Head of IOC Media Operations retires

first_imgAfter 18 years at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Head of Media Operations and Chair of the Press Committee Anthony Edgar has announced his retirement from the IOC. Promoted ContentWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?The Highest Paid Football Players In The World11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World Loading… “It has been an absolute honour to be so intimately involved in the delivery of the Olympic Games, the Youth Olympic Games, the Paralympic Games and the IOC Young Reporters programme, each of them unique, each of them unforgettable “There are far too many to thank – from the OCOGs, the IFs, the NOCs, the IOC members, AIPS and IOC staff, and especially the media from where I can now count so many lifelong friends,” Edgar said. “Anthony’s contribution to the International Olympic Committee’s standing with international news agencies and media organizations cannot be overstated. He was the ‘go to’ person for the top echelon of global media management across all regions of the sporting world for new ideas and innovative solution in showcasing the competitive magic, excitement and drama that only the Olympic Games can deliver. He was always on the lookout for new and improving ways for journalists, photographers and television news producers to report on the Olympic Games and inspire their various audiences,” said Kevan Gosper, ex-First Vice President of the IOC and Chairman of the IOC Press Commission for 25 years. “Over the many years he worked with me in my role as Chair of the IOC Press Commission and Vice Chairman of the Beijing 2008 Coordination Commission I greatly valued his constructive advice, his willingness to explore new ideas, his energy, his integrity and especially his loyalty. He has become a highly valued friend and I wish him well in his new ventures,” said Gosper. “Anthony had a significant impact on the Olympic movement by helping global news agencies and other media organizations open doors to new forms of coverage and extend the impact of the Olympics to millions of new followers. We also salute and thank Anthony for a spirited defense of human rights issues, including press access, gender equality as well as his forceful advocacy for the highest professional standards,” said Tom Curley, retired President and CEO of The Associated Press. “No one has done more for enhancing and improving the image of sports photography than Anthony Edgar,” Steve Fine, ex-Director of Photography, Sports Illustrated. “I think Anthony’s greatest legacy is the IOC Young Reporters program,” said Tracey Holmes, ABC journalist & host of The Ticket podcast. ‘It was his vision that brought it to life running in conjunction with the Youth Olympic Games since its inception in 2010. To watch so many of the Young Reporters grow and move on to highly successful careers, all the while with a deep appreciation of the Olympic movement, is a badge of honour Anthony should wear proudly.” Read Also:IOC, IPC Intervene in WADA-RUSADA Case in Sports Arbitration “All media, either news agencies, newspapers, television and radio have benefitted from his leadership and contribution. I personally have learnt a lot from him,” said Zhou Jie, Deputy Director, Sports News Department, Xinhua News Agency. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Edgar, who has attended almost every AIPS Congress since 2004 was in Marrakech in 2005 when AIPS president Gianni Merlo was elected for his first term. “I remember sparring with Gianni about ticketing Athletics at the 2004 New York congress. The AIPS Congress has always been in my calendar and I only missed three because of clashes with test events and other Olympic commitments,” Edgar told AIPS. “Anthony has always devoted his time to solving problems faced by the media, particularly in light of the ever-increasing demands on journalists and photographers in this digital age. At every event he has been helpful and supportive and gave AIPS the opportunity to seek the best solution for working journalists and photographers,” Merlo said. “When AIPS took the fight to the IOC for WiFi free of charge to all media attending the Olympic Games Anthony listened carefully to our concerns and with his support WiFi was provided free of charge in all media areas for the first time at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. Rio 2016 followed, as did PyeongChang in 2018. Anthony is a great colleague and also a great friend,” the AIPS president said. “After 18 years I am leaving the IOC taking the opportunity of an early retirement to return to Sydney to be with my ailing father and my children,” Edgar said today in an announcement on his social media. Along with journalists and photographers alike, he has run the gauntlet of the digital age and the introduction of what he refers to as “the epoch of change”. “Facebook, Twitter and the iPhone where each launched over the next 40 months of my starting at the IOC, ushering in a new social, digital and mobile future, triggering tumultuous change globally that would turn the media landscape upside down, impacting how sport would be consumed, broadcast and reported on in the future. To have been in a leadership position during these turbulent times and to work hand-in-hand with the international news agencies and news networks to navigate a course forward will stay as one of my fondest of memories,” Edgar posted.last_img read more

SEIVB at the MEQ

first_imgSoutheastern Indiana Volleyball (SEIVB) is a club based out of Batesville, Indiana that brings in athletes from schools all over the area. Because the club continues to grow each season, we continue to see more and more talent come through the program. This year, the club was proud to have two of our elite teams enter the Nike Mideast Qualifier (MEQ) in Indianapolis. The MEQ was held at the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium.The MEQ offers teams an opportunity to compete at a high level on a bigger stage. Our teams faced opponents from Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Illinois, and Florida, but could have faced teams from many other states across the country. Both of the SEIVB teams had the highest finishes of any teams in our club’s history.On Saturday, March 25 through Monday, March 27, our 17-Thunderkats put up a fight early on and found themselves in the gold medal bracket on Monday. The Thunderkats were led by head coach Ned Rogers and assistant coach Tracy Meyer. They went 3-0 on Saturday in the first round of pool play. They defeated Legacy 17-Lite West (Michigan) in convincing fashion with scores of 25-10 and 25-13 to open the weekend. They finished day one by defeating A2 17-Shamrock (Ohio) 25-18 and 25-23 and then PLVC 17-1 (Missouri) by the scores of 25-16 and 25-19.Going undefeated in day one put the Thunderkats into a stronger pool on Sunday. The Thunderkats went 2-1 on day two, to put them tied for first in their pool. They defeated Lightning 17 (Missouri) 25-23 and 25-22 to open then day, but dropped the match against Buckeyefire 17A Scruggs (Ohio) in three 22-25, 25-16 and 15-13. They bounced back to defeat GBV 17 Premier (Florida) 18-25, 25-14 and 15-13. They were tied for first in their pool with Lightning 17, so it came down to the head-to-head match-up. The Thunderkats won the head-to-head, so they finished first in the pool for the second day in a row.The top two from each pool headed to the gold medal bracket on Monday. The Thunderkats had a rematch from the first day against Legacy to open single elimination bracket play. The Thunderkats were defeated with the scores of 23-25 and 18-25.The Thunderkats finished 5th out of 30 teams and went 5-2 on the weekend. They represented SEIVB and all of their local high schools with a lot of pride and determination.SEIVB 15-Sharks traveled to Indy Friday, March 31 through Sunday, April 2. They were led by head coach Emily Egbers and assistant coach Gerald Laker. The Sharks found themselves fighting in the gold bracket on Sunday after two successful days of pool play.On Friday, the Sharks opened with a win over Club 1 15-Gray (Illinois) after a slow start by the scores of 25-20 and 25-15. They defeated Unified 15-2 (Michigan) with a strong performance 25-14 and 25-12. Pool play ended with a victory over Maverick 15 American-2 (Ohio) with the scores of 25-13, 19-25 and 15-6. The Sharks went 3-0 in the first round of pool play to put them in a stronger pool in day two.This tournament is a big ordeal for many volleyball players. On Saturday, the Sharks played on an even bigger stage- Lucas Oil Stadium. They had the privilege of playing near center field but that didn’t stop them. It didn’t take long on Saturday for the Sharks to start where they left off. They battled through three more opponents, defeating them all in straight sets to put them as the only undefeated team after two rounds of pool play! They defeated TTVBC 15 (Michigan) 25-17 and 25-19 and HV Adidas 15 White (Michigan) 25-21 and 25-14. The last match of the day was with the Borderline 15-Hawks team (Ohio). Both teams were undefeated up to that point at 5-0. The Sharks took the victory with the scores 25-10, 20-25 and 15-6. The Sharks finished pool play 6-0 through two days.On Sunday, the Sharks battled in the gold medal bracket. They had to win three matches to walk out as champs. They had a rematch with the Maverick 15-American 2 team they faced on day one and repeated what they started days prior. They won with the scores of 25-10, 20-25 and 15-6. The semi-finals were up next and the Sharks matched up perfectly with Southwest 15RElite David (Ohio). The Sharks lost a heartbreaker battle in a match you almost hate to see either team lose. They lost by the scores of 26-24, 27-29 and 20-22. The match could have gone to either team at any given time. Both teams had a chance to finish multiple times. Southwest went on to win the championship.The Sharks finished 3rd out of 32 teams, going 7-1 for the weekend.“On behalf of the rest of the board of directors at SEIVB, we couldn’t be prouder of both of these teams and coaches. They represented our club and the area with pride. Their parents, families and friends were a great support system for the players and coaches on such a big stage as well! We look forward to seeing these girls progress in their high school season and have them back again next year.” – Cassie Laker.There is a lot of talent represented on both of these teams. If you get a chance this fall, get out to the local high schools and check it out!last_img read more

Tips for spring car shoppers offered

first_imgAsk either to see the title itself or a copy of the title; at a minimum, request to know the current location of the title. Ensure he or she receives a warranty contract at the time of sale and thoroughly reviews its terms;Ask the dealer when it will forward payment to the third-party warranty provider; andContact the warranty provider after the date the dealer stated it would remit payment and ensure the warranty was purchased by the dealership and is active. Ensure you receive a “dealer title affidavit,” which should be completely filled out and signed by the dealer stating the current location of the title and the date the dealer expects to convey the title to you. Indianapolis, In. — Two recent cases resolved by the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) serve as timely reminders to all Hoosiers to exercise extreme caution when purchasing used vehicles. In both scenarios, used car dealers failed to deliver titles and/or provide promised warranties to customers who paid for vehicles.In Delaware County, Capitol Motors LLC failed to procure warranties for 185 consumers. The business — owned and operated by Naim Mahmoud — advertised that each vehicle it sold came with a 3 month/3,000 mile warranty. Upon selling vehicles, however, the business regularly failed to forward payments to a third-party warranty provider, leaving buyers without warranty coverage. In addition, Capitol Motors failed to deliver valid vehicle titles within 31 days from the date of sale to 22 consumers, leaving those consumers unable to register or legally drive their newly-purchased cars and trucks.Following a complaint filed against Capitol Motors and Naim Mahmoud by the Office of the Attorney General, a Delaware County Circuit Court judge on March 27 ordered restitution totaling $62,480 for 185 consumers who purchased extended vehicle warranties that they never received. The judgment also provides court-ordered titles for two consumers. The judgment requires the defendants to pay civil penalties of $180,500. The defendants are also ordered to pay the state $450 in costs, producing a total judgment amount of $243,430. Finally, the judgment prohibits defendant Naim Mahmoud from owning, operating or managing another auto dealership in Indiana in the future.A similar case occurred in Allen County. Shaver Motors of Allen County, Inc., and its owner, John B. Shaver, III, accepted payment from 35 consumers for vehicle service contracts – i.e., warranties – and failed to forward the customers’ money to the warranty provider. This left consumers without the warranty coverage for which they paid. Additionally, Shaver Motors failed to provide titles to multiple customers.Following a complaint filed by the Office of the Attorney General, a judge with the Allen County Circuit Court on March 26 ordered Shaver Motors of Allen County to pay $65,506.85 in restitution to 37 consumers who purchased extended vehicle warranties that they never received. The defendants also were ordered to pay $3,000 to the state for costs associated with the case. The judgment also provided court-ordered titles for three consumers. In addition, the judgment prohibits defendant John Shaver from owning, operating or managing another auto dealership in Indiana in the future.The Office of the Attorney General recommends the following tips to help consumers avoid similar situations encountered by the consumers of Capitol Motors and Shaver Motors:When buying a warranty:If a consumer is buying a car from a dealership and purchases a warranty administered by a third party, the consumer should:center_img If a consumer pays for a warranty contract and the warranty provider never receives payment from the dealership, the consumer should immediately notify his or her lien holder of the issue. In addition, the consumer should file a complaint with the Attorney General’s office at indianaconsumer.com or by calling 1-800-382-5516.When awaiting titles for newly-purchased used vehicles:Be aware that dealers have 31 days from the date of sale to deliver a valid title. If failing to receive a title within 31 days, immediately file complaints with the Secretary of State Auto Dealer Division and also with the Attorney General’s office at indianaconsumer.com or by calling 1-800-382-5516.Attached are the judgments from the cases relating to Capitol Motors in Delaware County and Shaver Motors in Allen County.last_img read more

Confession: Foden did not mention he had girlfriend or baby to me – Icelandic

first_img Loading… Icelandic teen beauty at the centre of the Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood scandal has released a video confession in English. Lara Clausen said that England star Foden never mentioned he had a girlfriend or young son. And she claims Man City ace Foden, 20, and Greenwood, 18, were also messaging another beauty while in the Three Lions camp. Clausen said she “feels bad” for the footballers – who were axed from the England squad as a result of their actions – and their families in a long video apology. After Saturday’s 1-0 win over Iceland, they sneaked model Nadia Sif Lindal Gunnarsdottir, 20, and her cousin Lara, 19, into the team’s hotel. Gunnarsdottir previously admitted she “messed up” – and Clausen has now for the first time released a video apology in English explaining what happened. She said: “Obviously I feel very bad about the situation. I didn’t realise how much attention this would cause and how big this would get. “I posted the videos and photos too, I deleted them a few hours later too, but it got out of hand. I never expected the video and photos to get out like it did. “Obviously I feel very bad for the boys and their families and everyone near them.” Promoted ContentThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To VisitA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Top 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Madecenter_img She revealed Foden had not told her about his partner – childhood sweetheart Rebecca Cooke – and their two-year-old son. Clausen said: “I didn’t know that Phil had a girlfriend or kid. He didn’t mention it, and I didn’t like Google him before I went to the hotel. “Obviously I feel very bad for his family.” The Icelandic teen then went onto claim that Foden – who was snapped showing his bum to the girls – and Man Utd star Greenwood had actually been messaging another girl too. read also:How randy England duo ‘paid hotel employee to smuggle Icelandic girls into team hotel’ She added: “The last thing I am going to mention is the girl talking to Phil on Snapchat and Facetiming them, it’s not me and it’s not Nadia. You are mixing two stories. “We did go and meet them, but we didn’t Snapchat and Facetime them. That’s not us.” Clausen had previously posted an apology in Icelandic and said she would also explain her actions in English. In the two-minute long video, she apologised if she did not pronounce every word correctly. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Tottenham re-signs Michel Vorm

first_imgRelatedPosts EPL: Saints tackle Mourinho’s Spurs Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid Tottenham sign £25m Sergio Reguilon Tottenham have re-signed goalkeeper Michel Vorm on a contract until the end of the season.Vorm first signed for Spurs from Swansea in 2014 and left in June of this year when his contract expired.The Dutch international made 47 appearances in all competitions for Tottenham.He will once again be assigned the No 13 shirt.As a free agent, Vorm was able to re-sign outside of the transfer window and will provide additional cover, alongside Paulo Gazzaniga, for Hugo Lloris who dislocated his elbow at Brighton earlier this month.The injury is due to keep the World Cup winner out until the new year.Tags: Michel VormTottenhamlast_img read more

Playing on senior day a privilege, not a right

first_imgAs an outgoing senior, I’m often overcome by nostalgia these days. In the next two months, I will experience a bevy of “lasts” at USC — my last bike ride down Trousdale Parkway in the wholly unnecessary bike lanes, my last chicken-chipotle panini at Popovich Cafe and my last signature on a Monday 9 a.m. discussion-session attendance sheet.Perhaps for this reason, senior days for USC sports teams have started to resonate with me deeply. Witnessing senior quarterback Matt Barkley walk down the Coliseum tunnel for the last time with his arm in a sling was indescribably saddening. I cringed after watching senior point guard Jio Fontan end his career at the Galen Center by fouling out with five minutes remaining in Saturday’s 57-56 victory over Arizona State.These parting images of captains, who did their best to will their teams to victory before ultimately falling short of expectations, will stick with me.In recognition of his players’ perseverance through lean times, USC men’s basketball interim head coach Bob Cantu fielded five seniors to start Saturday’s senior day game: guards Fontan and Tyler Sugiyama, forwards Aaron Fuller and Eric Wise and center James Blasczyk. What made this gesture somewhat perplexing, however, was that Cantu failed to find any playing time for his sixth senior, forward Renaldo Woolridge. In fact, Cantu’s decision to start Sugiyama, a walk-on, furthered magnified Woolridge’s absence from the game.After the contest, Blasczyk spoke up for his teammate, venting his frustrations via Twitter: “Very disrespectful that my boy [Woolridge] didn’t get out into the game..no class.”But the 7-footer from Friendswood, Texas, didn’t leave it that. When asked whether he’s considering USC for graduate school and requesting a medical hardship waiver that would grant him another year of eligibility, Blasczyk tweeted, “Depends on who the coach is. If it’s somebody I can respect and play for then absolutely.”I think it’s safe to read between the lines here and surmise that Blasczyk doesn’t think highly of his new coach.But with all due respect to Blasczyk, who played valiantly through a foot sprain last season when the roster was decimated by injury, this reeks of sour grapes from a player who hasn’t left the bench in five of the 12 games Cantu has coached.Whichever way you slice it, such flagrant insubordination by a player is completely unacceptable. Though Cantu might have made an error in judgment by not finding any playing time for Woolridge — especially when the team led by 19 in the first half — that supposed slight didn’t warrant this type of public response when it could have been handled in-house.Moreover, Division I men’s basketball is not T-ball; it’s a meritocracy where the best players must play. Woolridge has averaged one point per game on 25.9 percent shooting for the season. For his part, Blasczyk has averaged a mere 4.2 points per game in his 12 career starts at USC. At this juncture, neither player provides the Trojans with the best chance to win, and it’s hard to make an argument otherwise.If you factor in USC’s emergence as a dark-horse team to pull off an upset or two at the Pac-12 tournament, then Blasczyk’s decision to stir the pot is a surprisingly selfish act from a player who has carved out his niche this season as a sparkplug off the bench who relentlessly battles for position down low and snares rebounds. Winner of six of its last eight games, the men’s basketball team is certifiably dangerous as it approaches the mid-March Pac-12 tournament in Las Vegas. After all of the travails, the last thing this team and fan base needs is a divided locker room.Of course, Cantu could quite easily overlook Blasczyk’s defiance, recognizing that he only has to coach the disgruntled senior for a few more weeks and that it might be best not to inflame the situation. But if the interim coach truly wishes to remove the “interim” label from his title, Cantu must assert his command and reprimand Blasczyk. Cantu can’t let his players openly undermine his leadership and character.Though Blasczyk’s basketball career at USC surely didn’t end as he had hoped, he must understand that these parting shots accomplish nothing. His time at USC might not have netted him professional prospects, but at least he will soon possess a great degree — one that did not cost him a cent.To leave behind a legacy of which he can be proud, Blasczyk needs to apologize and do whatever he can to help USC continue its remarkable turnaround.“Leveling the Playing Field” runs Mondays.  To comment on this story, email Sean at swmccorm@usc.edu or visit dailytrojan.com.last_img read more

Syracuse football’s 5 keys against No. 17 Florida State

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 30, 2015 at 4:50 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Syracuse (3-4, 1-2 Atlantic Coast) looks to end a four-game losing streak on Saturday at No. 17 Florida State (6-1, 4-1) in Tallahassee, Florida. The Orange lost to the Seminoles 38-20 last season and 59-3 the previous year. FSU is coming off its first regular-season loss in nearly three years. For all of The Daily Orange’s coverage, keep up with dailyorange.com and follow @DOSports on Twitter.Here are five keys to the game.1. Handling a tough environmentIn practice this week, Syracuse cranked up the heat in the Ensley Athletic Center and blasted Florida State’s “War Chant” to help prep the team for what it’ll be facing in Tallahassee. The Orange’s only other road games were at South Florida and Virginia, two far less challenging places to play.For freshmen who will be seeing significant minutes — i.e.: quarterback Eric Dungey and running back Jordan Fredericks — it will be the toughest collegiate environment they’ve ever played in.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text2. Stopping Dalvin Cook’s backupFlorida State’s star running back, and widely considered the second best in the country, was ruled out for Saturday’s game due to an ankle injury. Backup Jonathan Vickers has just 47 rushing yards on the year. The injury to Cook gives Syracuse an opportunity to set the tempo with a strong running game of its own if SU can get off the field on defense, a point of emphasis for the Orange coaching staff of late.3. Eric Dungey’s progressionDungey has been efficient early on in his freshman season but two interceptions against Pittsburgh slowed his progress. With All-American cornerback Jalen Ramsey and safety Lamarcus Brutus, who has two picks this year, in the secondary, passing against FSU is a tall task as Dungey faces his toughest test yet.4. Steve Ishmael continuing strong playIn the past four games, Ishmael has hauled in 20 catches for 228 yards. After catching just five balls in the first three games, he’s now playing like the player he was expected to be at the start of the season. His recent success though has partially been a result of favorable matchups. Against a team that’s loaded in the secondary — and basically everywhere else — Ishmael’s performance could show where he stacks up against some of the best on Syracuse’s schedule.5. Don’t fall apartIn each of the past four games, all losses, the Orange was within a touchdown in the fourth quarter at the bare minimum. In the past two weeks, Virginia and Pittsburgh drove 85-plus yards on the final possession of the fourth quarter to either send it to overtime or win it. While SU is nearly a three-touchdown underdog, if the Orange was to have a lead or be tied late in the game, not blowing it has proven to be a challenge. And if that was to happen again, Syracuse would face the task of having to win three of its last four to become bowl eligible. Commentslast_img read more

What we learned from Syracuse’s 82-81 last-second win over Clemson

first_imgEditor’s note: The Daily Orange was not at the Clemson game Tuesday night. Our reporters are providing coverage after watching the game on TV.Squaring off with another opponent on the NCAA Tournament bubble, it took Syracuse (16-9, 8-4 Atlantic Coast) until its final possession to edge Clemson (13-10, 3-8) on the road, 82-81. Tyus Battle hit a corner 3-pointer at the buzzer to secure SU’s fifth straight win, the Orange’s second-longest winning streak of the season.Here are three things we learned from Tuesday’s game.Syracuse is a proven comeback threatSU demonstrated its mettle once again by coming back from a double-digit deficit for the third consecutive game. The first two wins — in overtime at North Carolina State and at home against then-No. 9 Virginia — didn’t have quite as exciting finishes, but Tuesday’s result was a substantial step forward for Syracuse.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFacing a 12-point hole at one point in the first half, SU rebounded and cut the deficit to two by halftime. The Orange looked a lot like it did earlier this season, struggling to work the ball inside and lacking any rhythm on defense, but it transformed in the game’s final 20 minutes.When Andrew White couldn’t replicate his sharpshooting first half, Taurean Thompson emerged as a go-to threat in the paint. When Syracuse needed a big defensive play in the game’s final minutes, White picked off an inbounds play that resulted in a two-point possession. When SU needed to hold it together against a Tigers team that made 6-of-11 3-pointers in the second half, it did just enough.“We’ve just been making really good plays down the stretch,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said in his postgame press conference. “We’ve been behind. We’re used to it.”Even when he’s not his best, Tyler Lydon is still a key cogIt’s no secret that Lydon can easily be Syracuse’s best player on both ends of the floor. He’s been just that for most of this season. Tuesday was a step down from the steady play Lydon has showcased all season, turning the ball over a team-high five times. But against Clemson, Lydon proved how vital he can be even when he doesn’t play as polished as he usually does.With SU losing by two and a minute remaining, Lydon had the ball stripped out of his hands near the baseline. Clemson’s Avery Holmes knocked it out of Lydon’s grasp and it ricocheted off his leg and out of bounds. If Clemson scored on the other end, making it a two-possession game, it would have been a game-ending turnover. But the Tigers didn’t.When White snagged a Clemson inbound and dished it to Lydon, he was fouled and hit both fouls shots to tie the game at 79. Then on the game’s final possession, Lydon barreled down the paint and looked like he was going to elevate for a contested layup. Instead, at the last moment he found Battle open in the corner, notching only his second assist of the game on the buzzer-beating 3-pointer. By any stretch, it wasn’t Lydon’s best game. It was just good enough.MORE COVERAGE Superlatives from Syracuse’s 82-81 victory over ClemsonTyus Battle hits buzzer-beating 3 to give Syracuse 82-81 win over ClemsonFan reactions from Syracuse’s win over Clemson “There’s not many centers that can make that last play: Get in the lane and find the guy wide open,” Boeheim said. “Usually a guy will take a bad shot in that situation. He played like a point guard.”Taurean Thompson is capable of taking the reins of the offenseThe 6-foot-11 freshman has shown all season how well he can command the post. But given how much SU relied on its outside shooters in the first half, Thompson’s strengths were only played up in the second stanza. He scored all 14 of his points in the final 20 minutes, including 12 of the Orange’s first 15 second-half points.“He can score,” Boeheim said of Thompson, “he’s just got realize he can get close to the basket.”Thompson was a force on the offensive glass. He converted all three of his offensive rebounds into baskets, and two into three-point plays. Syracuse relied on him in the second half like it relied on White in the first. Earlier this year, when White’s performance trickled off in the second half, no one else compensated. Tuesday it was Thompson, and that’s a large part of why the Orange has now won five straight. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on February 7, 2017 at 11:45 pm Contact Connor: cgrossma@syr.edu | @connorgrossmanlast_img read more

Tipp boss defends McGrath Cup competition

first_imgLiam Kearns believes the occasionally maligned competition could help the county team maximise their chances in the National League and Championship.Tipp opened their campaign with a one point defeat against Clare last weekend and face Kerry next in Group A Round 2.Manager Liam Kearns says he thinks it’s possible that players with real inter-county potential could come to the fore this month.last_img

July 30 Voter Registration Deadline Announced for Florida’s Primary Election

first_imgFlorida Secretary of State Ken Detzner reminds voters that the deadline for registering to vote in Florida’s Primary Election is July 30. “The July 30 deadline to register to vote or update your party affiliation to be in effect for the Primary Election is just around the corner. I encourage all eligible voters to check their voter registration status and ensure they are registered and that their information is up-to-date,” said Secretary Detzner. “The Department’s new voter registration website RegisterToVoteFlorida.gov makes it convenient, easy and secure to register to vote or update your registration information online.” Individuals not registered to vote in the State of Florida must submit a completed voter registration application by Monday, July 30 in order to participate in Florida’s Primary Election. Voters who are already registered but want to update their political party affiliation must update their voter registration information by Monday, July 30 in order to have the change in effect for the Primary Election.Check current voter registration Floridians can check their current voter registration status, register to vote or update their existing registration through the Department’s new online voter registration website RegisterToVoteFlorida.gov.  An update to a voter’s signature for provisional and vote-by-mail ballot verification purposes for the Primary Election must be submitted no later than the start of the canvassing of vote-by-mail ballots, which may start as early as August 13. Florida is a closed primary state As a reminder, Florida is a closed primary state which means that only voters who are registered members of political parties may vote for their respective party candidates for an office in a primary election. However, if the winner of the primary race would face no opposition in the general election, then all voters, regardless of party affiliation, may vote in that race in the primary election. For more information, please visit the Division of Elections’ website atdos.myflorida.com/elections.last_img read more