Golden Knights wear down, frustrate Orange ice hockey in upset victory

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ If Syracuse ice hockey head coach Paul Flanagan compared SU’s weekend game to boxing, its opponent in Clarkson entered as the journeyman. The Golden Knights were the underdog, having won three games in 10 contests entering Friday. But it played the game, a game it eventually won, as a brawler. For Flanagan, who told the Orange after its 3-2 upset loss to Clarkson that it needed to size up its opponent before the game like a boxer, his team was beat up. ‘I just told the team, ‘You size up your opponent,” Flanagan said. ‘It’s like you’re a boxer in a ring. You have to look at your opponent, and we didn’t do that until it was too late.’ Friday, Clarkson proved to be the brawler SU didn’t halt until too late. In boxing, the brawler is a slugger — a boxer who lacks mobility and has a predictable punching pattern, but makes up for all that with raw power and the ability to knock out his or her opponents with a single punch. The journeyman is a boxer with good skills but has limitations and little or no expectations of winning a fight. By the time Syracuse looked up on Friday, the journeyman Clarkson team that SU saw skate onto the ice felt more like a brawler. The Orange dropped a tough match against the smaller, little-brother university from upstate New York. This was no heavyweight championship, but of the two teams, Syracuse was favored, having fared better against several of Clarkson’s previous opponents.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text That didn’t matter much to the dozens of Golden Knight friends and family in attendance or to the live band that they brought with them. And it certainly didn’t matter much to the Golden Knights on the ice, who scored three unanswered goals to all but put away the Orange early in the third period. Three quick scores, much in the vain of the brawler. ‘We just have to recognize, you can’t get outworked,’ Flanagan said. ‘We come back here, and we’re not half of what we played last weekend. It’s pretty frustrating.’ The second period saw the Golden Knights knocking the puck free, getting it off the boards and getting multiple looks on net en route to taking a 14-7 shot margin. When the Orange was trying to play one-on-one, the Golden Knights were throwing numbers. When Syracuse was trying to be smooth, Clarkson was violent. In the first-ever matchup between the two schools, the Golden Eagles landed the first blow in what now looks to be a competitive series. The Orange will go on the road for the second half of a home-and-home set with the Golden Knights this Friday. ‘They don’t quit, ever,’ SU goalkeeper Kallie Billadeau said. ‘They might not be the most skilled girls, but they just worked so hard. They battle. And we have to be ready for that, we can’t just dangle around them. We have to fight as hard, and harder than they are.’ Although Syracuse was able to score first, Clarkson’s methodical attack produced the decisive goals. The Golden Knights eventually found the net off a stick deflection late in the second period and again during the final seconds of a 5-on-3 power play. Clarkson won its third straight game to improve its record to 4-6-1. And SU fell below .500 to 4-5-1. Syracuse has previously skated around New Hampshire. It has been outlasted by Boston College and Providence. It has pounded Union College. And Friday, SU was humbled by Clarkson. Each week is a separate fight, and Syracuse is learning a lot about the sweet science to competing week in and week out. ‘The beauty now of being able to size up your opponent — we know them. And we should know what to expect,’ Flanagan said. ‘You’re not going to beat that team unless you at least match their work ethic.’ [email protected] Commentscenter_img Published on November 7, 2010 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

49ers 3 & Out: Don’t blame Kyle Shanahan’s overtime play calling for loss to Seattle

first_imgSANTA CLARA — The 49ers had the ball on their own 20-yard line with 1:50 remaining in a sudden-death overtime period.A field goal would have won them the game.But only 25 seconds, zero gained yards, and no timeouts later, the Niners punted and the Seahawks had the ball at their own 36. They drove 40 yards and kicked a game-winning 42-yard field goal as time expired.The hot take is so easy to write: Kyle Shanahan — the Niners’ head coach and offensive coordinator — did it again. Just like in …last_img

Deadly Lithium ion battery warning

first_imgAUSTRALIAN authorities have renewed warnings about the dangers of carrying loose lithium ion batteries on aircraft after a passenger’s hand luggage caught fire in a plane at Sydney Airport.The Montreal based UN International Civil Aviation Organisation earlier this year banned shipments of lithium ion batteries on passenger aircraft due to worries that they are a fire risk and pending a new fire-resistant packaging standard.The move came after a 2015 report by aircraft manufacturers found firefighting systems on airlines would be unable to suppress or extinguish a fire involving significant quantities of lithium ion batteries.That danger was highlighted in a 2014 incident in Melbourne which saw undeclared lithium batteries packed into a passenger’s checked bag short-circuit and ignite a fire in an aircraft hold before passengers boarded the flight to Fiji.The latest incident involved a passenger on a Sunstate Airlines turboprop flight with several batteries in a cabin bag.Transport Minister Darren Chester said the battery caught fire while the plane was on the ground and the issue was resolved. “Whilst there was no damage to the aircraft, several passengers did report feeling ill. This incident serves as a warning to the dangers of carrying these batteries on flights,” Mr Chester said.“We are all reminded before boarding of potential items, including loose lithium ion batteries, that should not fly.’’“Most passengers would be aware of the more obvious hazardous items that should not board an airplane including flammable liquids, dangerous chemicals or compressed gases, but everyday items must also be considered before boarding including toiletries, aerosols and tools.’’Under most international regulations, spare lithium ion batteries CANNOT be carried in checked baggage under any circumstances but those under 100Wh —  the kinds used to power phones, laptops and cameras — can be carried in cabin baggage.Batteries bigger than this, such as those used in power tools, either need special permission from the airline or are banned completely, depending on their rating.The Civil Aviation Safety Authority recommends that spare batteries be kept in their original retail packaging to prevent short circuiting. Alternatively, passengers can tape over the battery’s terminals or place each battery separately in a separate plastic bag or protective pouch.A CASA spokesman also highlighted a potential fire hazard from Lithium ion powered mobile phones being crushed in business class seats.The phones slip down into the seat, often when a passenger reclines the bed to sleep, and then are crushed when the traveller moves the seat while trying to find the device.The spokesman said passengers should not try to move the seat or retrieve the phone and needed to call cabin crew to assist them.According to Flight Safety Australia a new passenger safety video released by Air France addresses the issue of cabin fires, telling passengers not to recline or raise their seat if they lose their phone. The warning, shown at 3:20 minutes, comes after a spate of cabin fires caused by passengers’ phones, spare batteries and iPads being crushed after falling down the side of their seats.One incident on an Air France Boeing 777 resulted in French safety authorities recommending to the European Aviation Safety Authority (EASA) to evaluate the fire risks associated with batteries in personal electronic devices (PEDs) said the safety magazineQantas is also now making an announcement to this effect as part of their safety briefings after a similar incident on a Qantas A380 to that on Air France.The Qantas announcement makes special mention about the dangers of moving ones seat to find the phone and instructs passengers to call a crew member.The airline also makes verbal announcements to warn passengers about the danger.last_img read more

Women in Science awards

first_imgWomen were the largest untapped global reservoir of talent, the audience was reminded at the Women in Science awards, where the country’s leading female scientists were recognised for their work.Dr Lephoto Tiisetso is conducting research into natural ways to control pests in agriculture. (Image: Lephoto Tiisetso )Sulaiman PhilipThe full scientific potential of our country would only be realised when all our young women were able to enjoy access to the best facilities and education, said Minister Naledi Pandor.She was speaking at the Department of Science and Technology’s annual Women in Science awards. The awards, presented for the first time in 2003, recognises and rewards leading female researchers and scientists.In her welcome message, Pandor pointed out that the awards showed that women could excel in science and research. The award winners, the minister said, were able to manage the conflict between family and career to become role models to young girls and boys. The ceremony was held on 17 August, in Sandton.This year’s keynote address was delivered by Dr Nolulamo Gwagwa, chief executive of Lereko Investment. Quoting Hillary Clinton, she reminded the audience that women remained the largest untapped global reservoir of talent.The women recognised by the awards, through a nomination or award, were role models for young girls and boys, Gwagwa said. She said the continent’s future depended on young people who followed their role models into innovative and technology driven careers. Turning to her host, Pandor, she joked: “When we talk about radical economic transformation, we should not only talk about race. We must talk about gender as well.”The doctor added that a brighter future for Africa depended on more women becoming involved in sectors linked to technology and innovation. She challenged the audience to encourage young girls not to give up on their dreams of choosing careers based on STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths). Young girls needed to be encouraged to be ambitious. “We must tell young girls driven by burning ambition that it is okay and natural for women to be ambitious.”WINNERS:Distinguished women researchersNatural and Engineering SciencesWinner: Professor Alta Schutte (North West University): Schutte was the first researcher to investigate the correlation between high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease in black African populations. Her work has influenced health policy across the continent. She is also chair of the South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI) Early Detection and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease programme, funded by the Department of Science and Technology.Runner-up: Professor Resia Pretorius (Stellenbosch University): A professor in the university’s department of physiological sciences, Pretorius developed diagnostic tools that led to the discovery of blood microbiomes in inflammatory conditions. Her research has also led to the discovery of a component of blood membrane that leads to the onset of conditions such as type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.Professor Resia Pretorius research has also led to the discovery of a component of blood membrane that leads to the onset of conditions such as type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson. (Image: Department of Science and Technology)Runner-up: Professor Colleen Downs (University of KwaZulu-Natal): A zoology professor, Downs has a research interest in how changing land use affects the behaviour of land animals and ecosystems. Her research has played an important role in conservation efforts in South Africa. Her findings have been used by national and municipal government to inform their town planning and the development of green spaces.Humanities and Social SciencesWinner: Professor Azwiihangwisi Mavhandu-Muduzi (University of South Africa): A professor in the department of health studies and a nurse, Mavhandu-Muduzi’s research focuses on new HIV infections and improving the quality of life of HIV-positive students at rural universities. She developed new guidelines for advocacy, care and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trangender, intersex and queer students. These new guidelines and the management model she developed have helped to empower HIV-positive women as well as gay and non-gender conforming women in the workplace.Runner-up: Professor Saloshna Vandeyar (University of Pretoria): A professor of of diversity in education, Vandeyar has done research on teaching in culture-rich classrooms and managing teen pregnancies in school environments.Runner-up: Professor Venitha Pillay (University of South Africa): Pillay’s research on women and how gender shapes scholarship is funded by the National Research Foundation. The study is based on her two published books – Academic Mothers (2007) and Academic Mothers in the Developing World: Stories from India, Brazil and South Africa (2017). Her research is guided by the National Development Plan goal of educational empowerment for women.Professor Venitha Pillay’s research is guided by the National Development Plan’s goal of educational empowerment for women. (Image: Department of Science and Technology)Research and Innovation Leading to Socioeconomic ImpactWinner: Professor Henrietta de Kock (University of Pretoria): De Kock’s research into the sensory properties of food and beverages contributes to the wellbeing of African consumers. With a growing urban population to feed, her work looks at ways to use Africa’s biodiversity to create food that is nutritious and appetising.Distinguished Young Woman ResearchersNatural and Engineering SciencesWinner: Dr Philiswa Nomngongo (University of Johannesburg): A lecturer in analytical chemistry, Nomngongo’s nanotechnology research focuses on environmental pollution monitoring, desalination and water treatment.Dr Philiswa Nomngongo is a lecturer in analytical chemistry at UJ. (Image: Department of Science and Technology)Runner-up: Professor Genevieve Langdon (University of Cape Town): The deputy head of the university’s mechanical engineering department, Langdon was nominated for her work on blast protection for structures. She has spent her career mentoring the next generation of South African scientists. To date she has supervised more than 50 honours projects, 10 MSc and three PhD students.Runner-up: Professor Tricia Naicker (University of KwaZulu-Natal): The youngest associate professor in the university’s College of Health Sciences and the youngest academic leader/head of discipline for pharmaceutical sciences, Naicker received her PhD after studying asymmetric organocatalysis, the first time it had been studied in Africa. She was nominated for her patented work on new molecules that target drug resistant bacteria.Humanities and Social SciencesWinner: Professor Roula Roula Inglesi-Lotz (University of Pretoria): An associate professor in the department of economics, Inglesi-Lotz runs a research methodology course for honours students and has supervised 12 MCom students. She sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Energy of Southern Africa and developed the first course on energy and environmental economics at masters level.Runner-up: Dr Nomusa Makhubu (University of Cape Town): A senior lecturer at Michaelis School of Fine Art, Makhubu’s research covers the political role of public art as it relates to gender and class. This month, she begins a tenure at Harvard as a Harvard-UCT Mandela Fellow.Research and Innovation Leading to Socioeconomic ImpactWinner: Dr Lephoto Tiisetso (University of Witwatersrand): Last year Tiisetso was one of 87 women selected to participate in the TechWomen Emerging Leaders programme. She is also one of the Mail and Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans to watch. Her research in molecular genetics involves finding insect killing nematodes to naturally control pests in agriculture.TATA Masters scholarshipsNomabhongo Masana (Central University of Technology): Masana’s research focuses on the benefits of cloud-based computing and how the technology can be integrated into the public sector health service.Yonela Mgwebi (University of the Witwatersrand): Mgwebi’s research involves non-corrosive coatings for metals used in power generation. Her research aims to find cost effective ways to produce energy and steel.Emily Muller (University of Cape Town/African Institute for Mathematical Sciences South Africa): Muller is researching how social networks influence student performance with the hope of building predictive models to improve organisational structures.TATA Doctoral scholarshipsMarilize Everts (University of Pretoria): A published researcher, Everts is looking at ways to improve heat transfer in power generation equipment.Loretta Magagula (University of Cape Town): A PhD student, Magagula is researching cancer-causing mutations in African populations. She is concentrating an breast and colorectal cancers, which are widespread in the black African population.Funeka Nkosi (University of Johannesburg/Council for Scientific and Industrial Research): Working from the council’s labs, Nkosi is reasearching ways to improve the performance of lithium-ion batteries. She is testing manganese oxide-based metals to find ways to use locally mined minerals.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Sacred games | Supreme Court verdict breathes fresh life into Ayodhya

first_imgDays after the Supreme Court allowed the construction of a temple on the site where the Babri Masjid once stood, Ayodhya has managed to stay calm. Quietly the Saryu flows alongside. But the crowds keep coming, under the watchful gaze of 4,000 paramilitary personnel and U.P. police who have been carefully deployed in the State. On platform No. 1, devotees are pouring out of a train. They have come for a glimpse of the site that they believe is the birthplace of Ram. To reach the site, you have to take a battery-powered e-rickshaw for the last mile. This ensures that no heavy vehicles venture too close, unless they have special passes issued by the local administration. It prevents large congregations gathering here. Barely a kilometre away, at Karsevakpuram, stands a model of the future temple. Behind this is the Nyas workshop where over two lakh bricks (shila) inscribed with the words ‘Shri Ram’ in various languages have been collected over three decades. People throng to take photographs. To beautify the Saryu riverside, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has some tall plans, such as creating an island with a 151 metre high Ram statue that will be placed on a 50 metre high pedestal under a 20 metre wide umbrella. There will also be an amphitheatre and several ghats.The floors of the famous Valmiki Ramayan Bhawan are stacked with bundles of notebooks that have ‘Ram’ written in them in various languages. There is an air of quiet anticipation. “I am extremely happy,” says Rukmani, a schoolteacher. “This will bring development to the temple town.” (Text and images by V.V. Krishnan)last_img read more

10 months agoDONE DEAL: Watford defender Andrew Eleftheriou joins Braintree Town

first_imgDONE DEAL: Watford defender Andrew Eleftheriou joins Braintree Townby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford defender Andrew Eleftheriou has moved to Braintree Town on-loan to the end of the season.The 21-year-old defender follows goalkeeper Sam Howes, who moved to Eastbourne Borough, and has made the temporary move to the fellow National League side until the end of this season.The full-back made his first-team debut against Manchester City at the end of the 2016/17 season.He gained experience overseas earlier this year during a loan stint with Norwegian side Sandefjord. TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Photo: Mick Cronin Took A Fantastic Selfie After Watching Cincinnati Beat Purdue In Overtime

first_imgMick Cronin takes selfie watching Cincinnati beat Purdue.Twitter/@CoachCroninUCCincinnati has been without head coach Mick Cronin since December, when he was diagnosed with an unruptured brain aneurysm, but he has been unwavering in his support of the team. Moments after the Bearcats’ dramatic overtime win against Purdue in today’s round of 64, a very excited Cronin took a selfie next to his television. That’s my main man !!!!!!   BEARCATS BASKETBALL.    thank you to all of our fans.— Mick Cronin (@CoachCroninUC) March 20, 2015We’re glad Cronin is doing well. Watching the Bearcats isn’t quite the same without his intensity on the sideline. Cincinnati will play the winner of tonight’s Kentucky-Hampton game on Saturday.[SB Nation]last_img

Significant Opportunities for Diaspora Investment – State Minister Brown

first_imgState Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Hon. Arnaldo Brown, is urging members of the Diaspora to invest in Jamaica, pointing out that there are significant business opportunities available. “Investing in Jamaica is a win-win value proposition. They (Diaspora) are guaranteed significant returns on their investment, and if there is any doubt, we just have to look at the range of companies that have invested in Jamaica and which have become global brands as a result of it,” Mr. Brown said. The State Minister, who was speaking at the Rotary Club of St. Andrew’s weekly luncheon on Tuesday, April 30, at the Four Seasons Hotel, cited examples of companies such as Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and ACS e-Services Limited, which were started by Jamaicans living in the Diaspora. He noted that these companies were able to tap into the market and contribute to the development of the local economy, and also become global brands. Mr. Brown further remarked that the 3.7 million-strong Diaspora, represents much more than just remittances and philanthropic activities, but has a significant role in unlocking development and economic progress.“We must therefore ensure that there is a framework in which members of the Diaspora can feel comfortable in terms of investing in the country,” he said. Mr Brown, who has portfolio responsibility for Diaspora Affairs, also provided an update on the upcoming 5th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference to be held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St. James.The conference, which has been re-branded to focus on trade and investment, will be held from June 16 to 19, under the theme: ‘Nation on a Mission: Jamaica – Diaspora Partnership for Development’.The State Minister noted that the event will present the opportunity to “reposition the dialogue surrounding the ‘Homeland-Jamaica partnership’ and to focus more clearly on the investment opportunities that are available in Jamaica”.He informed that the newly introduced Diaspora Marketplace Exposition will also allow exhibitors to present business and investment opportunities to persons attending the conference.Among the groundbreaking features of this year’s conference will be the presentation of a draft Diaspora and Development policy document on international migration.By Athaliah Reynolds-Baker, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

Quebecors cable subsidiary becomes partner in new Montreal comedy festival

first_imgMONTREAL – Quebecor Inc.’s cable subsidiary is becoming a partner of the new Montreal comedy festival that will be launched this summer.The director general of the Grand Montreal comedie fest, Diane Arseneau, said in a statement Monday that Videotron is an ambitious partner and that the agreement could open the door to other partnerships.The new festival was originally announced last November and was the idea of standup comedian Martin Petit. It will be held July 1-15.Monday’s announcement came three days after it was revealed that Quebecor had chosen to not exercise its right of first refusal in the sale of Just For Laughs.The comedy company is expected to now fall into the hands of ICM Partners, a Los Angeles-based talent and literary agency that has reportedly signed an agreement in principle to buy the controlling shares of Just For Laughs founder Gilbert Rozon.Rozon announced he would sell his majority stake in the company amid allegations last fall he sexually harassed and assaulted several women.He has denied the allegations and they have not been proven in courtCompanies in this story: (QBR.B)last_img read more

What BCs LNG megaproject means for two proposed Nova Scotia facilities

first_imgBoth companies say the decision by five partners _ a consortium of state-owned and private investors _ to move forward with LNG Canada’s $40-billion joint venture in Kitimat, B.C., bodes well for major resource projects in the country.But energy consultant Tom Adams says the British Columbia development makes the prospects of a Nova Scotia LNG facility in the near future less likely.He says there is a finite global market for LNG, and that if the B.C. project moves ahead it weakens other projects.“Every time there is a new entrant it puts competitive pressure on all the other proposals,” the independent Toronto-based analyst said.Adams says the “really big boys” have invested in B.C. _ Royal Dutch Shell, Mitsubishi Corp., the Malaysian-owned Petronas, PetroChina Co. and Korean Gas Corp. _ but the Nova Scotia proposals have yet to attract the same calibre of investors.“The majors have by and large stayed out of it, and I think that’s another indication of the relative strengths and weaknesses of the development plans,” he said. “It’s another reason for my continued skepticism with respect to LNG in Nova Scotia.” However, Goldboro LNG has managed to secure a customer.Uniper SE, a German energy firm, has signed a 20-year off-take agreement for half of Goldboro’s permitted output, a coup for the Nova Scotia project. The contract comes with a German government-backed debt guarantee.Mark Brown, vice-president, business development for Pieridae Energy, the firm developing Goldboro LNG, says the B.C. project is good for the entire industry.“Given the global nature of the industry, it sends a positive message to the world that Canada is back,” he said in an email, noting that the Goldboro project is aiming for a final investment decision in the first quarter of 2019. HALIFAX, N.S. – Some see it as a signal of investor confidence in liquefied natural gas megaprojects. Others say it could edge out less competitive LNG proposals in Canada.Either way, final approval of a massive LNG project in northern British Columbia has renewed interest in the fate of two projects slated for Canada’s East Coast.Bear Head LNG, a subsidiary of Australia-based Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd., has a site on the Strait of Canso while Goldboro LNG, a Pieridae Energy Canada project, is adjacent to the Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline on Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore.center_img Meanwhile, Micah Hirschfield with LNG Ltd., the proponent of Bear Head LNG, says the Kitimat investment increases the viability of exporting Canada’s stranded natural gas resource from both the West Coast to Asia and the East Coast to Europe.“The amount of gas being used by LNG Canada barely scratches the surface of the more than 300 years of stranded gas supply that the resource has,” he said in an email.“Both Western Canadian producers and European customers recognize the importance of being able to export Canadian gas from both coasts and we continue to progress and remain committed to bringing LNG from Bear Head to the global energy market.”(THE CANADIAN PRESS)last_img read more