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  • The two reasons why Arsenal favour Brendan Rodgers to replace Unai Emery

    first_img Comment Advertisement Arsenal are ready to tempt Brendan Rodgers away from Leicester City (Picture: Getty)Arsenal will approach Brendan Rodgers about replacing Unai Emery because they want a manager who speaks good English and has a strong media profile, according to reports.Emery’s 18-month tenure as Gunners boss came to an end of Friday morning after he was sacked with Arsenal eighth in the Premier League.The Spanish manager led PSG to the French league title and won three Europa Leagues with Sevilla but struggled at the Emirates after succeeding Arsene Wenger last year. Unai Emery was sacked by Arsenal on Friday morning (Picture: Getty)Former Arsenal midfielder Freddie Ljungberg has been placed in temporary charge of the club while the board draw up a a shortlist of potential managerial candidates.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTCarlo Ancelotti, Mikel Arteta, Patrick Vieira and Mauricio Pochettino have all been linked with the position but the Daily Mirror say Leicester City manager Rodgers is high on the list of targets.It is claimed Arsenal will look at appointing a manager with a strong media profile and excellent communication skills, two things which were said to be flaws in Emery’s armoury.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityFormer Liverpool and Celtic boss Rodgers fits the bill and, under his leadership, Leicester have climbed to second in the Premier League table.Asked about the speculation linking him with Arsenal on Friday, Rodgers said: ‘We’re at the beginning of something here [at Leicester].‘My relationship with the people here and the players is very strong. We think we are starting something exciting. The two reasons why Arsenal favour Brendan Rodgers to replace Unai Emerycenter_img Advertisement Emery defends Arsenal team’s performance after Frankfurt lossTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:03FullscreenEmery defends Arsenal team’s performance after Frankfurt losshttps://metro.co.uk/video/emery-defends-arsenal-teams-performance-frankfurt-loss-2059112/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘Arsenal is a fantastic club. One of the greats in this country. I’m sure they have an idea of who they want to bring in.‘There’s disappointment whenever a coach loses his job. Unai has proved himself over a number of years. I have sympathy for him.’Arsenal, who dropped to eighth in the Premier League under Emery, travel to Carrow Road to face Norwich City on Sunday.MORE: Petit names the top three candidates to replace Emery after Arsenal sackingMORE: Kroenke wanted to give Emery more time at Arsenal before sacking Metro Sport ReporterFriday 29 Nov 2019 5:34 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link775Shareslast_img read more

  • Housing project locked down; resident positive for COVID-19

    first_imgClose contacts of Patient No. 585 would be tested. As of yesterday, 40 residents have submitted specimens for testing. Mayor Elvira Alarcon said the lockdown covered 64 houses. The lockdown started on Monday, July 13, hours after the resident’s test result was released by the Department of Health (DOH) Region 6. Alarcon ordered policemen to guard the entrance and exit points of the housing project. ILOILO – The municipality of Batad locked down for five days a housing project after a resident tested positive for coronavirus disease  2019 (COVID-19). The patient was a farm worker. She had fever and cough on June 28. The local government unit (LGU) of Batad would provide the needs of the locked down families such as food and water, among others. The COVID-19-positive resident was a 56-year-old female (Patient No. 585) now confined at the Western Visayas Medical Center (WVMC) in Mandurriao, Iloilo City. The patient had herself checked by a doctor on June 30 at the Jesus Colmenares District Hospital in Balasan, Iloilo. She was diagnosed with community-acquire pneumonia (moderate risk). During the lockdown, said Alarcon, there would be contact tracing. On July 8 she insisted on going home despite having fever. The next day she consulted a private doctor. She had difficulty breathing and had allergy. She was eventually taken to WVMC where she was tested. “Wala man sia sang may ginkadtoan, sa uma man kag tapos sa baybay,” said Alarcon./PNlast_img read more

  • Aurand leads Laurel Highlands Sprints to Hesston checkers

    first_imgHESSTON, Pa. (May 20) – Ron Aurand was the Saturday night winner when the Laurel High­lands Sprint Series ventured to Hesston Speedway.Runner-up in the 20-lapper for IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars was Nathan Gramley and Drew Ritchey was third.Aurand and Reed Thompson drew front row starts and Aurand set the fast pace with Thompson close behind. Within a few laps, Scott Lutz moved into second with Gramley, Ritchey and Steve Kenawell Jr. settling in behind him.Gramley had taken over second before the only caution of the race came on lap 16. When the green came out again, Aurand took off and took the win with Gramley, Ritchey, Lutz and Ke­nawell in tow.The next race for Laurel Highlands and round three of the Summer Showdown will be Sunday, May 28 at Bedford Speedway.Feature results – 1. Ron Aurand; 2. Nathan Gramley; 3. Drew Ritchey; 4. Scott Lutz; 5. Steve Kenawell Jr.; 6. Reed Thompson; 7. Ryan Lynn; 8. Rob Felix; 9. Jonathon Jones; 10. Brad Mel­lott; 11. Joe Zap; 12. Judi Bates; 13. Rob Bartchy; 14. Mike Alleman; 15. Jim Kennedy; 16. Coltt Lepley; 17. Mike Wenrick.last_img read more

  • MDI baseball team crushes 3 home runs to beat Bucksport

    first_img Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com. BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island baseball team opened the 2019 season by losing to Bucksport in walk-off fashion. When the two teams met again Tuesday, the Trojans came away with a walk-off win of their own — in a much different manner.MDI homered three times Tuesday en route to a 12-2 win over Bucksport in Bar Harbor. The victory, which was solidified when Drew Shea’s second home run of the game activated the 10-run rule in the fifth inning, avenged the Trojans’ season-opening loss to the Golden Bucks last month and gave the team a third straight win in the midst of a tight Class B North playoff race.MDI’s Kyle Nicholson makes a running catch during the fourth inning of a high school baseball game against Bucksport on May 21 in Bar Harbor. Nicholson had two hits for MDI in the win. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELL“We’re playing good ball right now,” MDI head coach Andy Pooler said. “It can be hard to find that consistency at first with such a young group, but we’ve been able to get that in these past few games. … Today, we just came out, had fun and hit the ball really well.”Porter Isaacs gave MDI (8-5) a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning when he hit a three-run blast over the center-field fence for the team’s first home run of the season. The Trojans then extended their lead to 5-0 on RBI singles by Sam Keblinsky in the second inning and Quentin Pileggi in the third.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBucksport (5-7) got on the board in the top of the fourth with a pair of RBI doubles to cut MDI’s lead to 5-2. After pitcher Sam Mitchell got out of a jam to keep the Golden Bucks from cutting further into the lead, Sam Keblinsky hit an RBI double to score Kyle Nicholson before being caught stretching at third.Three batters later, Shea hit a fly ball that appeared headed for the gap in right-center field. Instead, with just the right amount of wind pushing it, the ball cleared the fence for a two-run home run.“Drew has a very good approach where he’s going to try and hit it to that gap,” Pooler said. “You hit the ball as hard as he does, and those line drives turn into big flies sometimes.”After the Trojans added one more run in the fourth inning to make the score 9-2, Shea got another turn to bat in the fifth. With two runners on base, the senior slugger homered for the second time to bring an end to the game.Keblinsky led MDI with three hits on the afternoon as Isaacs, Nicholson, Pileggi, Shea and Nick Corson had two apiece. Mitchell earned the win on the mound for the Trojans with seven hits and two earned runs allowed in 4 2/3 innings of work.MDI’s Sam Mitchell pitches during the second inning of a high school baseball game against Bucksport on May 21 in Bar Harbor. Mitchell allowed just two runs in 4 2/3 innings of work to earn his second win of the season. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLTy Giberson, who homered for Bucksport when the Golden Bucks and Trojans met last month, had two hits for the visitors. Jacob Ames added a single and a double for Bucksport, which also got hits from Cam Grindle, Tyler Hallett, Ryan Howard and Dylan Wight.The Trojans moved on from that April 18 loss to Bucksport rather quickly, but it was still weighing on their minds as they took the field Tuesday. Isaacs’ early blast gave fourth-place MDI the momentum it needed to avoid putting itself in another tight game with the Golden Bucks.“We’re all really happy,” said Isaacs, whose home run assistant coach Brent Barker called a “moon shot.” “It feels a lot better [to be where we are now] than it did at the start of the season.”Bucksport, which remained in third place in Class C North despite the loss, will host Sumner (4-9) at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow, May 22. The Golden Bucks will then play 4:30 p.m. road games against Dexter Thursday, May 23, and George Stevens Academy on Monday, May 27, before finishing the regular season with a rematch against Sumner at 4 p.m. next Wednesday, May 29, in Sullivan.MDI’s next game will be back at home against Belfast (7-6) at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 23. The Trojans will then take on John Bapst (5-7) at 4:30 p.m. tomorrow, May 24, at Husson University before hosting Ellsworth at that time Monday, May 28, to close out the regular season.“I always say to these guys, ‘Hey, we’ll worry about tomorrow after today,’” Pooler said. “We’ve got a tough road ahead still with three good teams left and then the playoffs, but I’m happy with where we are at this point. We’re getting hot at the right time.”center_img Bio Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Latest Postslast_img read more

  • Minister Norton anxious to implement comprehensive sports plan

    first_imgDR George Norton, Minister of Social Cohesion, seems to have a master plan on how he intends to change the landscape of sports in Guyana since taking charge of the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport on September 1.Norton, who also served as Minister of Public Health after a change of Government in 2005, is no stranger to sports in Guyana, with his exploits in football, athletics, swimming and other areas of sports being well documented.Upon adding sports as an area of control to his portfolio in the President David Granger-led government, Norton had spoken on many occasions about how excited he was to finally be in a position to serve in the capacity of his passion.On Wednesday, speaking exclusively with Chronicle Sport, the former Health Minister said “what we need to do is to make certain that all the budgetary allocations given for sports, be spent for and spent in time for the 2017 (budget).”Norton’s predecessor Nicolette Henry, who now heads the Ministry of Education, was criticised for her obvious lack of interest in sports and at a meeting with her staff to announce her move to the ‘Brickdam Office’ confessed to not placing emphasis on sports as she did on culture and youth.“I would hate to ever think that we will have to return moneys to the consolidated funds that were earmarked for sports, because from this time of the year, we’ve already started preparing a budget for 2018, but whatever was in that budget for 2017, my immediate goal is to spend it; make certain that we use the money for what it was earmarked for,” said Dr Norton.The Sport Minister further noted, “the second instance, I would want to see if we can try to make all the sporting facilities functional that are available. In other words, if we have a ground, it must be in a condition that our sports team can make use of.”“I would really want a national team to be a true representation of the Guyanese population because I think we have the skills, even though it’s not completely harnessed in the sense that everyone is given that opportunity. I want to ensure that everyone in Guyana is given an equal opportunity to be exposed,” Norton pointed out.Expenditure in sports, the ministry received $536,979,000 for 2017, compared to $295,460,000 it received for this year.It means that sports got $241,519,000 more than it received in 2016, representing an increase of 82 percent for the Department. In addition, the National Sports Commission (NSC) was awarded $215,000,000 compared to $178,699,000 this year Current Expenditure.The NSC, under Director Christopher Jones, also enjoyed an increase of $36,301,000 – a 20% boost from their previous budget allocation. … Looking to make full use of budgetary allocationlast_img read more

  • SU’s Melo arraigned in court on criminal mischief charge

    first_imgUPDATED: June 2, 2011, 4:30 p.m. A Syracuse men’s basketball player was arraigned in Syracuse City Court Wednesday morning on a misdemeanor charge of fourth-degree criminal mischief. Fab Melo, a sophomore center, is accused of reaching through the open driver’s side window of a 2003 Chevrolet Impala and breaking the turn signal control arm, defense lawyer Gary Sommer confirmed. The break caused the turn signal, headlight high beam control and windshield wiper control to become inoperable. The incident occurred Monday afternoon in the 300 block of Slocum Heights on Syracuse University’s South Campus. The Department of Public Safety was not involved in the case, which was entirely handled by city police, DPS Chief Tony Callisto said. Sommer declined to discuss the facts of the case and would not comment on the monetary damage done to the car. Fourth-degree criminal mischief charges are given in instances of recklessly damaging another’s property, exceeding $250 in damage.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Sommer said Melo, whose full name is Fabricio de Melo, was asked to appear in court and did so voluntarily. After pleading not guilty before City Judge James Cecile, Melo was released on his own recognizance, or without bail. Cecile issued an order of protection for a woman. When contacted, Cecile said he could not speak about cases that were still pending. Sommer declined to comment on how or if Melo and the woman were involved. The woman was Melo’s girlfriend, according to an Associated Press article Wednesday. The case was adjourned to June 14, Sommer said. Melo will then appear before City Judge Steve Dougherty, who handles domestic violence cases. It is unclear how this will affect Melo’s standing on the team. Bernie Fine, an associate head coach for the men’s basketball team, accompanied Melo to court Wednesday but declined to comment on the subject. Pete Moore, spokesman for the team, said in an email Thursday the athletics department would not comment and directed further questions to university officials.  Kevin Quinn, senior vice president for public affairs for SU, said in an email statement the university is unable to speak on the matter due to federal law and university policy. He did say Melo remains a currently enrolled student. Melo, a former McDonald’s High School All-American, had a difficult freshman season for Syracuse. He averaged just 2.3 points per game for Syracuse and showed an inability to stay out of foul trouble. He started 24 games but played an average of only 9.9 minutes. mjcohe02@syr.edu — Asst. Sports Editor Ryne Gery contributed reporting to this article. Comments Published on May 31, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: mjcohe02@syr.edu | @Michael_Cohen13center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

  • Syracuse overcomes usual deficiencies to cruise past Alcorn State 57-36

    first_imgThe cold streak began innocently enough. Syracuse was doubling Alcorn State’s score, 32-16. But the all too-familiar problems that have shown themselves in this young season dotted a painful stretch for fans and players.Free throws clanked. Passes went awry. Even Michael Carter-Williams, one of the nation’s top point guards, went cold enough to be pulled.“It was pretty frustrating,” senior guard Brandon Triche said. “… I think sometimes we want to get a quick shot, sometimes we rush a little bit. And then when we rush we still don’t get a good shot.”Still the Orange (11-1) pulled itself together to rebound from its first loss of the season and beat the Braves (2-13) 57-36 in front of 19,365 in the Carrier Dome.While the Orange largely outclassed its lowly opponent, the free-throw shooting struggles continued, SU was lukewarm at best on the perimeter, and the team is now just one game away from Big East play in hardly convincing form.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU went without a field goal for 8:34 to start the second half, and were it not for sharpshooting guard Trevor Cooney, it could’ve lasted longer. The period epitomized the current problems of this SU team.More than seven minutes into the cold spell, C.J. Fair stole the ball and passed the ball to Triche. The guard pushed it up the bench-side sideline to an open James Southerland on the break. SU’s leading scorer pulled up and his shot clanked out.The botched play eventually led to ASU pulling to within seven with 12:17 left in the game.Ultimately, strong SU defense, too many turnovers from Alcorn State and widespread foul trouble helped the Orange cruise to its eighth 20-plus point win of the season. Still, with an off shooting night the offense inspired little confidence, underscoring the Orange’s reliance on outside play.“Our perimeter guys have got to play well. That’s how we won against San Diego State, that’s how we won against Arkansas,” head coach Jim Boeheim said. “If we have our perimeter guys play well then everything can work off that. Our big guys aren’t yet ready offensively that are going to win games for us.”And in a game in which Triche and Carter-Williams collectively coughed up eight turnovers, SU destined itself for an uninspiring night. As one would expect against another all-around smaller team, the Orange worked the inside better than usual. Thirty-two of SU’s 57 points were scored in the paint, or 56 percent of all Orange scoring. From 3-point range, SU shot just 3-of-15.Yet the effort to pound the interior also reproduced the now-infectious free-throw struggles. The team was 12-of-28 from the line, but 14 of those shots were taken by DaJuan Coleman and Jerami Grant. The former went 2-of-7, the latter 3-of-7.The number of free throws taken was impressive, the conversion rate was not.“I don’t feel like it was on purpose,” Grant said when asked if ASU intentionally sent SU to the line. “Their defense was just that bad.”And in the most nerve-racking stretch of the game, SU was 4-of-8 from the line.“They’re the two probably biggest guys and they were getting the ball and were getting fouled so they were active anyway,” Boeheim said. “That’s a good thing, but you can’t continue to miss half your free throws or close to it. That’s something that is a concern.”If not for Cooney’s timely spark and some stifling defensive work, the Orange might’ve seen out an even less comfortable game.On the game-turning play, a C.J. Fair steal was the trigger. On Alcorn State’s next possession SU doubly assured the crowd that SU was back to suffocating possessions and making shots.After Cooney batted a pass away from ASU’s Anthony Evans, Baye Moussa Keita picked the ball up and gave it to Triche. The senior guard then dished to Cooney at the point, who then deferred back to the upperclassman on the left wing. Triche passed down to Southerland who whipped the ball from the baseline up to Fair midway up the left side of the paint. It was two-handed bunny dunk time. Fair knew it, and he made sure everyone else in the building did, too. The Orange led 41-29.SU iced away the rest of the game. Carter-Williams returned, Cooney gave SU the range and dribble penetration it lacked for much of the game and Alcorn State could do little but foul, watch and turnover.Still, flaws were exposed and re-exposed. And so the Orange’s second-to-last nonconference game of the year goes down ingloriously.Said Cooney: “It wasn’t the most fun game to play in.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 30, 2012 at 12:52 am Contact Jacob: jmklinge@syr.edu | @Jacob_Klinger_center_img Related Stories Gallery: Syracuse loses first game of season to Temple in Gotham ClassicTemple guard Wyatt paces offense with 33 points, hits all 15 free throws; Temple limits Carter-Williams, disrupts Syracuse offenseSyracuse looks to fix rebounding deficiencies, bounce back from 1st loss of season against Alcorn Statelast_img read more

  • Mork to head Board of Trustees

    first_imgJohn Mork will take over as the chair of the USC Board of Trustees, replacing Edward P. Roski Jr., USC announced Monday.Head of the class · Longtime supporter, benefactor and USC alumnus John Mork, pictured with his wife Julie, will chair the Board of Trustees, replacing Edward P. Roski Jr. – Photo Courtesy of Steve Cohn / USC University CommunicationsRoski will step down after five years as chair.“For over a decade, USC has benefitted enormously from John Mork’s boundless energy and passion for our academic mission,” President C. L. Max Nikias told USC News.Mork, a B.S. ’70 and M.S. ’12 alumnus, and his wife Julie Mork donated $110 million to USC in 2010 to provide scholarships to low-income students at the school. The Mork Family scholarships pay full tuition plus $5,000 in living expenses for 100 students each year.In 2005, the couple donated $15 million to the Viterbi School of Engineering, naming the Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science.John Mork is the founder and CEO of Energy Corporation of America, based in Denver, Colo. His son Kyle Mork took graduate classes at Viterbi while his daughter Alison Mork ’05 and M.A. ’10 majored in Business Administration and received a Masters of Arts in Teaching from the USC Rossier School of Education.last_img read more

  • UPDATE: LAPD, DPS hold open forum for students

    first_imgStudents, alumni, faculty and community members voiced their concerns at an emotional open forum between the Dept. of Public Safety and the Los Angeles Police Department Tuesday evening in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center Ballroom, which was filled to capacity.The ballroom reached capacity at 750 students and an additional 200 students were turned away at the door.The forum was organized in response to events at an off-campus student graduation party on 23rd and Hoover streets early Saturday morning where six students were arrested by more than 79 LAPD officers.Students participated in a campus sit-in Monday at Tommy Trojan from noon to 4 p.m. to protest against the excessive force used by more than 79 LAPD officers in response to the noise complaint.The forum was moderated by Roy P. Crocker Professor of Law Jody Armour. Panelists included  Capt. Paul Snell of the LAPD Southwest Division, Inspector General Alex Bustamante, Cmdr. Bill Scott of LAPD, Chief John Thomas of DPS, Commanding Officer of Operations South Bureau Bob Green and USC Vice President for Student Affairs Michael Jackson participated in the discussion.Rikiesha Pierce, a senior majoring in sociology, was one of the key organizers and was the first to speak at the event. After she published an article on racial profiling in the community, Pierce was contacted by Thomas and Snell, who collaborated with her to hold the forum.“When students are being humiliated by their community law enforcement, there is a fundamental problem there and, even deeper, no one said nothing,” Pierce said. “This meeting was an attempt at reconciliation and at collaboration.”The event opened with the presentation of a compilation of videos recorded by students at the scene of the incident. Video clips showed students being handcuffed by police and even one female student crying out in pain as she was handcuffed on the ground.“That was a very sobering video,” Jackson said. “It really brings focus to this discussion and helps, for those of us who weren’t there, visualize what occurred and how our students were put into a very vulnerable position.”The host of the party Nate Howard, a senior majoring in communication who was arrested Saturday morning, began to cry as he emphasized that it is up to the millennial generation to work together and change the current situation. He received a standing ovation after stressing the need for unity to correct the flaws of law enforcement.“I have a voice and I spoke it. It’s up to our generation,” Howard said. “We have to move on for something bigger.”Armour asked both DPS and LAPD officers and representatives questions about issues regarding racial profiling and the social consequences of race-based judgements. LAPD responded saying that police placed a distress call because they believed their safety was in danger.“We do not believe at this point that there were any indications that this was race based,” Snell said. “What I would like focus on now is how we can move forward. We do not want this to happen again.”The majority of audience members rose their hands when Scott asked if they believed the response from LAPD was race-based.When asked about the support the students who were arrested can expect to receive from the university, Thomas said that he is in dialogue with the students and their parents to make sure that they are cared for and that they will not have to pay bail. Jackson responded that he is not in favor of the current charges being pressed against the students.“The key for us right now with respect to the students is to give them as much support as we possibly can and to advocate, from my perspective, that these charges should be dropped,” Jackson said.Updated on May 8th at 6:30 P.M.President C. L. Max Nikias released a statement Wednesday evening responding to the events at the party. He said he has been updated by his senior staff since early after the incident.“I had complete confidence in my leaders as they fully briefed me in advance on their discussions with student leaders and the plan for last night’s forum,” Nikias said in a statement. “I was pleased that there was an opportunity for an open dialogue and for people to express concerns.”Nikias said that he remains optimistic about the future relations between the university and its students.“We are confident we will move ahead from this issue in an even more productive and positive,” Nikias said.At the forum, students and the parents of the arrested students proceeded to spend an hour giving testimonies of their experiences during the night of the incident. They expressed love for their university but also stated the desire for DPS and LAPD to actively create the open discussion they talked about. Students also yelled out from the crowd asking where President Nikias was during this open forum.Evan Vujovich, a senior majoring in music industry who lives in the house across the street that hosted a party at the same time, said that the police did not address his party first, which refuted previous reports.“Our party ended but we were not asked to disperse, we were not asked to go home, we were not pushed out of our party that was also peaceful,” Vujovich said. “Our party was equally loud, had at least as many people and our party wasn’t even registered with DPS.”Jason Sneed, a senior majoring in philosophy, politics and law and one of the students who was arrested, addressed the social media movement that helped gather interest in the event. The hashtag #USChangeMovement was a trending topic in the Los Angeles area on Twitter while the forum was still in progress.“We’re here today based off of facebook, emails and Twitter,” Sneed said. “If we can create a movement based on social media, how much more powerful can we be?”Photos by Shoko Oda Video from the scene, courtesy of USC Black Student Assembly.last_img read more

  • As tallest team in the conference, Syracuse finds problems with height

    first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ At 6-foot-1, Lindsay Eastwood is the tallest player in the College Hockey America conference. That’s before the extra two inches her skates give her. Every game, Eastwood is the tallest player on the ice, but it’s not just the redshirt senior that has the height advantage. It’s an advantage shared by the entire Orange team.Syracuse (3-12-1, 2-1-1 College Hockey America) has an average height of 5-foot-8, highest in the CHA. Eastwood isn’t the only 6-foot skater for Syracuse, as freshman Anna Leschyshyn is 6 feet tall as well. As the tallest team in the conference, SU has realized that as much of an edge height can be, it can also pose problems. “I’ve got a long reach so that definitely helps me,” Eastwood said. “Players are coming one-on-one on me, so it’s definitely an advantage. I think I just need to be able to play to that advantage or else it can become a weakness.”In hockey, size has always mattered. Bigger players win board battles and create traffic in front of the net. All three of SU’s leaders in blocked shots, including Eastwood, stand above 5-foot-9. Only Penn State has as many players over 5-foot-9 as SU (nine), but PSU doesn’t have a single skater above 6 feet. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEva Suppa | Digital Design EditorMost opponents don’t have the size to matchup with Eastwood and the Orange, which can create a unique advantage for Syracuse. RIT, for example, doesn’t have a player over 5-foot-9, and has one conference win on the season. “We try to teach our kids to be active with their stick and tracking the puck and trying to be disruptive,” said head coach Paul Flanagan. “So from that perspective I think having reach and length can really help.”Defender Kristen Siermachesky (5-foot-11) is also one of the tallest players on the team. She cited height as an “intimidation factor,” but only if it is used in the right way — stick-checking opponents, winning pucks along the boards and tipping pucks on net.  But that long reach can also get players into trouble, Siermachesky said. Sometimes, it can be difficult for taller players to defend against shorter, quicker opponents. Shorter players can move their feet faster, and that often results in taller players playing catch-up. When taller players rely too much on their long reaches, it can result in stick penalties like hooking or tripping. Those penalties have been a problem for the Orange all season. It contributed to the worst start in program history this year, as SU lost multiple games after bad penalties late. In 2019, Syracuse is second in the nation with 191 penalty minutes. The 5-foot-10 Kelli Rowswell leads the Orange with 11 penalties, seventh-most in the nation.Eva Suppa | Digital Design Editor“It’s tougher sometimes for our bigger kids that have to be careful,” said Flanagan. “You’ve got to manage yourself pretty well, your hands, your elbows just so you’re not getting penalties, when you tower over someone you just have to be careful.”There are a few SU players who don’t have a height advantage and are forced to have different styles of play. Amanda Bäckebo, the shortest player on the team, said she knows that she won’t win board battles with bigger players, so she tries to “sneak out” and use her speed to get to the puck first.“So, if I go into, like, close competitions there, I have no chance,” Bäckebo told The Daily Orange last year. “I (had) to have a play style that didn’t involve too much physics.”This season, while penalties have piled up and the offense has struggled to produce goals, Syracuse’s unique perceived advantage has actually contributed to their most glaring weaknesses. Comments Published on December 4, 2019 at 10:30 pm Contact Gaurav: gshetty@syr.edulast_img read more