Oshae Brissett settles in, other notes from Syracuse’s 71-62 win over Iona

first_img Published on November 14, 2017 at 10:59 pm Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21 Facebook Twitter Google+ During a timeout, Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim told freshman forward Oshae Brissett a screen would come his way from the weak side.“OK, coach,” Boeheim recalled Brissett saying in the team huddle.“He ran right into the screen,” Boeheim said later. “He said, ‘Well, I tried.’ I said it’s not good enough to try. You have to go around the screen and be there. But that’s what happens when you have freshmen. They’re not going to be able to do some of those things.”Brissett, Syracuse’s 6-foot-8 freshman forward represents the youth of SU this season, Boeheim said. Brissett has said he is nervous in the beginning of games, which contributes to why many of his first shots are too strong. In Syracuse’s (2-0) 71-62 victory over Iona (0-2) Tuesday night inside the Carrier Dome, Brissett did not work around the screen Boeheim warned about, nor did he knock down any of his first three shots.“Still learning,” Brissett said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe progressed in the game, hitting on four of his next six shots for 12 points across 37 minutes on the floor. Given that redshirt freshman forward Matthew Moyer has not contributed much offensively — he scored zero points in 18 minutes Tuesday — Brissett provides the bulk of Syracuse’s scoring at the forward position.Boeheim said Brissett’s next step is attacking the basket with more effectiveness and crashing the boards. He lost possession of the ball on his first drive attempt of the second half, going left on the baseline. A few possessions later, he knocked down a pull-up jumper around the free-throw line. He finished with two assists and three rebounds.Marek Dolezaj’s weight not an issueDolezaj, a 6-foot-9, 180-pound forward, played 22 minutes off the bench. He scored seven points on 3-for-5 shooting and grabbed six rebounds. He entered the game about six and half minutes in.He allowed Iona forward TK Edogi behind him on the left side of the zone, and Edogi delivered. He caught an alley-oop over Dolezaj and dunked the ball despite a foul. Later, Dolezaj traveled on his first catch near the rim, but he picked up a steal and hustled on a transition play to receive a feed from Tyus Battle and score two points.“Dolezaj goes after the ball, he really hustles,” Boeheim said. “His shooting … it’s a long ways away. Everybody talks about strength. (Syracuse 2005 first-round NBA Draft pick) Hakim Warrick weighed 160 pounds when he came in here as a freshman. He was pretty good. Never weighed more than 180. Everybody talks about weight and they want to be negative. That has nothing to do with it. He’ll be fine. He’s thin so he can move faster.”Battle, Howard play bulk of minutes at guardBattle and Howard played 35 and 40 minutes, respectively, as fellow guard Howard Washington did not play. Graduate transfer Geno Thorpe played only eight minutes because “he was terrible,” Boeheim said. Thorpe had one turnover and shot 1-for-3.Battle scored a career-high 28 points and Howard added a career-high in points of his own, 15, to go along with four rebounds and three assists.“Frank got to the basket,” Boeheim said. “I thought he had a few places where he could have played up. He never really played the point in high school … it will take him a little while to get used to it. Tonight was a good step, really good step.”Fast break defenseIona scored 10 fast-break points. The up-tempo-minded Gaels beat SU up the floor several other times but did not convert. Boeheim said after the game that SU needs to get back quicker to prevent transition baskets, which came from both long rebounds and made baskets.“Their forwards leaked out right when we got a basket,” Syracuse junior center Paschal Chukwu said. “So the centers, when we went for rebounds, they were leaking out. We just need to recognize that and definitely try and get back.” Commentslast_img read more

PaySafe launches ‘US Rapid Transfer’ seeking to deliver instant conversion dynamics

first_img StumbleUpon PokerStars begins Paysafe ‘Rapid Transfer’ Euro rollout July 16, 2019 Advancing its US position, digital payments technology firm PaySafe Group has confirmed that it will launch its ‘Rapid Transfer’ product through subsidiary Skrill USA.An established product within 18 European countries, Rapid Transfer is Paysafe’s ‘proprietary built’ instant bank transfer technology, which allows merchants to offer ‘instant secure onsite transactions’, increasing all-around customer conversions.In addition to facilitating merchant payment capacities, Rapid Transfer enables digital consumers to seamlessly upload funds from their online bank account to their Skrill digital wallet.Launching Rapid Transfer within the saturated US payments scene, Paysafe states that it seeks to bring ‘alternative transactional arrangements to US consumers who prefer  the security of online banking to standard credit card transactions.The payment technology group points to its in-house ‘2018 Lost in Transaction’ research which details that /a third of US consumers (30%) have ecommerce fraud concerns, reassuring these customers through secure payments services has become commercially important for merchants’.Commenting on proceedings, Lorenzo Pellegrino, Chief Executive of Rapid Transfer at Paysafe Group, said:“Our Q4 2018 research reveals that only a fifth of smaller US online merchants (22%) offer direct bank transfer. This suggests there is significant space for Rapid Transfer’s growth in the US market, especially considering the product’s benefits for card, not present merchants and their customers as well as its strong uptake across Europe.” Related Articles Skrill launches ‘Knect’ next-level rewards programme November 22, 2019 Submit Paysafe confirms Philip McHugh as inbound CEO May 31, 2019 Share Sharelast_img read more

49ers Richard Sherman on Russell Wilson: ‘I’ve seen him throw 5 picks’

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile deviceSANTA CLARA — You just knew cornerback Richard Sherman could find a way to spice up Sunday’s return to Seattle, his home the previous seven seasons before defecting to the 49ers this year.First off, Sherman didn’t berate Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson the way he famously did former 49ers Michael Crabtree and Colin Kaepernick five years ago. But Sherman sure wasn’t offering praise Thursday about Wilson’s …last_img read more

Interpreting a soil test report

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Soil test reports vary from laboratory to laboratory, but they all report key results of pH, lime test index (LTI) or buffer pH, phosphorous, and potassium. These results are used to develop fertilizer recommendations. Other useful measures on the report, such as cation exchange capacity (CEC), organic matter, and base saturation, can further define soil factors related to nutrient availability and holding capacity that should be considered as nutrient plans are developed. Desirable ranges to maximize crop production for each of the tests performed in a standard soil test are listed in Table 1. This table should serve as a general guideline to help determine if your soil is within the desirable range for each of the parameters tested. Thorough guidelines are given in “Tri-State Fertilizer Recommendations for Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, and Alfalfa.” Soil pH and buffer pHThe level of active soil acidity is measured using soil pH. A pH value above 7 is alkaline; a value below 7 is acidic. A pH value of 7 is neutral. LTI or buffer pH is an indicator of the reserve (potential) acidity in the soil and is used to determine the quantity of lime needed to correct the pH of an acidic soil. In Ohio, subsoil pH varies based on soil parent material. Limestone parent materials found in western and northwestern Ohio may have a subsoil pH that is greater than 7 and contain as much as 50% calcium carbonate or its equivalent. Eastern and southeastern Ohio soils, developed mainly from sandstones and shale subsoil, may have pH values as low as 5. The Ohio State University Extension fact sheet “Soil Acidity and Liming for Agronomic Production, AGF-505-07” provides a detailed explanation of pH, buffer pH, and liming considerations in Ohio. Phosphorus, potassium, calcium, and magnesiumSoil test values may be reported in parts per million (ppm) or pounds per acre (lb/ac). To convert from ppm to lb/ac, multiply ppm by two. Phosphorus, potassium, calcium, and magnesium soil test values are indicators of the relative available nutrient levels in the soil and not equal to the total amounts of these nutrients available in the soil for plant uptake. Phosphorus and potassium soil test values are correlated with crop yield response and fertilizer needs (i.e., as the soil test value increases, the need for supplemental fertilizer decreases).Soil organic matter, CEC, and base saturation are other variables that are shown on the soil test report to quantify soil characteristics and help understand other qualitative factors associated with the area represented by the sample. Organic matterTillage, parent material, crop productivity, and other management factors influence soil organic matter. Organic matter is important in nutrient holding capacity. Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC)CEC measures the capacity of the soil to hold exchangeable cations (positively charged ions) and is reported as meq/100 grams of soil (meq = milliequivalents). Exchangeable cations include aluminum, hydrogen, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. The CEC depends largely on the amount and type of clay and the organic matter content. The higher the CEC value, the more cations the soil is able to hold, reducing the likelihood of leaching. It is not practical to attempt to increase the CEC of a soil by adding clay or organic matter. Liming an acid soil will slightly increase the effective CEC. Base Saturation: % calcium, % magnesium, and % potassiumBase saturation is the extent to which the adsorption complex of a soil is saturated with exchangeable cations other than hydrogen or aluminum. It is expressed as a percentage of the total CEC. The calcium to magnesium ratio is calculated on the basis of percentage saturation of the soil CEC by both elements. This ratio should be considered when lime is added to the soil. If the Ca:Mg ratio is 1:1 or less (less Ca than Mg), a lower percentage magnesium limestone should be used. Agronomic crops grow over a wide range of ratios with the ideal ratio being about 6:1 to 10:1.The magnesium to potassium ratio should be greater than 2:1. In other words, the percent base saturation of Mg should be at least two times the percent base saturation of K. High K frequently results in reduced uptake of Mg by plants. Therefore, to help prevent plant nutrient imbalance, additional Mg may be required to maintain an Mg:K ratio of at least 2:1. The greatest concern with this ratio is for grass hay production where forage produced on a field with less than 2:1 Mg:K ratio can result in grass tetany conditions.To read the entire FactSheet on Interpreting Soil Test Reports and to understand more about soil nutrient management, see our Agronomic Crops webpage on Fertility: http://agcrops.osu.edu/FertilityResources.last_img read more

30th Annual Fort Wayne Farm Show at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest When Jack Thill started the Fort Wayne Farm Show, he envisioned a trade show where the farm community could come together with agri-business leaders to learn about and compare the latest equipment and products in this ever-changing marketplace. Now, in its 30th year, that vision has grown to become one of the nation’s most respected farm shows, attracting qualified attendees from many states.Exhibitors present the latest farm technology the industry has to offer along with the area’s largest variety of farm machinery equipment, in one location. In 2019, Northeastern Indiana Soil and Water Conservation Districts and Purdue Cooperative Extension will present daily educational seminars. Parkview Health Systems will offer free CPR Classes each day of the show. Also in 2019, in support of the Indiana FFA Scholarship Foundation, fundraising auctions, featuring a variety of donated items, will be held both Tuesday and Wednesday. Last year’s auction raised over $20,000.00 for scholarships.With the completion of the new Conference Center, the show now offers approximately 1100 booths. This has allowed us to display some of the larger pieces of equipment we have had to previously turn away and to include many new exhibitors!The event will be held Jan. 15, 16, and 17, 2019.last_img read more

‘Punjab govt. considers itself above Akal Takht’

first_imgUnion Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Saturday hit out at the Punjab government over the issue of joint celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev’s 550th birth anniversary, saying it has “gone blind in arrogance” to the extent that it “considers” itself above the Akal Takht. She charged Chief Minister Amarinder Singh with “challenging the supremacy” of the Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of Sikhs, by deciding to hold a parallel stage to mark the 550th ‘Parkash Purb’ celebrations at Sultanpur Lodhi. Separate stage“Today, this (Congress) government has gone blind in arrogance that it considers itself above the Akal Takht Sahib and the SGPC. What is its compulsion (of having separate stage) that they had to stoop so low. Leaving its own responsibilities, today what is law and order situation, roads network in the State. Leaving aside their job, they are into setting up their stage,” she said. “Why Amarinder is impatient in undertaking the responsibility of the SGPC?” Ms. Badal wondered. The Bathinda MP’s remarks came a day after Minister Charanjit Singh Channi accused the Shiromani Akali Dal of trying to stop the State government from holding the function to celebrate the Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary.Ms. Badal said “for a devout Sikh a directive from the Akal Takht Sahib is a supreme order”. She said it was extremely unfortunate that the Congress government had decided to hold a parallel function despite an advisory from Akali Takth Sahib Jathedar Harpreet Singh and attempts by the SGPC to hold joint celebrations.last_img read more

Beijing Winter Olympics to be the first games powered by green electricity

first_imgUS judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes An artist’s illustration shows what the National Aquatics Center will look like after renovations for the 2022 Winter Games, when it will host the curling competition. [Photo/China Daily]BEIJING — For the first time in Olympic history, the venues for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics will be powered by green electricity, according to Science and Technology Daily.A signing ceremony was held between the Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) on Wednesday, confirming the deal.ADVERTISEMENT Electrical work for the Beijing Winter Olympics has achieved set targets to this point, and the first batch of Winter Olympics venues in Beijing and Hebei province are now qualified to purchase green electricity.The use of green electricity is a concrete measure to implement the concept of a green Olympics and fulfill the commitment of the bid, said Zhang Jiandong, vice-mayor of Beijing and executive vice-president of the Beijing 2022 organizing committee.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe move will promote the extensive use of green energy in Beijing, co-host city Zhangjiakou, and other cities, he said.As green electricity trading agents, the State Grid will speed up the construction of a smart grid to ensure a safe, reliable and green power supply for the Beijing Winter Olympics, said Xin Bao’an, general manager of SGCC. PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations 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 Mighty Sports books quarters, beats UAE View commentslast_img read more

Torres leaving Europe with future call close

first_imgTransfers Torres set to make future call as departure from Europe is confirmed Dejan Kalinic 14:23 6/5/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Torres - cropped Getty Images Transfers Atlético Madrid Sagan Tosu J1 League Primera División The legendary Atletico Madrid striker is close to making a decision on his next move, with his father hinting that a switch to Japan is on the cards Atletico Madrid great Fernando Torres will announce his future in the next fortnight, according to his father.Torres, 34, bid farewell to boyhood club Atletico at the end of the season, having helped the La Liga outfit win the Europa League.The 110-time Spain international is expected to join J.League outfit Sagan Tosu, but his move is yet to be confirmed. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now His father, Jose Torres, said Fernando was close to making a decision, confirming the forward’s next move would not be to a European club.”I am sure it won’t be in Europe, it will be a long way away,” Jose Torres said, via Sport.”He still doesn’t know, but he will say soon, in the next two weeks for sure.”The J. League recently jumped the gun with an announcement regarding an impending arrival in Japan for the World Cup winner, forcing them into issuing an apology. “Today on the official website of the J.League, a page containing incorrect information regarding a player joining Sagan Tosu was made viewable,” a statement read.”Our sincere apologies go to the Sagan Tosu club, everybody involved with the club, fans and supporters for any inconvenience this may have caused.”We are currently investigating what caused this error and we will do our very best to prevent this from happening again.”Torres scored 10 goals in each of his final two seasons at Atletico, the club he made his senior debut with in 2001.last_img read more

ONLINE SHOP SET TO OPEN

first_imgTo coincide with the release of Esus’ new Touch Football shoes, the TFA online shop is set to open towards the end of next week.TFA have been working hard to ensure the new shop has the most up to date list of products, technical resources, referees gear and now…Esus Touch shoes!The Esus Touch shoes will soon be available in everyday sporting footwear retailers, but in the meantime will be exclusively available through the TFA online shop.The first 1000 purchasers of a pair of Esus shoes will receive a free backpack (pictured on the TFA website.)The TFA shop can be accessed by using the link on the front page ‘TFA Merchandise’ or by clicking here: TFA ONLINE SHOPTo check out the shoes, visit www.esus.com.au or their specific Touch shoes page www.esus.com.au/brands/brands_esus_touch.html or see the story on the TFA homepage.last_img read more

NBA Union Plans Grievance Over New Flopping Fines

Anyway, Howard said the only problem he had with the new rule was that punishing floppers after the fact isn’t going to change any of the outcomes on the floor during the game. The new punishment for flopping the NBA instituted is being met with resistance by the players union, which said it will file a grievance and unfair labor practices charge against the league over the disciplinary guidelines aimed at curtailing flopping.“The NBA is not permitted to unilaterally impose new economic discipline against the players without first bargaining with the union,” executive director Billy Hunter said in a statement.Earlier Wednesday, the NBA announced a fine schedule for flopping, the practice of tricking the official into calling a foul by exaggerating contract. Under the guidelines being challenged by the union, the league said players would receive a warning for the first flop, followed by fines of $5,000 for the second offense, $10,000 for the third, $15,000 for the fourth and $30,000 for the fifth. Beyond that, players would be subject to increased discipline at the league’s discretion, including higher fines and/or suspension.All punishments would be handed out after possible flops are reviewed on video after the gameHunter called the new rules “without precedent in our sport or any other sport,” and characterized the penalties as “a vague and arbitrary overreaction and overreach by the commissioner’s office.”NBA spokesman Tim Frank said, “Although we haven’t seen any filing from the Players Association, our adoption of an anti-flopping rule is fully consistent with our rights and obligations under the collective bargaining agreement and the law.”The move by the NBPA was expected and largely procedural. Union officials are not necessarily opposed to putting rules in place to curtail flopping, but are prepared to argue that monetary discipline cannot be imposed outside of the fine schedule for various offenses already contained in the collective bargaining agreement.Player reaction Wednesday was strongly in favor of the new flopping guidelines, however — at least at Lakers camp, where Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard and Steve Nash all gave their approval for the concept, if not the execution.“I’d love to see it have an impact on the game itself,” Bryant said. “In international play, they give you a technical foul, a free throw and you get the ball back. I like the rule, though. Shameless flopping is just a chump move. We’re familiar with it, and Vlade [Divac] kind of pioneered it in the playoffs against me and Shaq.” Nash said it’s “good, actually, to try to keep the game honest and penalize guys for trying to trick the referees.” Moments later, he was accused by his own teammate of flopping in practice. “I drove down the lane today and I saw him and as I was going towards him, I passed the ball to Kobe and [Nash] kind of touched me and said, ‘Ahhhh!’ and fell on the ground,” Howard said. “That’s a flop. And coach called a charge on me, but he’s going to get fined by me and David Stern.” After Howard informed his new point guard of this, Nash replied, “There’s no videotape in here.” Good comeback, but it’s not clear whether this incident was an indictment of flopping or the new offense the Lakers are running. Shouldn’t Nash — not Dwight — be driving down the lane and passing to Kobe? “If guys are going to flop in a game, we’re going to get the foul called,” Howard said. “So the fine is not really going to help us in the game. It is what it is. I’ve never flopped. I don’t know how to flop. For the guys who do, this is good. They can’t do it as much and guys like me can be a little bit more physical and get away with it.” read more