Published on November 12, 2016 at 12:22 am Contact Paul: firstname.lastname@example.org | @pschweds Syracuse kicked off its season in grand fashion on Friday night, taking down Colgate (0-1), 83-55, in the Carrier Dome. No. 19 SU (1-0) was led by Tyler Roberson’s 18 points, Frank Howard’s nine assists and a defense that held the Raiders to just 7.1 percent from 3 in the second half.Here are three things we learned from the season opener.Syracuse’s press didn’t work to Jim Boeheim’s likingAs the Orange deployed several times throughout its two exhibition games, SU went with the press again on Friday night. It began against Colgate right after the under-eight minute mark media timeout with 7-foot-2 Paschal Chukwu at center and the speedy John Gillon at point guard. Those two players fit well into the scheme on paper because Gillon can scoot around the court and chase the ball quickly while Chukwu’s size gives him a chance to protect the rim on long breakout passes.The Orange had 10 steals and forced 14 turnovers but head coach Jim Boeheim still wasn’t happy with how the scheme was executed.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We were so bad I wanted to keep trying it to see if it would get any better. It didn’t,” Boeheim said. “It was horrendous. … If that’s the extent to what we can do with the press, you won’t see it much after this.”A reporter then asked why it was ineffective.“I guess they can’t do it. Why did Donald Trump become president? I don’t know.”John Gillon and Frank Howard can play together, but it likely won’t be for longOn multiple occasions point guards John Gillon and Frank Howard were on the court together. Though it was never for long spurts, the duo gave Syracuse an interesting look. Both are capable of handling the ball and both have the ability to shoot from the perimeter. They each knocked down a 3 off an assist from the other.Gillon said he enjoys playing at the same time as Howard because they both have diverse skill sets.Boeheim mentioned after Tuesday’s exhibition against Le Moyne that having both in together would be a possibility. On Friday, he reiterated that point but said it’s unlikely to happen often.“I don’t think they’ll play together that much,” Boeheim said. “They could. I just don’t think they’ll play together that much.”Syracuse’s rebounding still needs some workThe Orange outrebounded Colgate, 46-40, and lost the rebounding battle by two, 23-21, in the second half alone. Considering the Raiders’ tallest player, Dana Batt, stands at just 6 feet 9 inches, Syracuse had a chance to feast on the boards. SU’s roster includes Chukwu, the tallest player in program history, 6-foot-10 Taurean Thompson, 6-foot-9 Tyler Lydon and 6-foot-9 Dajuan Coleman.But Syracuse barely won the rebounding battle and Boeheim made a note of it after the game.“Didn’t really do a good job on the boards,” Boeheim said. “We’ve got to rebound the ball better. Got obviously, especially with a size advantage, we’ve got to take advantage of that and we didn’t.”Thompson led the way for SU with seven boards while Lydon and Coleman each had six boards. Against bigger and tougher competition, Syracuse will almost certainly need to have a better performance on the glass. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
FOLLOW US COMMENT Written By Associated Press Television News Last Updated: 8th August, 2020 07:13 IST Li At His Best And Builds Early Lead At PGA Championship Still young, often inconsistent, forever fearless, Li Haotong is capable of just about anything on a big stage in golf. He was at his best Friday in the PGA Championship LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 8th August, 2020 07:13 IST WATCH US LIVE Still young, often inconsistent, forever fearless, Li Haotong is capable of just about anything on a big stage in golf. He was at his best Friday in the PGA Championship.Three years after his 63 in the final round of the British Open, Li hit only four fairways at Harding Park and still managed a 5-under 65 that gave him the early lead and set the target for Jason Day, Brooks Koepka and Tiger Woods to chase.The 25-year-old from China capped a bogey-free round with his eighth straight par and was at 8-under 132, two shots ahead of Tommy Fleetwood of England among the early starters.Surprised? Depends on the day.“The last couple days, I’ve been pretty much all hit in the right spot,” Li said.Getting as much attention was the logo on his hat — WeChat, the Chinese social media company and one of his biggest sponsors. Li was in the spotlight at Harding Park one day after President Donald Trump signed executive orders on a vague ban of WeChat and TikTok in 45 days.Just as unclear was whether Li was aware of the development.“I don’t know,” he said. “Who knows?”Li is a two-time winner on the European Tour, most recently in 2018 at the Dubai Desert Classic when he rallied down the stretch to beat Rory McIlroy by one shot.He was sensational at Royal Birkdale in 2017 — only five other players have 63 in the final round of a major. But he had a terrible week in his Presidents Cup debut at Royal Melbourne in December. When he first came to America, he made fast friends on the developmental tours with his constant laughter, engaging personality and aggressive play.“He’s got the arsenal to take it low,” said Adam Scott, his teammate at Royal Melbourne. “But we don’t see that kind of consistency out of him, and that probably matches his personality a little bit. He’s young, though, and that’s the kind of golf he plays. He plays pretty much all guns blazing, and when it comes off, it’s really good.”And when it doesn’t? He beat Koepka in the Match Play last year and reached the round of 16. But that was his last top 10 in America. And then there was the Presidents Cup.Li brought his trainer to be his caddie, and the caddie got lost on the course during a practice round, gave up and headed for the clubhouse. Instead of finding him, Li played the rest of the round out of another player’s bag. International captain Ernie Els wound up benching him for two days, playing Li only when he had to. Li lost both matches he played.“It’s been very tough on me, the Presidents Cup, because I didn’t play until Saturday,” Li said. “So not quite in the Presidents that way, actually. But anyways, good experience.”Fleetwood had one of those final-round 63s in the majors two years ago at Shinnecock Hills in the U.S. Open. He had a 64 on Friday and was two shots behind at 134.Much like Li — maybe the only thing they have in common — it’s been a slow start back. Fleetwood stayed in England during the pandemic, not returning to competition until Minnesota two weeks ago (he missed the cut). He also played a World Golf Championship last week with middling results, but he found his form in San Francisco.“It’s funny really, like when you’ve played poorly, you feel a long way off, and then you have a day like today and you obviously feel a lot better about it,” Fleetwood said. “I feel like I’ve prepared well last week and this week and felt way more in the groove of tournament golf.”Cameron Champ, who grew up in Sacramento, had a 64. He was three shots behind Li, along with Paul Casey (67). Brendon Todd, who shared the 18-hole lead with Day, settled for a 70 and joined them at 135.Li, who primarily plays the European Tour, went back to China in March when the COVID-19 pandemic shut down golf. He returned at the Memorial and missed the cut, and then tied for 75th in a 78-man field last week in Tennessee.“I didn’t even (think) I could play like this … got no confidence,” Li said. “Probably it helped me clear my mind a little bit.”He’s wise enough to realize the tournament is not even at the halfway point. If the lead holds, Li would be the first player from China to hold the lead after any round of a major.Image credits: AP
Following discussion with Junior Public Infrastructure Minister Annette Ferguson, some 65 vendors fromAttendees during the meeting discussing the relocation to facilitate the WCD Road Improvement ProjectVreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara, have agreed to relocate in order to facilitate works under the West Coast Demerara Road Improvement Project (RIP).Minister Ferguson met with the vendors at the Vreed-en-Hoop Primary School to discuss a way forward that is agreeable to both the RIP and vendors. She was accompanied by officials from the Public Infrastructure Ministry, Finance Ministry, and Region Three Democratic Council (RDC).During the interactive session, it was emphasised that the project was one which would ultimately benefit the entire community, particularly its economic wellbeing through the provision of farm-to-market access.Furthermore, it was relayed by project coordinator Kester Hinds, that the US$44 million Road Improvement Project is the largest infrastructural development to ever be undertaken in Region Three. However, for the RIP to be successfully completed, the 65 vendors from Vreed-en-Hoop would have to temporarily relocate since their current location is in the direct path of the proposed road. As part of the contract, the technical specifications must be adhered to and are therefore unchangeable.
…. body says this ultimate betrayal is going to kill mining industryGovernment and the representative mining association of Guyana are at loggerheads over purported plans to rescind widespread concessions granted to the industry.Natural Resources Minister Raphael TrotmanThe concerns were raised by the Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) on Thursday, when, in a public missive it called on its members to be prepared to mobilise for strong and decisive action to safeguard their livelihood.According to the GGDMA, it “has received highly credible information that the current Government will be rescinding all the concessions granted to miners”.The Association said Finance Minister Winston Jordan was expected to make this announcement in his budget speech (on November 28) which would include measures that would result in the removal of: all Value Added Tax waivers, concessions for fuel and lubricants, concessions for motor vehicles, concessions on spares and parts, concessions on tools and equipment and the non-renewal of the fuel import licences. The Natural Resources Ministry has since swiftly responded, but instead of denying the accusation outright, said “we can state also that the Ministry of Finance is currently engaged in discussions regarding these concessions and other forms of support to the mining sector, including reviewing requests for renewal of these concessions”.According to the response to the mining Association issued by the Natural Resources Ministry, “we urge that the executive of the GGDMA await confirmed information from the Ministry of Finance or the Ministry of Natural Resources before making inaccurate pronouncements that do no one any good”. The GGDMA, in publicly voicing its concerns on Thursday, called the move on the part of Government “the ultimate betrayal of the miners by the APNU/AFC Government and will only serve to make the already difficult industry harder, if not impossible”.It said it was calling on the Government to restore the status quo and return all the concessions granted to miners under the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Administration.The GGDMA said too that the current Government has given no additional help to the industry. “They have provided no new concrete concessions and to date, they have not put in one single road or other infrastructural work that directly benefits the industry.” The Administration has since taken umbrage to this assertion, saying this position was wholly incorrect.According to the Natural Resources Ministry in its response to the GGDMA, in November 2015, agreements were signed between the GGDMA, the Guyana Energy Agency and the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission regarding a number of exemptions from Customs duties on fuel and equipment. These agreements remain in force.“As the period of the agreement signing would suggest, the agreement was signed under the current Administration”, contrary to what was said in the GGDMA missive, according to the Ministry’s release.Regarding the assertions by the GGDMA that the current Government has given no additional help to the industry, has provided no new concrete concessions and to date, has not put in one single road or other infrastructural work that directly benefits the industry, the Ministry maintains those assertions “simply have no basis in fact”.According to the Ministry, it, along with the Public Infrastructure Ministry is currently engaged with members of the GGDMA to address the maintenance and opening up of hinterland roads. The Natural Resources Ministry is adamant the David Granger-led Government places immense value on the contribution of mining to the socioeconomic well-being of Guyana, and especially hails the contributions of small- and medium-scale miners.“The Administration has no intention of turning its back on the miners at this critical time of national development,” the Ministry said in its missive. The GGDMA in its complaint observed that “the gold industry is set to surpass the 600,000 ounces mark this year…Two-thirds of this figure is the direct effort of the small and medium-scale miners…We have produced this much gold without the concessions or tax breaks the foreign companies enjoy.”The GGDMA said it held the view that given the same concessions as the foreign companies “we can produce more than 600,000 ounces by ourselves.” The Association said the proposed backward step, on the part of the Administration “to remove all waivers and concessions, will see a significant decline in the production targets next year and many more miners on the breadline.”According to the GGDMA, “the industry is already suffering and this betrayal is going to kill mining in Guyana…Miners are prepared to take all necessary steps to ensure that the industry survives. We will stand together.”
0Shares0000Fellaini appeared to have words with Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho. Photo/DAILY MAILMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Feb 2 – Marouane Fellaini could be sidelined for two months after being forced off in Manchester United’s defeat at Tottenham.Fellaini lasted just seven minutes of Wednesday night’s 2-0 loss at Wembley, with reports suggesting that the Belgian international could be now set for a lengthy spell on the treatment table. United boss Jose Mourinho said: “He came off because he had something in his knee. Unlucky for him and unlucky for me. He came on with enthusiasm, but he has an injury in his ligament.”Subsequent reports have indicated that Fellaini has indeed suffered a serious injury, which rule him out for six to eight weeks.If the 30-year-old is out for two months, then it could severely limit Fellaini’s future contributions in a United shirt.Fellaini’s contract is due to expire at the end of the season and he is expected to leave Old Trafford on a Bosman deal in the summer.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)