OFF THE BENCH: Entire roster sees time in SU’s record 57-point blowout win over Colgate

first_imgThe Syracuse bench rose to its feet as Rick Jackson strolled off the court for the final time Saturday. Their leader was the last of SU’s starters to join them on the bench after what had arguably been the Orange’s most dominant victory in years. Having already built a 55-point lead, Syracuse sat its starters for the remaining 9:33. By the time Jackson retired to the bench, most of 20,247 in attendance had already begun to hit the exits. ‘When we stick to our coaching, play the right way and take the right shots, we can be a pretty good team,’ SU point guard Scoop Jardine said. ‘Nobody in the country can beat us when we play the right way. But we’ve shown that when we play the wrong way, we can be beaten as we almost lost a couple game this season.’ When it was all over, the Orange (10-0) rolled to a decisive 100-43 victory over Colgate (0-8). The Orange just missed setting a Carrier Dome record for scoring defense, which was set on Dec. 10, 2005 against Colgate. The Orange only allowed 35 points in that contest.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Despite an unbeaten mark through ten games, the victory Saturday was the first time the Orange dominated a game from start to finish. Fresh off it most impressive win of the season — a 72-58 win over No. 7 Michigan State in New York City Tuesday — Syracuse absolutely annihilated its little brother from just down the road, culminating in SU’s widest margin of victory at the Carrier Dome since 2004, when it defeated Northern Colorado 101-54. ‘We’ve been ready to come out and play every game,’ Boeheim said. ‘We just haven’t shot it as well. Tonight, we made shots and they didn’t and when that happens, it gets out of hand. ‘Everything went in for us and the bounces went out way. Nothing went right for (Colgate).’ The Orange scored the first 12 points of the game and never looked back. Only allowed eight first half points and won by 57 both records for the Orange under Boeheim. And on offense, the Orange finally began to find the perfect balance between transition baskets and those from beyond the arc. SU was 7-for-14 from downtown in the first half , and finished the game 11-for-25 (44 percent), after shooting just 29 percent from long range coming into the game. SU also outscored Colgate, 31-2, in transition points and held a 27-9 advantage off turnovers. All that, even while playing an unfamiliar man-to-man defense for nearly 30 minutes of the game. ‘Our defense speaks for itself,’ Joseph said. ‘We played great ‘D’ and that led to easy baskets in transition, so our defense was key for us tonight.’ James Southerland and Mookie Jones, both of whom didn’t play against the Spartans Tuesday, saw increased action. The two combined for 16 points in 39 minutes of action. After the game, Boeheim said this was a good opportunity for them to get some minutes, as the Orange might need them down the road. Aside from those two, Syracuse played all 17 players on its roster and no starter played more than 25 minutes. ‘This was a fun game,’ Jackson said. ‘Just to get some of the guys involved that haven’t played much. These guys are working hard in practice keeping us starters on our toes. It was just good for them to get in there and get some solid minutes.’ But once again, it was its defense that opened things up for the Orange. Not only did the constant pressure keep Colgate from scoring, but it lead to a bevy of dunks in transition, keeping the crowd heavily involved despite the fact that the game was never really in doubt. ‘I think it has been very hard the first part of the season,’ Boeheim said. ‘Very hard every night, and we’ve had to grind it out. I think it’s good to get this.’ Coming off the impressive victory over Michigan State Tuesday, a blowout like this only adds to the momentum the Orange has going right now. It may have been understandable to come out flat after such a big win earlier in the week. Instead, SU just keeps working out the kinks from its first eight games. ‘Right now, everybody is just playing well,’ Jackson said. ‘There are always certain things that you can work on but right now as a team we’re playing great basketball.’ [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 10, 2010 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Commentslast_img read more

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Election 2014: over 95% of votes counted

first_img9 May 2014 With just over 95% of votes cast having been counted by 9am on Friday, the second day of counting in South Africa’s fifth democratic election, the African National Congress (ANC) was in a commanding position nationally, having secured 62.4% of the vote. The Democratic Alliance (DA) was in second position with 21.9% of the vote, followed by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) – the new kid on the block in South African politics – with 6.1%. According to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), 21 257 of South Africa’s 22 263 voting districts had been counted, accounting for 17 063 349 votes so far out of a registered voting population of 23 326 117 – translating into a provisional voter turnout figure of 73.1%. The IEC has said that could make the final, official declaration of results on Saturday; it is required by law to issue the final result within seven days of the election, which took place on Wednesday. Before making the official declaration, the commission will have to consider any objections. Political parties have until 5pm on Friday to lodge any objections with the IEC.Provincial results Around 9.30am on Friday, the ANC was leading the provincial election in all provinces except for the Western Cape, where (with 94.8% of the count complete) the DA had 58.7% of votes, followed by the ANC with 33.4% and the EFF with 2.0%. In Gauteng province, the country’s commercial heartland and its most populous province, the ANC (with 82.3% of the count complete) was leading with 51.9% of votes, followed by the DA with 32.9% and the EFF with 9.8%. The results of the other provinces at around 9.30am were as follows: Eastern Cape (97.8% of count complete): ANC 70.0%, DA 16.2%, United Democratic Movement (UDM) 6.1%. Free State (90.8% of count complete): ANC 69.8%, DA 16.3%, EFF 7.9%. KwaZulu-Natal (95.3% of count complete): ANC 64.4%, DA 12.1%, Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) 11.2%. Limpopo (99.7% of count complete): ANC 78.6%, EFF 10.7%, DA 6.4%. Mpumalanga (100% of count complete): ANC 78.2%, DA 10.4%, EFF 6.2%. North West (99.8% of count complete): ANC 67.4%, EFF 13.1%, DA 12.6%. Northern Cape (100% of count complete): ANC 64.4%, DA 23.8%, EFF 4.9%. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Amazon Responds to Music Industry Concerns Over Cloud Drive: MP3 Sales Are Up

first_imgTags:#cloud#Products audrey watters A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market The launch of Amazon’s Cloud Drive may not have seemed like an innovative move as more consumers are opting to stream rather than download their music. But it was a disruption enough to cause some record labels to bark back at Amazon and chastise the company for not getting their permission to launch a cloud-based storage and music player. Their permission, and of course, their licensing.But Billboard reports that Amazon has responded to some of these music industry complaints with a letter contending that since the launch of Cloud Drive two weeks ago, that MP3 sales are up.Infamous for not ever releasing the sales figures to back up these sorts of claims (the same goes for claims about sales of Kindles and e-books, for example), Amazon doesn’t say how much sales are up. But it insists that the new cloud-based storage will help, not hurt the industry.Amazon also reiterated its stance that, since the Cloud Drive is akin to an external hard-drive or an online back-up service, there is no requirement for it to obtain licensing agreements with music labels.“Cloud Player is a media management and play-back application not unlike Windows Media Player and any number of other media management applications that let customers manage and play their music. It requires a license from content owners no more than those applications do. It really is that simple.”The letter does indicate that as Amazon adds features to the Cloud Drive and associated MP3 player, that it may seek licenses. The letter ends with, “expect to hear more from us on potential licensing in the near future.”As both Google and Apple are reportedly working on their own versions of cloud music storage, it’s not surprising that Amazon wants to be firm in its argument that it doesn’t need the record industry’s approval on these efforts. To have to negotiate deals would set it back as these major players all move to provide customers with some sort of storage and streaming cloud-based service.last_img read more

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Nuggets beat Raptors in matchup of conference leaders

first_imgMOST READ “He’s doing what he’s supposed to do,” Malone said. “He’s our franchise player.”TIP-INSRaptors: Danny Green was given a technical foul in the third quarter. He was poked in the eye by Monte Morris early in the fourth quarter. … C Serge Ibaka fouled out with 1:37 remaining. He was given a technical after the call. … Delon Wright got the start and had 15 points.Nuggets: Plumlee had 10 points and seven rebounds.INJURY UPDATE, PART IBarton could return to the lineup in the next week or 10 days. He had surgery on Oct. 23 to repair core and hip muscle injuries.“It would be great to have him back,” Malone said. “He’s such a versatile part of what we do.”INJURY UPDATE, PART IINurse doesn’t expect Lowry or Siakam to miss much time. Lowry sat out his second game with a bruised thigh, while Siakam was sidelined after experiencing back stiffness following a hard fall in Portland.“There’s nothing seriously wrong with either one of them,” Nurse said. “There’s just some soreness.” UP NEXTRaptors: Host Indiana on Wednesday.Nuggets: Close out a four-game homestand on Tuesday against Dallas.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ About time, too, to take the Nuggets as a serious, pesky threat.Nikola Jokic scored 26 points, Murray had 15 of his 19 in the fourth quarter and the banged-up Nuggets rallied past the equally banged-up Toronto Raptors 95-86 on Sunday night in a contest between conference leaders.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefTrailing 70-57 in the third quarter, the Nuggets went on a 23-2 run to send them to their 10th win in 12 games and retain a slim lead over Golden State in the Western Conference. This marks the latest the Nuggets (20-9) have been in first place in the West since Dec. 18, 1984, according to information by Elias Sports Bureau.“It’s December,” Mason Plumlee said. “It’s a long way to go.” PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid lead 76ers past Cavaliers in Jimmy Butler return View comments Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola?center_img LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue More alarming to Raptors coach Nick Nurse was that Leonard only had four free throws despite all his work around the rim.“You can’t tell me one of the best players in the league takes a hundred hits in that game and shoots four free throws,” Nurse said. “It’s been going on all year. I do not understand why they are letting everybody play one of the best players in the league so physically. I do not understand.”Leonard agreed, but shrugged it off.“It’s been very physical. I just go with the next play,” Leonard said. “I pride myself on just keep moving and keep going.”Both teams had several key players on the bench due to injuries. The Raptors were without Kyle Lowry (thigh), Pascal Siakam (back), Fred VanVleet (back) and Jonas Valanciunas (thumb).The Nuggets didn’t have Will Barton (right hip/core muscle surgery), Gary Harris (hip) and Paul Millsap (big toe).Not that Malone gave it much thought.“Teams look at us right now with players out, and they think they can show up and beat us,” Malone said. “We’ve shown teams, ‘No, that’s not the case.’ We have more than enough players that are going to go out there and battle and compete.”The Nuggets beat the Raptors 106-103 on Dec. 3 in Toronto. In that game, Jokic had 23 points, 15 assists and 11 rebounds.Jokic was a handful again. He also had nine rebounds. LATEST STORIES Still, they’ve now beaten the Raptors (twice), Golden State and Boston.“I guess maybe it says we’re the best team for the time being,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. “There are a lot of games left. I think one thing we’ve done a really good job of is tempering our own excitement.”Kawhi Leonard had 29 points and 14 rebounds for the Eastern Conference-leading Raptors, who finished 2-2 on their trip. They still own the league’s best mark at 23-9.Murray led the charge with eight straight points early in the fourth. The defense stepped up, too, as the Raptors didn’t score their first field goal in the final quarter until Leonard’s dunk with 7:42 remaining.Toronto pulled to 86-83 with 3:28 left, but Plumlee’s easy bucket gave Denver some breathing room. The Raptors were 4 of 23 from the field in the fourth quarter, including 1 of 13 from 3-point land.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, third from left, pulls in a rebound as, from left, Toronto Raptors forwards CJ Miles and Serge Ibaka and Kawhi Leonard, right, fight for the ball in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Denver. The Nuggets won 95-86. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER — In the fourth quarter, Jamal Murray’s shot finally started falling.“About time,” the Denver guard said.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Keystone XL developer plans to start construction in 2019

first_imgLINCOLN, Neb. – The developer of the Keystone XL oil pipeline plans to start construction next year, after a U.S. State Department review ordered by a federal judge concluded that major environmental damage from a leak is unlikely and could quickly be mitigated, a company spokesman said Monday.TransCanada spokesman Matthew John said the company remains committed to moving ahead with the project following years of reviews from federal and state regulators. The company has already started preparing pipe yards, transporting pipe and mowing parts of the project’s right-of-way in Montana and South Dakota, but TransCanada said in court documents it doesn’t plan start construction in Nebraska in the first half of 2019.The report issued Friday from the Trump administration’s State Department drew criticism from environmental groups, who say they’ll continue to fight the project they view as an environmental threat.“The Trump administration sees no problem with building the Keystone XL — in other news, the grass is still green and the sky is still blue,” said Kelly Martin, a campaign director for the Sierra Club.The updated, 338-page report was released a little more than a month after a federal judge in Montana ordered the U.S. State Department to conduct a more thorough review of the pipeline’s proposed pathway after Nebraska state regulators changed the route.The original environmental impact study was issued in 2014, before Nebraska regulators approved a longer “mainline alternative” route that veered away from the company’s preferred pathway. President Donald Trump approved a federal permit for the project in March 2017, reversing former President Barack Obama’s decision to reject it amid concerns over greenhouse admissions.The report said the $8 billion, 1,184-mile pipeline would have a “negligible to moderate” environmental impact under its normal operations, and continuous monitoring and automatic shut-off valves would help company officials quickly identify a leak or rupture. Additionally, the report said TransCanada has a response plan in place that should mitigate the effects if it’s implemented quickly.“Prompt cleanup response would likely be capable of remediating the contaminated soil before the hazardous release reaches groundwater depth,” the report said.Environmentalists, Native American tribes and a coalition of landowners have prevented the company from moving ahead with construction. In addition to the federal lawsuit in Montana that seeks to halt the project, opponents have a pending lawsuit before the Nebraska Supreme Court. Oral arguments in the Nebraska case aren’t expected until next month.Critics of the project have raised concerns about spills that could contaminate groundwater and the property rights of affected landowners. In Nebraska, a major battleground for the project, opponents are trying to change the makeup of the Nebraska Public Service Commission in hopes of overturning its previous decision to approve an in-state route for the pipeline.The latest State Department report is a draft that must still face public review and comments, but federal officials say they expect to have the final draft ready by December. In court documents from the Montana lawsuit, TransCanada’s attorneys said they believe all the pending lawsuits will be resolved before construction begins.The pipeline would carry up to 830,000 barrels of crude oil per day from Canada through Montana and South Dakota to Steele City, Nebraska, where it would connect with the original Keystone pipeline that runs down to Texas Gulf Coast refineries. The State Department has noted that TransCanada has a lower overall spill rate than average in the pipeline industry.___Follow Grant Schulte on Twitter at https://twitter.com/GrantSchultelast_img read more

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Civil Defence dept puts boatmen, rescue teams & emergency vehicles in place to safeguard Kolkatans

first_imgKolkata: The Disaster Management and Civil Defence department has taken up adequate preventive measures to combat the cyclone Fani, which is expected to hit various South Bengal districts on late Friday evening.According to a Civil Defence official, all arrangements have been put in place in the coastal districts of the state, including the city. As many as 44 boats have been swung into action to handle emergency situations. Around 150 boatmen have been deployed in various districts, which include West Midnapore, East Midnapore, Jhargram, Hooghly, Howrah, North 24-Parganas, South 24-Parganas and Kolkata. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja”The boatmen have been given special training on rescuing people in danger. They have also been imparted with police training. Civil Defence Rescue vehicles have already been pressed into action in various districts. Around 17 such vehicles equipped with various modern instruments have been engaged in the coastal districts. The rescue vehicles will have equipment needed to cut uprooted trees and rescue people from buildings in case of an emergency,” a Civil Defence official said. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayHe also stated that as many as 34 quick response teams have been formed in various districts, including the city. Each rescue team comprises eight members who have special training in various fields related to disaster management. The teams have modern equipment to tackle the impending crisis. It has also been learnt that 65 Nuliahs (divers) and fishermen have been deployed in Digha and Mandarmani in East Midnapore since Thursday. The Nuliahs have been kept in the coastal regions of the district, where they will keep an eye on the sea beaches. They may also voyage into the sea if the situation demands. The Nuliahs have special training to float in the sea and rescue people. It may be mentioned all the disaster management and civil defence mechanisms have been put in place since Thursday. The district administration will decide how long the rescue teams and civil defence personnel will remain stationed in the districts. All the disaster management officials in the city have been alerted.last_img read more

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Man claims to be Uber driver tries to break into Chula Vista

first_img September 16, 2018 Posted: September 16, 2018 KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A man posing as an Uber driver tried to break into a Chula Vista home Sunday morning, an officer said.Around 7:30 a.m., a woman walked out of her home on Gilbert Place near East J Street to get the newspaper when a man approached her and claimed to be her Uber driver, Chula Vista police Lt. Gino Grippo said.“She didn’t order an Uber, so she went back inside and he tried to force his way into the home,” Grippo said.The woman and her husband, who was inside, managed to keep the man outside and shut the door on him.Police responded to the area and tried to apprehend the man, Grippo said. He resisted, and officers had to place him in a restraining device.The man, 39, was found to be in possession of what appeared to be cocaine, Grippo said. It wasn’t clear if he was under the influence of any substances at the time of the incident.The man was first taken to a hospital for a mental evaluation, then booked into jail on suspicion of charges relating to drugs, burglary and resisting arrest, Grippo said. Man claims to be Uber driver, tries to break into Chula Vista home KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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