Syracuse shuts out St. Lawrence as Flanagan beats former team

first_imgSome would call it luck. Others would call it being in the right place at the right time.Head coach Paul Flanagan will take a goal either way.Junior forward Allie LaCombe and senior forward Cara Johnson took advantage of several fortuitous bounces of the puck, leading the Orange (15-11-2, 6-6-2 College Hockey America) to a 3-0 defeat of St. Lawrence (9-15-3, 8-5-3) on Tuesday night at the OnCenter Complex.After being swept by Mercyhurst over the weekend, Syracuse was able to win convincingly over Flanagan’s former team and alma mater, giving him a little more vocal ammunition for the foreseeable future.“I’m buddies with their coach, so if anything, I get bragging rights for a year,” Flanagan said. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFifteen seconds into the game, the host almost found itself down a goal when goaltender Jenesica Drinkwater was caught out of position, but the St. Lawrence forward was unable to pounce on the puck sliding across the face of the net.Syracuse got on the board with just over seven minutes remaining in the first period, as a Brittany Krebs shot deflected off St. Lawrence goaltender Giulia Mazzocchi and right to the stick of an unmarked LaCombe.But it wasn’t pure luck that put LaCombe in a position to pounce on a rebound and tally her eighth goal of the season.“I actually heard (assistant) coach Brendon (Knight) screaming to go to the net,” LaCombe said. “It was a 3-on-2 and I crashed the net, cracked a shot, and crashing the net pays off if you’re willing to pay the price, and it did.”Sophomore forward Melissa Piacentini also assisted on the goal, extending her point streak to nine games, officially setting a new school record.The next goal for the Orange came 7:18 into the final stanza when Johnson stole a pass that the St. Lawrence defender was unable to control, allowing the senior to compose herself and slot it in the bottom right corner for her first goal of the season.Johnson has struggled to get much of anything going for the majority of the year, but Flanagan was pleased to see her finally get on the score sheet.“Their defender just didn’t see her, and she snagged the puck from her,” Flanagan said. “Cara has been snake-bitten for quite a while, and it’s great for us to see her score.”For a stretch in the second half of the third period, Syracuse played three men down as it had two skaters in the penalty box, and the visitors pulled their goalie for an extra skater.But Drinkwater and the Syracuse back line came up big, not allowing any of St. Lawrence’s seven shots during that span to find the back of the net.For Drinkwater, her 37 saves were one shy of her career high, as she recorded her third shutout on the year in a game where the Saints more than doubled Syracuse’s total shots.“I think our defensive core has been strong all year,” Krebs said. “We just stuck together back there and got (the puck) out when we could.”SU’s final goal on the night came with 1:25 remaining, when Johnson intercepted the puck at center ice and scored on an empty net.Her second goal on the night and of the season capped off a much-needed victory for the Orange against Flanagan’s old stomping ground before it heads off on a five-game road trip.“We have a big weekend coming up with two long road trips, so it’s good to grab momentum when we can” Krebs said. “(Flanagan) was pretty hyped about it.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 5, 2014 at 12:38 am Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidmanlast_img read more

Half-time: Brentford 1 Wolves 0

first_imgJohn Swift gave Brentford a half-time lead with his fifth goal of the season.Alan Judge burst into the box and Swift’s shot hit Wolves defender Ethan Ebanks-Landell before striking Swift again and bouncing into an empty net.Judge had hit the post from distance and Bees striker Marco Djuricin squandered chances, including an unmarked header from close range that he sent harmlessly over the bar.Winger Nathan Byrne went closest for Wolves when he shot straight at keeper David Button unmarked inside the penalty area early on, while Joe Mason forced another save from Button on the stroke of half-time.Brentford (4-2-3-1): Button; Yennaris, Dean, O’Connell, Bidwell; Woods, McEachran; Canos, Judge, Swift; DjuricinSubs: Bonham, Saunders, Hofmann, Kerschbaumer, Vibe, Barbet, ClarkeFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Jozi jols to celebrate 30 days to 2010 FIFA World Cup™

first_img10 May 2010, Johannesburg – The Bree Street Taxi Rank, Noord Street Taxi Rank, Gandhi Square, Jabulani Mall and Maponya Mall are the places to be to join Brand South Africa’s 30-day 2010 Fifa World Cup™ celebrations on Tuesday, 11th May 2010.A celebratory procession marking just one month until the kick-off of Africa’s first World Cup™ will be led by the People’s Bus and will include a Joburg Tourism rig, Harley Davidson bikers and the Metro Police. The procession will make its way from Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown to Maponya Mall throughout the day with South African celebrities, Athur, Chomee, Slikour and Sugarmaxx contributing to the programme.En route, people will be able to join in the procession, with prizes to be won. “We encourage South Africans to be great hosts, let’s show the world our warmth, friendliness and love of the game. We should all fly the flag, sing the National Anthem with pride, learn the Diski Dance and celebrate Football Fridays,” says Brand South Africa Chief Executive, Miller Matola. To mark this countdown milestone, he adds “Bring along your Diski Dance moves, as well as your knowledge about all things football.  Most of all though, bring all your uniquely South African passion and energy.”The People’s Bus, in particular, provides an interactive 10-minute tour that includes FIFA World Cup™ team facts and trivia, foosball table fun and a mini cinema showing unforgettable moments from previous tournaments. On exiting the bus, good luck messages that will be posted on the Brand South Africa and Bafana Bafana website can be added to the bus message board.Catch the procession at the following times and places:08h30-09h00: Bree Street Taxi Rank, Newtown09h30-10h00: Noord Street Taxi Rank, Newtown11h00-12h00: Gandhi Square, Newtown13h00-14h00: Community drive through Zola and Jabulani Mall surrounding areas14h30-15h30: Jabulani Mall, Soweto17h00-18h00: Maponya Mall, SowetoAbout the International Marketing Council of South Africa (Brand South Africa)The International Marketing Council of South Africa (IMC) was established in August 2002 to help create a positive and compelling brand image for South Africa. At that time, the world was unsure about what to think of South Africa, with many different messages being sent out by various sources. These did very little to build the country’s brand and it was evident that to attract tourism and investment there was a need to co-ordinate marketing initiatives to make them more effective. This led to the creation of the IMC, whose main objective is the marketing of South Africa through the Brand South Africa campaign.  There are many benefits to having a consolidated brand image, with the most important being that a consistent Brand South Africa message creates strategic advantages in terms of trade and tourism for the country in an increasingly competitive marketplace.For further information:Kalay MaistryCommunications ManagerInternational Marketing Council of South AfricaTel: +27 11 483 0122Margaret DingaloDirector: Stakeholder RelationsInternational Marketing Council of South AfricaTel: +27 11 483 0122last_img read more

Create a Freeze Frame in Final Cut Pro X

first_imgCreating a freeze frame or a gap in your timeline in Final Cut Pro X is as easy as one simple keyboard shortcut.Top image via Shutterstock.Ready for the fastest shortcut quick tip ever? These shortcuts will break the video up in your timeline either by inserting a freeze frame, gap, or default generator. These shortcuts are perfect for rough cuts and first edits, especially if you don’t have all the footage yet for the project.Option-FTo create a quick freeze frame anywhere in your timeline, hit the Option-F shortcut to automatically insert a three-second freeze frame into your video. The frozen frame will last exactly four seconds, but you can extend the frame to however long you want.Option-WIf you want to break a clip up in your timeline with black video or just make room for a different clip, hitting the Option-W shortcut will automatically create a three-second gap in the middle of your clip. The inserted clip won’t affect audio, so keep in mind that your later clips may no longer be in sync with your audio.Option-Command-WYou can also insert a placeholder video clip by hitting Option-Command-W. Like the previous shortcut, this will not affect the audio, so plan on moving or leaving the audio clip as you see fit.Know any other quick keyboard shortcuts for Final Cut Pro X? Share in the comments below.last_img read more

Hotshots hold off Beermen for 2-1 series lead

first_imgPanelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Barroca finished with a game-high 22 points, including four free throws in the last 15 seconds, while Sangalang notched a double-double with 17 points and 15 rebounds.“It’s all about the mental toughness and maturity of this team. it’s a big win for us. Hopefully, we can sustain that on Wednesday,” Magnolia head coach Chito Victolero told reporters.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsRafi Reavis also posted a double-double with 16 points and 15 rebounds for Magnolia, which shoots for a commanding 3-1 advantage Wednesday night.“We still have a lot more to show. The important thing for us is to stick to our identity. We have to continue and play within our strengths which is our defense,” Victolero said. Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausscenter_img That’s exactly what the Hotshots did as they smothered the Beermen from the opening tip.And just like in Magnolia’s 99-94 win in the finals opener, San Miguel Beer struggled to make shots.The Beermen shot just 33 percent from the field. Even the usually efficient June Mar Fajardo had a hard time offensively, missing seven of his 11 attempts from the field. He had 17 points and 14 rebounds but also committed six turnovers with Reavis and Sangalang hounding him all game.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess 200 young Filipinos join Schuman Cup football fest DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines—Magnolia clamped down on the defensive end to shut down San MIguel Beer, 86-82, and take a 2-1 series lead in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup Finals Sunday night at Araneta Coliseum.Mark Barroca and Ian Sangalang came through for the Hotshots in the crucial moments to fend off the Beermen’s fourth quarter fightback.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Mother recalls the night her Nova Scotia dream home fell into the

first_imgFALMOUTH, N.S. – The ground fell out from under Heather Strickey’s feet this weekend when her family’s “dream home” in a well-kept Nova Scotia neighbourhood started being swallowed by a sinkhole.Municipal authorities in Falmouth, about 70 kilometres from Halifax, said the family of four will not be able to retrieve their remaining possessions before the two-storey house is demolished, taking 10 years of memories with it.Strickey, who works at a local private school, and her 16-year-old daughter were inside the house early Sunday morning when they awoke to the sounds of what they believed to be an intruder. Here is her account of the incident, as told to reporter Adina Bresge of The Canadian Press.Note: This transcript has been edited and condensed for clarity.—The sounds were like someone pulling something along the floor, or maybe taking things off the walls.(Before) I called 911, I paused for a few moments or minutes to see if I could possibly be wrong. But it was too loud.I was speaking very quietly, because if it was an intruder, I didn’t want to alert them that we were here. My daughter, Julia, came into the room and said, “Mom, I think there’s someone downstairs.”The power goes off very quickly, followed by the crashing and some breaking of glass. Julia and I grab the best weapons we can come up with and go into the (bathroom) closet and shut the door.I had a nail file, which I was going to use to pluck eyes if I had to. Julia actually did a little more thinking and grabbed a very heavy magnifying mirror, so I think she was going to wield that.We basically went shoulder-to-shoulder and we waited. I looked down at my phone and it’s about 17 minutes in. (The emergency dispatcher) tells me it should be about five more minutes. These are the longest minutes of your life.As soon as I heard footsteps, I was going to shove Julia into the attic and try to hold off until the RCMP got there.(The dispatcher) says there’s an officer on scene, and almost immediately, she says, “Not an invasion.”Our house wasn’t being broken into. It was being broken down into a hole.The idea that humans could be trying to hurt us was so much more scary than something that happened by nature, or whatever this is. It’s still relief that I don’t have to worry about someone jumping at me with a knife or a gun.What I didn’t realize is that (three or four metres) from where we’re going down the staircase, there’s no floor anymore. There’s a gaping hole and I could see my furniture sliding in.It’s definitely a Hollywood experience. You have the Titanic going over on its side.(The dispatcher) tells us, “You need to get out of your house now, and grab some stuff.”My beloved 16-year-old loves basketball, so she grabbed her basketball speakers and her McDonald’s uniform, thinking that perhaps she could still work her shift at 8 a.m.I didn’t grab passports, or money, or my wedding rings — nothing. I was going to work out, so no word of a lie, I grabbed my workout bag.The rest of our family was (away) in the city because they were greeting the new students coming to our school.(My husband) had a hard time trying to understand what had happened. Julia and I had lived it, so we got it, but he had to see it.It looks like someone pressed down with a very mighty hand into the middle of your house and pushed it into the ground.If you look closer, you can see there’s a giant hole. You can see my rose garden holding on saying, “No, we don’t want to go!”(The firefighters) went in an grabbed our passports, our jewellery. He’s literally coming out with things like photo albums and pictures from the wall that were irreplaceable. I wasn’t thinking that way, but he was.At no point did I think we’ll never get in the house again.(Municipal officials) want the structure — they would call it a structure, we refer to it as our home — torn down, so that the possibility of someone being harmed by it coming down (on its own) disappears.They’re being respectful, but we don’t want anything to happen until we hear from the insurance. Our ideal scenario is that we’d be able to salvage some things from the house.The security officer said that the traffic (near the property) is similar to what he sees when the exhibition is in town. People are getting out of their cars and taking pictures.I understand people’s interest, but I don’t think they get that it’s a complete tragedy for our family. I can’t complain, we’re all safe, but we’ve literally lost pretty well everything.My (13-year-old) is super-duper sad. Basically, every memory that she has is based on our lives in that home.It truly was our dream home. There wasn’t anything I wanted to change about this house. I loved it just the way it was.We are blessed. We’ve had at least 30 people offer us a place to live.I may as well work today and get things some things done. I can’t get the keys to my Volkswagen because they’re at a bottom of a sink hole. So I have a car, but I can’t drive it.I don’t have a house to clean. I don’t have laundry to do. So, let’s press on.Our (family’s) mantra is, “It was things, not people.” We’ll have things again.last_img read more

Male St Andrews Cross spiders sniff web pheromones to determine suitability of

first_img Explore further More information: Can males detect the strength of sperm competition and presence of genital plugs during mate choice? Behavioral Ecology (2014) DOI: 10.1093/beheco/aru045AbstractFemale reproductive status can have strong selective effects on male mating strategies due to the threat of sperm competition, which may explain why males prefer virgin over mated females. However, in mating systems with female multiple mating rates and mating plugs, males should not only respond to the risk but also to the level of sperm competition and should be sensitive to the interference from mating plugs. In the orb-web spider Argiope keyserlingi, females possess paired sperm-storage organs facilitating separate sperm storage from different males. Males are limited to 2 copulations due to mutilation of their paired genitals (pedipalps). By conducting binary choice experiments, we tested whether males of different mating status can distinguish between females that mated with 1 or 2 males and whether single-mated males discriminate between single-mated females with matched or unmatched virgin genital openings. Furthermore, we investigated whether males adapt their mating strategies to the intensity of sperm competition by providing males with varying qualities of females in their immediate vicinity. Our results demonstrated that males are sensitive to the level of sperm competition and preferred single-mated females over double-mated females. However, they failed to identify single-mated females whose virgin genital opening matched their unused pedipalp, which is required due to their fixed ipsilateral insemination. Surprisingly, males never mated twice with the same female independently of the quality of surrounding females. This suggests that the benefits from searching and mating with a different female are greater than the benefits of monopolizing the female by mating twice with her. © 2014 Journal information: Behavioral Ecology This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Argiope keyserlingi. Credit: James Niland/Wikipediacenter_img ( —A trio of researchers, two with the University of Hamburg in Germany and a third with Macquarie University in Australia has discovered that male St. Andrew’s Cross spiders sniff the webs of female spiders to determine if they are suitable for mating attempts. In their paper published in the journal Behavioral Ecology, the team describes how they conducted experiments on several specimens of the species in their lab and discovered that male spiders could “smell” pheromones on the females web and used that information in deciding whether to attempt copulating with them or not. St. Andrew’s Cross spiders of both genders have dual sex organs—a left and a right. To copulate, the organs from both genders must match, i.e. right male to right female or left to left, or things won’t work. Furthermore, when a male mates with a female, his organ (pedipalp) breaks off, forming a plug preventing other males from mating with that female’s organ. The end result is that both genders can only mate twice.But how do male spiders know if a female has already mated twice? Climbing onto her web for a closer look is dangerous, if the (much larger) female is hungry, she’s likely to eat the intruder if both of her organs are plugged. To find out, the researchers placed a male on a wooden peg that two females had used to anchor their webs. The researchers found that the male was able to tell if the female was done mating by simply sniffing her web—he was able to pick up telltale pheromones, and thus avoid the females that provided no reproductive opportunity. Sadly, the sniff test was not able to also tell the male if he and the female had compatible organs remaining (left to left or right to right) for mating, thus, there was still some degree of risk in venturing onto the web.Interestingly, the team also found that the males also would not mate with the same female twice, regardless if all other females in the vicinity were incompatible or already doubly mated. Such a strong predisposition suggests the urge to spread genes was stronger even than the urge to procreate. Citation: Male St. Andrew’s Cross spiders sniff web pheromones to determine suitability of female mates (2014, March 31) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Male dark fishing spiders found to die spontaneously after matinglast_img read more

MIT Tools Help You Learn a New Language During Idle Moments

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now » April 18, 2017 We all have moments of downtime throughout the day — whether it’s waiting for an elevator, your Wi-Fi to connect, an app to refresh or your GChat buddy to write back. What if you could use those moments of downtime to learn a new language or skill?Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory want to help you make the most of these “micro-moments.” They developed a series of tools called WaitSuite that test vocabulary words during times you wouldn’t otherwise be doing anything. The team on Monday released its first tool in the suite: WaitChatter, a Chrome extension for GChat that “delights you with interactive vocabulary exercises while you’re waiting for your conversation partner to respond.” At this point, WaitChatter teaches basic vocabulary in Spanish and French, but the researchers said they hope to support other languages in the future.”With standalone apps, it can be inconvenient to have to separately open them up to do a learning task,” MIT PhD student Carrie Cai, who leads the project, said in a statement. “WaitSuite is embedded directly into your existing tasks, so that you can easily learn without leaving what you were already doing.”The team is planning to release their other tools in the coming months, including WiFiLearner, which gives you learning prompts when it detects your computer is seeking a Wi-Fi connection and ElevatorLearner, which automatically detects when you’re near an elevator by sensing Bluetooth iBeacons and sends you vocabulary words.The researchers said that WaitChatter testers learned about four new words per day, or 57 words in just two weeks. And while WaitSuite is focused on teaching vocabulary words, the researchers said this method can also be used to teach things like math, medical terms or legalese. The researchers plan to present a paper on the system at ACM’s CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems next month in Colorado.For more on WaitSuite, check out the video below. This story originally appeared on PCMag Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 2 min readlast_img read more