Elijah Hughes sparks Syracuse in 82-52 win over Arkansas State

first_imgBefore the season, Hughes was expected to provide something new, another scoring option on a team that didn’t seem to have enough last year. He’d watched Syracuse’s at-times stagnant offense from the sidelines a year ago due to transfer rules. He, and everyone on the team, knew he’d have a big role this time around.Hughes has brought that added scoring, finishing in double figures in all but two games. But that consistency has also made his contributions at times seem muted. He hasn’t had the scoring outbursts of Battle, or the big games on the glass like Oshae Brissett. He’s just kept filling it up, game after game.Saturday, Syracuse needed that. The Orange couldn’t find points at the rim, and so their most consistent bucket-getter had to do his thing again.First, Hughes cut backdoor for a righty slam on a Dolezaj bounce pass. Then he swished a 3 from the right corner and another from the top of the key. The second 3 came moments after the Red Wolves’ Ty Cockfield silenced the crowd with a 3 of his own. Whenever Arkansas State looked to pull away, Hughes answered, and his contributions put SU up two at the break.“Elijah saved us early with those two 3s when we were struggling,” Boeheim said.Gabriel Kotico | Contributing PhotographerIn the season’s first nine games, the Orange showed themselves to be a second-half team. That changed in the last two contests, both losses where Syracuse played better in the first half. But on Saturday, in need of a second-half lift it had found earlier this season, Boeheim wanted his team to “wake up,” Hughes said. “That’s what we did,” Hughes added.“We played with more sense of urgency,” Hughes said of the second half. “We just got after it more. We wanted it and we just wanted to get out to a big lead.”Early in the second 20 minutes, Brissett drove right and scooped it up with his right hand, through contact, for an and-1. He knocked down the bonus free throw. Then, Brissett found a slicing Hughes down the middle of the lane for a lefty finish and another three-point play. All of a sudden, SU found itself up nine.Minutes later, Hughes hit a 3 from the left corner. It put the Orange up 14, and even as Hughes’ face remained stoic like it does almost all game, every game, the Carrier Dome fans roared their approval. While things hadn’t been perfect for SU on Saturday, it was Hughes who always seemed to have the needed answer, with multiple clutch 3s in the first half and high-rising defense at the rim.He did it with steals, like the one to set up the alley-oop (although he wasn’t credited with that takeaway), and he did it with passes, like the one a few minutes later to a wide open Brissett for a pick-and-pop 3. He didn’t force shots, but made his open looks count.“When I’m open, I’m gonna shoot the ball, nothing crazy,” Hughes said. “My teammates do a good job of finding me, and I just try to make every shot I take.”There are tougher tests coming for Syracuse. A week from today, the Orange host a St. Bonaventure team that won in the Carrier Dome last year. A week after that, ACC play starts.Improvements will need to continue. There’s still a rocky start to the season to make up for. But as SU players prepare to celebrate Christmas, with some heading home to be with their families, they’ll get to do so off a win. For one day, Hughes was right: “we good”. Comments On Wednesday, the day after Syracuse lost its second-straight game, Elijah Hughes sent out a tweet.“Riding w my dawgs forever, we good” the tweet read. It hasn’t always been easy for SU this season, and that showed in losses against Old Dominion and Buffalo.But when Hughes stole the ball midway through the second half against Arkansas State, jump-starting a Frank Howard to Tyus Battle alley-oop at the other end, the East Carolina-transfer ensured that the Orange would be OK.“I’m out there to just be a player,” Hughes said. “Coach wants me to make plays on both sides of the floor, and that’s what I feel like I had to do.”Arkansas State (5-7) wasn’t good enough to do more than threaten Syracuse (8-4) in an eventual 82-52 Orange win at the Carrier Dome on Saturday. When it faced that threat, SU showed many of the same issues it has displayed all season inside the paint and on the offensive end. Hughes made sure that wouldn’t prove decisive, though, with a tied-for-team-high 17 points, along with three 3s and two blocks.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I think he’s getting better,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “I think we forget that he sat out a year.” Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on December 22, 2018 at 4:06 pm Contact Billy: wmheyen@syr.edu | @Wheyen3last_img read more

Innovation and technology hub announced by Ladbrokes Coral

first_img StumbleUpon Submit Ladbrokes Coral have announced plans to unite its sports and technology teams to bring customers an continually improved betting experience.Named LC2 and located at Here East, which formerly housed the London 2012 Olympic media team, on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 140 staff of both brands are charged with delivering a range of products such as CRM, ePOS and digital sportsbook platforms.Graham Calder, Ladbrokes Coral CIO said: “With the creation of LC2 our goal is to deliver excellence for our customers by leveraging the best digital technology, to hire the best digital talent to build the best digital future.  “With our passion for sports, we can’t help but be inspired by the great sporting legacy that comes with being a part of the Olympic Park.” SportCaller teams up with Coral for Racing Super Series launch August 12, 2020 GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020center_img Related Articles Share Share Gavin Poole, CEO of Here East, added:, “As Here East continues to draw in innovators from more and more sectors, Ladbrokes Coral’s new digital product development centre fits well within the campus. “Their newly joined up sport-technology team builds on Here East’s reputation as a centre of innovation for established companies and start-ups to collaborate, test new ideas, prototype new products and learn from each other’s expertise.”last_img read more

Monzo & Starling Bank launch in-app ‘gambling blocks’

first_imgShare Revolut suspends all UK gambling payments April 17, 2020 Share UKGC – Credit ban applies across all technology verticals June 10, 2020 Related Articles Leading UK digital challenger banks Monzo and Starling Bank have added ‘gambling block’ components to their mobile banking apps, allowing for their customers to stop engaging in transactions with gambling/betting services.Considered two of the UK’s fastest growing fintech firms, Monzo and Starling seek to revolutionise retail banking, disrupting traditional current account functions and transactions through their mobile-first platforms.Launched with their latest app updates, the fintech incumbents detail that they are not ‘anti-gambling’ advocates, but that they simply seek to support their customers with better safeguards on spending.Once activated, the gambling blocks will prevent users from engaging with online and highstreet betting/gambling verticals for a period of 48 hours.Unlike traditional banking services, Monzo and Starling Bank’s gambling block can be immediately activated at the behest of the user, without the desired action being verified or processed by bank customer service teams.Publishing its latest crowdfunding prospectus, fast-growth Monzo a digital challenger bank that has secured 1 million customers since its 2017, details that any new component its develops is focused on the ethos of treating its customers as individuals rather than business segments.Monzo and Starling’s gambling block functions have been praised by UK charity Money & Mental Health, which has called for UK financial services incumbents to follow the digital banks’ lead.The charity has called on UK  highstreet banks to improve safeguards on monitoring and controlling spending, as poor mental health can lead to impulsive behaviour with regards to money management. StumbleUpon Submit 223,000 customers activate Monzo gambling block July 22, 2020last_img read more

Angels on the verge of elimination after loss to White Sox

first_img THE FOOD TRUCKS STOP HERE They are five games behind the Minnesota Twins for the American League’s second wild card, with six games to go. HALL OF FAME NOTEBOOK: Sierra Vista’s silences doubters “We’re in a tough spot,” outfielder Justin Upton said. “That’s why we play until Oct. 1. All we can do is try to play our best baseball these last six games and see what happens.”The final seven-game stretch at least offered them the opportunity of two opponents already out of the race, the Seattle Mariners after four games against the rebuilding White Sox.On paper, it looked like a good matchup, facing veteran James Shields and his 5.40 ERA. However, this isn’t the same Shields who had been mostly responsible for that number.In the fourth inning of his Aug. 5 start – yes, in the middle of a game – he changed his delivery, dropping his arm angle to more of a sidearm release.Including the two runs he allowed in seven innings against the Angels, most of whom had never seen him that way, he has a 4.08 ERA with the new arm angle. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img While the Angels were struggling to hit Shields, Angels starter Ricky Nolasco gave up four runs in five-plus innings. Scioscia said his line was misleading, though.The two runs in the first were unearned, because they scored on a two-out double after an Andrelton Simmons’ error. In the third, Upton lost Avisail Garcia’s line drive in the lights. The ball got by him for a triple, leading to a run. The White Sox scored another run on a groundout, after Nolasco was out of the game.While Nolasco took the loss, this one was mostly pegged to the hitters and their inability to figure out Shields.“We didn’t pressure him enough,” Scioscia said. “Outside of Mike’s home run and a couple balls hit hard, we didn’t have too many good looks at him.” PreviousChicago White Sox’s Yolmer Sanchez (5) slides safely into second base as Los Angeles Angels second baseman Brandon Phillips (4) can’t make the catch during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco (47) delivers against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Marton) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsChicago White Sox starting pitcher James Shields (33) delivers against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Chicago White Sox’s Yolmer Sanchez (5) slides safely into second base as Los Angeles Angels second baseman Brandon Phillips (4) can’t make the catch during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Chicago White Sox’s Yolmer Sanchez (5) slides safely into second base as Los Angeles Angels second baseman Brandon Phillips (4) can’t make the catch on the ball during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Chicago White Sox’s Yolmer Sanchez, right, is tagged out at home plate by Los Angeles Angels catcher Martin Maldonado during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Chicago White Sox’s Yolmer Sanchez, right, is tagged out at home plate by Los Angeles Angels catcher Martin Maldonado, left, during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Chicago White Sox’s Nicky Delmonico (30) hits a two-run double against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Los Angeles Angels’ Martin Maldonado (12) hits a one-run single against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Los Angeles Angels’ Andrelton Simmons (2) scores against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Los Angeles Angels’ Martin Maldonado (12) after he hit an RBI single against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Chicago White Sox’s Avisail Garcia (26) scores against the Los Angeles Angels during the third inning of a baseball game in Chicago on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout (27) watches his home run against the Chicago White Sox during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Chicago on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout (27) claps after his home run against the Chicago White Sox during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Chicago on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout (27) points after his home run as Chicago White Sox catcher Omar Narvaez (38) looks on during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Chicago on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout, right, hugs Luis Valbuena (18) after his home run against the Chicago White Sox during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Chicago on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout (27) celebrates in the dugout after his home run against the Chicago White Sox during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Chicago on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Chicago White Sox second baseman Yolmer Sanchez (5) tries to make a play on the ball hit by Los Angeles Angels’ Andrelton Simmons (2) during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Chicago on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)The Angels’ Justin Upton flips his bat after striking out during the eighth inning of Monday’s game against the White Sox in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Luke O’Donnell, 5, wears a baseball helmet while watching the baseball game between the Chicago White Sox and the Los Angeles Angels in Chicago on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)Chicago White Sox’s Yolmer Sanchez (5) slides safely into second base as Los Angeles Angels second baseman Brandon Phillips (4) can’t make the catch during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)NextShow Caption1 of 20Chicago White Sox’s Yolmer Sanchez (5) slides safely into second base as Los Angeles Angels second baseman Brandon Phillips (4) can’t make the catch during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)ExpandCHICAGO — After the Angels’ 4-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Monday pushed his team to the brink of elimination, Mike Scioscia interrupted a question from a reporter, who asked if they have to “just play until you’re out.”“Play till we’re in,” the Angels manager said. “How about that?”Clearly, Scioscia is maintaining the brave face despite the mathematical reality of the Angels’ situation.Related Articles “He kept the ball down,” Upton said. “He didn’t really elevate any pitches in the zone. That’s tough on the hitters.”Added Mike Trout: “It’s definitely a different Shields. He was moving the ball all around tonight. Keeping guys off balance. The home run, I just got a pitch to hit.”Trout’s 30th homer of the season was announced at 457 feet, which is tied for the sixth longest homer of his career. It also made for the fourth time in his six full seasons he’s hit 30. (He hit 27 and 29 in the other two.) He is one of 10 players to have four 30-homer seasons before their age-26 season.“It’s pretty cool,” Trout said. “But we lost, so it’s disappointing. It was a tough loss.”last_img read more

Roberto goes to Alavés

first_imgThus, Roberto’s adventure in the Premier has barely lasted six months, after he signed for West Ham last summer free after finishing his stage at Espanyol. He signed for another two years another optional one. This season he has played 10 games (eight in Premier and two in Carabao Cup), although in the last duels he has been a substitute and that has led him to look for a new team. In Vitoria it will also be complicated, since it comes to be a replacement of guarantees of Pacheco, who is the undisputed owner of the goal of Mendirroza for several seasons.Before leaving for West Ham, Roberto Jiménez had gone through Atlético de Madrid, Nástic, Recreativo, Benfica, Real Zaragoza, Olympiacos, Málaga and Espanyol. It is the third time he returns to Spanish football after trying his luck abroad in Portugal, first, in Greece and in this brief stage in England. Roberto Jiménez (33 years old), West Ham goalkeeper, will become next Monday in new goalkeeper of Alavés. As you have learned AS will arrive on loan until the end of the season to cover the departure of Antonio Sivera, who has left on a loan with an option to buy from Almeria. last_img read more

Religous events calendar

first_img “The Real Jesus Beyond the Stereotypes,” a 14-week lecture seminar based on Philip Yancy’s “The Jesus I Never Knew,” 11:30a.m. Sunday, Kirk O’ the Valley Presbyterian Church, 1960 Vanowen St., Reseda. Free. Call (818) 345-2535 or see www.kirkval.org. World Healing Ceremony, 7 p.m. Tuesday when the Spiritual Unity Movement meets at Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society, 9550 Haskell Ave., North Hills. Call (866) 204-2261 or see www.spiritualunitymovement.org. “Firefighters’ Quest for Burn Survivors” will be discussed by retired Firefighter Bill Jensen at a meeting of the Fellowship Club of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 7:45p.m. Friday, 1020 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Potluck dinner, 6-7p.m. Reservations and dish assignment by Tuesday, (818) 241-2577. Call (818) 240-3860. “Be Still and Know,” a prayer, meditation and healing service led by the Revs. Robert M. Bock, Louise Sloan Goben and Jefferson Beeker, 7p.m. Wednesday, First Christian Church of North Hollywood, 4390 Colfax Ave. Call (818) 763-8218 or see www.fccnh.org. The Book of Habakkuk study class, 7:30p.m. Wednesday, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 14646 Sherman Way, Van Nuys. Holy Eucharist, 6:30p.m. and supper, 7p.m. Call (818) 785-4251. Fall family festival, 2-7p.m. today, Bethel Christian Reformed and Sol del Valle churches, 10725 Penrose St., Sun Valley. Call (818) 767-4488. St. Matthew’s Church 60th anniversary organ recital, 4p.m. today, 1920 W. Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale. Call (818) 842-3138 or see www.matthewchurch.com. “A Night to Remember the Way,” a country-gospel concert, 7-9p.m. today, Newbury Park First Christian Church, 801 Knollwood Drive. Nonperishable food donations will be collected for the Manna Conejo Valley Food Bank. Free. Call (805) 498-2129 or see www.npfcc.org. “Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense,” a 12-week adult education study begins at 9:30a.m. Sunday, St. James Presbyterian Church, 19414 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. Call (818) 345-2057. “Five Great World Religions,” a DVD lecture series, will continue with “Islam in the West” and “The Future of Islam,” 7:15p.m. Thursday, Chatsworth West United Methodist Church, 10824 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Chatsworth. Call (818) 341-1270. Organ recital by Hector Olivera, 7:30p.m. Friday, Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, 220 E. Elk Ave., Glendale. Free. Call (818) 421-8858 or (818) 247-2222. Sukkot services, 8p.m. Friday and 10:45a.m. Sept. 29, Adat Y’shua Ha Adon Messianic Jewish Congregation, meeting at 5700 Rudnick Ave., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 222-0200. Yard sale, 8a.m.-3p.m. Sept. 29, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 8520 Winnetka Ave., Winnetka. Call (818) 341-3460. Zen Buddhist master and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh will lead a peace walk,, 9:30a.m. Sept. 29, MacArthur Park, 2230 W. 6th St., Los Angeles. He will lecture on “Celebrating Our Peace and Joy: Detecting and Transforming Our Fear and Discrimination,” 7p.m. Sept. 29, Pasadena Civic Auditorium, 300 E. Green St. Ticket prices vary. Call (800) 331-2621 or see www.deerparkmonastery.org. Chancel Choir Fall Concert, 3p.m. Sept. 30, Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd. An offering will be taken. Call (818) 886-1555. Gandhi Day, presented by Valley Interfaith Council, 4:30-6:30p.m. Sept. 30, Faith Lutheran Church, 7500 De Soto Ave., Canoga Park. Call (818) 348-4266 or see www.vic-la.org. “Be Different” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Marilyn Jensen-Johnson, 10a.m. Sunday, when the Religious Science Church of Glendale meets at the Glendale Masonic Lodge, 244 N. Maryland Ave. Call (818) 244-1404. “Different People, Different Beliefs, One Faith” will be the topic discussed by Gloria Burr, 10:30a.m. Sunday, Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society, 9550 Haskell Ave., North Hills. Call (818) 894-9251 or see www.valleyonion.org. Moslems of Messiah, 7a.m. Sundays, Cornerstone Community Church, 2080 Winifred St., Simi Valley. Call (818) 307-2513 or see www.moslemsofmessiah.org. New member open house, 9:30a.m. Sunday, Church of the Foothills, 13425 Glenoaks Blvd., Sylmar. Call (818) 362-7700. “No One Can Serve Two Masters” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Lui Tran, 10a.m. Sunday, Knollwood United Methodist Church, 12121 Balboa Blvd., Granada Hills. Call (818) 360-8111. “No Separation” will be the message delivered by Mary Lowe, 10a.m. Sunday, La Crescenta Church of Religious Science, 4845 Dunsmore Ave. Call (818) 249-1045. “Of Moldy Hymns and Dusty Stories” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Joey K. McDonald, 10:30a.m. Sunday, First United Methodist Church of North Hollywood, 4832 Tujunga Ave. Call (818) 763-8231. “Ride the Wave” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Carrie Lauer, 10:30a.m. Sunday, Center of Spiritual Awakening, meeting at the Radisson Hotel, 9777 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Chatsworth. Call (818) 709-1451 or see www.centerofspiritualawakening.com. “Take a Chance on Life” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Evelyn Hammond, 10a.m. Sunday when the Center for Highly Effective Living, Church of Religious Science, meets at Pacific Lodge Youth Services, 4900 Serrania Ave., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 268-0036. “Understanding the Age: Sabotage in the Field” will be the message delivered by Larry Redekopp, 10:30a.m. Sunday, Heart of the Valley Community Church, 18644 Sherman Way, Reseda. Call (818) 881-3651 or see www.heartchurch.com. “What Are Good Deeds and Good News?” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Glenn Kirby, 8:45, 10:15 and 11:45a.m. Sunday, West Valley Christian Church, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills. “God Loves Me Only When I’m Good” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Rob Denton, 5p.m. Call (818) 884-6480. “When Exorcisms Go Bad” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Dave Wilkinson, 8:15 and 10:45a.m. Sunday, Moorpark Presbyterian Church, 13950 Peach Hill Road. Call (805) 529-8422. Religion events are compiled by Staff Writer Holly Andres. Notices must reach the Daily News two weeks before the Saturday they are to run. Mail entries, with time, date, location and contact number, to Daily News Religion Calendar, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail holly.andres@dailynews.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

LIVE CONCERT BY JIMMY BUCKLEY AS RAMELTON SWITCH ON THEIR CHRISTMAS LIGHTS TONIGHT

first_imgJimmy Buckley will play a full 2 hour live concert on streets of Ramelton this Tuesday 2nd December and will turn on Rameltons Christmas lights. Jimmy will arrive in style to Gambles Square after 7pm and will start to sing at 7:30pm sharp. Jimmy will then switch on Rameltons long stretch of Christmas lights at 8:30 and will continue to play for an hour till 10pm.A massive effort from the local community of Ramelton has went into this years Christmas lights, plenty of late nights have been experienced by each member of the lights committee. This year, the towns display of lights is bigger and better than any other year and there only to get bigger and better in the years to come. Gambles square will be closed from 6pm on Tuesday. Parking will be sign posted and stewards will be present at each car park. There will be parking on the shore road for disabled and the eledary people only!Three gates, one at the shore road, the bottom of the tank and the bray near O’Donnell arms pub will be the only entrances into the arena. Admission is €5 per person and U14s go free. Rameltons own Christmas cards will also be on sale on the night, 6 unique cards for €4A huge crowd is expected so leave yourself plenty of time so you don’t miss this opportunity.We invite everyone young and old to come out and show Jimmy Buckley what a wee town like Ramelton can pull off. LIVE CONCERT BY JIMMY BUCKLEY AS RAMELTON SWITCH ON THEIR CHRISTMAS LIGHTS TONIGHT was last modified: December 2nd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Christmas lightsFeaturesJimmy BuckleynewsNoticesRameltonlast_img read more

Bush has right idea on immigration now

first_imgNOW we know why George W. Bush hired a new press secretary in Tony Snow. The president’s 17-minute talk Monday on immigration was the best speech of his life. The most significant positive of the speech was that he got the priorities right. “First, the United States must secure its borders. This is a basic responsibility of a sovereign nation. It is also an urgent requirement of our national security,” Bush said. Enforcement was his first of five goals in the comprehensive program he wants Congress to pass. By the end of 2008, Bush has promised to hire and train 6,000 new Border Patrol officers, and back them up with fences, new roads along the border, motion sensors, infrared cameras and aerial vehicles. Meanwhile, an equal number of National Guard troops will be temporarily assigned for support duty along the border. Bush’s second goal is the creation of a temporary-worker program “that would create a legal path for foreign workers to enter our country in an orderly way, for a limited period of time.” The program would reduce the appeal of using human smugglers, and would ease the financial burden on state and local governments by “replacing illegal workers with lawful taxpayers.” Will employers really be forced to hire only legal workers, with stiff penalties for those who ignore the law? Can a total of 18,000 border agents really seal the border, or will there be a necessity of building a wall (a word missing from Bush’s speech)? The answer lies in the priority American voters will place upon this issue on a long-term basis. Jennifer Solis was student body president of Belmont High School in 2003-04 and is now a pre-med student.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsHolding employers accountable for the workers they hire is the third goal. Existing law from the 1986 Reagan amnesty already forbids the hiring of undocumented workers, so Bush stated that a key requirement for enforcement would be a tamper-proof, biometric identification card for every legal foreign worker. The president’s fourth part of the plan would not give an automatic path for citizenship to illegals already here. Instead, it would offer legalization for illegal immigrants who pay penalties for breaking the law, pay taxes and learn English. Finally, Bush’s fifth goal would be to help newcomers assimilate into our society by having Congress define a path to citizenship (a phrase he did not use in his speech). Bush closed his speech by recognizing the importance of recruiting undocumented young persons into the military, by telling the story of a young man from Mexico who grew up picking crops, then joined the Marines. He was wounded in Iraq, sent to Bethesda Naval Hospital, where he met the president. Bush said that he was honored to stand beside the Marine when he took the oath of citizenship. The president described immigrants as “people willing to risk everything for the dream of freedom. And America remains what she has always been – the great hope on the horizon, an open door to the future, a blessed and promised land.” Democrats in Congress will be hard-pressed to disagree with these goals and priorities. Republicans will mumble, “Why did he wait so long to get it right?” But the big question is whether the administration, now and in the future, will have the willingness to follow through with the key requirements of immigration reform. last_img read more

SHEEPHAVEN SUB-AQUA CLUB DIVE THE ARCH AT HORN HEAD

first_imgSHEEPHAVEN SUB AQUA CLUB NOTES.Sheephaven SAC dived The Arch behind Horn Head on Saturday morning in excellent weather and sea conditions. They left Downings in sunshine and took dive boat Bríd around to The Arch, where they conducted a two stick dive under the leadership of Paul Mc Cabe. Dive times of nearly 50 minutes were recorded in depths of 25 metres, with in-water visibility that was very good at nearly 10 metres horizontally, while water temperature remains a comfortable 10 degrees Celsius.The Arch is only accessible in good sea conditions as it very exposed to swell, but when dived it is has a wonderful combination of rock formation features that sets it out as one of the best sites in the region.Starting from the eastern side of The Arch in 10 metres the dive profile rises up to go through the underway lip of the Arch and after that it falls away quickly to over 20 metres.The sea bed is a mixture of large rock slabs and big cobbles until it rises up to 10 metres where there is an extensive kelp park. If the diver keeps to their right they will begin to descend to 25 metres and onto an extensive area of gullies and rock pavements, which provide cover for a considerable amount of Ballan Wrasee and Pollock. Alternatively if the diver goes to their left they can enter a cave that is worth the dive in its own right.Non-fish marine life of note included the very delicate looking Gas Lamp Sea Squirts, as well as various Anemones and Sponges. Other divers on-site this morning included Nicky Jackson and his crew and two boat loads of visiting divers from Alphamarine SAC from Co. Meath.On Sunday with the continuation of the excellent weather and sea conditions Sheephaven divers got to dive another of the iconic dive sites around the region when they got onto The Kalliopis.They left Mevagh with two dive boats, Áine and Bríd and travelled around to Tormore just north of the Rosguill Peninsula, where the wreck of the Kalliopis lies in depths between 15 and 20 metres.The dive was conducted in two sticks, with maximum dive times of around 40 minutes in good water conditions. Water temperature was 11 degrees Celsius, while in-water visibility as under 10 metres.It is always a thrill to dive on a wreck and this one has a lot of its wreckage remaining on site, including its oil fired boilers, steam engine and propeller shaft in one area of the site and the bow plates along with windlass and anchor chains it another part of the site. Another wonderful Donegal dive weekend conducted in perfect weather conditions. On Monday Sheephaven Search and Recovery Unit was called out by the Irish Coast Guard to render assistance in the search for a missing person, feared lost near Scraggy Bay on the western side of Lough Swilly.In a joint operation involving the Lough Swilly RNLI lifeboat, the Derek Bullivant, the local Coast Guard Unit from Mulroy Bay and the Irish Coast Guard helicopter the casualty was recovered by the Sheephaven Search and Recovery unit after a dive search of over one hour’s duration.Sheephaven SAR wishes to extend their thanks to all involved for the use of local facilities and boat, which were an essential part of the speedy conclusion of this search and the return of the casualty to his family.Finally the club wishes to express their sincere condolences to the family and friends of the casualty, Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. SHEEPHAVEN SUB-AQUA CLUB DIVE THE ARCH AT HORN HEAD was last modified: June 7th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Sheephaven Sub-AquaSportlast_img read more

Former Dodgers GM joins Sharks scouting staff

first_imgNed Colletti is returning to the Bay Area sports scene. But it’s not for baseball.Colletti, who was the Los Angeles Dodgers’ General Manager for nine seasons after more than a decade in the Giants front office, has been hired by the San Jose Sharks as a professional scout.1/16.2001 — PHOTO BY PAULINE LUBENS/SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS — Ned Colletti, the Giants’ assistant general manager, grew up dirt poor, living in a shack so close to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport that he could see the passengers …last_img read more