Syracuse football recruiting: 2016 OL Liam O’Sullivan flips from Cincinnati to SU

first_img#Syracuse #?— Liam O’Sullivan (@biggie_sulls) December 14, 2015 Published on December 14, 2015 at 6:10 pm Contact Paul: | @pschweds O’Sullivan is the third player to commit to Syracuse since the hiring of head coach Dino Babers. Earlier on Monday, offensive linemen Cam DeGeorge and Noel Brouse decommitted from Syracuse. O’Sullivan joins Airon Servais and Sam Heckel as SU’s 2016 offensive line commits.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Maine South (Illinois) High School product, who is listed at 6 feet 7 inches and 237 pounds, is ranked with three stars and as the 129th best offensive tackle in the 2016 class, according to’s composite rankings. O’Sullivan also had an offer from Bowling Green, Babers’ former school. He originally committed to Cincinnati on June 17. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Class of 2016 offensive lineman Liam O’Sullivan has flipped his commitment from Cincinnati to Syracuse. O’Sullivan is now the third offensive lineman in SU’s 2016 class and 13th overall.last_img read more

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Late collapse leaves Badgers with 16-13 loss

first_imgDefensive end David Gilbert anchored one of UW’s best defensive performances of the year, consistently pressuring Andrew Maxwell on his way to 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble.[/media-credit]In an SEC-style defensive battle where yards quickly turned into a rarefied prize, it only took one mistake to cost the Wisconsin football team its first home defeat in more than three years.Wisconsin (6-3, 3-2 Big Ten) cornerback Darius Hillary couldn’t turn around soon enough when Michigan State (5-4, 2-3) quarterback Andrew Maxwell placed the ball into the hands of junior wide receiver Bennie Fowler on a back-shoulder throw and that was all the Spartans needed to escape Camp Randall with a 16-13 overtime victory Saturday.In one of its better performances of the year, the UW defense kept Michigan State out of the end zone until Maxwell led them on a 75-yard touchdown drive in the final six minutes of the game. The junior quarterback further dampened an otherwise admirable performance from the secondary, completing eight of his nine attempts for 69 yards on the drive that knotted up the game at 10 with just over a minute on the clock.“We definitely thought we were going to end it in regulation,” defensive end David Gilbert said. “But those guys battled back, and I knew from watching the film … of Indiana, the way they battled back in that game, what we were in for and we had to keep the pressure on them.”Wisconsin would gain all of 190 total yards against an MSU defense that entered the game ranked fifth nationally in total defense. But, as players recalled with clear angst following the game, there were more than enough scoring opportunities.The most difficult came when speedy tailback James White took a direct snap – part of the “Barge” formation the Badgers debuted against Minnesota – for 18 yards around the right edge and into the end zone in the fourth quarter. Yet nothing would come so easy against this Spartans’ defense.Officials called tight end Sam Arneson, who was blocking along that right edge, for holding and the drive instead ended with a 39-yard field goal from Kyle French to put UW up 10-3.“They’re a very good defense, and when you catch them out of place you really got to make those plays happen because it may not happen that often,” White said. “When there’s that little hole, we got to get through it and when the receiver’s open we got to make the play.”As both teams searched for offensive consistency, it was Wisconsin who struck first in the opening minutes of the second quarter on a carefully-threaded pass from quarterback Joel Stave to a wide-open Jacob Pedersen. With barely a defender in sight, a lowered shoulder into a final defender was all the junior tight end needed to hand the Badgers a seven-point lead.The Spartans answered with a 34-yard field goal – their only points of the half – but each team’s defense only grew fiercer as time dripped off the clock. Even when Wisconsin punter Drew Meyer fumbled a low snap and had a hapless last-second attempt at a punt blocked in the second quarter, Michigan State couldn’t put any points on the board.After Meyer’s muffed punt, MSU took over at the UW 11-yard line, but penalties and a sack shared by Gilbert and defensive tackle Beau Allen pushed the visiting team out of field goal range. It left defensive players with mixed emotions after they watched their collective effort collapse in a matter of minutes.“I’ve never been a part of one like this before. I’ve been a part of games where the defense gives up a ton of points and we win the game, and we go back and try to regroup and take some of those big plays away,” free safety Dezmen Southward said. “But I’ve never been a part of a game where we were really in control the whole entire game and just had it taken away.Tailbacks Montee Ball and James White – who had experienced tremendous success over the last three games – combined for only 62 rushing yards and an average of 2.2 yards per carry. But likely the most severe offensive blow came in the opening seconds of the third quarter, when a powerful hit from Michigan State defensive end William Gholston ended Stave’s season with a broken left collarbone. Stave had but two incompletions on 11 tries up to that point, almost single-handedly orchestrating a Wisconsin offense that MSU consistently stuffed on the ground. After taking over for the redshirt freshman, backup quarterback Danny O’Brien went 5-for-11 for 44 yards and both of his passing attempts in overtime were well off the mark.“To go nine straight weeks and then to be on the verge of getting everything back to where we wanted to be is difficult to swallow,” head coach Bret Bielema said. “But it’s probably a good time for a bye week to get ourselves healthy from an injury standpoint.”Against an aggressive, physically dominating defense, center Travis Frederick did not shy away from taking much of the blame as the Badgers’ offensive line allowed a season-high five sacks.Even with the loss, Wisconsin remains the frontrunner to represent the Leaders Division at the Big Ten Championship game. That didn’t change the fact that the Badgers ultimately lost the reigns of a game they controlled for more than three quarters.“It’s no secret – we all took a step back today, everyone did,” Ball said. “But I believe that obviously we still have everything in front of us, we’re going to make sure we attack the film, correct the mistakes and keep it moving.”Extra Points: Wisconsin snapped a 21-game winning streak at Camp Randall Saturday, their most recent loss coming to Iowa in October 2009 … It also marked just the fourth time the Badgers have lost at home in Bielema’s tenure … UW moved to 5-3 in overtime games and the last time it played in an overtime game came in a 34-31 win over Fresno State in 2009 … The 90-yard touchdown drive in the first quarter was Wisconsin’s longest scoring drive of the year. Follow Ian on Twitterlast_img read more

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B&H Team Chosen to Participate at World Junior Championship of Figure Skating

first_imgThe association of B&H skating sports chose the team that will perform at the World Junior Championship in figure skating from 7-9 March in Erzurum, Turkey. This team was chosen based on the results achieved during this season and on the results achieved at the B&H competition in figure skating.Ademir Babaić, Tarik Omeragić, Asmir Selimbegović and Mak Krstić will represent B&H in individual men’s competition.Samra Selimbegović and Fatima Omerhodžić will perform in the women’s category, announced the Association of B&H skating sports.Head of Coaching Commission Aleksandra Đanešić, who is also the coach of the B&H team in figure skating will travel to Turkey with the B&H representatives.Before this competition, B&H skaters will perform at the Balkan Games in Celje from 28 February until 2 March. In this competition, the B&H team will be empowered by senior representatives Nihad Bašić and Muhamed Zajimović.Our most experienced skater Edin Branković will represent B&H at the World Championship, which will be held in Montreal, Canada in March.(Source: Fena)last_img read more

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Nets win over Bucks in biggest NBA upset in 25 years

first_imgThe Nets were 19-point underdogs but somehow pulled off the biggest NBA upset since 1993 when they beat the Bucks on Tuesday.Milwaukee was a heavy favorite heading into the game because Brooklyn was missing nine players. Garrett Temple is CLUTCH 🔥The Nets have beaten the Bucks 119-116.— ESPN (@espn) August 4, 2020MORE: Clippers’ Lou Williams addresses strip club visit: ‘Maybe it wasn’t the best-quality decision’The Brooklyn Nets just pulled off the largest NBA upset point spread-wise since 1993 (Mavs +19.5 over Supersonics), per @ESPNStatsInfo.Nets closed as consensus 19-point underdogs and beat the Bucks 119-116.— David Payne Purdum (@DavidPurdum) August 4, 2020The Bucks didn’t seem very motivated to win. Their defense allowed a 40-point first-quarter and didn’t play any of their starters after halftime — which probably has a lot to do with the fact that they’ve all but clinched the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.There were some big betting winners and losers:Someone bet $800 on the Nets ML today… winning them $12.8K. 🤯 (via @WilliamHillNV)— Fliff Sports (@PlayFliff) August 4, 2020Nets (+1300) pull off the massive upset!One bettor placed $600 on them which paid out $7,800 💰— BetMGM (@BetMGM) August 4, 2020Two big bets came through on Nets moneyline at @BetMGM books.$600 on Nets at 13/1 paid out $7,800$400 on Nets at 13/1 paid out $5,200— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) August 4, 2020Biggest bet on Nets to beat Bucks we’ve found is an $800 pregame moneyline bet at +1300 at @FDSportsbook. Won $10,400.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) August 4, 2020.@PointsBetUSA took a “significant number of $1K bets on Bucks ML.”A $1,000 bet on the Bucks would’ve won $32.30 …— Ben Fawkes (@BFawkes22) August 4, 2020A bettor at a @betmgm book bet $11,000 on the Bucks to win the first quarter against the Nets today. Would have paid out $1,834.They lost 40-34.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) August 4, 2020last_img read more

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Tips for Preventing School Lunch Waste

first_imgSubmitted by Thurston County Solid WasteSchools throw away a lot of stuff, and a lot of that stuff is food.  In fact, 65% by weight of a typical school’s garbage is uneaten food. As coordinator of Thurston County’s Food to Flowers program, I help schools set up systems to prevent, reuse, recycle, and compost their waste. It always amazes me to see so much food that kids bring from home go uneaten. This includes whole sandwiches, full yogurt cups, and lots of untouched fruit and vegetables that end up in the trash can or the compost bin.All of this uneaten school food is part of a larger problem. The National Resource Defense Council estimates we waste 40% of all edible food in the U.S. This means the average U.S. household spends $1,350 to $2,275 a year on uneaten food. And that doesn’t include all of the water and energy used to produce food that gets landfilled or composted.As a new school year begins, here are some tips to help your family reduce lunch waste, conserve resources, and save money.• Pack it in, pack it out. When your kids bring lunch from home, ask them to bring home any food they didn’t eat. Looking at leftover lunch items is a great way to gain insight into your kids’ preferences and the right portion size. You may even be able to recover some of the uneaten food for future meals.• Let’s do lunch. Involve your kids in packing lunch the night before. Kids are more likely to eat a meal that they’ve helped prepare.• Learn what they like. Make a list of foods that your kids like to eat for lunch and update it often. You may find a simple change like switching to a different apple variety will help your kids eat the apples in their lunch boxes more regularly.• Eat ‘em again. Consider packing last night’s leftovers into today’s lunch, especially if it was popular the night before. You can even dress it up with an added ingredient or two.• Cut up fruits and vegetables. If you pack a whole banana or peach, kids are more likely to throw away what they don’t eat. Packing sliced fruits and vegetables is a great way to control portions, and lets your child easily save leftover pieces for later.• Make a deal. Before offering your kids an after-school snack, request that they finish uneaten items from their lunches.• Don’t forget the packaging. While you look for ways to cut down on food waste, consider also reducing the amount of packaging you send in your child’s lunch. Use reusable containers instead of disposable bags, and avoid single-serving packaged food items.Click here for more great waste-free lunch tips.For more information about the Food to Flowers program, click here  or contact Peter Guttchen at (360) 867-2283 or Facebook6Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

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Debbie Mans Named DEP Deputy Commissioner

first_imgBy Jay Cook |TRENTON – A longtime environmentalist who worked to improve the health of local waterways is leaving the Two River area for Trenton.Debbie Mans, the former executive director of the Keyport-based NY/NJ Baykeeper, was appointed last week to serve as the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) deputy commissioner, the agency announced. Mans was handpicked by the acting-DEP commissioner, Catherine R. McCabe.The hire has also served as a rallying cry for local environmentalists who say New Jersey will benefit from Mans’ years of expertise and ability to negotiate.“We had to play a lot of defense for the last eight years trying to stop bad things from happening,” said Greg Remaud, the acting executive director of NY/NJ Baykeeper. “We believe now that’s going to reverse.”Mans had been the face of NY/NJ Baykeeper since 2008, a self-proclaimed “citizen guardian” for the Hudson-Raritan Estuary that encompasses waters in New York and New Jersey. Mans and NY/NJ Baykeeper have been busy on the homefront in recent years, pushing for new programs and more pro-environmental legislation on the state level.More recently, Mans has been sternly opposed to the 23-mile-long Williams Transco Pipeline project planned to be built through Raritan Bay. She also testified before Congress last month in support of the $1.3-billion Passaic River Superfund cleanup site program destined for North Jersey.“I am excited to join the Department of Environmental Protection and get to work on a number of key environmental issues facing our state,” said Mans, in a statement. “We need to ensure that New Jersey is on a path to clean energy and sustainability, while also protecting public health, cleaning up polluted sites, and conserving our natural resources.”Mans’ path back to Trenton has been a busy one. From 2006 to 2008, she was the environmental and energy policy advisor to then-Gov. Jon Corzine, helping craft clean energy plans through 2020. Before that, from 2002 through 2006, she served as NY/NJ Baykeeper’s policy director.“Debbie Mans’ commitment to clean energy and conservation makes her an excellent choice to help the DEP lead the nation in developing solutions to such critical issues as climate change and renewable energy,” McCabe said in a statement. “Debbie has spent her entire career devoted to improving the environment for all, and I look forward to her expertise helping shape our mission.”Throughout that tenure of protecting water quality, organizing open space and fighting battles with large energy companies, Mans has collaborated with many of the local environmentalist groups who call the Two River area home.“It’s extremely important and of great value to have someone at that level who not only understands the issues of consequence that affect our quality of life, but also someone that knows the value of grassroots and citizen involvement,” said Cindy Zipf, Clean Ocean Action’s executive director.Zipf said COA has worked with Baykeeper on environmental law enforcement issues, as well as how to tackle green energy on a statewide platform in their time.Yet more than anything, Mans’ hire signals a stark change from Gov. Chris Christie’s DEP, Zipf said.“Time will tell, but it’s certainly a 180 in terms of the interest in broad environmental issues facing our state,” she said.Tim Dillingham, executive director of the American Littoral Society, said state policy is in more-than-capable hands.“She is smart and principled, an unfailing advocate for the environment with a lot of experience in both government and the advocacy sides,” Dillingham said. “I have nothing but high regard for her.”Dillingham and Mans go back to some of their first environmental policy positions. From 2000 to 2002, Mans was a policy and outreach specialist for the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association in Pennington. At the same time, Dillingham was on the board of directors there.Their partnership flourished when they both ended up leading environmental groups headquartered along the same body of water along the Jersey Shore.NY/NJ Baykeeper has been one of the state’s leaders in reintroducing oyster reefs to rivers and bays. Oysters can filter up to 50 gallons of water a day and many believe they could be the answer to helping remove pollutants in the water.After installing manmade oyster castles off of the 2.9-mile-long Naval Weapons Station Earle Pier in Leonardo in 2016, NY/NJ Baykeeper announced in December oyster spat, or baby oysters were found growing on the structures.The American Littoral Society has been trying to implement a similar program in the Navesink and Shrewsbury rivers, beginning this past summer. Dillingham said his organization is following similar steps to see his program flourish in the two rivers.And Dillingham had a message for the private and public sectors who soon will interact with Mans.“She’s a great negotiator and she’s going to find a way to push the public’s agenda and still engage all the stakeholders that the state government has to please,” he said.Remaud Named Acting Executive DirectorNY/NJ Baykeeper announced on Tuesday evening that Greg Remaud would be named the organization’s acting executive director for the time being. Official changes and possible restructuring will happen in March when its board of directors convenes.It’s an honor for Remaud, who has been with NY/NJ Baykeeper now for two decades.“From Dery (Bennett), to Andy (Willner), to Debbie (Mans), those are three extraordinary environmentalists and human beings,” he said. “It means a lot to have that opportunity and follow in those footsteps.”Remaud’s time has been spent as NY/NJ Baykeeper’s conservation director, where he spent years “trying to preserve natural land and open space in areas that are densely developed where (residents) don’t have a lot.”Since the organization began in 1989, it has preserved over 3,500 acres of land ranging from the North Jersey Meadowlands to the Raritan Bayshore. Most recently, NY/NJ Baykeeper helped preserve 250 acres for the newly formulated Freneau Woods, an addition to the Monmouth County Park System.This article was first published in the Feb. 15-22, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

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Walker moves ahead in Hawaii

first_imgThe PGA Champion took advantage of the scoring-friendly conditions at Kapalua Resort to mix six birdies with an eagle, with a final-hole gain doubling his cushion over the chasing pack.Ryan Moore also birdied the last to join Jim Herman and Justin Thomas on six under, with Daniel Berger and Jason Dufner part of the group a further shot off the pace.Defending champion Jordan Spieth made a slow start to his year with a one-under 72, with only five players in the 32-man field not to post an under-par round.Walker followed birdies at the second and fourth with a 40-foot gain at the par-five next, before picking up another shot at the sixth to move ahead of early pacesetter Cody Gribble.Herman kicked off his back nine with a close-range birdie to join Walker on five under, with Berger reaching the turn in 31 to briefly make it a three-way tie at the top.Another short gain from Herman at the 13th lifted him in to top spot, only for Walker to match it and also post a six-foot birdie at the next before nudging home at the par-five last.Moore threatened the outright lead with two eagles in his first four holes and another birdie at the par-five ninth, while Thomas recovered from a slow start to post a hat-trick of gains around the turn on his way to an opening 67.Dustin Johnson and in-form Hideki Matsuyama carded matching 69s to sit inside the top 10, with Jason Day slipping a further shot adrift alongside Patrick Reed after a three-putt bogey at the 18th.Watch the SBS Tournament of Champions throughout the week live on Sky Sports – your home of golf. Live coverage of the second round begins on Friday from 11pmlast_img read more

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Junior Communities Minister visits Lindeners in Cuban hospital

first_imgMinister within the Communities Ministry, Valerie Patterson-Yearwood last week visited a Guyanese patient, Crystal John at the Oncology Hospital in Havana, Cuba.John is from the mining town of Linden. She is in high spirits and her father, who is there with her, is very optimistic that she will be able to regain sight in one eye.The Minister also visited Milton Gilkes of Silvertown, Linden, who is also a patient at the same hospital. He has shown positive signs of recovery.Meanwhile, at the Guyana Embassy, Minister Patterson-Yearwood met with a group of overseas-based Guyanese who are members of the Guyana/America Chamber of Commerce. The group is visiting Cuba.The Minister held a brief discussion with the group on the Government housing programme, particularly with regard to the Providence Garden housing drive.Much interest was expressed by the group in this initiative.last_img read more

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Wanted man caught

first_img– remanded for armed robberiesA 39-year-old North Ruimveldt, Georgetown resident, who was wanted for robbery under arms, landed himself in court before Magistrate Leron Daly, who remanded him on Friday when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Shawn Woodluck was slapped with a charge which stated that he robbed Revon Thorn on January 9, 2019, of a gold chain worth $75,000 while being armed with a gun and in the company of another.Another charge stated that on the same day at East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, while being armed with a gun he also robbed Nash Moore of items worth $150,000; including a cellphone and cash, which were the property of both the victim and his employer Massy Distributions.Additionally, Woodluck was charged for robbing Shazeer Latiff on January 5, 2019 of two gold chains valued $600,000 at Broad Street, Charlestown, while he was armed with a gun and in the company of another.Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh informed the court that the defendant was wanted for a similar charge, after which he stated that Woodluck was positively identified at an Identification Parade following the robbery on Massy Distribution truck.He was remanded to prison and the case will continue on January 25.last_img read more

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Lowell Joint teachers rally for pay raise

first_img“It’s an insult,” Palmer said. Superintendent Patricia Howell said the current offer gives teachers a 4 percent increase in total compensation. That includes – for most teachers – a 2 percent pay hike already rolled into the salary schedule, and a 1 percent increase in the cost of health and welfare benefits. Coupled with the one-time 1percent bonus, the district is offering a 4 percent bump in pay, Howell said. But Palmer said there is a “freeze” in the pay schedule that occurs in the 11th year, and some teachers “don’t move for five years.” “Plus, the district eliminated 13 teaching positions this year from last year, and when you take both of those things into account, the district actually broke even on the pay schedule,” Palmer said. “It didn’t cost them anything.” The 3,220-student district hit financially rough waters in the fall of 2005, when county education officials failed to approve Lowell Joint’s budget because it overestimated revenues, among other issues. Initially, the district said it was selling its Grovedale Elementary site to shore up a $710,000 gap in the 2005-06 budget. But, in order to avoid about $650,000 in state penalties for using the proceeds of the school sale, Howell said the district just ended up using extra state money they received this year to backfill last year’s negative balance. And that’s a problem for teachers, who say the Grovedale sale was intended to shore up last year’s budget – and if it wasn’t used for that purpose, then it shouldn’t have been sold. “We are teachers. We are in the business of teaching children, not vouching for the district or taking more than what we feel is fair,” Palmer said. “They are lessening the allure of staying in Lowell Joint by not offering a fair and competitive salary.” The next bargaining session is scheduled March 28. “We’ll see where we go from there,” Howell said. “It’s really important to remember we care about all of our staff. But at the same time, we are responsible for making sure the district is fiscally responsible.” (562) 698-0955 Ext. 3051 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Teachers in the Lowell Joint School District turned up the heat on contract negotiations Monday, taking their demands for a 5.92 percent pay raise to the streets in protest of the district’s current offer. Waving signs that read, “We want what’s right, not what’s left over,” dozens of teachers walked back and forth Monday evening from the front of the district office to Leffingwell Road before the regular school board meeting, urging passing motorists to honk in their support. Teachers and administrators have been to the bargaining table nine times since talks began in November – “but once the money was brought up, \ have not been amicable since,” said Margaret Palmer, co-president of the Lowell Joint Education Association that represents the teachers. The main point of contention is a teacher pay hike. Teachers want a 5.92 percent raise, while the district has offered a one-time, 1 percent bonus only through the end of this school year. last_img read more

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