday (GMT+8) with Scotland taking on Australia.last_img read more

Jan
12

D’Urban Backlands Squatters soon to benefit from potable water

first_imgThe inconvenience of joining a line to access water and fetching it for long distances will soon be a thing of the past for the residents of Durban Backlands Squatting Area. This is following an intervention by the Guyana Water Inc to bring relief.Managing Director of GWI, Dr Van West Charles in discussions with residents of D’Urban BacklandsThe squatting area aback the Chinese Embassy on Mandela Avenue, which is seeking to become regularised, is home to over 2500 persons.The residents currently access water from limited makeshift standpipes and the East Demerara Water Conservancy. While regularisation is yet to be done, GWI’s Managing Director, Dr Richard Van West-Charles responded to a request by village representative Mr Kyle Solomon to provide easy access to potable water to the families residing there.After being made aware of the need in the area, the Managing Director, accompanied by Mr Solomon, Dr Astell Collins of the Ministry of the Presidency and other GWI officials conducted a walk-through in the community on Friday, January 25.Later that day, a GWI technical team returned to map out the area and determine where lines are to be laid and standpipes to be erected.On Saturday last, the team held a community meeting with residents to inform them of the works to be undertaken.GWI’s Georgetown Manager Curtis Niles informed them that works will commence on Thursday, January 31 with the clearing of lands.Dr Van West Charles tours the areaFollowing this, they will move to strategically erect a total of 24 standpipes along the village tracks. He also noted that some adjustments will have to be made to some property boundaries so as to facilitate the project.Dr Van West-Charles advised against tampering with GWI’s infrastructure, noting that such actions are illegal and can cause contamination in the pipeline.“Once we proceed and we begin to layout, then we can move to the stage where you become customers because you’ll have addresses and we can arrange for you to have access into where you live. However, when that occurs you have to commence paying”, Dr Van West-Charles reminded.The Managing Director also instructed residents to desist from constructing their sanitary facilities on the boundary of the conservancy. He added that GWI’s sanitation department will be contacted to assist with the construction of sanitary blocks and septic tanks, in order to employ the correct method of human waste disposal.Solomon thanked Dr Van West-Charles, Dr Collins and the GWI technical team for promptly fulfilling their request and relieving their prolonged burden of having to fetch water from far distances.Many of the other beneficiaries also expressed their gratitude to have access to potable, running water for the first time.Tamika Stephen said “I feel happy because I have 5 children and I does use the water from the blacka so they get ringworm so I carrying them to get treatment and sometimes I throw bleach but when I ain’t get money to buy bleach, it raise up back again… I so grateful and happy”.“I live here a long time, I fetch so much water till my hand corn up so I really glad for the water and I like wear white clothes. I like at the back here and I glad they start put interest in the community”, said Mr Ziggy London, who has been a resident there for over seven years.last_img read more

Dec
29

EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: 5 SMALL STEPS TO SUCCESS

first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: Last week we touched on how to plan for achieving your goals.This week I am going to give you some simple tips that I have picked up over the years. When added into your daily routine, these 5 tips can be adhered to very easily and can be very effective in helping you achieve your weight loss goals.1. Using a food diary: A simple food diary can prevent you from taking in excess calories from seemingly innocent sources such as sugary drinks and cereal bars.Writing down everything that you eat and drink, means that you are holding yourself accountable for your actions. It can prevent you from making mistakes.If you are training with a friend, swap diaries once a week and hold each other accountable.2. Portion Control: How much do we need to eat at each meal? Hands up if you know?Actually keep them up, because they are a very good tool for portion control.Your hand is your very own customized meal planner. If you are small and have small hands you will eat smaller portions and if you are tall and have large hands you will eat larger portions.At each meal you should be getting in a portion of protein, a portion of carbohydrates and a portion of fibrous vegetables.a) Protein (Chicken, beef, fish) You should use the size of an open palm and should roughly be the thickness of your thumb.b) Carbs. (Potato, sweet potato, rice)You should use the same size as a cupped hand.c) Vegetables (Any vegetables, but green is best) You should use the size of a closed fist.d) For extra fats if needed, such as oils and butter for cooking, or nuts for snacking on, you will use the length and thickness of your thumb, from tip to the large knuckle. (Any nut except peanuts.) 3. Food preparation and planning:Advanced preparation of meals can prevent you from making mistakes due to work or family commitments. You can cook everything you need the night before, or in the morning when you get up. All you have to do is pack it up and bring it with you. If this all seems too much, pick two days throughout the week. (I find Sunday and Wednesday works best for me.) Prepare everything you need for the next few days. Pack it in containers, freeze it and take it out and use it as needed.4. Snack on fruit and nuts:A small snack of fruit and nuts mid-morning and mid-afternoon has been shown to be effective in weight loss and can keep hunger at bay for longer. An apple and a portion of almonds is a perfect snack.This simple yet effective way of snacking, also allows you to always have something at hand that you can have if you are caught out and miss a meal.5. Use the 90% rule:The 90% rule allows you to be consistent with something but to have some leeway throughout the week as well. An example of this is that if you planned to eat 5 meals per day 7 days per week, that is 35 meals, 90% of this would give 32, so that allows 3 free meals throughout the week. Think business lunch, family celebration or wedding etc.These are very simple, but very effective ways to create structure to your weight loss goals.For further information on Personal Training and Nutrition contact me through the link below. I’ll be back next Monday on Donegal Daily with more.#TrainSmarthttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Personal-Training-and-Performance/120518884715118* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe Personal Training and PerformanceEMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: 5 SMALL STEPS TO SUCCESS was last modified: January 19th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal Dailyemmet rushefitness columnlast_img read more

Dec
27

DETERMINED DENIS ARRIVES HOME TO A HUGE WELCOME AFTER MARATHON CYCLE

first_imgA Donegal grandfather has successfully completed a marathon cycle from Mizen Head to Malin Head and raised €14,000 in the process for Donegal Cancer Support Services.Denis Doherty, 68, from Gleneely, received a huge reception when he arrived at Bamba’s Crown around 5pm last Friday. Needless to say a party then followed in Docs Bar where entertainment was provided by his granchildren all of who sang or played instruments to the delighted grangfather of 20.Denis said he was totally overwelmed by the response he recieved by people all over the country on their venture and on his return home on Friday.They have to-date raised over €14,000 and money is still coming in. Anyone still wishing to donate can do so by contacting him on 9367179 or donations can also be made online through paypal donegalcancerservices@gmail.com.This has been a remarkable achievement and one in which Denis is only delighted to have done in honour of the outstanding services he recieved during his ordeal with cancer a few years back. He also holds in high regard the support given to him throughout the trip by his son Michael and son-in-law Shane who cycled with him and his daughter Breda and Brother Michael who provided their essential supports throughout the journey. Breda was also instrumental in the level of funds raised in this campaign.  DETERMINED DENIS ARRIVES HOME TO A HUGE WELCOME AFTER MARATHON CYCLE was last modified: July 30th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cancerDenis DohertyMizen to Malin cyclelast_img read more

Dec
26

Remembering the brilliant Brazilian defender Cafu

first_imgFive days, five World Cup icons left of talkSPORT.com’s countdown to the tournament’s start.The list featuring Pele, Diego Maradona and Zinedine Zidane, looks at the greatest moments from the most iconic footballers – from great goal scorers and majestic defenders to sensational scoundrels and those who just didn’t know the rules. 2 5) Cafu: Brazil, defender (1994, 1998, 2002, 2006)Desastre! Twenty-one minutes into the 1994 World Cup final, and Jorginho is limping off injured for Brazil. How can coach Carlos Alberto Parreira replace a right-back with such flair, such dynamism, such attack-minded intent?Oh, hang on a minute. There’s Cafu coming off the bench – and it turns out he is the most dynamic, attack-minded right-back in the history of the game. Cafu proved to be just that in a Brazil career spanning 16 years, four World Cups and what remains a record 142 caps. He became the only footballer in history to play in three World Cup finals. It was in the third of those, in Yokohama in 2002, that Cafu truly entered World Cup folklore. As captain of a team that strolled past Germany in the final, he hopped on to a stand not made to bear human weight, threw his medal round the back of his neck to reveal a scrawled message paying tribute to the Sao Paulo favela in which he grew up and, lifting the trophy aloft, screamed: “Regina, eu te amo!” ‘I love you,’ he was telling his wife. 2 talkSPORT is your home of the 2018 World Cup. Tune in all throughout the summer to hear live commentary of every game, and visit talkSPORT.com for expert views and analysis of the big games and key moments from Russia.ICONIC WORLD CUP PLAYERS: BRAZIL RIGHT-BACK CAFUlast_img read more