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first_img Published on August 26, 2020 at 10:29 pm [email protected] | @cincinnallie Comments The Daily Orange is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Syracuse University. Consider donating today to support our mission.In a normal year, SU men’s club hockey would be in the middle of tryouts by the first week of class. Recruiting starts as soon as students begin returning to campus, and a roster is set by the end of the week.Instead, Director of Operations Bridget Essing is trying to figure out how to manage a semester without practice and games. The team was not given clearance by the university to practice or compete, meaning for the first time since its founding in 1959, there will not be a club hockey season at Syracuse. This is the reality that the 50-plus club sports at SU are facing this semester. Teams that SU determined could social distance properly — including baseball, softball and primarily individual sports — are able to practice, but everyone else is limited in what they can do. In a July 27 email to club sports presidents, director of recreation Matthew Hackett said that “small group, no-contact physical conditioning,” with no more than 10 members would be permitted. For many teams, that means less than half of its athletes can condition at a time.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSports that are allowed to operate this fall must follow the Stay Safe Pledge by wearing masks and social distancing during practices and competitions, Hackett said. In accordance with the pledge, clubs are not allowed to leave central New York to compete and SU will not be hosting any club sports competitions.“Should guidance change, we will notify you immediately to begin discussions on resuming regular activity,” Hackett said in the email.Like ice hockey, roller hockey is not able to practice this fall outside of 10-person conditioning. Its practices are held indoors, and even while wearing masks, it is difficult to maintain social distancing while skating. Despite not being able to practice properly, the management team is thinking of ways to keep players together during the semester. The social distancing and mask mandate will make it hard for the team to practice shooting on goalies, though, recruiting chair Ethan Clearfield said.“We brought some outdoor wheels, so we’ll just kinda skate around campus, try to get together as a team, do some passing,” Clearfield said. One team that hopes to play this fall is club curling. Outside groups are not allowed at Tennity Ice Pavilion this year, so the team will have more time available for open practices on campus. However, the Utica Curling Club, where weekly practices are usually held, has yet to determine if it will open this year — and President Chris Lorenz doesn’t know if he wants to risk driving the team an hour away to practice every week.SU club tennis needs to comply with the United States Tennis Association’s rules in addition to the university’s COVID-19 guidelines. Courtesy of Ryan ArbogastWhile they were cleared to play this semester, Lorenz doesn’t know how new circumstances may affect recruiting. The sports club fair will be held virtually this year instead of on the Quad like past years.“No one really knows about the club, coming in saying ‘Oh I want to do curling,’” Lorenz said. “It’s just kind of something where (people) saw curling and thought ‘Oh that could be fun.’”In place of competitions, SU will be playing against other schools in online curling games. Even without physical competition, Lorenz said he enjoys the social aspect of being able to interact with other teams, even if it’s virtually. National championships are still scheduled for March 7-14, and he remains optimistic that they will be able to compete in-person by spring.Even spring sports like men’s volleyball have been affected by a lack of practices. The team usually has tryouts near the beginning of September, with practices and small tournaments held throughout the fall to prepare for a full spring season. Now, they’ll be lucky to hold tryouts at all, captain Eric Lee said. He’s trying to have practices in the fall and is working with club sports supervisors to plan outdoor practices for smaller groups.“In the spring, everyone already found their niche,” Lee said. “So we always have tryouts in the fall.”The SU club tennis team needs to follow the United States Tennis Association’s rules in addition to the university’s COVID-19 guidelines. While SU said the team could operate this semester, the USTA canceled all events in the fall and has given no indication if they will continue in the spring. Team captain Ryan Arbogast said they are hoping to have tryouts and practices in small groups at outdoor tennis courts.“All the events were canceled about a couple weeks ago with no goal of moving or postponing,” Arbogast said. “I don’t think (we’re) necessarily a priority when things like the U.S. Open are going on.”center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 OLYMPIA –  Thurston County Superior Court Judge Paula Casey will retire July 31 after 30 years. The public is invited to a ceremony celebrating her service the afternoon of July 31 at the Thurston County Superior Court building.Judge Casey was appointed as a Court Commissioner for the Thurston County Superior Court in 1982. In 1984, she was elected as Superior Court Judge for the joint Thurston-Mason County judicial district. She was elected to six subsequent terms in Thurston County. Over her career she handled all the types of Superior Court work, including the third and final death penalty trial of Mitchell Rupe.Judge Casey is best known locally and around the state for her work with Family and Juvenile Court. She was instrumental in the co-location of Family and Juvenile Court operations in Thurston County’s current second courthouse attached to the Juvenile detention facility in the Mottman Industrial area. She advocated for best practice principles for family matters including a judiciary serving on long-term assignments to this work and specialized education for judges beyond the law on issues involving families and children. The best practices also include a single judge being assigned to all a family’s cases and hearings and the early use of problem-solving, non-adversarial practices such as mediation. These best practice principles have been adopted as state-wide goals.Judge Casey was a founding board member of Thurston County’s Dispute Resolution Center.  Other projects early in her career included local rules for mandatory mediation of parenting disputes and introduction of Alternative Dispute Resolution Week twice a year for low-income mediation of civil cases. She has served several terms as the Court’s Presiding Judge.Judge Casey ends her judicial career on assignment to Family and Juvenile Court.last_img read more

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first_imgEXETER, England (AP):Brad Smith scored for Liverpool in the 73rd minute as the English Premier League side twice hit back to draw 2-2 with fourth-tier Exeter in the FA Cup yesterday.Liverpool have never lost to fourth-tier opposition but were just 17 minutes away from making unwanted history.Tom Nichols put Exeter ahead in the ninth minute and despite Jerome Sinclair’s equaliser three minutes later, the hosts retook the lead on half-time through Lee Holmes. Smith then got the second equaliser for Juergen Klopp’s side.”It’s obvious what we have to learn in the future,” Klopp said to the BBC. “We have to be more robust. It was a difficult pitch. Exeter did really well. Maybe they know which part of the pitch you can play football. It was really difficult for us. On one-on-one situations they were more robust than our guys.”Klopp selected a squad that had 17 changes from the League Cup semi-final victory at Stoke on Tuesday against a side 76 places beneath them.Exeter went ahead when Nichols stretched for a low pass across goal from Jamie Reid and poked the ball into the bottom corner.Liverpool were level three minutes later when Exeter did not clear the ball and Sinclair steered it low past goalkeeper Robert Olejnik.Christian Ribeiro headed wide when unmarked for Exeter who retook the lead on half-time when Holmes scored direct from a corner after Liverpool goalkeeper Adam Bogdan misjudged the flight of the ball.Olejnik pushed a firm header from Christian Benteke over the bar and Liverpool equalised again when Smith hit a first-time shot into the net.last_img read more

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first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Embed from Getty ImagesTottenham have sealed the capture of Juan Foyth from Estudiantes and are set to formally complete the signing of Serge Aurier from Paris St-Germain.Argentine centre-back Foyth, 19, has moved for an undisclosed fee and has signed a five-year contract.And Ivory Coast right-back, Aurier, 24, has been granted a work permit, paving the way for his move to be rubber-stamped.Aurier has already completed a medical and agreed personal terms with Spurs, who had an offer of around £23m accepted by PSG last week.Both players could make their Premier League debuts against Everton on 9 September and their first appearances for Spurs at Wembley in the Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund four days later.See also:Tottenham complete signing of defender AurierTottenham complete signing of Swansea’s Llorentelast_img read more

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first_img10 July 2006Public-private partnerships are playing a major role in turning South Africa’s crime situation around, according to a special survey of the country in the 8 April 2006 issue of The Economist.Singled out for special mention by The Economist is Business Against Crime South Africa, the organisation that pioneered a successful model, combining private sector know-how with a mixture of private and public money, of combating crime in the country. Formed in 1996 at the behest of former president Nelson Mandela, Business Against Crime (BAC) supports the government’s crime-fighting initiatives by harnessing the skills and resources of the country’s business community.The organisation, a not-for-profit body funded primarily by the business sector, is still best known for its role in dramatically cutting street crime in Johannesburg’s central business district – by setting up closed-circuit TV surveillance cameras following the success of a similar scheme in Cape Town.Oiling the wheels of justiceMission accomplished, Business Against Crime left others to run this project, and applied its model to other parts of South Africa’s criminal justice system, such as the slow processing of criminal cases.According to The Economist, the BAC “spent R31-million over several years on getting outside experts to analyse the flow of cases, from the initial reporting of an incident in a police station to the arrival (or not) of the case in court.“On the basis of this research, the government spent about R2-billion on reforming the whole system. Perhaps partly as a result, conviction rates – a dismal 8% in 2000 – are beginning to creep up.”Management training for policeAnother major BAC project involves management training in South Africa’s police stations. In pilot projects in the provinces of Mpumalanga and Gauteng, over 200 policemen and women from 28 police stations received training in 2005.And according to the BAC, the country’s business sector has donated an effective R88-million for developing a leadership development programme for senior station managers and implementing the programme between 2006 and 2008.Commercial courtsBusiness Against Crime, together with the South African Banks Risk Information Centre, has also tackled commercial crime, establishing four specialised commercial courts in Durban, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and Pretoria – with two more to come, in Bloemfontein and Cape Town, in 2006.Staffed by specialists to convict the guilty quickly and efficiently and secure appropriate sentences, the commercial courts boast an average 97% to 98% conviction rate, and have cut the case processing time for commercial crimes in the country by half, from 30 months in 1999 to 14 months in 2005.Tackling trade in stolen goodsWhen it came to tackling organised crime involving large syndicates, the BAC shifted its approach, taking steps to help remove the commercial benefit in the trade of stolen goods – in the first place, vehicles, cellphones and copper cable.Improved business processes within the government’s vehicle management system have helped to root out fraud and corruption and, according to the BAC, contributed to a 30% reduction in hijackings in Gauteng province in 2005/06.Business Against Crime is also helping to facilitate:the introduction of improved vehicle identity measures such as microdotting;a better co-ordinated approach to “chop shop” disruption operations, supported by new legislation in the form of the Second-Hand Goods Act; andgreater control over the movement of “vehicles in transit” to help curb the illegal registration of second-hand vehicles locally.In February 2006, SA’s Retail Motor Industry Organisation became the 14th business organistion to join the Industry Alignment Forum, a body set up by the BAC to co-ordinate business efforts to combat crime.In April 2005, Business Against Crime also brokered a cellphone blacklisting agreement between the police and the country’s three cellular operators – Cell C, MTN and Vodacom.According to the BAC, the reporting of stolen, lost and damaged cellphones “increased by approximately 500% during the first 10 months of 2005, compared to the same period in both 2003 and 2004.”Reaching out to schoolsBusiness Against Crime has also reached out to South Africa’s schools, with a special programme that teaches positive morality and non-violent methods of conflict resolution.The Tiisa Thuto project was run in 121 schools in Gauteng province in 2004/05, reaching over 1.2-million scholars, teachers and parents, and is now being rolled out in the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and Western Cape provinces.SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now Elephants are enormous–and enormously powerful–animals. Upon arriving at the elephant sanctuary in Johannesburg, South Africa, I was immediately informed of the ground rules.The first rule is to understand that the elephants that I was about to interact with we’re not tame animals. They’re not domesticated, and they aren’t “pet” elephants. These elephants have only been trained, not tamed. The training is pretty limited, and the elephants, hopefully, will someday be returned to the wild (where they belong).The second rule is to understand the foundation on which the relationship between man and elephant is based: food.When I arrived at the sanctuary, one big, young, male elephant was running around trying to break the fence surrounding him and three other elephants. I asked the guide what he was doing. The guide said, “He’s hungry. Elephants are always hungry.” It’s true, too. Elephants eat about 400 pounds of vegetation daily.Here’s the rule: As long as you are giving the elephant food, you can approach and touch the elephant. But as soon as there is no more food, the relationship has ended, and you must turn and walk away. If you don’t walk away, it’s likely that the elephant will smack you with his big trunk–something you may or may not survive (and you sign a release agreeing to this potentially very serious negative outcome).The reasons the elephant in the picture above, Kumba, is tolerating me touching her is because she is being bribed by her handlers with food. As long as there is food, we’re all good. But if the food wasn’t there, I wouldn’t likely be there either. And that’s how it goes with elephants.As you might expect, there’s analogy to sales relationships here. As long as you are feeding your elephant what it values, you have a relationship. That value is the foundation of your relationship. No more value, no more relationship. And I would add no new value, no relationship. Once you run out of value you can expect your elephant to take it’s big, muscular trunk and smack you out of the way.QuestionsWhat is the foundation the relationship you have with your elephants?How do you ensure that you continually meet their enormous demands?last_img read more

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first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo failed to shut down Far Eastern U’s attack the way it planned, but the Blue Eagles’ red-hot shooting proved more than enough to get the job done.With seven players making at least a triple, the Eagles used a fiery start to crush another contender in the Tamaraws, 94-82, on Sunday and regain top spot in UAAP Season 80 basketball tournament at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Racela rues Tams’ poor defense vs hot-shooting Eagles Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Thirdy Ravena finished with another all-around game with 18 points, 11 rebounds and five assists, while Anton Asistio picked up 16 points, built on three triples as the Eagles won by twin digits for the third straight game.“We shot well from the field,” said Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s a high scoring game and we shot well from the field, even from the three-point line. But we also gave a lot of points to FEU. They shot the ball well also, more than what we would’ve wanted.”Later, Paul Desiderio broke out of his early season slump, firing a season-best 28 points as University of the Philippines repulsed University of the East, 84-71. View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight The Tamaraws came within nine points in the fourth quarter but the Eagles, already in the groove offensively, found an answer each time with Ravena, Vince Tolentino and Matt Nieto making big shots to snuff out any hopes of a comeback.Nieto also had three triples and finished with 11 points, while Isaac Go and Rafael Verano also accounted for a trey each as the Eagles continued their offensive juggernaut that saw them beat Adamson by 20 points last Sept. 9 and UP by 21 on Wednesday.Wendell Comboy had 12 points for FEU, which slid to 1-2. E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Making just 26 percent of his shots in the first two games, Desiderio went 9-of-15 from the field as the Fighting Maroons shook off a flat start to improve their record to 2-1 for solo third behind Ateneo and La Salle.Malinese center Ibrahim Ouattara delivered a breakout performance of 14 points and 18 rebounds for the Maroons who rallied from 13-27 down in the opening period.“I have to give credit to my guys because they were able to withstand UE’s strong start,” said UP coach Bo Perasol said.Playing their third game in eight days, the Eagles came out smoking in the first period with Asistio hitting three triples and Ravena chipping in 10 points in a 34-point explosion that helped erect an 18-point bulge.“Our shooting helped us throughout the whole game, Anton hit the shots early, and all the others contributed so props to my teammates,” said Ravena. “But it was hard to pull off the defensive game plan.”ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City MOST READlast_img read more

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first_imgSachin TendulkarSachin Tendulkar on Tuesday said that he didn’t find it disrespectful that Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova didn’t know who he was as she did not follow cricket.”Sharapova’s comments were not disrespectful. She doesn’t follow cricket,” a gentleman-like Sachin said in an interview to a private news channel.Tendulkar fans reacted angrily on social media when Sharapova admitted during a post match press conference at the Wimbledon that she did not know who was Sachin Tendulkar.Tendulkar was in the Royal Box during the Championship alongside former England cricket captain Andrew Strauss.Sharapova’s Facebook and Twitter account faced severe backlash and lot of unsavoury posts were found though the Russian tennis ace kept silent.”Sachin Tendulkar was the other person who came in at the same time as David (Beckham). Do you know who Sachin is?” The reigning French Open champion flatly had replied: “I don’t.”Tendulkar is a regular visitor at the Royal Box during Wimbledon and a couple of seasons back Swiss ace Roger Federer had posted a pic of himself with the Indian superstar on his twitter account.last_img read more

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Ohio State defeated Illinois Sunday 8-4 to snap a five-game losing streak and avoid being swept for the first time this season.Things were not looking good early for OSU as the Illini scored first, as they did in the first two games of the series.Illinois scored one run in the first and added three more in the second inning of starting pitcher Brett McKinney. Two consecutive Illini hitters reached base, one walked and one hit by a pitch, which allowed shortstop Josh Parr to bring both runners home on his second triple of the weekend. Parr scored on a single by center fielder Willie Argo.That is where the scoring stopped for Illinois.Ryan Dew, who is usually the designated hitter, made his first start in right field and connected on a solo home run to dead centerfield in the bottom of the second.Fueled by a great defensive play by right fielder Zach Hurley to save a run and end the top of the third, the Buckeyes added four more runs in the bottom of the inning to take the lead.After only scoring five runs in the first two games of the series combined, the Buckeye offense responded with eight runs on 15 hits.Dew and his high school teammate, second baseman Cory Kovanda, led the way with four hits apiece. Dew also had five RBIs and was a triple away from hitting for the cycle. The small crowd that endured 50-degree, windy conditions greeted Dew with applause as he was replaced by a pinch runner in the eighth inning.“I needed that, I was slumping a little bit,” Dew said. “When you play loose, that’s when you can play the best.”The whole team seemed to play loose. Theron Minium, who replaced McKinney after the third inning, pitched three scoreless innings to pick up the win and move to 3-2 on the season.The defense followed suit, as multiple diving stops were made to protect the lead, including one by Dew.“Today they came and tried to just stay focused on playing the game of baseball,” coach Bob Todd said. “They played a little more relaxed but still with focus.”That focus translated to a key win to move the Buckeyes to 9-9 in the Big Ten.The team plays Ball State next at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday at Bill Davis Stadium. read more

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