Sykes claims pole

first_imgTom Sykes will start the second round of the Superbike World Championship from pole position after topping qualifying at MotorLand Aragon in Spain. Press Association The Kawasaki rider was quickest in the final superpole session ahead of joint championship leader Eugene Laverty, on the Aprilia, and the BMW of Chaz Davies. Sylvain Guintoli, who sits alongside team-mate Laverty at the top of the standings with 45 points, was fourth quickest to complete the front row of the grid. center_img Suzuki’s Jules Cluzel was fifth quickest ahead of Sykes’ team-mate Loris Baz, Davide Giugliano on the second factory Aprilia and Davies’ team-mate Marco Melandri. Jonathan Rea (Honda) and Carlo Checa (Ducati) rounded out the top 10 but one rider not making the grid for Sunday’s two races will be Cluzel’s team-mate Leon Camier. A fall during Friday’s first qualifying session left the British rider with a badly gashed knee which required surgery and the injury will keep him out of action for several weeks. last_img read more

Syracuse works on improving set-piece defense ahead of game against Louisville

first_imgShortly before the end of practice Tuesday morning at the Hookway Fields Complex, Syracuse players were finishing up a drill in the penalty box. Neither a goalie nor a ball was in use. Instead, each SU defensive player was assigned to an offensive player to track step-for-step within the box for 10-second intervals. It was designed to improve Syracuse’s defense of set pieces. Against Virginia Tech on Sunday in Blacksburg, the Orange conceded three goals, all of which came off set pieces. SU (4-7-1, 0-3 Atlantic Coast) has generally struggled this season to defend them, but the Orange has been working in practice this week to improve on one of its weaknesses before hosting Louisville (4-5-1, 1-2) on Sunday. Head coach Phil Wheddon said that against top ACC teams, Syracuse is bound to allow some corner kicks and free kicks. “We know that,” he said. “We’re getting our fair share as well. It’s a fast, attacking, dynamic game.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU defender Erin Simon agreed, saying it’s “inevitable” that other teams will get set pieces, and specifically corner kicks, over the course of the game. But she said Syracuse’s back line can limit those opportunities. “If the ball looks like it’s going to roll out and be a corner kick, the least we can do is slide and get a throw-in out of it instead of a corner kick,” Simon said. Jessica Vigna, another defender, said it’s important for Syracuse to be in position to not only stop crossing passes but to also then clear the ball out of SU’s end without letting it go out of bounds. But the Orange knows that breakdowns will come and other teams will get at least some corner and free kicks. And it’s in those instances when SU has struggled.“For a lot of people,” Wheddon said, “set pieces are a mental down time because they’re not high intensity moments in the game.” In practice this week, Syracuse has emphasized a number of match-up drills focused specifically on defending set pieces. In the drills that include a ball, each defender takes one offensive player with the goal of simply not letting that player score. “You’re going to do whatever you can,” Vigna said. “You’re not going to let them out of your arms. You’re going to slide. You’re going to do whatever.”And if a player does score, the entire defense is punished. After her team allowed a goal Tuesday, they had to a run a series of suicides before resuming practice. The scouting report on Syracuse is that the Orange’s biggest weakness is defending set pieces. Wheddon’s added focus in practice is hoping to change that.“We haven’t done a good job,” Wheddon said. “I hold myself accountable for that because I need to make sure my players are fully prepared for what they’re going to face.” Comments Published on September 30, 2015 at 8:43 pm Contact Michael: mdburk01@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Syracuse football preseason player file No. 6: Steve Ishmael

first_img Comments Ishmael has shown the capacity to be a solid receiver — he has three 90-yard receiving games — but he’ll also have to prove that he can be a go-to No. 1 receiver. In 24 games, he’s had zero or one catch in 11 of them and fewer than 50 yards in 16 of them.The junior wide receiver improved from his freshman to sophomore season, cutting the number of games with fewer than 30 yards in half, upping his total yards (415 to 570) and maintaining a decent yards per catch average (15.4 in 2014 and 14.6 in 2015).So while Ishmael hasn’t shown a consistent ability to be the No. 1 receiver, the numbers and overall improvement are encouraging for him to make that jump.Read more about Steve Ishmael:Steve Ishmael is doing all he can to turn Syracuse’s program aroundSteve Ishmael has breakout performance against PittsburghSteve Ishmael plays vital role for SU ahead of facing ClemsonThree-star WR Steve Ishmael commits to Syracuse Facebook Twitter Google+ With Syracuse football training camp a few weeks away, The Daily Orange beat writers, Chris Libonati, Jon Mettus and Matt Schneidman, will analyze one of the top 10 preseason storylines, top 10 position battles or reveal one of 10 player files each day. Check out dailyorange.com and follow along here to countdown to camp.Steve IshmaelPosition: Wide receiverYear: JuniorHt: 6-2Wt: 210Why he’s key for SU: Two years ago, Steve Ishmael arrived at Syracuse with a good deal of hype. In the last two seasons, he’s tallied a total of 985 yards and 10 touchdowns on 66 catches. The rising junior has yet to miss a game.Despite two solid seasons, Ishmael has yet to hit his ceiling. The Orange hasn’t produced a solid aerial attack, but SU’s passing game should improve with the spread offense Dino Babers has installed.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAssuming the new offense helps and considering that starting quarterback Eric Dungey should improve after a good freshman season, Ishmael should reap the benefits.MORE PLAYER FILES:Player file No. 7: Brisly EstimePlayer file No. 8: Ervin PhilipsPlayer file No. 9: Parris BennettPlayer file No. 10: Cole Murphycenter_img Related Stories Syracuse football position battle to watch, No. 6: Nickel cornerbackSyracuse football preseason storylines, No. 6: How will SU’s secondary adjust to the Tampa 2Syracuse football preseason player file No. 7: Brisly EstimeSyracuse football position battle to watch, No. 7: Antwan Cordy vs. Chauncey ScissumSyracuse football preseason storylines, No. 7: Rebuilding the offensive line Published on July 28, 2016 at 1:06 pm Contact Chris: cjlibona@syr.edu | @ChrisLibonatilast_img read more

Jamaica Wants to Establish Plant-Based Medicine Research Center

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – The Jamaica government says there are plans to establish a center in Jamaica to further advance plant-based medicine research.Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister,  Audley Shaw says a “programme of cooperation” involving noted Jamaican scientist and businessman, Dr. Henry Lowe as well as  Dr. Julius Garvey, the son of National Hero Marcus Garvey; and the Director at Harvard University Medical School, Dr. Wilfred Ngwa, is being finalized for the associate research center’s establishment.“In fact, Dr. Ngwa will soon be visiting Jamaica to further advance these discussions as Jamaica’s unique microclimatic conditions place us in an enviable position globally,” Shaw told the Jamaica Information Service (JIS).Shaw noted that of just over 100 plants which are known and used for medicines, 51 are indigenous to Jamaica.“We must also not forget that Dr. Lowe and others have developed plant-based medicines in Jamaica that are now world-renowned, and are presently submitting more applications for further development of additional plant-based medicines to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States Government,” he added.Shaw said a recent study by Harvard University scientists which showed that cannabis can potentially help cancer victims is “very significant.”He said he first became aware of this “potentially significant initiative” while attending a conference on plant medicines, hosted by Dr. Nwga at Harvard in June.The Minister said given Jamaica’s “unique” history with respect to cannabis and many other plant-based medicines, “exciting days” are ahead for the country in this regard.Shaw indicated that the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) has now issued 54 licenses to cannabis entrepreneurs, and will shortly complete export regulations to facilitate the legal export of cannabis raw materials, such as buds and oil extracts.For his part, CLA Director, Delano Seiveright, said with pancreatic cancer predicted to be the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths by 2020, the medical breakthrough by Harvard’s scientists is a “major victory” for the cannabis industry.“The significance here is that the life expectancy for cancer patients could significantly increase. We, in Jamaica, have to continue to do our part in ensuring that we are ready to capitalize on medicinal marijuana and the important role it is playing in scientific discovery,” he said.Scientists from Harvard University’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, in their study published in the journal ‘Frontiers of Oncology’ on July 23, revealed that a chemical found in cannabis has demonstrated “significant therapy potential” for treating pancreatic cancer.The resulting drug, ‘FBL-03G’, is said to be a derivative of a cannabis flavonoid, the naturally occurring compound found in plants, vegetables and fruits which, among other things, provides their color.The results, according to Dr. Ngwa, one of the study’s researchers, are “major.“The most significant conclusion is that tumor-targeted delivery of flavonoids, derived from cannabis, enabled both local and metastatic tumor cell kill, significantly increasing survival from pancreatic cancer,” he noted.Dr. Ngwa said the significance of this is that, because pancreatic cancer is often diagnosed in later stages, once it has spread, and the flavonoids have proven capable of destroying killing other cancer cells, this could mean the life expectancy of those with the condition could increase,” the noted academic added.“If successfully translated clinically, this will have a major impact on the treatment of pancreatic cancer”.last_img read more

Top unsigned prospect Cole Anthony named McDonald’s All-American Game MVP

first_imgAnthony, a 6-3 guard from Oak Hill Academy in Virginia, finished with 14 points, seven assists and four rebounds as his East team beat the West 115-100 in Atlanta. Before basketball fans swoon over Duke pair Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett and North Carolina’s Coby White this weekend in the NCAA Tournament, the freshman sensations of 2020 showcased themselves Tuesday in the McDonald’s All-American Game.Among the breakaway dunks and deep 3s, there was plenty of intrigue around top high school prospects who are still undecided on where they’ll hoop on the college level — including game MVP Cole Anthony. March Madness 2019: Kentucky star PJ Washington hints at return #McDAAG MVP award goes to Cole Anthony! See you next week at #GEICONationals ✌️@The_ColeAnthony pic.twitter.com/hWQhfR1uA2— Who’s Next (@WhosNextHS) March 28, 2019During the game, Anthony said he’s narrowed his top college choices to North Carolina, Wake Forest, Georgetown, Oregon and Notre Dame. He said he’d make his decision in late April. Related News “We’re getting very close,” Anthony said on ESPN (via CBS Sports). “I want to see what talent I have around me, and who can help me reach the Final Four as a freshman.”Anthony is the son of former NBA player and current analyst Greg Anthony.last_img read more

Wimbledon 2019: Novak Djokovic relies on mental strength after ‘most demanding’ match of his career

first_img Wimbledon 2019: 7 crazy facts from historic Novak Djokovic-Roger Federer match Victory saw Djokovic move to within four of Federer’s record number of men’s singles grand slam wins, but the 32-year-old is not setting an explicit target to overhaul the Swiss maestro.”Whether I’m going to be able to do it or not, I don’t know,” Djokovic said. “I mean, I’m not really looking at age as a restriction of any kind for me at least. What I said on the court, I really meant it: Roger really inspires me with his effort at his age.”It just depends how long I’m going to play. It depends not only on myself, it depends on circumstances in life. I’m not just a tennis player, I’m a father and a husband. You have to balance things out.” Novak Djokovic felt Sunday’s epic Wimbledon final against Roger Federer was the most mentally challenging match of his career as he called on all his psychological strength to edge a five-set thriller.World number one Djokovic prevailed 7-6 (7-5), 1-6, 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 13-12 (7-3) after almost five hours on Centre Court on Sunday. Wimbledon 2019: Best reactions to Novak Djokovic’s insane win over Roger Federercenter_img “I had the most physically demanding match against [Rafael] Nadal in the [2012] finals of Australia that went almost six hours. But mentally this was different level, because of everything.”I obviously try to play the match in my mind before I go on the court. I probably could not play this kind of scenario.”I always try to imagine myself as a winner. I think there is a power to that. Also there has to be, next to the willpower, strength that comes not just from your physical self, but from your mental and emotional self. For me, at least, it’s a constant battle within, more than what happens outside.A kiss goodnight #Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/nw3aE8inMr— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 14, 2019″You need to be constantly playing well throughout five hours if you want to win a match like this. I guess there is an endurance part. But I think there is always this self-belief.”You have to keep reminding yourself that you’re there for a reason and that you are better than the other guy.”As hard as the moment is that you are in, the more you have to remind yourself, the more you have to talk to yourself. That’s at least in my case.” Djokovic rescued two championship points at 8-7 down in the final set before going on to claim his 16th grand slam title with a fifth triumph at the All England Club.”It was probably the mentally most demanding match I was ever part of,” Serbian star Djokovic told a news conference. Related Newslast_img read more

B&H Basketball Player Ognjen Kuzmić is the New Player of the Golden State Warriors

first_imgB&H basketball player Ognjen Kuzmic is a new member of the NBA team the Golden State Warriors. Last season he played for the Spanish Unicom, and the Warriors drafted him last year, and this season they decided to offer him a contract even though his departure in the biggest basketball league was not expected, said today the Spanish media conveyed to the Radiosarajevo.ba.Kuzmić got the invitation of B&H national team for Euro-basket in Slovenia, but he did not include in the preparations of the national team because he wanted the pre-season to spend playing for the summer NBA league.At last year’s draft was chosen as 52 and with his departure to the U.S., Bosnia and Herzegovina will have next to Mirza Teletović one more player in the NBA.Financial details of the contract are not yet know. (Source: klix.ba)last_img read more

Real Estate Transactions: August 3 – 7

first_imgAugust 7, Edna W. Barry sold 22 Larsen Lane to Rowa LLC and Whitney Swolinzky for $927,835.EDGARTOWNAugust 5, Hugo A. Acuna and Gwendolyn J. Acuna sold 14 Pulpit Lane to Mark R. Gambardella and Susan P. Gambardella for $1,500,000.August 7, Ellen Williams Bender, trustee of Williams Pease Point Trust, sold 7 Pease’s Point Way to Edward N. Williams and Megan H. Williams for $2,000,000. August 7, Joan C. Solomon and Arthur H. Solomon, trustees of the Amended & Restated Joan C. Solomon Revocable Trust, sold 25 Old Dunham’s Corner Way to Jacqueline Friedman for $1,295,000.August 7, Joseph M. Frio Jr. and Debra J. Frio, trustees of the Frio Family Nominee Trust, sold 33 Codman Spring Road to Robert A. Robinson and Meaghan E. Hughes for $795,000.OAK BLUFFSAugust 3, Dianne M. Lynch sold 20 Vineyard Ave. to Christopher M. Lynch and Raquel M. Rodriquez, trustees of L & R Realty Trust, for $90,000. CHILMARKAugust 4, Christopher John Atkinson IV and Florencia Louise Ferrari sold 138 South Road to Scott Ferrari and Florencia Louise Ferrari for $360,000.center_img August 5, Carol S. Lewis and Walter M. Lewis, trustees of Lewis Family Living Trust, sold 7 Goode St. to Lindsey Sawyer and Edward Nelson Sawyer for $825,000.August 6, George Zagrafos, trustee of MVY Paddock Realty Trust, sold 28 Paddock Road to 28 Paddock Road LLC for $625,000.August 7, David Diriwachter and Deirdre Bohan sold 43 Vineyard Ave. to Nickolas W. Peters, trustee of 43 Vineyard Avenue Realty Trust, for $135,000.August 7, Island Dream Properties LLC sold 21 Paddock Road to William A. Borden and Terri P. Borden, trustees of MV Cabana 21 Realty Trust, for $600,000.TISBURYAugust 3, David A. Behnke and Paul F. Doherty sold 117 William St. to Peter W. Fink, trustee of 117 William Street Nominee Trust, for $3,200,000.August 7, Morris Flam and Pamela B. Flam sold 47 North William St. to Ellen B. Kaplan for $1,500,000.WEST TISBURYAugust 4, Ann K. Nelson and Robert Marshall, trustees of Ann K. Nelson Realty Trust, sold Lot 1, 20 Edson Forrest Road, to David A. Behnke and Paul F. Doherty, trustees of Behnke-Doherty Realty Trust, for $1,750,000.last_img read more

Trump Promises Stone No Prison Time: “He Can Sleep Well at Night!”

first_imgPresident Trump on Thursday promised that his longtime informal political adviser, Roger Stone, will not serve prison time.The commander-in-chief said the convicted Republican provocateur “can sleep well at night” while revisiting criticisms of former special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe.The pledge from the president came on Twitter, after Charlie Kirk, the founder of the conservative group Turning Point USA, wrote Tuesday that Stone “will serve more time in prison than 99% of these rioters destroying America,” in reference to the ongoing protests over the killing of George Floyd.“This isn’t justice,” Kirk added. “RT for a full pardon of Roger Stone!”Never forget:Roger Stone will serve more time in prison than 99% of these rioters destroying AmericaAll because he supports Donald Trump.This isn’t justice.RT for a full pardon of Roger Stone!— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) June 2, 2020 Trump shared the tweet and added, “No. Roger was a victim of a corrupt and illegal Witch Hunt, one which will go down as the greatest political crime in history. He can sleep well at night!”The president’s social media post represents just his latest involvement in Stone’s case. It also comes after congressional Democrats and Justice Department officials called out the president and Attorney General William Barr for involving themselves in the matter.No. Roger was a victim of a corrupt and illegal Witch Hunt, one which will go down as the greatest political crime in history. He can sleep well at night! https://t.co/HHg24tcZrx— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 4, 2020 Federal prosecutors requested last February that Stone be sent to prison for seven to nine years for interfering with congressional and FBI investigations into alleged connections between the Russian government and Trump’s 2016 campaign.After the president blasted the prosecutors’ sentencing recommendation in a tweet as a “horrible and very unfair situation,” the Justice Department then submitted a revised filing that did not specify a prosecution term, and said the initial proposal “could be considered excessive and unwarranted.”This is a horrible and very unfair situation. The real crimes were on the other side, as nothing happens to them. Cannot allow this miscarriage of justice! https://t.co/rHPfYX6Vbv— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 11, 2020center_img Soon thereafter, the four attorneys who led Stone’s prosecution resigned or notified the court that they were stepping off the case.Last month, nearly 2,000 former Justice Department officials signed a letter urging Barr to resign over his actions in the federal cases of both Stone and Michael Flynn, Trump’s former national security adviser who was also tangled up in Mueller’s probe.The Justice Department has already started to move to stop the case against Flynn. However, it is unclear how Barr will respond to the president’s tweet from Thursday.During a February interview, Barr described the Stone case as a “righteous prosecution” and said, “I was happy that he was convicted.”Other convicted associates of the president who were targets of the investigation into Russian interference, including former Trump attorney Michael Cohen and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, were recently released from prison into home confinement, due to concerns about the coronavirus.President Trump hinted earlier in the year that the self-proclaimed “dirty trickster” of GOP politics would not have to serve his full prison term, saying his former aide “has a very good chance of exoneration.”Stone said in April that he is “praying for a pardon,” and had been told by the Bureau of Prisons to report to begin serving his 40-month sentence by June 30.His appeal is still pending.last_img read more

Parfaite Harmonie Health Centre neglect continues

first_img…Minister Cummings slams officials for misinformationDrug shortage, poor water supply, and a bushy compound are just some of the issues residents of the La Parfaite Harmonie Housing Scheme have been forced to endure for the past four months, when accessing medical services at the La Parfaite Harmonie Health Centre.The La Parfaite Harmonie Health CentreThe regional administration is being accused of neglecting the medical facility since the last time it was cleared in September 2017, when this publication reported on the insanitary conditions: where the washroom had no doors, no proper flowing water, continued shortage of drugs, rude nurses, and grass as tall as 4 feet in some sections of the compound.Some of the issues were rectified to facilitate a visit from Junior Public Health Minister Dr Karen Cummings a few days after the issues were revealed. During her visit, the Minister praised the Regional Administration for maintaining the facility in spite of unsanitary conditions.However, since the weeding for that visit, the compound is yet to be cleared again, and the grass is over four feet tall at this point.On Friday, Guyana Times visited the La Parfaite Harmonie Health Centre, and was informed that the nurses would arrive at work for 09:00hrs, as opposed to 08:00h, like other health centres.Junior Public Health Minister, Dr Karen CummingsThis newspaper was also told that residents have on numerous occasions been refused treatment due to the lack of drugs and vaccinations for babies. In addition to drugs and medical supplies, the washrooms in the facility are not working. A source related that nurses would have to fetch water from a pipe at the front of the health facility to flush the toilet.When contacted, Minister Cummings told this publication that her officers informed her that the facility is in pristine condition, and she said that at no time was she made aware of the overgrown bushes. The minister related that it is tough for the Ministry to be aware of the issues plaguing the health care system, since they rely on the officers to report these matters.“We have these officers stationed, and we are relying on them to tell us when something is wrong. The last I spoke to our officers in the Region, they did not relate that information to me, because I asked about it. I will have to contact the DREO (Deputy Regional Executive Officer) and the REO (Regional Executive Officer) for them to explain what it going on. It is absolutely wrong for them to be telling us everything is okay when it is not,” Minister Cummings noted. “I have to visit the West Demerara (Regional) Hospital next week or the following week, and I will be meeting with them to address this issue once again. The last time I went there, I observed the place was clean and I commended them, but I don’t know what is going on with them. They are boasting about 100 per cent works completed and then we are getting these reports,” she added.In relation to the issue of drug shortage, the minister explained that the region has the supplies but quite often there would be delays in delivering the drugs and supplies to the facilities, and that is something the ministry is to address.“For the first time, we have has tenders for drugs for 2018, and that is before the beginning of the year; so we have enough drugs, but we are just working on the delivery of those supplies,” she explained.The Regional Administration is contending that it is not responsible for the Parfaite Harmonie Housing Scheme, since it is still under the control of the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA).However, REO Dennis Jaikarran had earlier told Guyana Times that the Malgre Tout/Meer-Zorgen Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) would assist in clearing the compound of the health care facility.Taking over schemesOn Thursday, Jaikarran said the Regional Administration is currently negotiating with the CH&PA to have the La Parfaite Harmonie and Tuschen Housing Schemes managed by the local organs.“For a number of years now, these schemes (La Parfaite Harmonie and Tuschen Housing Scheme) have been established, and it has been recognised that there is a need for improved infrastructural work. So, if these schemes are handed over, (they) can be covered under the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) and Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs),” Jaikaran said during an interview with the Department of Public Information (DPI).He explained that because the schemes do not fall under the purview of the Regional Administration, the administration is unable to provide critical maintenance of the communities. Additionally, he noted that when the schemes are handed over, residents would be in a better position, since they would be able to pay their rates and taxes and have services delivered through the Neighbourhood Democratic Councils. (Lakhram Bhagirat)last_img read more