Dominant performances from Ebangwese and Witherspoon lift Syracuse past Towson in the NIVC Round of 16

first_imgHamilton, NY — After three straight Towson points evened the score late in the third set, Syracuse knew it had to return to its game plan to keep the game from going any further. The Orange attacked through Santita Ebangwese and Amber Witherspoon all night, leaving the Tigers without answers, but the Orange went away from its trusted strategy for most of the third set.Witherspoon was called upon to halt Towson’s streak, and she did, sparking a run of individual brilliance that gave her team the win. She powered a kill in between four Towson defenders to give Syracuse the lead, and then added two more kills and a block in SU’s next four points, giving the Orange a set-point opportunity.After a kill by Towson’s Carola Biver, a Tiger attack attempt was hit out of bounds, ending the game and giving Syracuse a 25-23 third-set win. Witherspoon and Santita Ebangwese carried Syracuse (22-13, 12-8 Atlantic Coast) past Towson (27-6, 12-4 Colonial) in straight-sets Friday night at Colgate University’s Cotterell Court.Ebangwese (16 kills) and Witherspoon (11 kills) established themselves as offensive threats early on, allowing Syracuse to jump out to leads in the first and second sets. The two middle blockers were fed a combined 61 times on the night, constantly peppering a helpless Tiger defense. Jalissa Trotter (43 assists) was the only SU player to record an assist, while Belle Sand (12 digs) and Aliah Bowllan (10 digs) manned the back line, holding Towson to a .106 hitting percentage.“We stepped up when we needed,” head coach Leonid Yelin said. “A lot of people were stepping in and helping. It was really good.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEbangwese and Witherspoon were on the court together just once the entire game, as only one middle blocker plays at a time. The players substituted for each other early in the first set, and both were dominant. Eight of Syracuse’s first 10 points came from kills by either Ebangwese or Witherspoon, and the Orange maintained a lead for most of the set. But, after Towson scored six of seven points, the advantage was cut to one. Four of Ebangwese’s nine first-set kills came in her team’s final six points, and SU took the opener, 25-22.“They couldn’t stop me at the beginning, so we were like, ‘let’s keep doing it,’” Ebangwese said.The two middle blockers were active to start the second set, with each contributing two kills in Syracuse’s first six points prompting a 13-4 run. A 6-1 run got Towson back within four, but two Witherspoon kills kept the Tigers from getting any closer. An attack error by Anastasiya Gorelina, who was seeing her first action after suffering a right ankle injury against Notre Dame on Nov. 22, and a service error by Sand allowed TU to even the score at 19. Then four straight attack errors from the Tigers put the Orange within two points of gaining a two-set advantage. Back-to-back kills from Ebangwese and Mariia Levanova finished off the set, giving SU a 25-22 victory.Ebangwese and Witherspoon were quiet for most of the third set, as Syracuse looked to get Gorelina more involved. The junior outside hitter tallied four kills in the first half of the set before Towson registered three straight points, leveling the score at 19. Then, Witherspoon re-entered the game and carried the Orange, adding three kills and a block to end the set, 25-23.“(Coach) was worrying about my ankle and how I was feeling,” Gorelina said. “I said I was ready to fight, and he said to go ahead and play.”Syracuse’s game plan tonight was centered around setting for its middle blockers, as opposed to last night’s Round of 32 match against Albany in which its outside hitters were the focal point of the offense. Friday night, SU’s middle blockers were set for 62 times, compared to 44 times for its outside hitters. Against Albany, the Orange’s outside hitters were fed 113 times, while the middle blockers had just 44 attack attempts. Syracuse watched Towson’s first set against Colgate last night and studied film this morning.“Do your best to win, it doesn’t matter how if it looks nice or not,” Yelin said. “That’s what we’re fighting for.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 1, 2017 at 11:22 pm Contact David: [email protected]last_img read more

Bright Adjei happy with CNN goal of the week nomination

first_imgAduana Stars midfielder Bright Adjei has expressed delight at the global recognition received following his fantastic strike which earned his side a one all draw with Ashgold in the Ghana Premier league last Saturday. Adjei’s goal of the season contender was nominated for the CNN World Goal of the Week award.He was named by the global broadcaster to compete with Barcelona star Luis Suarez, Javier Cortés of Mexican side Pumas and Celtic star Tom Rogic for Goal of the Week award“I’m really excited for this nomination, it makes me feel that our hard work here is been monitored elsewhere so I’m really happy,” he told Joy Sports“This will encourage me to score more goals and as a striker that is exactly what you have to do.“You realize Luiz Suarez scored a similar goal in the Champions league against Arsenal so I always learn from Suarez and I really want to do more.” Watch video of the Bright Adjei’s goal –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

44 Texas spring breakers have tested positive for COVID-19

first_imgThe Austin Public Health Department announced the start of an investigation on a number of new COVID-19 cases involving a group of people in their 20s who traveled to Mexico for spring break after being advised by the CDC to postpone all non-essential travel.According to the Health Department, a group of 70 spring breakers took off to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, as part of a spring break trip nearly 2 weeks ago. As of Thursday, 44 of those who returned from the spring break trip have tested positive for COVID-19. Those who tested positive are under isolation.Officials contacted those who have not been tested.last_img

SafePlace Receives Personal Care Kits from Zonta

first_imgMembers of Zonta Club of South Puget Sound present SafePlace’s Amy Heller (second from right) with personal care kits for domestic violence survivors.SafePlace, a non-profit agency serving survivors of domestic and sexual violence, is proud to be the beneficiary of the Zonta Club of South Puget Sound’s Personal Care Kits.Because October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Zonta Club of South Puget Sound is providing SafePlace with 50 personal care kits for shelter residents.  Upon request each kit will contain a manicure/pedicure kit, a purse size make-up bag, a small mirror, a hair brush, a bottle of mouth wash, a personal journal with pen, and a gift card for additional personal items.“This is such a great donation- these are items that are much appreciated and often overlooked.  Self-care is such a priority in the process of healing.  Gifts like these care kits are a wonderful way to show survivors how much they are cared for and support them in taking care of themselves,” says Amy Heller, SafePlace Residential Services Coordinator.The Zonta Club of South Puget Sound is a member of Zonta International which is a powerful organization creative positive change in women’s lives throughout the world. Facebook15Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by SafePlacelast_img read more

New Olympia-based Podcast, “Talent Magnet” Now Available on iTunes

first_imgFacebook18Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County ChamberThurston County is home to a new podcast. Introducing Talent Magnet, a podcast developed by the Thurston County Chamber and brought to you by Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council.Hosts Michele Winn and Sytease Geib from the Thurston County Chamber’s Workforce Division conduct a variety of informative interviews with business leaders and workforce development experts to highlight best practices and available resources.“Our goal is to help businesses attract exceptional talent by focusing on recruitment, training, and retention best practices; ultimately helping businesses become Talent Magnets,” said Geib.For the first episode, Talent Magnet interviewed Darlene Wilczynski, Vice President and Regional Executive of the Seattle Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, about the role mentorship plays in recruiting and retaining veterans and military spouses. For the second episode, Talent Magnet spoke with a Pepsi Northwest executive about the role company culture plays in retention best practices.Sytease Geib, left, and Michele Winn, right. Photo credit: Dinea Norell of Dinea de Photo.“While I was initially nervous to do the podcast, it quickly became a conversation that really touched on the challenges many veterans and spouses face when trying to develop careers.  It was a great opportunity to share my story and hopefully help others,” said Darlene WilczynskiListeners will find Talent Magnet at Thurston County Chamber website as well as on iTunes and Google Play.  Visit these sites for a list of past and future podcasts.For more information, contact Michele Winn at 360-357-3362 or visit the Thurston County Chamber website.last_img read more


first_imgLifford bodybulider Jimmy Connolly has just missed out on the 6 place spot in the 2014 NABBA Worlds Bodybuilding Championships in the Waterfront Hall Belfast.Jimmy, 48, has been training in the sport for the past ten years. Jimmy revealed “I have been training 10 years on and off but the past three years I have been training hard an competing in shows. I have been training in Pro Gym in Derry with Dave Fox for ten years right up until the NABBA Northern Ireland 2014.”Jimmy has also been training in the Railway Gym in Lifford for the worlds championships.The Donegal man thanked his daughter Laura and son James who he says have been there for him “through thick and thin.”“I want to thank my brother Andy who also helped me all the way and also my friend Conor Gamble and Barney Crossan for all his knowledge an also last but not least many thanks to the Railway Gym for all their support.” Jimmy reveals he trains seven days a week coming up to a show which includes a high protein diet for 12 weeks in advance.The grandfather of one has competed in the Nabba Northern Ireland Bodybuilding Championships three times now and has placed two seconds and a fourth place.This time around he just missed out on making the final six in the competition.But Jimmy says his love of the sport will keep him going.“I love the sport very much so I will take a little time off and go back training in the future,” said dedicated Jimmy.Photos Paul Cullen Info [email protected] MAN JIMMY PUTS HIS ‘BODY’ ON THE LINE FOR HIS PASSION was last modified: June 21st, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:bodybuilderdonegalJimmy ConnollyLiffordlast_img read more

United Fans reject football bandwagonism: Five talking points from last weekend’s football action

first_imgManchester United fans have stood behind Jose Mourinho despite an indifferent start to the season1- Man United Fans Know Their Football: In the wake of Manchester United’s patchy start to the season which saw the Red Devils lose two of their first three games, it would have been easy for United fans to pick on manager Jose Mourinho. Instead, they’ve rejected bandwagonism that would have seen them buy into the English press’ attempt to write him off as a man of yesteryear. At Turf Moor, they were in full voice backing the Portuguese gaffer. Why? Two reasons. One, United can’t find a better manager. Secondly, he’s carrying his passion for United on his sleeve and said he isn’t quitting the world’s best managerial job.2- Three Horse Race: At least 75 percent of football pundits called Manchester City to retain the English Premier League title. The rest called Liverpool. Four matches into the new season, nothing has happened to suggest they were way off the mark. Pep Guardiola’s trailblazers remain an irrepressible force. Except, Jurgen Klopp’s Kop are putting up a serious fight of it, as evidenced by their best start to a league campaign since 1990. Chelsea’s 100 percent start to the campaign, while playing champagne football, also suggests Maurizio Sarri is an exponent of the correct football philosophy.3- Hairstyles Don’t Affect Form: Soccer fans from conservative countries like Uganda are quick to notice players’ changes in hairstyle and often relate them to form. Manchester United star Paul Pogba has been a frequent target of the hairstyle bogey, with fans linking any drop in form to excessive time spent in the saloon. What hogwash! Stars like Pogba and Ruud Gullit, Didier Drogba, Carlos Valderama ‘El Pibe’ and Frank Rijkaard who need freedom to express themselves. You would have to be cuckoos to relate a players’ form to hairstyle.4- Ronaldo Needs Patience: Juventus fans are probably wondering what the fuss was all about. Having seen the club fork out a Serie A record transfer fee of €100m for the goal machine, they forked out $125 to buy CR7 replica shirts. Three games into the new season, Ronaldo is yet to score despite having 23 shots on goal. Old Lady aficionados needn’t worry. Before December, Ronaldo times himself to peak in the Champions League. He only turns on the afterburners after the winter break.5- Huesca Caught In Bright Lights: Newly promoted Liga Santander outfit Huesca made the grave mistake of playing an open game at the Nou Camp. They probably felt they can make life difficult by surprising Blagruana with an attacking game. Even though they took a 1-0 lead inside five minutes, they ended up on the wrong side of an 8-2 shelling. Lesson for the newcomers? Don’t play Barcelona at their own game, in front of their fans.Comments Tags: toplast_img read more

80km/h limit is too dangerous for Rockhill Road, warns Cllr

first_imgCllr Kevin Bradley is calling for the speed limit on the Rockhill Road outside Letterkenny to be reduced from 80km/h to 60km/h.The Letterkenny-Milford Councillor says that the width of the road at Bomany is a factor in his call for a speed limit change.“I drove the road myself at 80 kilometres and it is dangerous,” Cllr Bradley told the council meeting. He added that the speed is a risk for the high number of cyclists and pedestrians who use the road.Cllr Bradley raised the motion after being contacted by local residents of Rockhill who do not agree that the road should have the same speed limit as the main road from Letterkenny to Newmills.In response, the council said that the Bomany Rockhill Road would be listed for review at the next speed limit review.80km/h limit is too dangerous for Rockhill Road, warns Cllr was last modified: November 14th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Opening remarks by President Cyril Ramaphosa for meeting with the Black Business Council

first_imgPresident of the Black Business Council, Mr Sandile Zungu,CEO of the Black Business Council, Mr Kganki Matabane,Leaders from business and IndustryLadies and Gentlemen,Allow me to begin by thanking the Black Business Council for initiating this meeting.We are all keenly aware of the challenging economic climate and the urgency with which we have to improve the business and investment climate, create jobs and improve the living conditions of South Africans.It is therefore encouraging that the business sector, particularly black business, is keen to engage with government.Our success as a country depends on bringing all social partners together, and on using all available platforms for engagement.The Black Business Council is an influential voice in articulating the position of the business community around key national economic issues.You are to be commended for your enduring commitment to be partners in driving economic transformation and national development.We have just concluded the second South Africa Investment Conference, which resulted in R363 billion in investment commitments.As we look set to reach our goal of securing R1.2 trillion in investment over five years, what was most encouraging was that domestic investment in our economy is on the rise.At the inaugural Investment Conference in 2018, local companies committed in the region of R157 billion.This year, they committed just over R262 billion.What this says to us is that local business confidence is slowly but surely returning.Of course we welcome foreign direct investment, but it is our local businesses and industries that we really want to see ploughing capital back into our economy.Local business must be at the forefront of our national investment drive.When you reinvest in our economy, it gives confidence to foreign investors that this is a good place to bring their money. What this trend signals is that our economic reform agenda is gaining traction.It suggests that there is less reticence in the local business community to commit capital to new operations or to expand existing operations.Since taking office at the beginning of last year, we have worked consistently to address the concerns of business.We have worked to improve policy certainty and the ease of doing business, remove regulatory impediments, maintain macroeconomic stability, reduce public debt and fix our state-owned enterprises.Policy reform has taken place in key areas like mining, oil and gas, telecoms, energy and immigration.Measures to reduce the cost of doing business are being implemented, including reductions in rail and port tariffs.Guided by the recommendations of the Presidential Panel on Land Reform, we are working on the implementation of our accelerated land reform programme.We have a new enhanced industrial strategy founded on partnerships between government, industry and labour.       We recently concluded master plans in the poultry and clothing and textiles sectors.Master plans are in development for other industries with high-growth potential such as automotives; gas, chemicals and plastics; metals; renewable energy; agricultural and agro-processing; and high-tech ICT industries.An Investment and Infrastructure Office is being established in the Presidency to coordinate the country’s investment strategy and infrastructure drive.We are in the process of setting up the Infrastructure Fund to leverage investments from financial institutions, multilateral development banks, asset managers and commercial banks.Measures to stimulate the economy must be matched by prudent fiscal policies and sound macroeconomic management.The newly-appointed Presidential Economic Advisory Council will contribute to greater coherence and consistency in the implementation of economic policy, and will advise on policies to spur inclusive growth.          Strengthening governance at our state-owned enterprises and restoring their finances to health is vital if we are to rein in public debt.Energy security is critical if local industries are to flourish.The Eskom board, working with government, continues to pursue a turnaround plan to address its huge debt, its liquidity problems and its operational challenges.The appointment of a new permanent Group Chief Executive at Eskom is an important step towards restoring stability and forging a sustainable path at this strategic entity.We are undertaking these measures in support of the overriding effort to address the unemployment crisis.In my monthly meetings with leaders of government, business, labour and communities to track commitments made at last year’s Jobs Summit, we are focused on the practical work needed to protect existing jobs and create new ones.As the Presidency, we have been working with stakeholders inside and outside government on a package of interventions to create pathways for young people into economic activity.Ours is a singular determination to improve the business climate and to implement the reform that is necessary to attract more investment and create more jobs.Ultimately, however it is the private sector that will create the bulk of the jobs that our country needs.That is why engagements such as this one are critical.We need you to work with us to remove the impediments that exist in the business environment so that business is able to take the lead in creating jobs and opportunities for our people.We need you to work with us to fundamentally transform the economy.As representatives of black business, you have a central role to play in the national effort to change the structure of our economy to ensure that it is representative, inclusive and benefits all our people.Your experiences at the rock face of business transformation must serve as a guide as we seek to build on our achievements and address our shortcomings.Your insights are particularly important as we work to strengthen the implementation of our broad-based black economic empowerment policies, ensuring that they achieve far-reaching and sustainable empowerment.To fulfil its purpose, it is essential that broad-based BEE contributes to inclusive economic growth and job creation.We should all be concerned about the slow pace of transformation in the workplace, particularly in the private sector.This necessitates some serious introspection by business and clear strategies to promote employment equity.We know that black businesses who do work for the State have a myriad of challenges, especially around payment for services.Despite the introduction of a 30 day payment stipulation, we know that it is not being uniformly adhered to, and we are therefore working hard to fix the problems in this regard.The Black Business Council has always maintained that business does not only have a responsibility to shareholders.Business has an equally important role to play in building a more inclusive economy and society.Businesses can and must be drivers of development and play a role in resolving our key national challenges of poverty and inequality.We are reassured by the faith that black business has in this country and in its government.We value your input on what more can be done to unlock the economy, which sectors should still be tapped to grow our economy and what strategies can have the greatest effect.With these words I thank you once again for initiating this engagement, and I look forward to the discussions that will follow.I thank you.last_img read more

Housweety 50PCs DIY New Single Prong Metal Alligator Clips Hair Prong Bows, Four Stars

first_imgNot the best quality but fair for the price. Good value for money & arrived quickly. Took absolutely ages to get to me, but quality is good. Key specs for HOUSWEETY 50PCs DIY New Single Prong Metal Alligator Clips Hair Prong Bows:50 pcs single prong alligator clips are great for making hair bows and other hair accessoriesPerfect for your holiday crafts, wedding, gift, sewing, scrapbooking, hair bows, belts tons,etcMaterial: alloyDimension (L x W ): approx.4.5cm x 0.7cmThey are made of sturdy Metal and Hold Their Shape.Comments from buyers“Holds well. , Thanks , Great value for money “ I bought these to replace a broken clip from a flower hair accessory. It fitted fine as a replacement. I only needed one, but i’ve now got loads more should my other flower accessory pins break. Buy these regularly for crafting, but this delivery seemed made of thinner metal than usual. Overall, i’m quite happy with them. Surprisingly it didn’t take very long to come, despite it being shipped from china. I did get one broken clip, but it’s not the end of the world and they are quite small too, but i was able to use them for what i needed and it was more than enough. Not as rough as others i’ve tried. Has a good grip and doesn’t damage hair when used. Additions can be attached as i make bows using these. Ordered on the 10th of feb 17. Arrived today the 28th of mar 17. 12 days later but company very apologetic. Happy with product , worth the wait , would buy again. Thank you for my order it was on time and as described. Good product but waited a very long time for delivery. Fast delivery, exactly what i want it. Good price, accurate description and arrived on time. Arrived quickly and was the perfect size for my daughters bows i make. The clips do what they say on the packet. They seem to be well made and none have broken on me. I received them within 2 days and were well packaged. The only thing i would suggest is to measure the size of clip you want before buying. I ordered and didn’t check size and they are too small. . I would recommend them as all round customer service was very good. Took a month and half to get here and it doesn’t even work. It’s exactly what it says on the advert. Just as shown, and what i needed to decorate so as to sell the new item onfor the buisness. Does exactly what i need it too without any particular damage. Not quite 50 (40 received) but quality and price not worth the energy to send back and replace. Overall happy with what’s been sent. Great clips, great for using on my homemade bows, stay in hair brilliant. I chose these because they looked nice and simple and large enough to hold hair back. I wanted them to make some flower hair clips. However, they don’t seam that good quality, the spring isn’t very sturdy, so will have to look for some more. Good product ( quite thin) and arrived promptly. Great clips took a while to come though. SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2019-06-26 09:24:49Reviewed Item HOUSWEETY 50PCs DIY New Single Prong Metal Alligator Clips Hair Prong BowsRating 4.1 / 5  stars, based on  60  reviews Posted on June 26, 2019Author Nathalie DuboisCategories Clips & BarrettesTags Housweetylast_img read more