Beat writers offer split predictions for ACC tournament matchup against Miami

September 16, 2020

first_imgEight-seeded Syracuse (18-13, 10-8 Atlantic Coast) is slated to play against ninth-seeded Miami (20-10, 10-8) on Wednesday at noon. SU played one game this year at Barclays Center, which it lost to South Carolina in late November.Here’s how The Daily Orange beat writers think the game will unfold.Connor Grossman (18-13)Category 5 Bubble StatusMiami 73, Syracuse 68Credit Syracuse for knocking off a Miami team that’s only gotten better as the season’s gone on. The Hurricanes own upsets over UNC, Virginia and Duke since losing to the Orange in January, and will flip the script against SU on Wednesday. With one of the best defenses in the ACC, Miami might not have to do much more than to shut down Andrew White a la Duke and Louisville. White included, everything about Syracuse is a tossup outside the Carrier Dome. Expect a nerve-wracking Selection Sunday after another early exit in the ACC tournament.Matt Schneidman (14-17)Signed, sealed, deliveredSyracuse 74, Miami 68AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange needs a win against the Hurricanes to lock up a spot in the NCAA Tournament, in my opinion. Right now I’d put them at about 65 percent in. Bruce Brown and Davon Reed have flown under the radar as threats in the ACC, but Syracuse gets just enough from a red-hot Andrew White and the often consistent Tyus Battle. SU may not stand a chance against No. 1-seed North Carolina, but it doesn’t matter after simply reaching the tournament quarterfinals.Paul Schwedelson (19-12)Blustery conditionsMiami 67, Syracuse 66I can’t pretend to estimate what percentage chance Syracuse has of making the Tournament. A loss against Miami though will make for a sweaty Selection Sunday for SU fans. The Orange hasn’t made anything easy on itself all season and it’s hard to think that’ll change. Syracuse has faced four opponents twice this year and didn’t sweep any of them. It’s tough to beat a team twice and the Hurricanes settled into a nice groove in the second half of conference play, knocking off North Carolina, Duke and Virginia. The weather in Syracuse recently has been all sorts of ridiculous and the Orange’s forecast is even murkier. Comments Published on March 7, 2017 at 9:45 pm Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

England set up Croatia World Cup semi as Russia crash out

August 13, 2020

first_img“Another drama for us,” said Modric. “We didn’t play well in the first half, we didn’t control the game as we wanted.“From the start of the second half we played much better, but unfortunately we couldn’t finish the game. We showed the character again.”Croatia, who last reached the semis in 1998, now face the challenge of trying to recover in time to play England in Moscow on Wednesday after their second consecutive penalty shootout drained their players of energy. Croatia thought they had won the match when Domagoj Vida rose to nod in a corner in the first period of extra time after the sides were locked at 1-1 at the end of 90 minutes.But refusing to let the dream come to an end, Mario Fernandes headed home from a free-kick with just five minutes remaining to infuse the home fans with renewed belief.Russia, who beat Spain on penalties in the last 16, failed to convert two of their spot-kicks, leaving Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitic with match point and he made no mistake, sealing a 4-3 win. – Maguire, Alli score for England –England’s progress earlier in the day was much more serene.Leicester defender Maguire headed in the opener from a corner on 30 minutes — England’s eighth goal from a set-piece at the World Cup — with Alli adding a second, also from a header, just before the hour.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2center_img Samara, Russia | AFP | England reached their first World Cup semi-final since 1990 on Saturday, comfortably beating Sweden to set up a last-four clash against Croatia, who ended Russia’s fairytale run in a nailbiting penalty shootout.Gareth Southgate’s young team started their match in Samara as firm favourites and had too much for the Swedes, although they were indebted to another fine performance from goalkeeper Jordan Pickford in a 2-0 win.But the later game in Sochi was packed with drama as Russia — the lowest-ranked nation at their own tournament — refused to die despite enjoying just 36 percent of possession against a superior Croatian team led by Luka Modric.last_img read more

Flood Advisory issued for Palm Beach County until 4:45P

August 12, 2020

first_imgThe National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory for eastern Palm Beach County until 4:45 p.m. Saturday.So far, up to one inch of rain has fallen, and additional rainfall of two to three inches is expected over the next few hours.The Flood Advisory is also in effect for Broward County. Click here for live updates.last_img

UPDATED: Cats torched by North West Bulkley Valley Christian

August 3, 2020

first_imgThe Mount Sentinel Wildcats took it on the chin for the second day in a row at the B.C. High School A Boy’s Basketball Championships Thursday at the Events Center in Langley, losing 68-33 to North West Bulkley Valley Christian of Smithers.Once again the Cats could not match the offensive power of North West Bulkley Valley Christian.Mount Sentinel continues to play in the consolation pool, meeting Duncan Christian Friday.Kootenay rival Fernie also lost its second game 72-52 to Bulkley Valley.The Falcons opened the tournament Wednesday losing 76-16 to Unity Christian of Chilliwack. BC Christian Academy dumps Mount Sentinel at A-Boys Hoops provincialsThe Mount Sentinel Wildcats ran into a buzzsaw in the form Port Coquitlam’s BC Christian Academy, falling 86-42 in opening round play at the B.C. High School A Boy’s Basketball Championships Wednesday at the Events Center in Langley.The Cats, the second ranked team from the Kootenays, got behind early and never could mount a sustained rally against the second-ranked team in the province.Mount Sentinel now drops to the consolation round, meeting the loser of Glenlyon Norfolk and North West Bulkley Valley Christian of Smithers Thursday.last_img read more

The Difference in Time Management and Me Management

December 9, 2019

first_imgMost people don’t really have a problem with time management. They have a problem with “me management.” Time management is easy, “me management” is what’s difficult.Time management is putting all of your appointments on your calendar. That’s an easy, straightforward task that no one has a real problem completing.“Me management,” on the other hand is the part where you make your prospecting calls to schedule those appointments. Getting yourself to make your calls is “me management,” not time management.“Me management” is also saying no to the things that you are asked to do that aren’t really aligned with your goals. “Me management” is how you keep from getting so overcommitted.Time management is carving out an hour a day to respond to your email. Okay, maybe two hours in extreme cases.“Me management” is the ability to leave your email program closed during the first two hours of your day so that you can focus on your highest priorities. “Me management” is the ability to turn off email and other distractions while you grind out your real work, including the Internet and all of your social site distractions.Time management is scheduling time with your team to help them produce better results, to grow, and to develop. It’s one of the most valuable investments of time you can make, as long as you give it your full attention and focus.“Me management” is shutting the laptop lid, turning off the phone, and giving the person you are working with your full, undivided attention. “Me management” is giving them the coaching and growth opportunity they need, and not giving them the easy answer so you can be efficient.Time management is setting aside time for life, like dinner with the family, exercising, decompressing, and reading something worthwhile. These things are easy because they are so enjoyable. Why don’t we invest more time there? Because we have “me management” problems.“Me management” is the ability to set the work aside long enough to make a meaningful life.QuestionsDo you have a time management problem or a “me management” problem?Which of your biggest time management problems is really a “me management” problem masquerading as a time management problem?How could you develop the self-discipline to eliminate your “me management” challenges? Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Odisha man unable to cremate wife as community ‘refuses help’

December 1, 2019

first_imgLocal police in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district on Friday recovered a woman’s body which could not be cremated for three days because community members refused to participate in the last rites.Villagers belonging to Santhal tribe at Kuchei village under the Kuliana police station limits allegedly insisted that the husband, Kandra Soren, pay an old ‘society penalty’ before allowing anyone to assist him in the cremation. The penalty that included a goat, three chickens, 15 kg of rice and two pots of country liquor was imposed on the family of Kandra Soren because his father had married outside the clan decades ago. Mr. Soren had himself married Parbati allegedly defying the Santhal tribe’s tradition under which the groom’s family must gift a cow or bullock to the bride’s family at the time of marriage. His was a love marriage and he had not given any gift. Mr. Soren, a daily wager, had expressed his inability to pay the penalty to the community and to his in-laws. As a result, he received help from neither of them.Parbati Soren had died of unspecified illness on August 14. “Despite repeatedly assuring them that I will pay the fine later, the community members refused to budge,” said Mr. Soren.“We have sent the body for post-mortem,” said Kamalakanta Das, Inspector-in-Charge of Kuliana police station. “We are trying to find out if he is facing a social boycott.”Odisha’s Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Sudam Marndi, who hails from Mayurbhanj district, was reportedly asked to pay a society fee after his daughter married outside the tribe in 2016. The Minister is also said to have faced ‘boycott’ from his tribe.last_img read more

Liverpool target Luan will not be sold

November 16, 2019

first_imgTransfers Liverpool target Luan going nowhere, Gremio insist Matt Dorman Last updated 2 years ago 00:25 9/1/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Luan - cropped Getty Images Transfers Brazil v Ecuador Brazil Ecuador WC Qualification South America The 24-year-old forward is one of the stars of the Brazilian Serie A, and his club are determined to keep him despite interest from Anfield Gremio executive director Andre Zanotta insists sought-after Brazil international Luan will not be leaving the club this transfer window despite reported interest from Premier League side Liverpool.One of only four domestic-based players in Tite’s latest national team squad, Luan starred at the 2016 Olympic Games and is on track to appear at next year’s World Cup in Russia.Liverpool 14/1 to beat Man City 1-0 Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Sampdoria and Spartak Moscow have already seen approaches turned down, with the latter instead swooping for team-mate Pedro Rocha. Liverpool continue to be linked with a move for Luan and Gremio boss Renato Gaucho admitted in June that it would be difficult to keep the player he describes as the best in Brazilian football.However, Zanotta intends to open talks over a new contract when the 24-year-old returns from international duty.”We do not intend to sell Luan. There are no more proposals,” Zanotta told reporters after Gremio’s 2-0 defeat to Cruzeiro.”We have the chance to challenge for a title in two competitions [Campeonato Brasileiro and Copa Libertadores].”We will let him come back from the Selecao and then take up contract talks very calmly.”De volta à #SeleçãoBrasileira e para jogar em casa… Será que o Luan tem motivos para estar feliz? #GigantesPorNatureza— CBF Futebol (@CBF_Futebol) August 28, 2017Luan could make his competitive debut for Brazil in the Selecao’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Colombia.The attacking midfielder’s only other appearance came in a fundraising friendly for victims of the Chapecoense air disaster in January.last_img read more