Freshman midfielder Brendan Curry plays hero for SU in 13-12 OT win over North Carolina

first_imgWhile Syracuse head coach John Desko approached the stage for his postgame press conference, freshman Brendan Curry scrambled out of his coach’s usual seat.“You ever been in one of these before?” Desko asked the midfielder.“No,” Curry said through a smile.“We’ll have to teach you where to sit, then,” Desko quipped.Curry’s first press conference came moments after he assisted on No. 7 Syracuse’s (7-4, 4-0 Atlantic Coast) game-winning overtime goal against North Carolina (6-7, 0-3) in a 13-12 win on Saturday night in the Carrier Dome. About 20 minutes prior, there was no reason to believe Curry, who had zero points until the final two minutes of regulation, would be talking to the media postgame. In fact, it didn’t look like Syracuse would be celebrating a win. Then, the first-line midfielder took over, scoring the Orange’s final two goals in regulation and assisting on the overtime goal to catapult Syracuse to a regular season conference title. His three points match a career high he set earlier in the season against Duke.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“He was playing more composed in the second half,” Desko said. “He really went hard to the goal and I thought he shot very well. So we were filling it with him and decided that’s who we wanted to have the ball at the end of the game.”Curry started his first game nearly a month ago against Rutgers and has been a mainstay on the first line since. In the five games he had started in prior to Saturday, Curry tallied six points, including his three-point performance against then-No. 3 Duke. Many of those points came because of Curry’s speed, something both his teammates and coaches have highlighted throughout the season.Early in the first quarter Saturday, Curry had the ball at his sweet spot. From the top of the restraining box, Curry looked down his defender while taking a few short choppy steps. With a burst of speed, he darted down the right sideline, gaining steps on his defender along the way. But UNC’s goalkeeper Alex Bassil made an easy save on what Desko called postgame a “flat” shot.Curry wouldn’t shoot again for nearly 50 minutes. For SU, it was worth the wait. Trailing by two goals with under two minutes to play, Curry had the ball up near midfield. With 15 yards of open field in front of him, he took off. Brendan Bomberry set a pick on Curry’s defender, and Curry took advantage, cutting slightly to his right and facing little pressure from a UNC defense that was slow to slide to Curry.Running down the right side alley, Curry slung a shot just like he had in the first quarter. This one had more mustard on it, though, and Curry pinned it to the top left of the cage. After the goal, he let out a subtle fist pump, hugged junior attack Nate Solomon and nodded his head as if to show more was coming.“I knew I was going to get the shorty, I got it most of the game,” Curry said. “They weren’t really sliding to me much, so I kind of took that extra step and took couple a more shots than I usually would’ve.”Less than a minute later, Curry caught a pass out by the numbers at the 20-yard line. Curry hopped twice preparing to challenge short-stick defender Cole Haverty who was guarding him. Once sprinting, Curry briefly carried his stick with his one-hand while sneaking by Haverty. When Curry ran past Haverty, no UNC defender slid fast enough, allowing Curry to put his left hand back on the shaft and rip a goal to the bottom right of the cage.Curry fist-pumped once more, but this one was more emphatic. He held his legs in a wide, proud stance, and let out a roar as teammates swarmed him.“We just didn’t slide,” North Carolina head coach Joe Breschi said. “Curry’s a speedster, he got separation and you know he was outside the hashmarks. It was one of those things where it was a judgment call with the clear through guy and he didn’t slide.”In overtime, UNC kept a short stick on Curry. The high school attack turned college midfielder spun his stick and played with his pace of jog while running alongside UNC defender Cam Macri. This time the slide came too quickly, Breschi said.Tar Heels defender Michael Nathan left his post on the crease to help with a streaking Curry, who immediately fed a pass to where Nathan was just standing. Bomberry caught the pass and shot in one fluid motion. As the ball sank into the nylon of the net, Curry held both arms up in celebration before chest bumping with Tucker Dordevic.Curry then ran to the corner and tackled Bomberry. His teammates joined in on the moshpit near the football end zone, piling on top of Curry.“At this point in the season I try and think of myself not really as a freshman anymore,” Curry said, “I mean we’ve all played the same amount this season. Just to get my confidence is a big thing and just being confident throughout the stretch… It was just really fun being out there.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 14, 2018 at 8:24 pm Contact Josh: [email protected] | @Schafer_44last_img read more

City of Olympia Eases Downtown Olympia Holiday Shopping by Postponing Washington…

first_imgSubmitted by City of OlympiaThe Washington Center’s new facade and marquee is expected to be complete in early 2014.The City of Olympia and The Washington Center for the Performing Arts (The Center) are pleased to announce that the City is suspending construction on the Washington Center project through the holiday season. Washington Street will be fully open and accessible starting Saturday, November 23, 2013. Final construction will resume in early January.“We are excited to ring in the holiday season with our friends and neighbors in the community. A break in the project will give patrons and shoppers a chance to experience downtown Olympia without having to negotiate the construction,” says Executive Director Jill Barnes. “We look forward to celebrating the future of the Washington Center as the project wraps up in the New Year.”The Washington Center has many events planned during December. Enjoy Flamenco dancing, multiple performances of the Nutcracker, Clean Water/Cool Jazz, and even Sing-a-long Grease! Visit www.washingtoncenter.org for a listing of performances.Downtown merchants and Olympia Downtown Association also have a full day of Downtown for the Holidays activities planned for Sunday December 1st, from 12 noon-5pm. Visit www.downtownolympia.com for details. To make your holiday shopping even easier, downtown parking is FREE at 2 and 3 hour meters from December 12 through 24.In addition, you may view original artwork from local artist Ira Coyne on the front façade of the Washington Center. On large plywood panels, Coyne depicts the many eras of the Washington Center building, which opened in 1924 as the Liberty Theater and became the Olympic Theater in 1948.“We’re pleased to reopen Washington Street in time for the holiday season,” says Rich Hoey, Olympia’s Public Works Director. “We know that access is vital for a thriving downtown. We encourage residents to come down and support the businesses, see the art work, and enjoy a performance.”In January, work will resume and will include installing the brick and stone siding on Washington Street, completing the new entry canopy, and the hanging of a new marquee! One lane of Washington Street will be closed in January during this final stage of construction, lasting approximately four to six weeks. Facebook34Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Four sets of traffic lights for Old Town in next phase of Letterkenny roadworks

first_imgA one-way traffic system will be put into place on the Old Town Road of Letterkenny this Tuesday in the next phase of roadworks by Irish Water.Motorists will be facing more delays as four sets of traffic lights will be operating in the area around the Old Dunnes Stores due to restrictions.This next phase of Irish Water works will last for four weeks. The majority of the works, which are part of the Letterkenny Sewerage Scheme, will be carried out at the mini roundabout at the Old Dunnes.Traffic will be restricted to a one way system in that area and will be managed by four sets of traffic lights:1. Traffic lights on Pearse Road (to facilitate traffic coming from Pearse Road)2. Traffic Lights on Oldtown Road (to facilitate traffic coming from Glenties direction)3. Traffic lights in the area of Oldtown Bridge (to facilitate traffic coming from Oldtown/Rockhill)4. Traffic lights at Old Dunnes Stores (to facilitate traffic coming out of Dunnes Stores)Planned traffic management system for the second phase of Irish Water works at Old Town/Pearse Road LetterkennyGardaí issued a traffic notice to the public this week, adding that they will be assisting the Traffic Management Company with the traffic flow. Gardaí said: “Slight delays in traffic flow may be expected while these works are being carried out. Please obey all directions given by the Traffic Management staff and Gardaí.“The area will be monitored by Gardaí and any breaches of Road traffic legislation/non compliance with the traffic light system will be dealt with by Gardaí accordingly.” Four sets of traffic lights for Old Town in next phase of Letterkenny roadworks was last modified: August 8th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Irish WaterletterkennyOld Town Roadroadworkstraffic lightslast_img read more

Tiger Brands grows Nigeria stake

first_img25 September 2012South African food company Tiger Brands has expanded its African stake by buying 63% of Dangote Flour Mills in Nigeria for approximately R1.5-billion, the company announced on Tuesday.Tiger Brands is a fast-moving consumer goods company (FMCG) listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.It currently operates in Nigeria, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya and Zimbabwe, and its acquisition of Dangote Flour Mills is its third – and largest – deal in Nigeria.It follows the acquisition of biscuit manufacturer Deli Foods Nigeria Limited in April 2011 and UAC Food and Beverage Businesses in May 2011.The purchase would add “significant scale to Tiger Brands’ existing Nigerian businesses and represents a further important step in Tiger Brands’ expansion strategy on the balance of the African continent,” Tiger Brands said in a statement.“Nigeria is a key strategic growth market in West Africa, the second-largest African economy and one of the fastest growing economies in sub-Saharan Africa.”Dangote Flour Mills is regarded as a leader in the flour and pasta market segment of Nigeria’s consumer food sector, with a 30% market share in flour milling and 40% market share in pasta.It is the second-largest flour milling company in Nigeria and is involved in flour milling and processing, as well as processing pasta and noodles.“With an estimated population in excess of 160-million and projected average real GDP growth forecast over the next three years of approximately 7% per annum, Tiger Brands believes, particularly for consumer goods, that the potential of the Nigerian market is significant,” Tiger Brands said.“Tiger Brands views its strategic relationships with both the Dangote and UAC groups as crucial to its continuing success within the Nigerian FMCG sector.“Over the medium term, operational synergies and efficiencies will be leveraged to ensure all parties benefit from these strategic alliances.”SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Africa’s first accelerator mass spectrometry lab unveiled

first_img8 July 2014Africa’s first accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) facility was unveiled by Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor at the iThemba Laboratory for Accelerator-Based Sciences at the University of Johannesburg on Monday.AMS is mainly used for the radiocarbon dating of biological, geological and hydrological material, as well as historical artefacts. It also has important applications in biomedicine – including Alzheimer’s and cancer research, as well as drug discovery – and in climate and environmental research.Pandor said the new facility would help to achieve the vision, spelled out in the National Development Plan (NDP), of “turning South Africa into a vibrant knowledge-based economy … driven by the quality of the human capital we develop … our research and development infrastructure, and the enablers we have put in place to bridge the chasm between research and socio-economic outcomes”.According to Pandor, over 300 items of state-of-the-art research equipment have been acquired and placed at various South African universities since 2005, attracting foreign scientists, increasing postgraduate student numbers and boosting local and international collaboration.“The facility is going to be particularly valuable for purposes of human capital development, and we see it being used to train scientists and students from a variety of scientific disciplines in the use and application of rare isotopes.”Dr Simon Mullins, who heads iThemba Labs’ Gauteng facility, said that while there were accelerator facilities in Nigeria, Egypt and Algeria, iThemba Labs was the only facility on the continent to host its own AMS lab.“Previously, any research requiring the use of AMS warranted shipping the samples to an overseas facility,” Mullins said. “By hosting a lab locally, iThemba Labs now enables the continent’s research community with a faster and more efficient method of sample analysis.”Mullins said the AMS lab would provide both a dynamic research environment and a rich training ground for Africa’s next generation of .“Many of the 100 or so AMS facilities worldwide cater mainly to radiocarbon dating on a commercial basis,” he said. “We have chosen to focus on a research-oriented approach to the operation of our AMS lab, offering a wider range of isotope analysis, which will go hand-in-hand with postgraduate training for master’s and doctoral degrees.“The lab will also be used for biomedical research applications, as well as for archaeology and palaeosciences, in which Wits University is a leading research institute that hosts the Centre of Excellence in Palaeosciences, the Evolutionary Studies Institute and the Rock Art Research Institute.”The new facility is funded by the Department of Science and Technology, the National Research Foundation and the International Atomic Energy Agency.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Google paces pack in autonomous car race, says California regulator

first_imgAlphabet’s self-driving division, Waymo, is far ahead of the competition in the autonomous car race, according to data released by regulators in California.Compared to other autonomous car systems, Waymo’s is more accurate, requires less human intervention (0.2 times per thousand miles) and has logged 30 times more autonomous miles than all competitors combined.See Also: Google’s Waymo self-driving cars kept offline to avoid hackersIn California, all companies testing self-driving vehicles must send data reports to the Department of Motor Vehicles. These reports detail crashes, issues with the self-driving system, and upgrades or changes.It should come as some relief to Alphabet, which has been testing autonomous cars for over four years, a long time compared to BMW, Ford, and Nissan, three rivals in California.Tesla comes in second?Tesla, a major rival to Alphabet in the self-driving race, also tests autonomous cars in the state. It counted more than 500 miles, small change compared to the millions of miles its AutoPilot system has completed on highways.The disparity between Waymo and other self-driving systems might be enough for Alphabet to win over suppliers, like Fiat Chrysler, which don’t have a large stake in the self-driving business. Some, like Volvo or Ford, might also find licensing Waymo’s technology to be cheaper and lead to faster deployment.Waymo has not mentioned any significant partnerships with automakers so far, but CEO John Krafcik said he does not expect Waymo to build the hardware to run the self-driving system.Google recently filed a patent for a pickup location finder for self-driving cars, hinting at the possibility of a self-driving taxi service from Mountain View. That would put it in direct competition with Uber, which Google Ventures backed early on. David Curry 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle… Tags:#Alphabet#Autonomous car#California#featured#Google#Self-Driving#top#Waymo For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In…center_img IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… Related Posts last_img read more

This Clemson Hype Video Will Get Tigers Fans Amped For 2015

first_imgThis Is Clemson featuring the Clemson tiger paw.This Is Clemson Hype VideoMuch to the chagrin of Florida State fans, the Clemson Tigers have been predicted by many, including the media, to win the ACC in 2015. If star quarterback Deshaun Watson can stay healthy, those predictions just may turn out to be right. Earlier this offseason, a YouTube user named @joemac413 put out an incredible four-minute hype video to tease the 2015 for fans. It’ll have Tigers supporters ready to run down the hill with the team this September. Is this the year Clemson finally breaks through and competes for a national title?last_img read more

Guardiola admitted that getting rid of Hart was difficult

first_imgPep Guardiola insisted that it was probably the toughest decision of his career to let Joe Hart go after he took over at Manchester City – and decided to replace him afterwards.The Spaniard brought Claudio Bravo to replace the Englishman between the posts but the Chile international wasn’t that successful – however, Ederson, who joined the club before this season, has been doing really well since then and Guardiola can be happy with this decision.The former Bayern Munich or Barcelona coach spoke about this decision as he said, according to Standard:norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“I think it was the toughest decision I ever made as a manager [to let him go]. Because he is an incredible professional when we worked together and there are no doubts about his quality.”“I don’t know what happens in that situation, I think West Ham is going to talk with the club, he is our player and if he is not going to continue here [West Ham] next season I don’t know, now is the first I am hearing that information.”last_img read more

Ballon dOr round 2 between Luka Modric and Antoine Griezmann

first_imgThis Wednesday we get the second round in the Ballon d’Or race between Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric, and Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann. We got a great match this Wednesday for all of you, the European Supercup between Real Madrid and Atletico will take place, and we are excited for the second round of the Ballon d’Or race between Luka Modric and Antoine Griezmann. Yes, you read correctly. We are convinced that this season will be the first one that doesn’t have Leo Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo as the Ballon d’Or winner and we think that Luka and Antoine will take their place as the first player to win it ten years after a long reign from both giants. Neither Cristiano not Lio were able to win the World Cup with their national teams this summer, plus France won the competition and the Ballon d’Or is delivered by French magazine ‘France Football’. It really is a no-brainer.? ¡Nuestros 29 convocados para la Supercopa de Europa! #RMSuperCup pic.twitter.com/7LFy5IUaoL— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) August 13, 2018In fact, we actually think that there is even a small chance of Leo Messi not even getting into the podium of this year’s award and Cristiano Ronaldo finishing third in the voting. If this happens it would really be a huge change in the football landscape, we could very well be on the brink a new era in which other players are considered to win the coveted award instead of that duopoly dominated by M10 and CR7. But in order to get that result by the end of the season and see a different player being recognized with the Ballon d’Or, first we need either Luka Modric or Antoine Griezmann to deliver more consistent performances apart from the World Cup they had where the French forward won the collective accolade and Modric got the individual recognition as the best player in the competition.? Tallin. ? Un derbi. ? La #Supercopa en juego.¡VAMOS, ATLETI! ?⚪??#AúpaAtleti #RealMadridAtleti pic.twitter.com/3JDL9ZGigL— Atlético de Madrid (@Atleti) August 14, 2018Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.Modric and Griezmann’s best aspects to win the Ballon d’Or.Now, to have a better understanding of how great of a chance each of these players have to actually win the individual award by the end of the season, first we have to take a look at what each of them accomplished with their club and country. Antoine Griezmann has the better shot at the prize because of the two group trophies he got with Atletico Madrid and France, he won the World Cup with his national team and the UEFA Europa League with the Colchoneros by scoring goals in each of the two finals. That alone could be the deciding factor for Antoine to win the award, but Modric also completed an outstanding season with both Real Madrid and the Croatia National Team.Ne lâchez rien !! ???? pic.twitter.com/096kRlZDrJ— Antoine Griezmann (@AntoGriezmann) July 21, 2018The Croatian midfielder was not only the best player in the World Cup, he also made the case to be considered the best midfielder of 2018 given the various accomplishments he had with Real Madrid and also leading his country to a World Cup final as a true underdog of the competition. With Los Blancos this season, Luka Modric wasn’t able to take his team to win La Liga or the Copa del Rey, but he had a fantastic Champions League season where he won the third consecutive playing for Los Blancos after they defeated Liverpool in the final. Modric played fantastic football alongside German midfielder Toni Kroos with Real Madrid, this leaves today’s European Supercup performance with everything still in play and it gives both players a chance to make a case for themselves in from of all the Ballon d’Or voters.Back to work! ⚽️? pic.twitter.com/c3mAvc93VO— Luka Modrić (@lukamodric10) August 10, 2018Who do you think has a better chance at winning the Ballon d’Or, Luka Modric or Antoine Griezmann? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Ronaldo doubts Neymar will play for Real Madrid

first_imgDuring an interview this Thursday the Brazilian legend opened up about everything, but he revealed that he doubts Neymar will ever play for Real Madrid.Every time we get a chance to hear Brazilian legend Ronaldo Nazario is a good day, he recently gave Diario AS from Spain an interview in which he revealed some very interesting information about Neymar possibly going to Real Madrid. To those who don’t know, Ronaldo’s company 9nine has 20% of Neymar’s image rights and they usually have sensitive information in regards to the PSG player’s future. So this interview was most important to know for sure if Real Madrid is actually going after the former Barcelona player or not, but it wasn’t easy for the interviewer to get information from the Brazilian legend because he knows how to take care of his clients very well. During the long interview, Ronaldo Nazario talked about Real Madrid’s life after Cristiano, his legacy in football, and he also spoke about that sensitive subject in regards to Neymar’s future as either a Real Madrid or a PSG player.the KING ? @KingJames pic.twitter.com/YEmSYN6AyX— Neymar Jr (@neymarjr) August 30, 2018The Brazilian legend was first questioned about Real Madrid’s chances to fight for trophies this season and he believes they will remain competitive despite Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure: “For me, Real Madrid is still favorite because if there is a club that is always favorite to win everything, that club is Real Madrid which has won the last 4 out of 5 Champions. They are just as favorite as before. It will always be Madrid, a club with a long tradition and even more so in this competition. Barça is also a candidate. The English clubs have gotten some very interesting signings this summer, but they are just not on the same level as Madrid or Barça. I hope Bale is the one who scores the goals now that Cristiano is not around, Real Madrid will always have players who can score goals. If one of them is not around, it has to be another because that’s how the team must work. A squad is not only one player even if he looks more competitive than his teammates, you have to work as a collective,” said Ronaldo.Ronaldo Nazário: “Imagina una Selección con nosotros dos en el ataque… Cuántos goles habríamos marcado juntos. Ahora es tu turno, Neymar”. ??? pic.twitter.com/HjEfv0gzU1— Invictos (@InvictosSomos) December 24, 2017The former Brazil international finally touched on the Neymar subject and revealed some very interesting information and he also spoke a little about Kylian Mbappé’s rise to stardom: “The whole Neymar to Real Madrid situation is not that clear, the interest from either side has never been so clear to me at least. I think Madrid can be interested in every great player, they are always keeping an eye out for the best. If you ask ten clubs if they want Neymar, 9 of them will say they do. But that is very different from actually being an offer for him, I just don’t think there is right now. We can’t play with the fans’ feelings over this. I don’t think the deal is very convenient and I don’t think there even was a negotiation but there was always information coming from the outside. Neymar’s World Cup performance wasn’t good, it wasn’t a great month for him. Mbappé still needs to improve to be compared with Neymar, Messi or Cristiano, but he does have great potential. He is very good, has a lot of speed and versatility. PSG have a great squad, but they need a lot more than just great players to win the Champions League,” said the Brazilian.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.¡FENÓMENO! ?Ronaldo Nazario ?? el único jugador en anotar en El Clásico portando la playera del Barcelona y la de Real Madrid.También en hacer gol en el Derby de Milan con el jersey de Inter y AC Milan. pic.twitter.com/5sps3GAZNL— Mente Futbolera (@somoslamente) August 23, 2018To close with this amazing interview, Ronaldo touched on another sensitive subject that has to do with the injuries that prevented him to stay on that insane level of competition by the end of the nineties. The Brazilian legend doesn’t regret anything that happened throughout his career and he thinks it’s not healthy to think about the past and what could’ve been if he hadn’t picked up those two horrible knee injuries: “I have no problem with not winning the Champions League during my career, that motivated me to try and win it for many years and it made me a better player. I’m still very happy for everything I achieved during my career. I could think about what could’ve been if I hadn’t gotten injured, but I just don’t want to. I used to always look for a reason why it happened to me but that’s what destiny had for me, it helped me become a better person and know myself a lot better. I fought to get back after the injury but then another one came and that’s what happened. I’m not complaining about anything. If it hadn’t happened to me, I don’t think I would’ve been a better player,” he finished.Día de @ChampionsLeague en Mónaco para @Ronaldo pic.twitter.com/x40PIbA2KP— David Espinar (@despinar) August 30, 2018Do you think Ronaldo is hiding information he knows about Neymar or is he telling the truth? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more