Baker’s Half Dozen — Episode 11

first_imgIf you’ve got questions about this episode, or a question you’d like Matt to answer in the next episode, comment below or tweet Matt using #BakersHalfDozen.We’re coming in hot! AI predictions, fire, electricity, 99 smartphones & busted keyboards!Episode 11 Show Notes: Item 1: Can A.I. Predict Psychopaths?Item 2: Is A.I. more impactful than fire?Item 3: 99 Smartphones in a wagonItem 4: Cloud repatriation pollItem 5: Why Kubernetes?Item 6: What happens when you press play?Item 6.5: Busted Keyboards!last_img

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Something Rotten! Tops List of 2015 Outer Critics Circle Nominations

first_imgThe nominations for the 65th annual Outer Critics Circle Awards were announced on April 20. Something Rotten! led the pack with 12 nominations. Additional top nominees included On the Twentieth Century with nine nods and An American in Paris with eight. Wolf Hall garnered the most nominations of any play with seven. Winners for the following competitive categories will be announced on May 11, with a presentation ceremony set for May 21 at Sardi’s Restaurant. The Outer Critics Circle is an organization of writers and commentators covering New York theater for various out-of-town media outlets.Outstanding New Broadway PlayThe AudienceThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TimeWolf HallOutstanding New Broadway MusicalAn American in ParisIt Shoulda Been YouThe Last ShipSomething Rotten!The VisitOutstanding New Off-Broadway PlayBetween Riverside and CrazyThe City of ConversationThe NetherRasheeda SpeakingThe Village BikeOutstanding New Off-Broadway MusicalA Christmas MemoryDisenchantedThe Fortress of SolitudeHamiltonLonesome TravelerOutstanding Book of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway) HamiltonIt Shoulda Been YouThe Last ShipSomething Rotten!The VisitOutstanding New Score (Broadway or Off-Broadway) HamiltonIt Shoulda Been YouThe Last ShipSomething Rotten!The VisitOutstanding Revival of a Play (Broadway or Off-Broadway) The Elephant ManFashions for MenThe Heidi ChroniclesSkylightYou Can’t Take It With YouOutstanding Revival of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway) Into the WoodsThe King and IOn the TownOn the Twentieth CenturySide ShowOutstanding Actor in a PlayReed Birney, I’m Gonna Pray For You So HardBradley Cooper, The Elephant ManStephen McKinley Henderson, Between Riverside and CrazyBen Miles, Wolf HallAlex Sharp, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TimeOutstanding Actress in a PlayGreta Gerwig, The Village BikeJan Maxwell, The City of ConversationHelen Mirren, The AudienceElisabeth Moss, The Heidi ChroniclesTonya Pinkins, Rasheeda SpeakingOutstanding Actor in a MusicalChristian Borle, Something Rotten!Brian d’Arcy James, Something Rotten!Robert Fairchild, An American in ParisPeter Gallagher, On the Twentieth CenturyTony Yazbeck, On the TownOutstanding Actress in a MusicalKristin Chenoweth, On the Twentieth CenturyLeanne Cope, An American in ParisTyne Daly, It Shoulda Been YouKelli O’Hara, The King and IChita Rivera, The VisitOutstanding Featured Actor in a PlayPaul Jesson, Wolf HallRichard McCabe, The AudienceAlessandro Nivola, The Elephant ManNathaniel Parker, Wolf HallBryce Pinkham, The Heidi ChroniclesOutstanding Featured Actress in a PlayAnnaleigh Ashford, You Can’t Take It With YouPatricia Clarkson, The Elephant ManFrancesca Faridany, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TimeJulie Halston, You Can’t Take It With YouLydia Leonard, Wolf HallOutstanding Featured Actor in a MusicalJohn Cariani, Something Rotten!Josh Grisetti, It Shoulda Been YouAndy Karl, On the Twentieth CenturyPaul Alexander Nolan, Doctor ZhivagoMax von Essen, An American in ParisOutstanding Featured Actress in a MusicalHeidi Blickenstaff, Something Rotten!Victoria Clark, GigiMegan Fairchild, On the TownRuthie Ann Miles, The King and IMary Louise Wilson, On the Twentieth CenturyOutstanding Director of a PlayStephen Daldry, The AudienceMarianne Elliott, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TimeScott Ellis, The Elephant ManScott Ellis, You Can’t Take It With YouJeremy Herrin, Wolf HallOutstanding Director of a MusicalScott Ellis, On the Twentieth CenturyThomas Kail, HamiltonCasey Nicholaw, Something Rotten!David Hyde Pierce, It Shoulda Been YouChristopher Wheeldon, An American in ParisOutstanding ChoreographerJoshua Bergasse, On the TownAndy Blankenbuehler, HamiltonWarren Carlyle, On the Twentieth CenturyCasey Nicholaw, Something Rotten!Christopher Wheeldon, An American in ParisOutstanding Set Design (Play or Musical) Bunny Christie, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TimeBob Crowley, An American in ParisScott Pask, Something Rotten!David Rockwell, On the Twentieth CenturyMichael Yeargan, The King and IOutstanding Costume Design (Play or Musical) Gregg Barnes, Something Rotten!Bob Crowley, The AudienceWilliam Ivey Long, On the Twentieth CenturyChristopher Orem, Wolf HallCatherine Zuber, The King and IOutstanding Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Paule Constable, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TimeJeff Croiter, Something Rotten!Rick Fisher, The AudienceNatasha Katz, An American in ParisJaphy Weideman, The VisitOutstanding Solo Performance Joe Assadourian, The BullpenJim Dale, Just Jim DaleTom Dugan, WiesenthalCush Jumbo, Josephine and IBenjamin Scheuer, The LionJohn Gassner Award (Presented for an American play, preferably by a new playwright)Ayad Akhtar, The Invisible HandHalley Feiffer, I’m Gonna Pray For You So HardElizabeth Irwin, My Mañana ComesMarkus Potter, Stalking the BogeymanBenjamin Scheuer, The LionThe Broadway productions of Fun Home, Disgraced and Hand to God were not eligible for nominations this year, as they had previously been considered during their off-Broadway engagements. Fun Home won Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical in 2014; Disgraced and Hand to God were nominated for the John Gassner Award in 2013 and 2012, respectively.Shows with three or more nominations:Something Rotten! – 12On the Twentieth Century – 9An American in Paris – 8Wolf Hall – 7It Shoulda Been You – 6The Audience – 6The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – 6Hamilton – 5The Elephant Man – 5The King and I – 5The Visit – 5On The Town – 4You Can’t Take It With You – 4The Heidi Chronicles – 3The Last Ship – 3 View Commentslast_img read more

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No PCR tests: What you need to know about new discharge criteria

first_imgThis raises not only concerns about prolonged hospital stays, which could lead to hospital overcrowding, but also tests being used up on old rather than new cases.A World Health Organization situation report on Indonesia in July noted that fewer than 60 percent of tests conducted in the country were to detect new cases, while the remainder were for follow-up tests.The government, on July 13, released the fifth revision of its protocol on COVID-19 mitigation and control, which phased out retesting requirements for asymptomatic, mild and moderate cases — prompting hopes of greater testing capacity for new cases.What are the new criteria for isolation discharge? Asymptomatic COVID-19 patients and those with mild to moderate symptoms no longer need to take a follow-up polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test in order to be discharged from quarantine.A previous protocol had required that patients test negative twice consecutively before being discharged from isolation. The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is an RNA virus and its genetic material can be detected by a real-time PCR — widely known as the gold standard test.But as the country deals with the persistent problem of limited testing capacity, patients often have to wait for days and even weeks for their results to come back – meaning they occupy hospital beds or self-isolate for a long period despite no longer showing symptoms. The latest protocol stipulates that asymptomatic cases can complete their isolation without taking follow-up PCR tests after 10 days of self-quarantine from the day they took the diagnostic test.Confirmed cases with mild and moderate symptoms must isolate for 10 days after symptom onset and an additional minimum of three days after they no longer have symptoms of fever or respiratory disorders without retesting. This means that even if they have completed the 10-day isolation but still have symptoms, they will have to extend the isolation until they are symptom-free for another three consecutive days.For severe and critical cases treated at hospitals, a negative follow-up PCR test result and an additional minimum of three days of having no fever or respiratory disorders are required to complete isolation.However, the protocol stipulates that in cases where follow-up PCR tests “cannot be performed”, patients must be isolated for 10 days and an additional three days of showing no symptoms before hospitals can move them to non-isolation rooms or discharge them.Upon hospital discharge, however, severe and critical cases must undergo a minimum of seven days of self-isolation to anticipate any symptom onset.All patients – regardless of the severity of their cases — who have completed either self-quarantine or hospital isolation, and regular monitoring and clinical evaluation by doctors are declared as having recovered from the disease, the protocol says.What has prompted these changes?The protocol follows an updated WHO guideline for releasing patients from isolation — which was issued on May 27.The agency’s initial recommendation in January was to have two negative results on sequential samples taken at least 24 hours apart. This was based on previous experience with similar coronaviruses, such as those causing SARS and MERS.With COVID-19 many patients test positive repeatedly for a prolonged period of time, but this does not necessarily mean they are still infectious, according to the WHO brief.Various studies cited by the agency showed that usually, five to 10 days after infection, a person gradually forms neutralizing antibodies, that are expected to reduce transmission risk.There are several factors determining virus-transmission risk, including whether it can still replicate.The ideal way to know whether a virus is still infectious is by running a viral culture, senior clinical pathologist Aryati said.”If the virus grows, then it is still infectious,” she said.The WHO has cited several viral culture studies showing the correlation between reduced infectivity with the decrease in viral loads and a rise in neutralizing antibodies over time.It cited, for instance, three studies showing that viruses taken from patients with undisclosed or varying degrees of illness after seven to nine days of symptom onset could not be cultured.The United States’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has also issued similar recommendations as the WHO, noting that available data indicated that mild to moderate COVID-19 cases remained infectious no longer than 10 days after symptom onset. For severe to critical cases, it is 20 days.Are there concerns over these changes?Malisa, 24, has been in self-isolation for more than a month at her house in Malang, East Java, after testing positive in early July, even though her symptoms have long subsided.Her latest free-of-charge PCR test on July 22 still came back positive, but a community health center (Puskesmas) in charge of monitoring her told her that she would no longer be retested, she said. Instead, she could complete her isolation on Aug. 3 following the new protocol.But Malisa is unconvinced and has instead scheduled a PCR test that she will pay for this week.”I’m afraid of still being infectious and putting other people in danger. Maybe it’s not severe for me, but what about people with immunity disorders and comorbid conditions? It’s better to worry than be sorry,” she said.Erlina Burhan, a senior pulmonologist at Persahabatan Hospital, a COVID-19 referral hospital, who also helped draft the protocol, said that now the priority was to educate the public on the new protocol.”We need to show the public that there are data, journals and research showing that such patients are no longer infectious, especially given the limited testing capacity that has left us no option but to discharge patients without tests,” she said.She said the new protocol would require strict implementation of isolation and monitoring of patients.Topics :last_img read more

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QLD Health puts 122-yr-old Queenslander up for sale

first_imgThis heritage property called Linwood at 75 Shakespeare Street, Coorparoo, has been listed for sale by tender closing 5pm September 23,A 123-year-old Queenslander currently owned by the state government has been listed for sale – and its history is a richlist snapshot of young Brisbane.The historic home known as Linwood was built circa 1898, just under 40 years after Queensland became a separate colony from New South Wales.MORE: Nuns sell Brisbane laundry for $27mGrand renovation for 100-year-old QueenslanderLockdown sparks renovation surgeClassic features remain at Linwood despite the passing of years.It was owned by just two families before it was transferred to the crown in 1975 before it was listed under Queensland Health for the past 14 years.Just under a decade ago, Linwood was cited for heritage listing, when a Brisbane City Council citation described as having local significance “as one of the fine homes built by affluent local residents on the elevated areas of Coorparoo in the late nineteenth century”.It was described as “a fine example of a substantial 1880s timber house” with “elegance and symmetry” in its design incorporating double front bays, an interesting roof form and decorative Victorian era detailing.The vast home embraces wood features.The citation said the home was built circa 1898 for William “Bill” Lahey Nicklin and his wife, Georgia Nicklin. The Federation Queenslander was built on a substantial block of land which had been gifted to Mrs Nicklin after marriage by her father – former Brisbane mayor James Hipwood. It was near the Hipwood’s own substantial family home ‘Surrey Hill’.“William Nicklin’s father, Reuben Nicklin, was a successful businessman who settled in Coorparoo with his family in the 1870s and William continued his father’s role as a prominent member of the local community.” Mr Nicklin’s mother was timber industry heiress Jane Lahey.Features such as the traditional fireplace are a rarity in Queensland.Coorparoo Shire was newly created with just 2500 residents when the home was built in 1898, the heritage citation said. “Its residents were a mix of farmers and wealthy politicians and businessmen who established fine homes, often situated on the higher parts of the suburb.”“The Nicklins were a prominent family in Coorparoo. Reuben Nicklin built two fine homes in Coorparoo in the 1880s – ‘Langlands’, now part of Villanova School and ‘Hatherton’ which became the Methodists’ Queen Alexandra Home for children. Reuben Nicklin’s grandson, Sir Francis Nicklin (William Lahey Nicklin’s nephew), was the Premier of Queensland from 1957 to 1968.”The vast veranda/sleep out has been enclosed but offers tonnes of potential.According to the heritage document, the Nicklins added four adjacent allotments to their landholding in 1904 to give Linwood an acre of space on the corner of Shakespeare Street and Rees Avenue. Then when Mrs Nicklin died in 1925, the property transferred to her husband whose community efforts had included helping push to set up the Coorparoo Bowls Club in the 1920s.It was subdivided in half after his death in 1956, according to the BCC document, when the house was bought by Esmonde and Mary Rylands who relocated it closer to Shakespeare Street.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market8 hours agoBen Smith of Place Woolloongabba listed 75 Shakespeare Street, Coorparoo, for sale by tender, describing it as a “once in a generation heritage estate”.“Beautifully preserved original features, including 12-foot ceilings with ornate roses, archways, rich hardwood floors and timberwork, bay windows, as well as an opulent marble fireplace create timeless grandeur.”He said renovations of yesteryears “shaped a floorplan that lends itself to an array of residential (subject to council approval) or commercial options”.The property is zoned for ‘Community Facilities (Health Care Purposes)’, has ramp access and secure lower parking.“Either way, this is a rare opportunity to own a large slice of Brisbane’s history,” he said.The seven-bedroom Linwood is listed for sale by tender closing 5pm September [email protected] / @SophieFosterMORE REAL ESTATE NEWSThe property is in Coorparoo, one of the hottest suburbs for buyers wanting to be close to the Brisbane CBD in recent years.last_img read more

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Duterte sacks immigration officers in ‘pastillas’ scheme

first_img Panelo also said that the current situation in the immigration bureau, “as well as how it is being run by Commissioner Jaime Morente”, will be taken up in the next Cabinet meeting. Sen. Risa Hontiveros during a Senate hearing showed these screenshots of a group chat of immigration officers where there’s a daily list of names of foreigners and their flight details. Once the Chinese national arrives, the immigration officer on duty would leave his booth and tell the foreigner to follow him to a holding room, where the visitor’s passport is processed for entry. SENATOR RISA HONTIVEROS VIA FB “The President considers this anomaly, which some define as the ‘pastillas scheme’, as a grave form of corruption that cannot be countenanced by the government,” Panelo said. MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte relieved all Bureau of Immigration (BI) officials and employees allegedly involved in the so-called “pastillas” scheme to facilitate the entry of Chinese workers in the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO). The unlawful act was dubbed as “pastillas” scheme, according to Hontiveros, because the grease money would be hidden in rolled bond paper like the wrapper for the milk candy./PN Panelo said that President Duterte have received reports about the purported scheme and “found probable cause” to order the sacking of the BI officials and personnel involved. Hontiveros revealed during a Senate inquiry on Monday that Chinese nationals pay P10,000 as “service fee” to earn special treatment from BI officials when they enter the Philippines. Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo announced the relief on Thursday days after Sen. Risa Hontiveros exposed the modus in a Senate hearing. “As we have repeatedly stressed, there are no sacred cows in this Administration. Any official or employee who commits any wrong in the performance of their respective duties shall be meted out with the punishment that they deserve and in accordance with our penal laws,” he added.last_img read more

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Cadiz on verge of La Liga return after 14-year absence

first_img Read Also: Messi will retire at Barcelona, claims club president The remaining sides in the playoff positions are Girona and Elche, although a cluster of sides are within just two points of the top six – Fuenlabrada, Rayo Vallecano, Tenerife, Alcorcon and Mirandes. The 2005/06 campaign, when they finished 19th, has been Cadiz’s only spell in the top-flight of Spanish football since 1993. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Cadiz are on the verge of a return to La Liga for the first time since 2006 after extending their leading at the top of Spain’s Segunda division to eight points. The Andalusian side picked up a 1-0 win at Extremadura – who are now on the verge of relegation to Segunda B, Spain’s third tier – to put themselves into a commanding position at the top of the table. Álvaro Cervera’s side (69 points) are now eight points clear of both Huesca and Real Zaragoza, with Almeria one point further back – although the chasing pack all have a game in hand. That leaves a situation whereby it is almost certain that Cadiz will be promoted as champions while the race for the second automatic promotion spot looks set to go to the wire. If Cadiz beat Fuenlabrada this weekend and one of Zaragoza or Huesca do not win in their next games, their promotion will be confirmed. Cadiz’s title charge has been based on their strong defence – they have conceded just 35 goals in the league this season.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted Content7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Can Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?This Is The First Meme Ever, According To The InternetThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalWe’re Getting More Game Of Thrones: Enter House Of The Dragon!Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Best Car Manufacturers In The WorldPlus-Size Babes Who Will Make Your Heart Racelast_img read more

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Jordan, Lewis deliver for Patriots

first_imgBASSETERRE, St Kitts, (CMC) – Debutant fast bowler Akeem Jordan made an instant impact while opener Evin Lewis struck his second half-century as St Kitts and Nevis Patriots recovered from losing two games on the trot to beat St Lucia Zouks by six wickets here Sunday night.In pursuit of a hardly challenging 139 at Warner Park, Patriots swept to only their second in of their Caribbean Premier League campaign with 31 balls remaining in the contest under lights.The left-handed Lewis top-scored with 65 off 30 balls while Mohammed Hafeez chipped in with 26, the pair combining in a 62-run, third wicket stand which put the hosts in sight of victory.Zouks, sent in earlier, produced a lacklustre batting effort to finish on 138 for nine off their 20 overs, with New Zealander Colin de Grandhomme getting 30 and South African Hardus Viljoen scoring 28.The 24-year-old Jordan, in his first-ever T20 of a promising career, took apart the Zouks with four for 33 from his four overs while leg-break bowler Usama Mir (2-13) and medium pacer Rayad Emrit (2-29) provided excellent support.With the victory, St Kitts moved into third place in the six-team standings on four points while Zouks remained fourth on two.Once Jordan removed in-form openers Andre Fletcher (1) and Rahkeem Cornwall (5) with just 14 on the board in the third over, the Zouks innings remained in turmoil throughout.Fletcher slapped the third ball of the evening straight to Fabien Allen at point while Cornwall slashed to Sheldon Cottrell at third man.De Grandhomme, who faced 22 balls and belted four fours and a six, tried to revive the innings in a 26-run, sixth wicket stand with captain Darren Sammy (18) but perished to a catch at deep cover in the 12th over off Mir.On the ropes at 100 for eight, Zouks benefited from the best stand of the innings when Viljoen and Obed McCoy (14 not out) put on 35 for the ninth wicket.Zouks were quickly back in the game when seamer Kesrick Williams had the dangerous Devon Thomas caught at third man for one with the score on 11 in the second over.However, success thereafter was limited, as Lewis put on 45 for the second wicket with Englishman Laurie Evans (19) and another half-century stand with Hafeez, to erase any doubt about the outcome.Lewis was in prime form, counting five fours and half-dozen sixes, as he raced to his 27th T20 fifty off 26 balls.last_img read more

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Freshman Nick Mellen uses quickness to find starting role

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 10, 2016 at 10:42 pm Contact Connor: [email protected] | @connorgrossman In Syracuse’s final preseason scrimmage against Brown, Nick Mellen poked the ball out of attack Henry Blynn’s stick to cheers of, “Nice hands Nick!” from the Orange sideline.The caused turnover was one of many in a tune-up game that doubled as an underclassmen showcase by the time the game reached an extended “fifth period.” Mellen, a true freshman defender, fit the description.But his poke check came while senior defenders Brandon Mullins and Jay McDermott flanked him. It’s a group Mellen’s been practicing with since midway through fall practice, when assistant coach Lelan Rogers told him to take the field when the other two starting defenders did.“It’s intimidating,” Mellen said of starting as a freshman, “but you can’t really play intimidated. “If you do go out there and you’re nervous, you’re thinking, ‘Oh, if I make one mistake they’re going to pull me out.’”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAs the preseason progressed, Mellen emerged as a rare freshman starter for SU. He’ll officially take the field for the first time as a member of the No. 5 Orange on Saturday at 1 p.m. in the season opener against Siena.While struggling to grasp defensive slide packages and others keeping him off the man-down unit, he’s compensated with his speed. Head coach John Desko already tabbed him as SU’s best option to cover an opponent’s second attack.“He’s got great quickness in his feet and his ability to cover people and clear the ball,” Desko said. “… He’s just someone we’re trying to get as much experience as a freshman as possible.”Even through three scrimmages, Mellen’s proven to be an ambitious playmaker in a starting group otherwise composed of juniors and seniors.While being cornered by a group of Brown attacks and his teammates calling for him to dish the ball, Mellen took off. He sprinted diagonally across the field through four Brown players, and nearly outran them before the ball slipped out of his stick.In part, it’s that quickness that makes him the ideal option to guard shifty attacks Syracuse will face like Notre Dame’s Matt Kavanagh or Virginia’s Ryan Lukacovic.“He’s lights out,” Mullins said of Mellen. “I think you just watch him play and he seems to make plays. … He’s quick so he can cover, and he’s pretty strong too.”Mellen said he feels the weight of responsibility that comes along with playing in his first season. Desko almost always encourages a redshirt season, and this year’s roster features 23 players who sat out a year.Junior attack Jordan Evans relates to Mellen coming into Syracuse as a highly-touted freshman. His expectations were sky-high as the top-ranked high school player and the one chosen to don the esteemed No. 22 jersey.Even with tempered expectations for Mellen compared to Evans, the junior stressed composure to the young defender. He reminded Mellen he went from being the best player on his high school team, to an SU team full of players with the same entitlement.“It’s hard as a freshman trying to be so excited and jump right into things,” Evans said. “The good freshmen who step in are the ones who can keep composed, they can take their time and not make stupid penalties.”The speed of the game has kept Mellen levelheaded, he said. He admires howMullins plays aggressively without taking himself out of position, while McDermottstifles attacks on the edge of the crease.It’s a group he silently hopes he’ll fortify and keep up with, one where he can let his legs do the talking.“They expect a lot out of me defensively. I got to play defense,” Mellen said. “… Being one of the few freshmen out here playing a lot, it’s definitely a lot of pressure.” Commentslast_img read more

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Kelsey, Badgers anxious to open play

first_imgAs the women’s basketball team approaches its first games of the season, expectations of improvement were on the mind of head coach Bobbie Kelsey as she addressed the media in her weekly press conference Monday.Kelsey quickly noted the improvement of new players after their first four weeks of practice.“The new kids are really coming along, learning the offense,” Kelsey said. “It’s a lot for them coming from high school to this level. They’re working really hard.”That group of new players includes the five freshmen that constitute Kelsey’s first recruiting class at Madison as well as junior college transfer Daria Kryuchkova. That collection of young players is still learning, but they are getting plenty of help from more veteran teammates.Kelsey attributed some of the newer players’ progression to the Wisconsin veterans, notably the guards, a position where Wisconsin exercises plenty of depth.“The returners obviously are a little further ahead than the new kids. They’re gelling really well, and we’re a lot more guard heavy this year than we were last year,” she said. “That’s nice to have some guards that can help Taylor [Wurtz] and Morgan [Paige] and take some of the scoring load off of those two and contribute that way.”Wurtz and Paige are the top returning scorers from last season, averaging 16.1 and 10 points, respectively. In addition, both were named tri-captains by their teammates along with senior guard Tiera Stephen.Wisconsin will likely lean on that pair as it plays its first exhibition against University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Thursday at the Kohl Center.“You definitely want to win exhibition games,” Kelsey said. “These are not teams you have to beat to get a Big Ten title or get to theNCAA tournament, but they can be a little bit tricky because kids maybe don’t take them as serious.”Kelsey is serious about her team’s first game, even if it is an exhibition. She noted a drop in the intensity of practice, but said her team is anxiously looking forward to taking the floor at home.“I think practice has been a little stale … yesterday I noticed it more than any other day because they’re probably getting tired of playing against each other,” Kelsey said. “I think [our game] will give us a little boost of energy because it’s preseason and practice season. Before your first game, even if it’s an exhibition game, is pretty long. So it will be nice to play somebody else besides ourselves.”Follow Sean on Twitterlast_img read more

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Division One League: Goals galore as Hasaacas continues superb run

first_imgMatch day six of the ongoing Division One League produced a total of 57 goals, the most scored on any match day this year.This means an average of approximately 2.6 goals per match.In Zone 2B, Hasaacas continued its push towards promotion after a superb 2-0 victory over Windy Professionals in Winneba over the weekend. Metro Stars defeated Wassaman United 2-1 in Sekondi; Eleven Wise drew 1-1 with Elmina Sharks in Cape Coast and Brighton Stars defated Ajax 2-1.In Zone 2A, Asokwa Deportivo returned to winning ways by thumping Rainbow Stars 4-0 in Kumasi whilst Tarkwa United also thrashed Starke FC 3-0 in Tarkwa. Dunkwa United beat Mine Stars 2-0 in Dunkwa whilst KFC Samosa drew 1-1 with Gold Stars.In Zone 1A, Yassin FC thrashed Galaxy FC 5-2; Utrecht defeated Toende United 2-1 and Juventus beat Bazooka FC 1-0 in Yeji.In Zone 1B, Universal Stars beat Tano Bofoakwa 1-0 in Techiman whilst Unity FC drew 1-1 with B.A.Stars in Goaso. Berlin Fc beat Sampa United in Berekum whilst Bechem United secured a 1-0 win over B.A. United in Bechem. In Zone 3A, Sporting Mirren thrashed Inter Allies 4-2 at the Aquinas park; Great Olympics drew 0-0 with former FA Cup champions Nania FC and Rehoboth played out a 1-1 draw with Prestige FC. The match between D’International and Istanbul will take place in Tema on Monday.In Zone 3B, Unity Stars beat Red Bull Soccer Academy 5-3 whilst Okwahu United was held to a 1-1 draw at home by Danbort FC. Zaytuna FC beat Pure Joy 1-0 whilst King Solomon also defeated Pure Joy Stars 1-0.Match day 6 resultsZone 1AJuventus 1-0 Bazooka FC Utrecht 2-1 Toende UnitedYassin fc 5-2 GalaxyZone 1BUniversal Stars 1-0 Tano BofoakwaUnity FC 1-1 B.A. Stars Berlin FC 1-0 Sampa FCBechem United 1-0 B.A UnitedZone 2ADunkwa Utd 2-0 Mine StarsKFC Samosa 1-1 Gold stars Tarkwa United 3-0 Starke FCDeportivo 4-0 Rainbow StarsZone 2BBrighton Stars 2-1 AjaxElmina Sharks 1-1 Eleven Wise Windy Professionals 0-2 HasaacasMetro stars 1-0 Wassaman UnitedZone 3AGreat Olympics 0-0 NaniaRehoboth 1-1 prestige Sporting Mirren 4-2 Inter AlliesD’International v Istanbul (Monday)Zone 3BOkwahu United 1-1 DanbortKing Solomon 1-0 Mighty JetsUnity stars 5-3 Red BullZaytuna 1-0 Pure Joylast_img read more

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