The townhouse that kicked off Di Bella snapped up at first inspection

first_imgLeasing agents have found that townhouses that are pet friendly are seeing strong demand.“There are a lot of two bedrooms in the area but when townhouses come up, especially when they allow pets that’s what you see demand rise.”The townhouse rented at $520 a week at the first open home when six different groups inspected the property. Philip De Bella in the Di Bella roasting room at Albion. He started out bagging beans in his garage at New Farm. Picture: Campbell Scott.THE townhouse that kicked off the Di Bella coffee empire has been snapped up by a keen tenant on its very first inspection.Funnily enough, the new resident had no idea that Philip Di Bella used to stack bags of coffee beans in the garage when he started his coffee business.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoBrisbane coffee king Phillip Di Bella sold the New Farm townhouse for $661,000 last month.Leasing agent Eadan Hockings of Living Here Cush Partners said “the person who bought it knew that and was pretty chuffed”, but the tenant was driven by the property’s pet friendly status. The Brisbane CBD is less than 4km away.last_img read more

Garvin George sentenced to 14 years imprisonment

first_img Share 15 Views   no discussions Share LocalNews Garvin George sentenced to 14 years imprisonment by: – February 27, 2012 High Court Judge Bernie Stevenson-Brooks has sentenced Garvin George to serve an imprisonment term of 14 years for the murder of Julien Junior Joseph on February 5th, 2010 at Calibishie.George who is twenty-two years old was found guilty of murder by a nine member jury on the 23rd of November, 2011.Justice Stevenson-Brooks in rendering her verdict said although the murder did not fall into the category of a premeditated or brutal murder, a young man’s life was taken “unnecessarily” and the Court must send a clear message to the public that this behavior is unacceptable.She further noted that the incidents of violence with the use of scissors; as was used in this case, knives, cutlasses and other lethal weapons are very prevalent within society and must be eradicated.Justice Stevenson-Brooks explained that she considered the fact that the Defendant was a first offender who had no criminal record, the social welfare report which indicates that the Defendant’s actions were “out of character” and that he took up the responsibility of assisting his mother in caring for his eleven siblings and grandmother.She also stated that the Social Welfare report also indicates that the Defendant was described by people in his community as a “cool” person and that he was very cooperative during the interview.However, Justice Stevenson-Brooks highlighted the fact that the Defendant was involved in a “senseless killing”, his willingness to continue fighting even after he was cautioned by his uncle, that he pursued the deceased even after he fled the scene and used his scissors to inflict stab wounds on him.She further highlighted the law which indicates that murder is one of the most serious offenses that holds a mandatory prison sentence and sentenced him to 14 years in prison.The Defendant has already served 2 years at the State’s Prison and this according to Justice Stevenson-Brooks will be taken into consideration.She commended the lawyers; the Director of Public Prosecutions Gene Pestaina with Clement Joseph and Arthlyn Nesty and Defence attorney Wayne Norde.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Tweetlast_img read more

Amnesty urges probe into over 70 bloody Kingston deaths.

first_img Tweet Share 60 Views   no discussions NewsRegional Amnesty urges probe into over 70 bloody Kingston deaths. by: – May 25, 2012 Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share Amnesty International has again expressed alarm at the number of extrajudicial killings in Jamaica.KINGSTON, Jamaica, Friday May 25, 2012 – On the second anniversary of a bloody military operation in West Kingston that claimed the lives of some 70 civilians and two members of the armed forces, the human rights watchdog Amnesty International is pushing for an inquiry.The violent upheaval unfolded when security forces clashed with individuals loyal to then-fugitive Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke who were attempting to block his arrest.Now, two years after the deadly clash, Amnesty is backing calls by the public defender and other civil society groups for government to get the inquiry underway.“As Jamaica commemorates the second anniversary of the proclamation of the state of emergency, it is time for the Government of Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller to appoint an independent commission of inquiry with a broad mandate and powers. This will be a decisive step to ensure that investigations into the allegations of human rights violations during the 2010 State of Emergency are completed and that these investigations result in justice and remedy,” Amnesty stated in a press release.The human rights watchdog cited the case of Paulette Wellington, mother of Sheldon Gary Davis, who was allegedly killed by security forces during the first week of the State of Emergency after reportedly being arrested at his home on May 30, 2010 in Denham Town, West Kingston.Four days later, after searching frantically for him, Wellington received confirmation that he was dead. A policeman told her that another officer shot him when he tried to take a soldier’s gun.According to Amnesty, however, other men who were in custody with Davis said they saw a police officer put him under a mango tree and shoot him.Wellington and others with relatives who died in the incident are still waiting for justice and a chance to find out how their loved ones died, Amnesty said.“Two years have passed since the two-month-long state of emergency was declared, during which time several other people like Sheldon Gary Davis were suspected of having been unlawfully killed by the security forces and hundreds of others are believed to have been unlawfully arrested,” the release said.The human rights watchdog also drew attention to an interim report from Public Defender Earl Witter, based on 1,000 civilian complaints about the conduct of the security forces during the State of Emergency, which is to be presented to Parliament. The report is expected to outline the initial findings and what Government support is required to conclude the investigations.Amnesty indicated that the delay in publishing this report was because of the government’s forensic inadequacies.“Shortcomings in the forensic services are one of the reasons for the long delay in the investigations. In particular, the resources available at the ballistics laboratory were deemed to be inadequate to deal with such a high number of cases, especially given that the laboratory already had a backlog of 2,000 requests in October 2010 for cases prior to the state of emergency,” said the group.Among the many families awaiting answers about the circumstances of their relatives’ deaths during the state of emergency is that of businessman Keith Clarke, who was killed at his upper St Andrew home by a special joint forces team during the manhunt in May 2010.But, according to Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewelyn, her office had not been able to rule on the case.In a release, Llewelyn said that she had appointed a team, comprising two deputy directors and two Crown Counsel, to review the huge file on the investigations into the killing which sent shockwaves through the country.But despite its voluminous nature, the file lacked critical information.“Having considered all the statements and other material on the file, it was discovered that there is need for further and better particulars touching and concerning an important aspect of this matter that is still to be furnished by the investigators. Having consulted with my team, I am therefore of the view that a ruling cannot be rendered at this time,” the DPP stated.Llewelyn said her office wrote to the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) on May 9, 2012 requesting that this outstanding material be furnished as soon as possible so that she can complete the review and render a ruling in the matter.Meanwhile, Amnesty International has again expressed alarm at the number of extrajudicial killings in the country.“The number of people killed weekly by police officers in dubious circumstances in Jamaica continues to be unacceptably high. In the first six days of March 2012, the killing of 21 people by police officers spiked a wave of criticism against the way the police conduct its operations in marginalised inner-city areas,” the human rights advocate group declared.Caribbean 360 Newslast_img read more

Boris Becker’s estranged wife Lilly ready for a showdown

first_imgFormer tennis icon, Boris Becker, is not enjoying his peace as his estranged wife Lilly is spoiling for a showdown. According to The Sun of UK, Lilly hit out at the tennis icon’s new girlfriend and pleaded with her to “step away from my son”. Lilly Becker, 44, blasted Boris’ new girl Lilian de Carvalho Monteiro after she was spotted with her son Amadeus. Model Lilly and tennis legend Becker separated in 2018 after nine years of marriage and had son Amadeus in 2010. Three-time Wimbledon champ Becker was snapped relaxing by the ocean with his new squeeze and ten-year-old son in Ibiza this week. The 52-year-old clearly has a type after going from Lilly to Lilian but the loved up photos did not go down well with his estranged spouse. Lilly fired off a warning shot to her husband’s new partner in a now-deleted Instagram post. She said: “Let me put it his way so you understand: during the period of #corona! “You’re the 2nd girl within 7months to make breakfast – pizza- pancakes for my son! “No girl – as a mother please respect my son and go take pics with @borisbeckerofficial in your cute bikini and your fabulous body but I beg you step away from my son!” Lilly had a particular problem with Lilian touching young Amadeus and asked her to “take Boris hand” as she continued her online rant. She begged: “B won’t tell you! But I will otherwise you won’t get the message! “Have a fab holiday – without touching my kid! He’s off limits! Period!!” Boris was also joined on his Ibiza trip by 20-year-old son Elias, also a model like his mother Lilly. The ex-tennis pro was previously dating model Yoana Montero after being linked with another catwalk star in 32-year-old Layla Powell last year. read also:Boris Becker lays out Jurgen Klopp’s future career path The former world No1 has two further children with two different women – eldest Noah, 26, with ex Barbara and daughter Anna Ermakova, 20, with Angela Ermakova. Boris and Lilly spent 13 years together before going their separate ways two years ago and are thought to be close to finalising a divorce. It is not the first time the pair have been caught up in a row over son Amadeus after reaching an agreement in 2019 after a family court dispute. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Largest Cities In The World2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeFascinating Ceilings From Different CountriesWorld’s Most Delicious FoodsWhich Celebrity Endorsement Deals Were Worth The Most?Top 10 Iconic Personalities On TV Nowcenter_img Loading… last_img read more

GCB/Hand-in-Hand Inter-county U-19 tournament

first_imgPerez, bowlers give Demerara comfortable win… Select U-17 through to final despite losing to Berbice by 70 runsESSEQUIBO were humbled by 214 runs by Demerara in the final preliminary round of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB)/Hand-in-Hand Mutual Fire Insurance Company Limited-sponsored Under-19 Inter-County One-day tournament yesterday at the Guyana National Stadium.The margin of victory was first reinforced by Raymond Perez’s sparkling century before the bowlers, led by left-arm spinner Keshram Seybodan, applied substantial pressure in a difficult run chase.Set a daunting target after Demerara rattle up a formidable 300 all out in 49.3 overs, Essequibo were unable to mount a decent run chase as they kept losing wickets at regular intervals to eventually be bundled out for 86 in 24.4 overs.Seybodan finished with 5-21, to be the most destructive bowler, after medium pacers Ronaldo Ali-Mohamed, (2-16), and as Dambuka Nqgando, (1-28), made early inroads. Off-spinner Richie Looknauth chipped in with 2-13 at the back end of the run chase.Earlier, Perez led the hosts’ batting effort with an entertaining 125 off just 131 balls, with 11 fours and three sixes.Perez received admirable support from Ramnarine Chetura, who contributed a glittering 73, as the pair were untroubled for 32 overs by the visitors attack to put up a second-wicket partnership of 177 to lay a solid platform for the hosts.The Essequibo bowling lacked penetration, and with a defensive mindset they allowed the duo to cash in superbly. Perez, in particular, paced his innings to perfection, first getting set during the initial stage before exploding.Winning the toss and deciding to bat first, Demerara had a shift in the batting order. Perez opened the innings with Garvin Boodwah after regular opener Bhaskar Yadram decided to drop himself down the order to allow his other teammates an opportunity to bat.The pair gave the hosts a bustling start, adding 43 in eight overs before left-arm spinner Joel Fortune (3-47.) bowled Boodwah for 14.Chetura joined Perez, and the duo displayed sublime form, matching each other stroke for stroke for most part of the partnership.The right-handed pair was never really made to work hard for their runs as the drives, pulls and shots square of the wicket were all played with generous abundance.They brought up the 100-landmark in 16.5 overs before Perez reached his fifty off 68 balls, while Chetura got to his in 58 balls.The visitors were not able to restrict the scoring rate as the duo continued to showed great temperament. The 200-run mark came up in 36.4 overs before Perez went on to reach three figures in 119 balls.However, a mix-up saw Chetura run-out, at 220-3. Chetura innings spanned 82 balls, with five fours and two sixes. His dismissal triggered a collapse as Demerara lost their last eight wickets for 80 runs.Joshua Jones (4-65), claimed the wickets of Ronaldo Ali Mohamed (2), Perez, Yadram (8) and Joshua Persaud (11). Fortune removed Richi Looknauth (4) and Stephon Wilson (7) while Lesley Allen (1-36) had the wicket of Keshram Seybodan (14). Sagar Hatheramani was the other batsman dismissed, run-out for 10.Except for Kurt Lovell (27), the rest of the visitors’ top order could not blaze away, as Nqgando provided the first breakthrough when he had Mark Williams caught at the wicket for two, at 8-1.It soon became 47-5 when Ali-Mohamed removed Sachin Singh (0), and Stephan Campbell (9) while left-arm spinner Seybodan claimed the wickets of Mehandra Persaud (8), and Quentin Sampson (0), in the space of three balls in the 12th over.Four overs later Seybodan had Lovell and Joshua Jones (0), off consecutive balls before Looknauth claimed the wicket of Fortune for ten.Seybodan removed Beesham Moses (1) to complete his five-wicket haul before Looknauth wrapped up the innings.In the other final round game, played at the Everest Cricket Club ground; Berbice whipped the Select Under-17 team by 70 runs.Batting first, Berbice were restricted to 155-9, with Junior Sinclair hitting an even 50. Sylius Tyndall (25), Adrian Sukwah (20) and Junior Sinclair (16) were the other batsmen to manage double figures.Left-arm spinner Ashmead Nedd was the pick of the Select Under-17 bowlers, with four wickets.In reply the Select Under-17 team were bowled out for 85 in 40.5 overs. Bowling for Berbice Deon Sinclair claimed 3-18, Karan Arjpaul grabbed 3-9, Kevin Sinclair 2-12. Javid Karim and Keith Simpson took one wicket each.Meanwhile, Demerara, with two wins will meet the Select Under-17 in today’s final. Both Berbice and the Select Under-17 acquired one win each but the Select Under-17 secured .5 points more than Berbice. They ended on 10.7 points against Berbice on 10.2 points.The game is billed for the Guyana National Stadium from 09:00hrs.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgMLB-NEWSDodgers reinstate Pederson, option BeatyUNDATED (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have reinstated outfielder Joc Pederson from the paternity list and optioned infielder Matt Beaty to the team’s alternate site. Pederson has struggled during the shortened season, hitting .184 with six home runs and 12 RBIs in 34 games. He set career highs last year in batting average, homers and RBIs, among other categories. Elsewhere in the majors: MacKinnon had a career-low 12 penalty minutes this season. No other forward averaged more ice time than MacKinnon’s 21:13 average while taking fewer penalties.NFL-NEWSMiller has surgery, could be out for the seasonUNDATED (AP) — Denver Broncos star linebacker Von Miller has undergone surgery to repair a dislodged ankle tendon. The Broncos are hopeful Miller could be back in three months but there’s also a possibility Miller’s season is over before it began. The Broncos dodged a second serious injury with word that wide receiver Courtland Sutton suffered a sprained A.C. joint in his right shoulder and could return to practice as soon as Saturday. Coach Vic Fangio says Sutton will be day to day.Elsewhere in the NFL: HORSE RACING-PREAKNESS-STATE SONGNo ‘Maryland, My Maryland’ at PreaknessBALTIMORE (AP) — The official state song “Maryland, My Maryland” will not be performed before the Preakness next month due to lyrics that are perceived by some to be racist. The song was written by James Ryder Randall as a poem in 1861. The poem’s opening line is “The despot’s heel is on thy shore,” a reference to President Abraham Lincoln. — Undefeated Phillies right-hander Zack Wheeler ripped a fingernail putting on his pants, delaying his next start for two days and perhaps longer. Wheeler would have taken a 4-0 record and a 2.47 ERA into Saturday’s scheduled start against Miami. That start has been pushed back to at least Monday, though manager Joe Girardi said that could be wishful thinking.NHL-BYNG TROPHYAvs’ MacKinnon gets Byng TrophyEDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Colorado’s Nathan MacKinnon has won the Lady Byng Trophy given for sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with strong play.He finished ahead of Toronto’s Auston Matthews and St. Louis’ Ryan O’Reilly in voting by the Professional Hockey Writers Association. — The Cardinals have placed receiver KeeSean Johnson on the Reserve/COVID-19 list two days before their season opener. Johnson is the first player put on the COVID list by the Cardinals this season.VIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE SPORTSBig 12 gets access to rapid COVID-19 testsUNDATED (AP) — The Big 12 has secured access to COVID-19 antigen testing that produces rapid results and will be used the day before competition on players, coaches and staff. The Pac-12 recently announced a partnership with Quidel that will provide its schools with the capacity to test daily and get results in about 15 minutes. The Big 12 said it expects the Quidel test to provide results that quickly. Associated Press PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS3-way tie after 18SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Miguel Angel Jimenez bogeyed the par-4 18th to fall into a tie with David Toms and Dicky Pride for the first-round lead in the rainy Sanford International.The leaders were at 5-under 65 at Minehaha Country Club, with Jerry Kelly, Paul Goydos, Paul Broadhurst and Steve Flesch a stroke back.It’s the first PGA Tour Champions event with fans since returning from a break because of the coronavirus pandemic. — The Bills have ruled out cornerback Josh Norman from their season opener against the Jets on Sunday. Norman did not practice this week and has missed much of the past three weeks since hurting his left hamstring. — Jets rookie wide receiver Denzel Mims will be sidelined for the season opener at Buffalo. Coach Adam Gase announced Friday that the second-round draft injured his other hamstring at practice Thursday after recently returning from an issue with his other leg that sidelined him for much of training camp.— The Chargers’ offensive line could be down three starters for Sunday’s opener against the Cincinnati Bengals. Center Mike Pouncey is out after not practicing all week due to a lingering hip injury, while right guard Trai Turner and right tackle Bryan Bulaga are listed as questionable.— The Falcons will be without cornerback Kendall Sheffield and defensive end Charles Harris for Sunday’s opener against the Seattle Seahawks. Sheffield was ruled out with a foot injury, while Harris is sidelined with an ankle problem. — Packers offensive lineman Billy Turner didn’t practice Friday and is considered doubtful for the season opener at Minnesota as he deals with a knee injury. That could mean a start for former Lions tackle Rick Wagner. September 11, 2020 Zverev is in the men’s final of a Grand Slam for the first time after storming back from a two-sets deficit to beat a fading Carreño Busta, (sah-REH’-noh BOOS’-tah), 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3. Zverev had never won a match after dropping the opening two sets. He appeared in serious trouble after dropping nine straight points and 17 of 19 before righting the ship.Zverev is the first man to win a U.S. Open semifinal after a 2-0 set deficit since Novak Djokovic (JOH’-koh-vihch) did it against Roger Federer in 2011.MLB-SCHEDULEYanks blank Birds in DH opener Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditTENNIS-US OPENZverev reaches Open finalNEW YORK (AP) — It was a couple of firsts for Alexander Zverev (ZVEHR’-ehv) at the U.S. Open. NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees entered their weekend series with Baltimore in danger of falling behind the Orioles for the final American League wild-card berth. The Bombers are off to a good start after dropping 15 of their previous 21 games.Gerrit Cole ended a three-start losing streak by firing a two-hitter in the Yankees’ 6-0 win over the Birds in Game 1 of a doubleheader. He struck out nine in ending his personal skid that began after he had won 20 straight decisions.DJ LeMahieu led off the first inning with a home run. Brett Gardner and Kyle Higashioka also homered off starter Alex Cobb in his return from the injured list, helping New York move 2 1/2 games ahead of Baltimore.Elsewhere around the majors:— Aaron Nola struck out 10 and pitched all seven innings for the first complete game of his big league career, pitching the Phillies to an 11-0 thumping of the Marlins. Rhys Hoskins ripped a three-run homer and Andrew McCutchen drove in three runs with three hits, including a home run. Update on the latest sportslast_img read more

No backing down from CCC Marooners despite weakened squad

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC) – Title-holders Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) Marooners will be missing the bulk of their championship-winning squad but have no intention of simply rolling over, when they launch the defence of their Regional Super50 crown next week.“Fans can expect a team that will play positively and fearlessly, as it looks to defend its title,” said new head coach, Pedro Collins.“We are the defending champions and we expect everyone to come very hard at us. We have got to be ready for the fight. We have been preparing well.“There are a lot of changes to the squad from last year – we are missing around nine players from the last set-up – but this means another group of players get an opportunity to showcase their talent, so we are looking forward to a good, exciting tournament.”Crucially, former West Indies Twenty20 captain Carlos Brathwaite will lead the side again this year, after missing out on the series against Afghanistan in India also starting next week.The big-hitting all-rounder, who also bowls steady medium pace, was one of the leading players last year, averaging 53 with the bat and grabbing 13 wickets.However, he will have just three players from last year’s unit, with Kyle Corbin, Jonathan Drakes and Ojay Shields the only ones returning.Collins, who has taken over from Floyd Reifer now in charge of West Indies Emerging Players, concedes there will be pressure in trying to live up to expectations, especially with the plethora of new players.“There is a lot of pressure. We are missing the nucleus of last year’s team and it will be tough on the young players, but they appear willing to take on the challenge,” said the former Windies left-arm seamer.“We have a few practice games and mocked up some game scenarios, and they seem to be hitting the targets. It will be a bit of pressure, but we will work to reassure them that it’s just another game, though it may be tougher than what they may be accustomed to playing.“This is the ‘big time’ now and they will need to step up. We do not expect miracles, but we want them to be positive and be ready for the challenge.”As such, much of the responsibility will rest on Brathwaite’s shoulders, and Collins agreed he would be key to the Marooners’ success on and off the field.“He’s a very important piece of the puzzle. Last year, he was very instrumental in calming down the players, reinforcing situational awareness, not just on the field, but off the field, he was a leader,” Collins pointed out.“The players had fun together. We always tried to do things as a team and he brought that calmness to the group. No one looked up to him to do everything, but everybody knew what they had to do, everybody played their role and did them to the best of their ability, which made life easier for the coaches.“All the boxes were ticked and this what we are looking to do again. Team bonding is very important in the short space of time we will be together. The quicker we bond, the better for the team.”Marooners will contest Group A of the November 6 to December 1 tournament, alongside the likes of Barbados Pride, Jamaica Scorpions, hosts Leeward Islands Hurricanes and Canada at Warner Park and Conaree Sports Complex.SQUAD – Carlos Brathwaite, Kyle Corbin, Romaine Morris, Akeem Jordan, Jonathan Drakes, Ojay Shields, Kavesh Kantasingh, Larry Joseph, Abhijai Mansingh, Sadique Du Shawn, Luciano Henry, Odain Orlando McCatty, Jarlarnie Niquan, Nigel Seales, Paul Palmer, Akshaya Persaud.last_img read more

In spite of weekend victory, Syracuse eyes bigger picture

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Saturday morning was an unfamiliar feeling for the Syracuse cross country team. Despite the relative unimportance of the meet in Syracuse’s season, sophomore Roman Acosta couldn’t hide his excitement — especially for the team’s first home meet since 2004. ‘We get anxious to race,’ Acosta said. The Big East preview meet was the first time the program has held home-field advantage in six years. But even with the anticipation surrounding the circumstances, SU head coach Chris Fox calmly took things in stride before the meet, wanting to use the opportunity for some of his younger runners to get some experience. ‘This (meet) is so low-key that we’re not even running half of our kids,’ Fox said. ‘It’s more for people who are finding their way still, and the majority of kids who will be running at nationals won’t be running in this meet. Some young people will get experience, and it will be a tuneup for people who are on the edge of making the team.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Though he’s a senior on Fox’s squad and his spot on the team is likely secure, Steve Murdock wanted to get a meet under his belt and shake off some of the rust of the offseason. Coming off a season that included the program’s first Big East championship, Murdock knows how important it was to start this season off with a victory. ‘It was great,’ Murdock said. ‘It seemed like everyone was running really well, even though it was a low-key meet just to see where everybody’s at.’ Since the team decided not to participate in the Harry Lang Invitational, it had an extra week of practice before its meet. Fox made sure his team didn’t get complacent with ample idle time before the beginning of the season. ‘We trained hard,’ Fox said. ‘A couple of people that raced got to cut back on Thursday and Friday a little bit, but the rest of the team continued to train hard.’ Murdock was able to witness firsthand how the development of some of the younger runners is paying off, thanks to that training regimen led by Fox. ‘The freshmen ran amazing,’ Murdock said. ‘Actually, I was really impressed to see how well they did. I don’t think any freshman class has ever done that well, and to come in that strong. It’s really great and says a lot for the team and what we can be in the following years.’ Acosta also used Saturday’s race as a tuneup. In the bigger picture, that’s what it was supposed to be. He knows SU’s goals are far beyond a Big East preview win. ‘We just went out there and got what we had to do done,’ Acosta said. ‘It was nice to see the freshmen do really well. We just wanted to get the win and move on because we are obviously looking for bigger things ahead.’ While Fox, Murdock and Acosta are all targeting another Big East title, along with another solid showing at Nationals, Acosta appreciated the chance to finally get to run against someone other than his own teammate. ‘It was nice to get the legs moving again,’ Acosta said. ‘It was time to get our racing heads into it and look forward.’ Saturday’s win was just another steppingstone for Fox and his program, but he is keeping everything in perspective when it comes to their success this season. ‘In the grand scheme of things and the big picture, this isn’t that important,’ Fox said. ‘It doesn’t affect winning the Big East, it doesn’t affect getting to Nationals or not. It’s not like football, where every game counts. ‘And if you lose one, you’re out of the national championship scene.’ cjphil01@syr.educenter_img Published on September 13, 2010 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

Syracuse drops 5-setter to Georgia Tech after taking first 2 sets

first_imgAfter a promising start, Syracuse couldn’t hold off Georgia Tech.SU (8-13, 1-8) beat Georgia Tech (10-12, 3-6) in the first two sets, 25-23, but dropped the next three 25-11, 25-20 and 15-10. After two Orange comebacks, the Yellow Jackets’ Teegan Van Gunst took over, tallying 27 kills.In the first set, Georgia Tech jumped out to a 5-2 lead. Syracuse overcame a 17-12 deficit, rallying after a lackluster start. Silvi Uattara spiked a Gosia Wlaszczuk set to close out Georgia Tech.In the second set, Georgia Tech again jumped out to a 5-2 lead, but this time, SU worked back from a 16-12 gap. Again, Uattara plucked a Wlaszczuk set out of the air and closed out the set.But the next three sets belonged to the Yellow Jackets. After owning the third set 25-11, Georgia Tech and Syracuse played to a 14-14 tie in the fourth set. The Yellow Jackets ripped off three straight points and never looked back, stretching its lead to 24-18 and finishing the set 25-20.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn the fifth set, with Georgia Tech leading 14-10, Monika Salkute jumped for a spike from the right pin and knocked the ball into the net, finishing the set 15-10, and with it, the match.The Orange returns to action at Louisville on Oct. 31.Compiled by staff writer Chris Libonati. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 25, 2014 at 10:41 amlast_img read more

Ireland have secured another boxing medal in Baku.

first_imgChloe and Sam Magee have made it two-wins from two Group A matches in the Badminton mixed doubles. The beat their Lithuanian opponents by 2-games to nil.Earlier, Chloe moved back into contention to qualify from Group F of the womens singles, after comfortably seeing off her Latvian opponent in her second match This afternoon, Ireland’s women face their Slovenian counterparts in the 3-on-3 basketball with Thurles sisters Niamh and Grainne Dwyer part of the Irish squad There’ll be no medal for Dean Walsh as he lost his light-welterweight quarter final to his German opponent.This evening, Adam Nolan has his chance to secure a welterweight bronze, taking on Great Britain’s Josh Kelly.center_img Earlier in the pool, Mona McSharry and Emma Reid reached the semis of the womens 50-metre breaststroke and 200-metre butterfly, respectively.last_img read more