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Fast reaction: 3 quick takeaways from Syracuse’s 90-46 win over Holy Cross

first_imgSyracuse jumped out to another early lead and cruised to its second win in as many games. The No. 18 Orange (2-0) beat Holy Cross (0-2), 90-46, Tuesday night in the Carrier Dome. Tyler Lydon improved around the basket, SU head coach Jim Boeheim went to his bench early and Andrew White flashed the shooting ability he displayed at Nebraska last season.Lydon attacks at the rimAfter scoring just two points in Syracuse’s season opener against Colgate, Boeheim said Lydon had to do a better job getting near the basket. Boeheim mentioned that once Lydon gets offensive boards, he has to finish the easy layups. Lydon’s first four baskets were all near the rim. He racked up three offensive boards in the first half.He continued his strong play early in the second half with a sequence in which he saved a loose ball from going out of bounds along the baseline. After whipping the ball back onto the court and to Tyler Roberson without looking, he tumbled into the folding chairs adjacent to the court. The offensive board led to a Frank Howard layup. SU’s student section began chanting his name and on the Orange’s next possession, Lydon hit his first 3 of the season.After struggling in Syracuse’s two exhibition games and against Colgate, the player who was named to the Wooden Award watch list on Tuesday proved why against the Crusaders. He finished with 17 points and six rebounds.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textShort leashOn Holy Cross’ first possession of the game, Robert Champion received a pass at the top of the 3-point arc on Howard’s side of the zone. Champion, with time and space, stepped into the shot and knocked it down to give the Crusaders a 3-0 lead. SU head coach Jim Boeheim immediately spun around and told backup point guard John Gillon to check in.Gillon checked in at the next stoppage, three minutes into the game. He subbed in alongside backup center Paschal Chukwu, who replaced Dajuan Coleman. The possession before subbing out, Coleman allowed Champion to slip behind him and Champion had an easy path to the hoop along the baseline to tie the game, 5-5.Both substitutions were made as a result of Syracuse’s defense, something that Boeheim said needs work with new players being added to the mix this season. In the early going on Tuesday, it was two more experienced players who were taken out early.White hot againAndrew White impressed again with a game-high 19 points on 5-of-10 from 3. He got off to a hot start with 12 of Syracuse’s first 31 points in the first 12 minutes of the game. He helped spark the Orange’s 18-3 run to put SU up, 36-14.White scored 17 in the season opener but made only two 3s against Colgate.Early on, White answered Holy Cross when the score was still tight. White tied the game up at 3-3 and knocked down another triple after the Crusaders cut the deficit to 13-8. He flashed his highly-touted shooting skills that had SU fans salivating in the offseason. As a junior at Nebraska, White made 41 percent of the 3s he took. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 15, 2016 at 9:22 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschwedslast_img read more

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NFL free agency rumors: Dolphins sign QB Ryan Fitzpatrick to 2-year deal, report says

first_img NFL free agency rumors: Teddy Bridgewater to re-sign with Saints News of the signing comes after the Dolphins reportedly offered Teddy Bridgewater the job, though he turned it down to re-sign with the Saints and continue serving as backup to veteran Drew Brees, who is nearing retirement at age 40. The Dolphins traded Ryan Tannehill to the Titans last week and failed to sign Tyrod Taylor as another potential replacement. The Fitzmagic is moving on to Miami.According to ESPN, which cited unidentified sources, the Dolphins have signed former Buccaneers quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick to a two-year, $11 million contract with incentives that could make it between $17 and $20 million. The deal makes Miami the eighth franchise Fitzpatrick has played for as the 36-year-old journeyman prepares to enter his 15th NFL season in 2019. Related News Fitzpatrick filled in admirably for the suspended Jameis Winston last season, finishing with 2,366 passing yards for 17 touchdowns with 12 interceptions in seven starts.He has started 126 of 141 career NFL games and has a career passer rating of 81.1.last_img read more

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WHS Daily Bulletin: Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014:Tuesday• Madrigal Feast 7 p.m.WednesdayThursday• Wrestling at WHS 6 p.m.•Kingman Basketball TournamentFriday•Kingman Basketball Tournament.Saturday• Wrestling at WHS 9 a.m.• ACT• Kingman Basketball Tournament TBDSunday• NHS Induction 2 p.m.Wednesday lunch: Soft chicken taco, tortilla chips/salsa refried beans, corn, peaches.Thursday lunch: Chicken and dressing, potatoes/gravy, green beans, hot roll/jelly, Poke Cake.Today’s News*Beginning second semester, double lunch entrees will go from $1.00 to $1.50. Some ala carte items will also increase in price.*Did you hear?Winter break is near!What better way to spread a feeling of cheer,Than sending a message to those you hold dear!Tomorrow through next Monday, student council will be selling candy cane grams during lunch.  They are two for a dollar, or five for two dollars, and will be handed out eighth hour next Tuesday.  Don’t let someone have a blue Christmas, make it a mint fresh one!”•There will be a Special K basketball meeting in the Health room today @ 4:00. Please pick up a parent permission slip in the office today.•No Scholar’s Bowl practice today or next Wednesday, Dec. 17. See you after Christmas•If you’re in the Work Ethic Program and you need volunteer/community service hours, Mrs. Hatfield has a job for you. If interested please stop by her office by Friday.•Circle of Friends members will have their Christmas get-together, gift exchange on this Thursday, Dec. 11 during third and fourth period classes. Members will need to bring a $5 gift. Girls bring appropriate gifts for girls; boys bring appropriate gifts for boys. We will also play board games. Please share this information with your third and fourth hour teachers that you will be involved in this activity.•ATTN. SENIOR EARLY COMPLETERS: Remember the local scholarship application is due Jan. 9. You are responsible to make sure you turn this in on or before that date.•ATTN. SENIORS: Remember in order to be eligible for the Crusader Website “LAPTOP” give-a-way at Class Night in May, 2015 – you have to complete a LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION through the Guidance Office. Those completed applications are due no later than Jan. 9, 2015.”•Students: Don’t forget to pay your sports fee if you are playing a winter sport.•Dancing with the Teachers will be held on January 17 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Sign-up sheets are in the office.•Students wanting college credit for the Southwestern College classes they are taking need to turn in their pre-enrollment form and money by January 16th.•Seniors: The Local Scholarship application is due January 9th, but why wait… get it turned in before the winter break and you will be able to enjoy your time off with no worries.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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Bush pushes Dems to pass war funding

first_imgThe House has passed a $50 billion bill that would keep war operations afloat for several more months, but set a goal of bringing most troops home by December 2008. After Bush threatened to veto the measure, Senate Republicans have blocked it. In turn, Democratic leaders say they won’t send Bush a war spending bill this year at all. In response, Pentagon officials began saying the military will have to take drastic steps next month if it doesn’t get the money soon. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has ordered the Army and Marine Corps to begin planning for a series of expected cutbacks, including civilian layoffs, termination of contracts and reduced operations at bases. Bush reiterated that theme at the Pentagon, backed by Vice President Dick Cheney and military leaders. “Congress limits how much money can be moved from one account to the other,” Bush said. “Secretary Gates has already notified Congress that he will transfer money from accounts to fund other activities of the military services to pay for current operations in Iraq and Afghanistan – and no more money can be moved.” The standoff between Democrats and the White House plays well with a fiercely anti-war Democratic support base. But it gives Bush an opportunity to hammer Democrats for not supporting troops, which is what he did during his Pentagon visit. “Let us tell our men and women in uniform that we will give them what they need to succeed in their missions, without strings and without delay,” Bush said. “I ask Congress to provide this essential funding to our troops before the members leave on their Christmas vacation.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush sternly pressed Democrats to approve money to fund the Iraq war “without strings and without delay” before leaving town for the Christmas holidays, something congressional leaders have already indicated they will not do. After more failed attempts to pass legislation ordering troops home from Iraq, Democrats have said they plan to sit on Bush’s $196 billion request for war spending until next year. Bush said this will push the Pentagon toward an accounting nightmare and affect the military’s ability to do its job protecting the country. “The American people expect us to work together to support our troops. That’s what they want,” Bush said Thursday after spending two hours meeting at the Pentagon with military leaders. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings“They do not want the government to create needless uncertainty for those defending our country and uncertainty for their families. They do not want disputes in Washington to undermine our troops in Iraq just as they’re seeing clear signs of success.” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., responded that Democrats will get troops the money they need as part of a “war strategy worthy of their sacrifices.” “Bush Republicans have indefinitely committed our military to a civil war that has taken a tremendous toll on our troops and our ability to respond to other very real threats around the world,” Reid said. Meanwhile, there was at least a sign of a potential breakthrough. Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., said Thursday that after talking with Bush’s adviser on the Iraq war, he thinks Congress and the White House might be able to end the showdown on war funding. After a phone conversation on Wednesday initiated by Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute, Murtha said he’s “more optimistic that there’s a possibility now.” Murtha, chairman of the defense appropriations subcommittee, said one possible area where he thinks Democratic leaders could compromise is on a date to end the war. He said Democratic leaders want Bush to “sit down and work out a plan with the Congress so that we work this whole thing out.” last_img read more

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Apple iPhone SE vs Xiaomi Mi 5: Rapid fire comparison

first_imgApple’s iPhone SE and Xiaomi’s Mi 5 are easily among the latest and greatest phones in the market right now. Both the phones are making their respective platforms (iOS and Android) proud in every sense of the word. While rocking the latest and greatest hardware inside, both these phones are pinnacle of design prowess as well. They are small (4-inch and 5-inch) and easy to hold and operate.Here’s a thorough run-down of the Apple iPhone SE and Xiaomi Mi 5.Also read: Xiaomi Mi 5 quick review: This could be the phone of the year Design and build qualityThe iPhone SE looks exactly like the iPhone 5S. It has a similar all-metal build – with top and bottom ends being made of glass — with chamfered edges (and rounded corners), a rear camera module that sits flush inside the body and a front mounted Touch ID fingerprint scanner. The rounded volume buttons, power button on the top, headphone jack, speaker, and microphone on the bottom all stay put in the same position as in the iPhone 5S.Also read: iPhone SE: Everything we know so far There are subtle changes over the iPhone 5S though. The shiny silvery highlight along the edge has been replaced by a smoother matter finish that kind of blends into the whole thing. You also get a colour-matched stainless steel Apple logo this time round. All in all, the iPhone SE follows a dated design – or a recycled one, if you may – but still holds ground for being one of the best designed 4-inch phones ever.advertisementThe Xiaomi Mi 5 on the other hand takes major design cues from the company’s other flagship phone, the Mi Note. According to Xiaomi, the Mi 5 builds upon the original design scheme of the Mi Note. Those unfamiliar with the Mi Note will notice a stark resemblance to some of Samsung’s flagship phones, more precisely the Galaxy Note 5. But, the Mi5 is actually a Mi Note (which came before the Note 5) only done better (in most aspects), a gradual refinement if you may.The company is offering the Mi5 in two options with respect to build material: one with a 3D ceramic body while the other with a 3D glass surface. India gets just the 3D glass surface variant for now.Also read: iPhone SE Preview: Good buy but only for iPhone 5S users The Mi 5 has a body (made of Corning Gorilla Glass 4) that gradually curves on all sides and is joined together at the centre by a metal frame. The font — of the phone — is dominated by an ultra-thin borderless display and a physical home button that houses a fingerprint scanner. Overall, the Mi5 has an excellent screen-to-body ratio thanks to the almost bezel-less screen and a home button that is smaller (in dimension) in comparison to rival phones offered by Apple and Samsung.At 7.25mm the Mi 5 is thinner than the iPhone SE (7.6mm).DisplayThe iPhone SE comes with a 4-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD (Retina) display with a 640 x 1136 pixels resolution. Apple’s latest iOS 9.3 update introduces a Night Shift mode to the phone that ‘automatically shifts the colours in your display to the warmer end of the spectrum’ post sunset.Also read: How the Apple iPhone SE compares with the iPhone 6 and 5S The Mi 5 phone comes with a 5.15-inch FullHD IPS display with a 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution and comes with key Xiaomi standouts like Sunlight Display which in tandem with the screen’s low reflectivity offers better screen clarity in harsh light situations.SoftwareWhile the iPhone SE runs Apple’s latest iOS 9.3 update out-of-the-box, the Mi 5 comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based MIUI 7.Hardware and connectivityThe iPhone SE is powered by the same processor as the iPhone 6S, which is a 64-bit A9 chip (with M9 motion co-processor for an always-on ‘Hey Siri’). It will be available in 16GB and 64GB memory variants. Expandable storage is not supported.The Mi 5 is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor coupled with 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal memory which is non-expandable.The iPhone SE is a singleSIM phone, while the Mi 5 supports dualSIM. Both the phones support 4G LTE connectivity option.CameraThe iPhone SE sports a 12-megapixel iSight camera on the rear with f/2.2 aperture and dualLED (dual tone) flash similar to the one on the iPhone 6S. Live Photos and 4K video are supported. There’s also a 1.2-megapixel FaceTime camera on the front with f/2.4 aperture.The Mi 5 sports a 16-megapixel camera on the rear with 4-axis optical image stabilisation, phase detection autofocus and LED flash. It comes with DTI pixel-to-pixel isolation technology and can do 4K videos. There’s also a 4-megapixel (2 micron pixel) camera on the front with 36 smart beauty profiles.advertisementBatteryWhile the iPhone SE uses a non-removable 1,642 mAh battery, the Mi 5 is backed by a 3,000mAh battery (again non-removable).PriceThe iPhone SE has been priced at Rs 39,000 for the base 16GB memory variant while the Xiaomi Mi 5 will cost buyers Rs 24,999 for the 32GB memory/3GB RAM variant.last_img read more