WLAX : Syracuse confident following impressive performance against No. 1 Northwestern

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse didn’t have much time to think about its dramatic overtime loss to Northwestern on Wednesday. The Orange had less than 12 hours from the moment the final whistle blew until the time it had to board its flight to Gainesville, Fla., the next morning.But SU wouldn’t have it any other way.‘It’s our third game, and they’re the best in the country, No. 1, and we were up by four at one time,’ Syracuse attack Michelle Tumolo said. ‘We were out to fight. We only go on from here. We play (No. 5) Florida next, so we know we have big games coming up, so we can’t dwell on this.’Syracuse (1-2, 0-0 Big East) led the No. 1 Wildcats 6-3 at halftime Wednesday before falling 11-9 in overtime, but Syracuse’s first-half success gave the team a formula to be successful against anyone. That starts with an attempt to rebound against the No. 5 Gators (4-1, 0-0 American Lacrosse Conference). The No. 11 Orange takes on Florida in Gainesville on Saturday at 1 p.m.The matchup with the Gators will be the first game in a stretch of two more contests against ranked teams in Monday’s deBeer Women’s Media Poll. And that stretch will give the Orange the chance to continue learning and growing just as it did Wednesday against Northwestern.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAll four of the Gators’ wins have come from beating unranked foes Jacksonville, Maryland-Baltimore County, Siena and Detroit. Jacksonville is the only team with a winning record, and both Siena and Detroit are winless. In Florida’s only test against a ranked opponent, the Gators fell 11-9 to No. 2 North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C.Meanwhile, the Orange has yet to play an opponent ranked lower than No. 8 and just forced the nation’s top-ranked team — a team that hadn’t won a game by fewer than eight goals all season — into overtime.‘I think it built a lot of confidence for us,’ SU midfielder Katie Webster said. ‘We know we can play them, play with them, and I think we can beat them in the future. So I think we can play with Florida, Maryland, anyone.’And the first half is what inspired that confidence. Syracuse jumped out to a 6-2 lead by making plays that were to be expected from Northwestern.Already holding a 3-1 lead, Becca Block carried the ball up the field. The SU defender flipped the ball back to Tumolo, who was running away from the net. Tumolo then made a perfect pass fading away from the net to Webster.The SU midfielder then bounced the ball between NU goaltender Brianne LoManto’s legs for the goal.Plays like that left NU head coach Kelly Amonte Hiller impressed after the game.‘I think Syracuse is a great team,’ Amonte Hiller said. ‘They’ve got weapons all over the field.’But perhaps the Orange can learn even more from the end of that game. After allowing seven straight goals and being held scoreless for nearly 25 minutes, SU scored three goals in the final 4:16 of regulation to force overtime.SU head coach Gary Gait said that’s a difference between this year and last year for the Orange. This group takes advantage of opportunities the 2011 squad failed to en route to a mediocre 10-8 record.‘I think it’s a step for this team,’ Gait said. ‘… We have the potential to take this team to the next level. I think we’re just growing, we’re still pretty young, but we have some senior leadership, and we’ve got a great mix of classes, and I think we’ll get better as the season goes on.’The Orange didn’t beat a ranked team last season until April 29 when it beat No. 6 Loyola 10-9 in the second-to-last game of the regular season.This year, Syracuse has already knocked off a ranked team and has given a pair of top-10 teams serious scares, too. With that resume already under its belt, the Orange is prepared for the tough road that starts with Florida.‘I think we can play with anyone,’ Webster said. ‘We play Florida on Saturday, so we’ll see how we do with them.’[email protected]center_img Published on March 1, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2last_img read more

Visa Announces P2P Payment Service for U.S. Customers

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts audrey watters Tags:#Finance#news#NYT#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Credit card giant Visa announced a new peer-to-peer payment service today that will soon give its U.S. customers the ability to receive and send money from their Visa accounts. The new personal payments service moves Visa’s focus away from being just a handler for point-of-sale transactions and takes aim at an area that has long been dominated by PayPal.Visa’s announcement includes a partnership with CashEdge and Fiserv, two person-to-person financial transactions companies, which will now have access to VisaNet, the company’s payment processing network.In order to take advantage of Visa’s new offering, customers of participating financial institutions will be able to select a Visa account as the destination for funds when they make a personal payment. With someone’s Visa number and email address, you’ll be able to make a payment to someone’s credit card account.Visa describes cash and check transactions as “inefficient” and indeed, there are many reasons why a move to offer this makes sense for Visa. Yet, despite Visa’s leadership as a credit card processing company, it might have a difficult task ahead of it in unseating PayPal as many people’s online financial transactor of choice. PayPal, after all, doesn’t require you have any credit card, let alone a Visa. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Meryl Streep Honored At Human Rights Campaign Greater New York Gala

first_imgMeryl Streep has been honoured with the Ally For Equality Award at the Human Rights Campaign Greater New York Gala at the Waldorf Astoria in NYC.The award-winning actress spoke of the importance of equality, the work of the HRC and the bigotry of the new US government.“I am grateful to this incredible organization for what you’ve done, in such a smart, systematic and strategic way, to secure and safeguard the fundamental rights of LGBTQ Americans,” she said. “Much of the credit for the advances in acceptance, advocacy and law comes in a straight line from your efforts. When I was a young girl growing up in middle-class New Jersey, my entire artistic life was curated by people who lived in the straightjacket of conformist suburban life. The goal was to put pennies in your loafers, to look alike and act alike. Standing out, being different was like drawing a target on your forehead. You had to have a special kind of courage to do it. Some of my teachers were obliged to live their whole lives hidden, covertly.“Human life has been organized in a certain way, the hierarchies set, who’s in charge, who makes the laws and who enforces them, pretty much the same way for, oh, about 40,000 years. Yes, I know, there were a small number of matrilineal cultures, some outliers who were more tolerant of difference, some so-called democracies 2,000 years ago (who excluded women and slaves, of course), but pretty much, throughout history, might made right, the biggest and richest and baddest was the best, and “The Man” was pretty much always a man. But suddenly, at one point in the 20th century, for reasons I can’t possibly enumerate in my two remaining minutes, the clouds parted. Something changed. For the first time in 39,999 years, women began to be regarded as, if not equal, at least deserving of equal rights. Men and women of color demanded their equal rights. People of sexual orientation and gender identification outside the status quo also demanded equal regard under the law.“Which brings us to now. We should not be surprised that fundamentalists, of every stripe, are exercised and fuming. We should not be surprised that these profound changes come at a steeper cost than we originally thought. We should not be surprised that not everyone is actually cool with it.“If we live through this precarious moment, if his catastrophic instinct to retaliate doesn’t lead us to nuclear winter, we will have much to thank our current leader for. He will have woken us up to how fragile freedom is. His whisperers will have alerted us to potential flaws in the balance of power in government. To how we have relied on the goodwill and selflessness of most previous occupants of the Oval Office. How quaint notions of custom, honor and duty compelled them to adhere to certain practices of transparency and responsibility. To how it all can be ignored. How the authority of the executive, in the hands of a self-dealer, can be wielded against the people, their Constitution and Bill of Rights. The whip of the executive, through a Twitter feed, can lash and intimidate, punish and humiliate, delegitimize the press and imagined enemies with spasmodic regularity and easily provoked predictability.“Here we are in 2017, the year the browser seems to have gone down. In danger of losing much of our information, we seem to be reverting to factory settings. But we are not going to go back to the bad old days of ignorance and harassment, oppression and hiding who we are. Because we owe it to the people who have died for our rights (and who died before they got their own). We owe it to the pioneers of the LGBTQ movement, like Paula Grossman, and to the people on the frontlines of all civil-rights movements, not to let them down.“Yes, I am the most overrated, overdecorated and, currently, over-berated actress, who likes football, of my generation. But that is why you invited me here! Right?“The weight of all these honors is part of what brings me to this podium. It compels me, against my normal instinct (which is to stay home), it compels me to stand up in front of people and say words that haven’t been written for me, but that come from my life and my conviction and that I have to stand by. It’s hard to stand up. I don’t want to do it. I want to read and garden and load the dishwasher. It’s embarrassing and terrifying to put the target on your forehead. And it sets you up for troll attacks and armies of brownshirt bots and worse, and the only way you can do it is if you feel you have to. You have to. You have no choice, but you have to speak up and stand up and act up.”last_img read more

Five from TCI to represent at regional Music Model Talent Showcase set

first_img Another Murder in Nassau Radical rogues ruining Bahamas tourism reputation GB Port Authority given new milestones, with extension of concessions Related Items:Angel Taylor, BBC Casting, BET, Caitlin Lewis, Destini Taylor, Elite Models, Epic Records, Ford Models, Kim Williams Entertainment, melia resort, Motown Premier Models London, MTV, MTV Style, nassau, Netflix, Olivia Graveley, Rock City, Sheldon Wilson Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 06 Jul 2015 – When the Music, Model & Talent Showcase of the Islands unravels in the Bahamas a week from now, the Turks and Caicos will be represented in five delegates. Destini Taylor, Caitlin Lewis, Angel Taylor, Olivia Graveley and Sheldon Robinson have been accepted for the showcase which exposes them all to regional talent scouts. Romaine Missick is the TCI Regional Director and said to Magnetic Media: “This event has already confirmed world famous international fashion and talent scouts, personal managers, casting directors, booking agencies, record labels, modeling and talent agencies and Grammy award winning producers and songwriters, who will be the judges and recruiting talent during Island MMTS.” With just about every Caribbean country represented on the board of MMTS, this is seemingly a breakthrough opportunity for our five selected talents who are going after pop careers in TV commercial and print, monologues, runway, singing, rapping and song writing. Other big names to be at the week long event at the Melia Resort in Nassau are MTV, MTV Style, BET, Epic Records, Motown Premier Models London, Ford Models, Elite Models, Kim Williams Entertainment, Rock City, Netflix and BBC Casting. Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Sane believes Sterling will continually improve

first_imgLeroy Sane has tipped Raheem Sterling for greatness as he believes his Manchester City team-mate will only continue to get better in the future.Sterling notched in 18 Premier League goals to help City claim the title at a canter last term.The England international has been in superb form this season having scored nine in 14 league appearances as Guardiola’s men aim to defend their crown.Sane feels his fellow forward’s return is a testament to his hard work in training, leading to him becoming even more clinical in front of goal.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“He scores a lot of goals and helps us in every way,” the Germany international said in an interview with CityTV and cited on FourFourTwo.“He’s a really good guy, a humble guy but also someone who is motivated to improve in his own game.“This has what has pushed him to get better and better. If he keeps going like this every year, he will soon be one of the best players.“You can see that he is taking his chances much more than last season, and last season he still scored a lot of goals.”last_img read more

One injured in shooting on the 4600 block of Convoy Street

first_imgFacebookTwitter Updated: 11:35 PM Posted: February 15, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, One injured in shooting on the 4600 block of Convoy Street Categories: Local San Diego News KUSI Newsroom February 15, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsKEARNY MESA (KUSI)- One person was critically wounded tonight in a shooting outside of a restaurant in a strip mall in the Kearny Mesa area of SanDiego.Police responded about 10 p.m. to witness reports of eight to 10 men fighting in the 4600 block of Convoy Street and four to six shot fired, according to Officer John Buttle of the San Diego Police Department.A witness spoke to KUSI saying that he heard three gun shots and saw that the man was shot in the torso and the leg.The victim was transported to the hospital.Police are looking for two possible suspects believed to be connected to the shooting.The other men involved in the fight left the area in unknown directions, Buttle said. A description of the suspects were not immediately available.Responders are on the scene.This is a developing story. last_img read more

Downtown shelter for asylumseeking families opens

first_img March 6, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- KUSI has learned that a downtown shelter for asylum-seeking immigrant families has officially opened its doors but not without imposing constrictions on media coverage.KUSI’s John Soderman joins us live from downtown with the story. KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 6:52 PM Related story: https://bit.ly/2NtFmqt Posted: March 6, 2019 Downtown shelter for asylum-seeking families opens Categories: Local San Diego News, Trending FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

New San Diego budget reflects new era

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Helen Robbins-Meyer, San Diego County’s Chief Administrative Officer released the county’s 2020 proposed budget yesterday, that totalssix point two billion dollars.The Board of Supervisors will spend a month dealing with amendments and public hearings that begin June 10.KUSI’s Steve Bosh has a preview.A new era in leadership is broadening the County of San Diego’s outlook on how to grapple with some of our region’s core issues, meet new challenges and remain prepared for whatever the future may bring.The County’s new $6.21 billion recommended budget for fiscal year 2019-2020 reflects a new direction while maintaining the fiscal discipline that ensures we deliver important programs to our residents. The budget supports our Live Well vision of a County that is building better health, living safely and thriving.Over the last two years, allocations of general purpose revenue to the County’s Health and Human Services Agency have nearly doubled, representing the County’s commitment to help our most vulnerable residents. This increase supplements the majority of HHSA’s programs funded through other sources like state and federal revenue, while still providing necessary funding for public safety programs, which represent the County’s largest allocation of general purpose, or discretionary revenues.Key priorities in the new budget include helping people with mental health or substance use disorders, those experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness, lack of affordable housing, and children and families in the foster care system. The County will also continue its focus on transforming the juvenile justice system.In terms of mental health, budget increases will support walk-in services for outpatients, fund 70 Psychiatric Emergency Response Teams and expand services for residents with severe mental illness who rotate in and out of hospitals. Additional psychiatric beds will help those needing longterm care. Extra funding will go to the No Place Like Home program for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness who need mental health services.San Diegans will get continued access to Drug Medi-Cal systems treatment for substance use disorder after our investment tripled last year from $54.6 million to $179.6 million annually. The number of people treated is expected to jump 30% over that time period. Substance use disorder often exacerbates mental illness, homelessness and criminal behavior.The County doubled the original $25 million housing trust fund to $50 million to create affordable housing for homeless families and veterans, older adults with extremely low incomes, those with special needs and others at risk for homelessness. The full $50 million trust fund could result in as many as 1,800 affordable units. Development of four excess County properties will create an additional 700+ affordable units in coming years.More funding will go toward Child Welfare Services for investigations and carrying out recommendations by the new Child and Family Strengthening Advisory Board. The budget will also advance services for Alzheimer’s disease. More staffing will help Public Health Services identify emerging trends and monitor infectious diseases such as measles.Overall, the County is adding 338 staff positions with 270 slated for HHSA.In the area of juvenile justice reform, the County will create two new Achievement Centers for young people at risk of returning to juvenile hall. Continued funding for the recreational program Safe Destination Nights will keep 8,000 teens off the streets in the critical evening hours. Continuing to fund the Fresh Start program will help adults with criminal records overcome barriers to success. The program can reduce felony convictions to misdemeanors, dismiss or expunge criminal records, and offer Certificates of Rehabilitation.Sustainability remains a high priority. The County is exploring energy options such as community choice energy. The County will continue implementing its Climate Action Plan to reduce greenhouse gases, including planting 3,500 trees on public lands and adding 500 acres of open space to the 41,000 acres already preserved.The budget will fund capital projects like new Live Well Centers, parks, trails, fire stations and more. Partial funding includes the five-year renovation project for the historic County Administration Center, which kicked off in April.The budget decreases 1%, or $59.7 million, from last fiscal year primarily from reduced spending for one-time projects ($381.9 million) such as capital, but anticipated spending for ongoing programs has increased by $322.2 million. Posted: May 7, 2019 May 7, 2019 KUSI Newsroom New San Diego budget reflects new era KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

Utility to Build Solar Farm at Navy Sites on Guam

first_imgThe Navy is planning to lease almost 200 acres to the Guam Power Authority to install photovoltaic solar panels in eight locations capable of generating up to 43.8 megawatts of power.Officials are seeking public comment on the project after issuing a draft environmental assessment (EA) Friday.Four of the arrays would be located at Navy Base Guam in the southern half of the island, and four arrays would be located at sites in northern Guam, reported Stars and Stripes.“We approached the Navy several years ago with a request to possibly utilize their properties, and today we believe we’ve reached a major milestone in our process with the publishing of this draft EA for public comments,” said John Benavente, general manager of the Guam Power Authority.Commander, Joint Region Marianas is proposing to provide a 37-year lease of the land to the power authority. The energy generated by the solar arrays would feed into the utility’s electric grid for public and military use.“These projects will bolster energy security and lessen Guam’s dependency on imported fuel,” Capt. Glenn Shephard, commanding officer of Naval Facilities Engineering Command Marianas, said in a written statement. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more