Syracuse linebackers lead defense in solid performance in loss to Clemson

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 27, 2014 at 12:10 am Contact Phil: [email protected] | @PhilDAbb CLEMSON, S.C. — For the seventh time in eight games this year, a Syracuse linebacker led the team in tackles.During Syracuse’s (3-5, 1-3 Atlantic Coast) 16-6 shortcoming at No. 21 Clemson (6-2, 5-1) on Saturday night, the Orange’s defense shut down the Tigers’ attack throughout the first 45 minutes and its linebackers were the core of the defensive effort. Out of the Orange’s seven tackles for loss, linebackers logged three of them. Cameron Lynch led the way with 10 tackles and fellow senior Dyshawn Davis added nine while forcing and recovering a fumble.Both players also surpassed 200 career tackles with SU.“We did OK. On that pass, I wish I could take that one back,” Lynch said, referring to his assignment, Clemson tight end Stanton Seckinger, scoring a decisive fourth-quarter touchdown. “Other than that, go back to the drawing board, focus on what we have to focus on and just be sharp in our preparation.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe linebackers made their presence known early.On Clemson’s first drive, Davis tripped up wide receiver Artavis Scott on a third-down screen short of the first-down marker. Lynch applied pressure on Clemson’s Cole Stoudt leading to an ill-advised deep ball that SU’s Brandon Reddish picked off.After both sides exchanged field goals, the Tigers faced a third-and-1 at the Orange’s 17. From under center, Stoudt turned to give C.J. Davidson a handoff, but Lynch burst through the middle and took down the tailback for a loss of 3.“When we needed a stop, we stopped them in some crucial situations and kept giving ourselves a chance to win,” SU head coach Scott Shafer said.About three minutes later, Davis jumped and pointed to CU’s end zone with the ball in his right hand, having just ripped it cleanly from Stoudt as the quarterback was brought to the ground by a group of defenders. The turnover set the Orange up for a field goal as time ran out in the first half.Though the Tigers put the game out of reach with Seckinger’s score, the SU linebackers were consistently as active in the second half.Lynch’s 10 tackles were split up evenly, five in each half. Later in the game, the Orange mixed in freshman linebacker Zaire Franklin in some big spots. He made three tackles, one for a loss, while spelling sophomore Marqez Hodge, SU’s starting middle linebacker who chipped in five tackles.Syracuse’s linebacking group is relatively top-heavy in age, but Franklin’s experience in Death Valley rounded out the linebackers’ effort and weaving the youth of the unit into the picture will be essential to keeping the Orange healthy the rest of the season.“He did very well. I’m proud of him,” Lynch said of Franklin. “They’re going to be a good squad next year and this year they’re going to help us out and win some of these games. Fresh legs.” Commentslast_img read more

Revenue rises to €45.2m at Donegal Investment Group

first_imgRevenue rose by 11.4% to €45.2m last year at Donegal Investment Group, formerly Donegal Creameries.The group enjoyed soaring segmental profit, with a 47% increase to €4m in the year ending 31 August 2019.The strong performance has been put down to continued double-digit growth in the speciality dairy business Nomadic, as well as strong demand for their produce businesses’ seed potato varieties. Group profit from operating activities (before exceptionals) increased by 61.6% (€1.3m) for the year to €3.4m.The latest financial results report from Donegal Investment Group, published today, says the sale of its animal feeds business Robert Smyths and Sons was a success.DIG Chairman Geoffrey Vance commented: “The Board is very pleased by the performance of the Group’s trading businesses over the course of the year as well as the successful completion of the sale of our animal feeds business Smyths.“Adverse weather conditions in European growing areas impacted the 2018/2019 potato crops which led to poor availability of seed in the wider market. Our seed potato business experienced growing demand for its proprietary varieties which combined with strong trading margins delivered an excellent performance for the year. We continue to invest in the development of innovative seed potato with six new varieties commencing commercialisation in the coming year. “Speciality dairy continued to experience double digit (volume and sales) growth in both the UK and Ireland in 2019 with a significant capital project currently underway which will double capacity in our Killygordon based business.“Overall, Group revenue was €45.2m for the year with operating profit of €3.4m. This resulted in adjusted earnings per share of 89.3c, an increase of 61.9c on the 12 months to 31 August 2018.“Following the completion of the sale of Smyths and the underlying performance of our trading businesses the Group had a cash position, net of debt, of €21.3m at year-end with a net asset value per share of €8.03, an increase of €1.19 per share on the prior year.“The Group will continue its strategic review to assess all options available to the Group to maximise shareholder value, and shareholders will be updated at the appropriate time.”Revenue rises to €45.2m at Donegal Investment Group was last modified: November 28th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Donegal CreameriesDonegal INvestment Grouplast_img read more

Tiger Woods says he has completed intensive program

first_imgRobredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View comments Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend FILE – In this Feb. 2, 2017 file photo, Tiger Woods reacts on hole 10th during the 1st round of the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Woods has checked out of the clinic where he went to get help dealing with pain medications, saying he will “continue to tackle this going forward.” The treatment follows the golfer’s arrest on a DUI charge after he was found asleep at the wheel in Jupiter, Fla., around 2 a.m. on May 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)Tiger Woods says he’s checked out of the clinic where he went to get help dealing with pain medications, adding he will “continue to tackle this going forward.”The treatment follows the golfer’s arrest on a DUI charge after he was found asleep at the wheel in Jupiter, Florida, around 2 a.m. on May 29. Woods told police he was taking various prescriptions. No alcohol was found in his system.ADVERTISEMENT Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Woods said in a statement last month that he was receiving professional help to manage his medications and how he deals with pain and a sleep disorder. His agent confirmed that the 14-time major champion, who had back surgery in April, was seeking in-patient treatment.Woods said Monday on Twitter that he recently completed an out-of-state “private intensive program.” He said he would continue his work with the help of his doctors, family and friends. He thanked people for their support.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars Tatum hits go-ahead shot as Celtics edge Fultz, 76ers LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera MOST READlast_img read more

Despite initial skepticism Londoners are putting on their best show at Olympics

first_imgLike many Londoners, I had not been looking forward to the Olympics. Over the past years, the cost of the project rose to an astronomical 9 billion (Rs 76,500 crore) to be paid from our taxes-at enormous inconvenience to us. Hundreds of thousands of extra visitors will be in our,Like many Londoners, I had not been looking forward to the Olympics. Over the past years, the cost of the project rose to an astronomical 9 billion (Rs 76,500 crore) to be paid from our taxes-at enormous inconvenience to us. Hundreds of thousands of extra visitors will be in our city, adding even more pressure to its groaning transport services and infrastructure, while Soviet-style zili lanes were established to enable chauffeur-driven sporting stars, bureaucrats and elite to be ferried quickly to the venues without being clogged in traffic with the rest of us. To add to the humiliation, we were then informed that ticketing for much of the Games would be monopolised by the suited, soulless, corpulent corporation-wallahs whose logos and branding were splashed all over our capital like a torrent of bird-droppings.Rather than a festival of sport and human endeavour, we braced ourselves for a fortnight’s celebration of capitalism. And on top of all that, we’ve had one of the dreariest, rain-sodden summers in memory. Our fears about the Olympics were perfectly articulated by a friend of mine who described the event as “a long, expensive party we’re not invited to, for which we’ve paid, during which we have to leave our car at home and walk everywhere.”Michelle Obama hugs basketball star Kobe Bryant after USA defeated France in a preliminary game.And the fears only rose as the Games started. Last week, the North Korean women’s football team took to the field as the authorities raised the South Korean flag above them. Surely, there isn’t a more sinister faux pas one can make during an international spectacle? This gaffe only made us cringe deeper when, on July 26, our bumbling shaggy-haired mayor, Boris Johnson, took to the stage in Hyde Park to shout banal sub-Obama declarations of “Are we ready? Yes, we are!”advertisementThe Olympics Opening Ceremony in London.And then came the opening ceremony. For all its wonder and anarchic creativity, the greatest miracle it wrought-more splendid than the fiery Olympic rings it forged so magnificently -was that it transformed our souls. Suddenly, confronted by the berserk, magical vision of Danny Boyle, weaving every facet of our history into the greatest show the world has seen, we were shaken out of our dour cynicism. We are, as Boyle held his Olympian mirror to us, an incredible people. The industrial drive of the modern world, the moral ambition of universal suffrage, the mad middle-finger-to-the-world spirit of pop culture-all of this has its origins in our city, capital of a tiny island that has, more than any other in history, punched so mightily above its weight.Click here to EnlargeAnd we have been inspired because Boyle’s ceremony, despite its global audience, spoke specifically to the hearts of one community: we, the people of London-all eight million of us! I cannot begin to list the variety of in-jokes that littered his spectacle, lost on the wider world, but which tickled us pink. The most hilarious was the Sex Pistols’ rendition of God Save The Queen being played as Her Majesty entered the bowl, stopping a hair’s breadth short of the line that excoriates her for heading a “fascist regime.” Just as funny was the sight of David Cameron having to wear his proudest smile as the show turned into a paean for the National Health Service and the sort of socialist big-statism that he has long opposed. It was a performance filled with wit and subversion, featured every race and colour of our capital’s populace, gave prime billing to the young black rapper, Dizzee Rascal, a working-class youth icon, who sang his aptly-titled anthem, Bonkers, interspersed with a Punjabi song by A.R. Rahman.Click here to EnlargeYes, the expense of the Olympics is extortionate. It was foisted on us without any consultation. Then again, we never chose to fight Hitler either. But when he brought his bombs to London, the world saw what mettle and love for life we have. And now that the Olympics are here up and running, we’re behind it as if we have mortgaged our homes to bet on every race, leap, toss and flip that’s part of this whole shebang.US swimmer Ryan Lochte in the Men’s 200m backstroke event at the Aquatics centre.My friend Fleur Emery, a dynamic businesswoman, between cutting deals and chasing money, is sharing every detail of the women’s diving contest on Facebook. “Thanks to the BBC,” she’s declared, “I now know exactly how to do a flunge.” Yesterday, her obsession was with women’s cycling and now, via Facebook, her friends can also discuss the merits of a well-executed peloton (it’s a huddle of riders in team cycling), as if we had been lifelong enthusiasts. She’s not the only one. The wheels of global capitalism are turning slower for these two weeks as London’s workers and entrepreneurs are skipping mornings, even days, off work to partake of such sporting acana as men’s team archery and women’s powerlifting.But while we may be skiving off, the merchants of west London are reeling with joy as affluent, middle-aged tourists from across the world are heaving in to shop any piece of ridiculously overpriced tat that a Chinese sweatshop can produce. But it’s sold in Britain, and has the Union Jack emblazoned on it, so shall more than suffice as an ‘authentic’ memento of a wonderful Olympics.advertisementKate Middleton and Prince William at an equestrian event.These shoppers could not have come at a better time. The Chancellor, George Osborne, must have been fingering his phial of cyanide when latest figures showed that Britain’s recession is actually three times worse than had been predicted. But the savings of the global middle classes are currently flooding here for a fortnight, so he can breathe easy for a week or two at least. What greater respect could be paid to the copulation of sport and capitalism, than the fact that McDonald’s has introduced a new uniform for the Olympics, replete with athletic hoodies and tennis collars. The world’s foremost purveyors of cholesterol, which underpins the obesity epidemic of the West, are the standard bearers of human excellence.In this time of recession and blame-mongering, the Olympics is the only thing in Britain that has universal political support. The Labour Party under Tony Blair won the bid to become hosts seven years ago, while the Tories have thrown their weight behind it since taking over the government. It was one of the more exquisite ironies of the night, that David Cameron had actually raised the budget of the opening ceremony to 27 million (Rs 229.50 crore) -only to then see it made into a showcase for Boyle’s left-wing politics. But even I raised an eyebrow at the scene of a bucolic pre-industrial England, peopled with so many black and brown people.The only protests thus far have been to decry the empty seats, as various federations failed to use their quotas. Londoners are livid at seeing gaps in the crowd, after so many had failed to get tickets through the labyrinthine official process. These will soon be filled, it seems, by the military and students.The Games are also brimming with simmering tensions and sporting rivalries. Not least among British athletes themselves. Several non-English players in the British football team have refused to sing the national anthem before matches (It’s also the English anthem. The Scots, Welsh and Northern Irish have their own). Possibly the biggest rivalry during the Games has been between Ralph Lauren, designer of the US team’s outfits, and Stella McCartney, who designed Britain’s. While the stylish, preppie look of the US team has been widely admired, McCartney’s creation has been derided for its glitz, hoodies and cut-off shorts. Many people think it makes our team look like ‘chavs’-members of the sportswear-clad urban underclass. For us fashion-conscious Brits, Usain Bolt’s quest for gold against Yohan Blake is, by comparison, a mere sideshow.advertisementIndia’s role at the Olympics will pass most Londoners by, given that events Indians excel at are not the most high profile over here. But the lady who had the gall to walk alongside the team during the opening ceremony is admired for her temerity. Gatecrashing is an art form to the British, and she is walking in the footsteps of Karl Power, a national hero who has inveigled himself into English rugby and cricket team photos, as well as with Manchester United in a Champions League final. She could indeed become another British oddball hero, like the volunteer who has become a YouTube sensation after her cheeky quips on a megaphone, telling those without tickets how they will one day tell their grandchildren how lucky they were to “hear the Olympics”, got uploaded.Londoners as a whole have finally warmed to the Olympics. We didn’t want it, and we groaned at the thought of it. But now that it’s begun, we will show the world what sports we are.- The author is a freelance writer and journalistlast_img read more

10 months agoNewcastle boss Benitez facing more transfer frustration over Ashley decision

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Newcastle boss Benitez facing more transfer frustration over Ashley decisionby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United boss Rafa Benitez transfer plans are again in limbo ahead of the January market.The Daily Star says Ashley has flown out on holiday having accepted he has little chance of selling Newcastle in the immediate future.Benitez, whose side entertain rock bottom Fulham this weekend, wants to do his transfer business as early as possible next month.His point of contact is managing director Lee Charnley, with whom he speaks on a regular basis.But the fact Ashley, who must sanction any deals, is not in the country will concern him. last_img

22 days ago​Arsenal buoyed as release clause halves for RB Leipzig defender Upamecano

first_img​Arsenal buoyed as release clause halves for RB Leipzig defender Upamecanoby Ansser Sadiq22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal are hoping to go back in for RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano.The centre-back is their main defensive target for the next two transfer windows.German reports suggest that his club want a fee close to what Manchester United paid for Harry Maguire.But according toL’Equipe, he will have a buyout clause in his contract of £53 million that becomes active next summer.It would allow the Gunners to get him for a similar fee they are believed to have offered Leipzig in the past summer window.Upamecano has been recovering from a knee injury this season, which has limited his game time. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

12 days agoOxlade-Chamberlain: It’s on me to give Liverpool something different

first_imgOxlade-Chamberlain: It’s on me to give Liverpool something differentby Paul Vegas12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAlex Oxlade-Chamberlain is determined to make a big impression at Liverpool this season.The Liverpool man missed out on last year’s title race and wants to play a key part in this campaign to make up for it.The 26-year-old told “It’s on me to try to bring a little something: run with the ball, link the play and fit in with the rhythm of the boys up front to help them. What they achieved last year was extraordinary.“To miss out [on the title] in the way we did was heartbreaking, so as a team we need to do better. With teams like Man City, and how relentless they are, we know we have to do more.“For me as an individual, my goals are to get back in and around the team and to help push this team forward a little bit more. If we can do that, I can start thinking about what I need to add to my game. For now, the next step is to help the team.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

BMO Q4 profit hit by hurricanes as banks deliver 10B in quarterly

first_imgTORONTO – Canada’s five biggest banks earned more than $10 billion in collective profits in the latest quarter to cap off a better-than-expected year on the surprising strength of the domestic economy.Despite worries about Canada’s overheated housing markets and the impact of measures to cool them down, credit trends and loan growth were solid in the fiscal fourth-quarter, said Meny Grauman, an analyst with Cormark Securities in Toronto.“It’s tied to the strength of the Canadian labour market. The Canadian economy is doing relatively well and it’s benefiting the banks… Overall, I think it’s a good time to be a Canadian bank,” Grauman said in an interview.The Bank of Montreal wrapped the big banks’ earnings season on Tuesday with a drop in profits, which were hit by reinsurance claims related to hurricanes Irma, Maria and Harvey during the quarter ended Oct. 31. The Canadian lender’s net income slipped to $1.23 billion, down from $1.35 billion during the same period a year earlier.The quarter included reinsurance claims of $112 million largely related to the hurricanes, which cost the bank 17 per cents in earnings per share, as well as the impact of a weaker U.S. dollar and a $41-million after-tax restructuring charge.On an adjusted basis, BMO said it earned $1.31 billion or $1.94 per share, down from nearly $1.4 billion or $2.10 per share a year ago. That fell short of the $1.99 in earnings per share expected on average by analysts, according to Thomson Reuters.“We had a very strong year in both traditional wealth and insurance with earnings up 18 per cent, even with the impact of elevated claims in our reinsurance business this quarter,” chief executive Darryl White told analysts in his first earnings call since taking the top job on Nov. 1 after CEO Bill Downe’s retirement.Meanwhile, the other four banks each posted a rise in quarterly earnings led by the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, which blew past expectations on a 25 per cent bump in quarterly profit to hit $1.16 billion. The Toronto-based lender was helped by better-than-expected performance south of the border reflecting the first full-quarter after CIBC acquired Chicago-based bank PrivateBancorp for roughly US$5 billion in June.Toronto-Dominion Bank (TSX:TD) reported a $2.71 billion profit, up 17.8 per cent from a year earlier but still fell short of analyst expectations after the high bar it set in the two previous quarters. Royal Bank of Canada (TSX:RY) saw quarterly profits rise 12 per cent, year on year, to $2.84 billion while Scotiabank (TSX:BNS) saw a more modest hike in net income of 2.9 per cent to $2.01 billion.Scotiabank also announced it was forging ahead in a major way on its strategy fast growing Pacific Alliance markets, with a $2.9-billion offer to acquire a sizable stake in a Chilean bank. On Tuesday, it said its offer to buy Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. (BBVA)’s stake in BBVA Chile has been accepted, marking a deal that will double its market share in the country to 14 per cent.Overall, each of the five biggest Canadian lenders reported record annual profits for a total of $40.3 billion in net income for fiscal 2017, up nearly 13 per cent from a year earlier.The Big Five are poised to benefit from rosy economic outlook as well for fiscal 2018, if the latest job numbers are any indication. The economy churned out another 79,500 new jobs in November to drive down the jobless rate down to 5.9 per cent, its lowest level in nearly a decade.However, the lenders also signalled during their conference calls that tougher mortgage underwriting rules set to take effect in the new year will present a headwind to its loan originations, ranging between five to 10 per cent.RBC told analysts last week that it has already seen an uptick in demand this fall as borrowers looked to lock in loans now. The revised mortgage guidelines will include a stress test which will require would-be homebuyers to prove they can still service their uninsured mortgage if interest rates rise, a caveat which is expected to reduce the maximum amount they will be able to borrow.Still, the banks were guiding towards roughly four or five per cent mortgage growth in the next fiscal year, lower than in recent years, said Shannon Stemm, analyst with Edward Jones in St. Louis.“It’s our view that mortgage growth is likely to slow, consumer lending is likely to slow as consumers have taken on a lot of debt in recent years,” she said. “And you’re going to see a moderation in the results in Canada.”last_img read more

Zimmer pleased about possible increased level of screening to obtain firearms licenses

first_imgFORT ST JOHN, B.C. – Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies MP and Parliamentary Outdoor Caucus co-chair Bob Zimmer says he’s pleased to hear about a possible plan to increase the level of screening that goes into acquiring a firearms license in Canada.In a statement, Zimmer said that Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale held a summit yesterday on the topic of increased gang activity and gun violence in Canada. According to The Canadian Press, statistics presented at the meeting show that homicides involving firearms increased from 26 percent to 39 percent between 2013 and 2016. 109 people were killed with a firearm in 2013, but that number nearly doubled to 195 in 2016.After the meeting Goodale held a news conference, saying that possible legislation that will be tabled by the government including a new law requiring a longer look into a buyer’s criminal history, which goes back only five years under the current system. In addition, if Ottawa gets buy-in from provincial governments, the background checks could include an examination of the purchaser’s mental-health history. Zimmer issued the following statement today in reaction to Goodale’s press conference:“As a strong supporter of the outdoor community and the lifestyle that it promotes I support the idea of more vigorous background checks that could include a mental health history and more comprehensive look at the criminal past of the purchaser. We need to continue to protect the rights of law-abiding firearms owners while also working to ensure that firearms do not end up in the wrong hands. I will watch closely as this legislation takes shape and I look forward to participating in the consultation process.”With files from The Canadian Press: read more