Syracuse rallies to defeat Connecticut, 3-1, to sweep UConn Invitational

first_img Published on August 29, 2015 at 8:38 pm Contact Kevin: Despite dropping the first set, Syracuse (3-0) defeated Connecticut (1-2), 3-1, in Storrs, Connecticut, to complete its three-match run at the UConn invitational this weekend.The two teams spent the entire first set without either taking clear control, as four points was the largest deficit during the set. The last chance to win the set for the Orange came when the team was up 30-29 after a kill from senior outside hitter Silvi Uattara, but the Huskies won the next three points on consecutive kills to take the 1-0 lead.Syracuse rebounded quickly, taking an early lead by winning the first two points. Freshman setter Jalissa Trotter recorded three assists in the first seven points she played in the set.The Orange never lost the lead, and went on to win 25-17.The third set featured similar strength from Syracuse, as the Orange took the lead at 2-1 and kept it from there. Senior setter Gosia Wlaszczuk was a main component to the Orange’s offensive success, as she put up nine assists in the set. Five of those assists were to Uattara, who provided seven kills.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse ultimately won the set 25-16.The match’s fourth and final frame started rough for the Orange, as it fell behind 6-2 to start the set. SU rebounded back quickly, though, with a four-point run consisting of three UConn errors and an ace from Uattara.Syracuse didn’t see its first lead of the set until 10-9, but still went on to win the set, 25-18Wlaszczuk led the Orange offense with 32 assists in the match. Her 8.00 assists per set on the day was a full assist higher than her 2014 average.Uattara’s 21 kills lead the team in that category, good for a kills per set average of 5.25 that topped her 2014 average by 1.65. She earned the tournament MVP award by totaling 45 kills and 32 digs for the weekend.Senior outside hitter Nicolette Serratore continued her return from last season’s injury by recording 10 kills of her own. Sophomore middle blocker Leah Levert blocked three balls on her own and assisting on six other blocks.The Orange will play against Auburn on Friday in Auburn, Alabama. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Sunday feature: Can the building on Washington and Lincoln be saved?

first_imgby James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — Wellington city building inspector Richard Jack is hopeful the building on the corner of Washington and Lincoln in Wellington can be saved. It is more than 100 years old, and has held up well, but recently serious problems developed. So much so that it could fall down, city officials say.Either the owners, or the city, will very soon get a company to come from Wichita to do some stabilization work that should keep it from falling down.Jack said the top popped out and it started collapsing, and it happened quickly. The owners notified the city, and the tenant, and roped the building off.“This and that happened all of a sudden for whatever reason,” he said. Jack said he was not saying earthquakes caused the damage, but it could have been a factor.The owners had done some good work on the building, including putting in a new roof, but Jack said things can happen to cause an old building to deteriorate rapidly, which is what happened in this case.At the city council meeting last Tuesday city officials said they want to save the building if at all possible. It has many of the original fixtures, and for the most part the building itself is sound. It is just that the southeast corner has started to have problems and is in danger of collapsing.At the meeting Jack said the building would not likely fall that day, but it could within a month if drastic actions are not taken immediately. The street is still blocked off as a safety precaution.Construction on the building was started in 1903 and was finished in 1910. There are several buildings of that age, or older, in the downtown area. There is also concern about them as time goes on.Jack said the city keeps an eye on them, and looks to see if there is damage that could be structural in nature.“Other than being 100 years old, and with deferred maintenance they seem sound,” he said.Some do have cracks here and there though, and Jack said people putting off maintenance to buildings is a concern because they will only get worse.On the building in question, Jack said an engineer found a picture from 2015 that showed some cracks. Now there is bowing of the supports in that area, and that is what has caused the building to be dangerous.He said buildings can develop structural damage almost overnight if maintenance is not done on them.While it may or may not have been made worse by the earthquakes Wellington has had over the last years, heavy rains and strong winds could also be contributing factors.“You start getting a door that won’t close anymore, or a couple of cracks. It does not take much after that, Jack said. It causes a little more damage, you get some rain and all of a sudden it is bad. The forces of nature can cause problems at any time,” he said.The building itself is rather large, with three floors. At the meeting last Tuesday, Jack said the building could fall in such a way that would damage other buildings, or it could just crumble on itself. It would be very expensive to tear the building down and the city would be left with another vacant lot.Doing the stabilization work that Jack has in mind will cost $2,000 or so, and that is a temporary fix. More stabilization will have to be done, but if it is stabilized, it can then be used again most likely.Jack said it was a real dilemma because the inside of the building is very nice.Early next week he will get the stabilization work, if the owners do not do so before that. The street will still be closed off at least partially for a time, until the city figures out what to do about the overall building beyond emergency stabilization.At present there is a real danger. He said it is possible the building could fall down with a strong storm, or another small earthquake.The stabilization involves putting steel beams into the ground that will have plates attached. The plates will hold the walls in place for awhile.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. 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 (8) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close 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 Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… 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. +17 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 209 weeks ago Why is the city going to pay for the neglect of a property not owned by the city? Report Reply 1 reply · active 208 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down Concerned citizen · 209 weeks ago I don’t have first hand knowledge in this case but cities normally act to protect the public in cases like this and then bill the owner and assess the bill against the property as a lion. Sounds like they are trying to merely stabilize the building to try to prevent personal injury and further damage to surrounding property. Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down Citizen · 209 weeks ago JustMe is asking a valid question. When your home starts to age due to neglect over the years, the city doesn’t pay to place beams in it. That is up to the owner. Report Reply 1 reply · active 209 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down Common Sense · 209 weeks ago Valid the question it may be, but with a little thought you can also figure it out, this is a time sensitive, possible other property and city property (community roads and streets) issue. Stop continuously thinking dollars, if the building falls while someone is walking near or driving near, it could hurt people. Your home involves you and your family not the middle of down town with hundreds of vehicles driving past it every day or people right under it. I believe this is what government is supposed to do in this instance, protect citizens if possible. If it means they spend 2000 dollars then by all means please spend the 2000 instead of someone getting hit by a falling building and suing the city and the owner, then we pay millions, which would you rather have? Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down james · 209 weeks ago Good comments. It is a public safety issue. Stabilization isn’t going to cost that much, and the property owners will be billed. It’s even possible the owners will pay it. Dont know yet. Historic old buildings are worth saving for the common good. Report Reply 3 replies · active 209 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 209 weeks ago I’m with James. These buildings are historic which in its time were some of the greatest architectural wonders. Tearing them down should be an absolute last resort. People seem to forget that the Glasgow building was in much worse shape a few years back before a gentleman by the name Karl Broderick poured money into it. Restoration is also something that becomes impossible once a building is torn down. Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 209 weeks ago An individual poured personal money into it? Good for him! That’s how is should be. The house that was torn down over by Lincoln school (4th and G?) would fall into the same criteria (a historic structure that was also a public safety issue) as this building. But alas, the city didn’t pay to have it fixed. The 2k the city plans on spending is a drop in the bucket that it will take to fix the Asian issues of this building that have been known about for years by the owner. Stop spending my money on someone’s personal property! Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 209 weeks ago Please excuse the autocorrect typo in my above post. I don’t believe the building has an Asian issue. It has an aging issue. lol. I Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! 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Auburn vs. Florida – SEC GAME OF THE WEEK

first_imgThe Dolphins and FAU have the weekend off in football so the Dolphins can’t lose.But the big college game is between 10th ranked Florida visits 7th ranked Auburn in a battle of unbeatens. In local college football action, 19th-ranked UCF is on the road tonight to clash with Cincinnati, while South Florida travels to UConn. Florida State is off.And 4th Ohio State hosts Michigan State 25.last_img

BSO Searching For Driver of White Dodge Ram Who Shot Motorist on I-95 in Hollywood

first_imgThe GMC driver then sideswiped another car and this morning is in stable condition. Broward Detectives are searching for the driver of a white Dodge Ram pickup truck who was involved in a shooting on I-95 that left a man wounded this weekend.FHP says someone opened fire on the driver and two passengers traveling inside a GMC on I-95 northbound near Hollywood Boulevard Sunday morning.The shooter, who was driving a white Dodge Ram, fled the scene after wounding the driver of the GMC, according to FHP.last_img read more

Goya Foods Facing Boycotts after CEO Praises President Trump

first_imgThe hashtags #Goyaway and #BoycottGoya started trending on Twitter soon after.  A petition started circulating online to boycott the company.Unanue refuses to apologize for his kind remarks about the president saying the boycott threats amount to a “suppression of speech.”“We were part of a commission called the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative and they called on us to be there to see how we could help opportunities within the economic and educational realm for prosperity among Hispanics and among the United States,” Unanue told “Fox & Friends.”Unanue said that the United States is the second-largest Hispanic country in the world behind Mexico.Politicians and celebrities are boycotting Goya, the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the country, after its CEO, Robert Unanue, praised President Donald Trump during an event Thursday at the White House.“We’re all truly blessed at the same time to have a leader like President Trump, who is a builder,” said Unanue, who is of Spanish descent, at the event. Hispanic-food company Goya is facing a possible boycott after its CEO praised President Trump Thursday.Robert Unanue said the nation’s blessed to have a leader like President Trump and that he reminds him of his grandfather who founded Goya foods back in the 1930’s. read more


first_imgFINISH LINES: Congrats to jockey Tiago Periera and agent Patty Sterling on winning six races over the last three racing days at Santa Anita, including Stylistics United at $180.80 for trainer Ken Nettles in Friday’s fifth race . . . Streaking stakes winner Belvoir Bay drew the outside post in a field of 10 for leading trainer Peter Miller and is Jon White‘s 5-2 morning line favorite for Saturday’s contentious Grade III Autumn Miss Stakes for three-year-old fillies at one mile on turf . . . Jockey Santiago Gonzalez will serve a delayed three-day suspension on Oct. 29, 30 and Nov. 3, as will Stewart Elliott . . . The Pick 6 carryover of $69,959 into Thursday’s card should exceed $250,000 . . . Santa Anita brings an old fashioned Cajun shrimp boil trackside this Saturday. Food by the Ragin’ Cajun, a food truck featured on the Food Network’s original “Great Food Truck Race,” will be the honored boiler. Use promo code CAJUN for $10 off online only at . . . The Voice of Santa Anita, Michael Wrona, and Jon Hardoon of the Ragozin Sheets, will be Tom Quigley‘s guests, Saturday and Sunday, respectively, 11:20 a.m., in the East Paddock Gardens. Hardoon, who is also a regular contributor on both The Roger Stein Show and Thoroughbred Los Angeles (weekends at 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. on KLAA, AM 830) will host his annual Ragozin Sheets Breeders’ Cup Seminar at Sironas on the first floor of the Grandstand 30 minutes after the last race next Thursday, Nov. 3. Hardoon will offer his Breeders’ Cup selections for both Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4 and 5, for a fee of only $30. Peter Miller48138327%50%$443,305 Doug O’Neill63891313%48%$382,431 Rafael Bejarano8616201119%55%$1,112,030 Mike Smith2143219%43%$245,565 Bob Baffert2677327%65%$779,605 (Current Through Sunday, Oct. 23) Kent Desormeaux45115624%49%$455,100 Fernando Perez4371916%40%$202,365 Mark Glatt2646915%73%$201,231 CALIFORNIA CHROME HAS ‘GREAT’ PRE-CLASSIC WORKCalifornia Chrome, favored to win the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita next Saturday, Nov. 5, had his final major workout for the 1 ¼ mile race for three-year-olds and up, going six furlongs Thursday in 1:12.20 at his Los Alamitos headquarters.“He’s great,” said Alan Sherman, son of and assistant to Art Sherman, trainer of the five-year-old California-bred son of Lucky Pulpit who will be seeking his seventh straight victory come Saturday.California Chrome had been working on a Saturday-to-Saturday schedule, but his routine was altered due to rain forecast starting Thursday night. California Chrome is expected to arrive at Santa Anita Sunday between 11 a.m. and 12 noon.In other Breeders’ Cup news:Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist (Classic) worked seven furlongs in company in 1:27.40 under regular rider Mario Gutierrez. “He worked great,” said Doug O’Neill, who sent out Ralis as a workmate. “We had a little separation early on, but Nyquist caught up. He showed good stamina, scoped clean and we’re excited about where we are.”Nyquist was given fractional times of 25.80, 38, 50.40, 1:02.80 and 1:15.60. Ralis was timed in 1:18 flat for six furlongs.Santa Anita Handicap and Gold Cup winner Melatonin (Classic) worked five furlongs for David Hofmans in 59.40 with regular rider Joe Talamo aboard. Melatonin’s fractional times were 23.20, 35.20 and 47.20, with a six furlong gallop out of 1:12.40. “Very nice” is how Hofmans described the breeze. “I might blow him out before the race. We’ll see.” Workmate Bluegrass Bronco was timed in 59.60.Multiple Grade I winner Frosted (Classic) worked four furlongs for KiaranMcLaughlin in 48 flat with a five furlong gallop out of 1:01.Tyler Baze rides Grade I winner What a View for trainer Kenny Black in the Mile. TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Richard Baltas5279613%42%$421,900 Victor Espinoza3458315%47%$742,025 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Martin Pedroza5375213%26%$242,210 Jeff Mullins1340331%54%$125,525 Joseph Talamo3976218%38%$302,675 Norberto Arroyo, Jr.6813101119%50%$555,843 Philip D’Amato4270517%29%$442,685 Flavien Prat661311920%50%$1,042,510 Stewart Elliott434449%28%$221,503 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS SONGBIRD, BEHOLDER WORK TOWARDS DISTAFF SHOWDOWN            Songbird and Beholder, two thirds of the three “Fab Females” set to run in the $2 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff next Friday, Nov. 4, had their final major works about an hour apart Thursday morning, undefeated two-year-old female champion of 2015 Songbird going five furlongs under exercise rider Edgar Rodriguez in 1:01, breezing, after the 6:30 a.m. renovation break, and the six-year-old Beholder, winner of three Eclipse Awards, working six furlongs at 7:45 in 1:14.40 with regular rider Gary Stevens up for Richard Mandella.Stellar Wind, champion three-year-old filly of 2015, is scheduled to have her final Distaff breeze Friday for John Sadler, weather permitting. Rain is forecast in the Arcadia area starting Thursday night. “If not Friday,” Sadler said, “she’ll work Saturday.”“She’s doing very well,” trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said of Songbird, winner of all of her 11 races by daylight margins. “She’s training up to the race well and that should be her final work, because we’re anticipating rain tomorrow.“We just wanted to give her one more work before she runs. It was a nice easy work and she galloped out nicely, too.”Santa Anita clocker Dane Nelson had Songbird galloping out six furlongs in 1:13.80, with a half-mile time of 49 flat.Hollendorfer said Songbird would walk Friday, jog Saturday, then gallop into the race. She will also school in the paddock. “We couldn’t ask her to be coming into the race any better than she is right now.”Added her regular rider, Mike Smith, who watched the workout sitting just behind Hollendorfer in the Grandstand:  “She looked great. She looked like she was two-minute licking around there and she went 1:01 like it was nothing. This looks like our deepest Distaff.”“Very nice,” is how Mandella termed the move by Beholder, who worked in company with White Rock Lake (1:02.60). “I said last week that was the big work (59.20 last Thursday). This was a little tune up and she went real good.”Beholder’s fractional times were 24, 36.40, 49.20 and 1:00.80. Gary Stevens2744715%56%$427,300 Mike Puype1941121%32%$131,630 Tyler Baze711461120%44%$515,335 Jerry Hollendorfer3754414%35%$281,406 William Spawr1243133%67%$124,068 SONGBIRD, BEHOLDER BREEZE FOR DISTAFFCLASSIC COUNTDOWN IS ON FOR CHROMENYQUIST, MELATONIN IN CLASSIC WORKOUTSGRADE I ACE FROSTED WORKS FOR CLASSIC Trainer John Shirreffs said FrontRunner winner Gormley (Juvenile) could breeze“Saturday or Sunday,” depending on track conditions.Finest City (Filly & Mare Sprint) went four furlongs in 47 for Ian Kruljac, while Big Score (Juvenile Turf) went five furlongs in 1:00.40 for Tim Yakteen, Tamarkuz (Dirt Mile) four furlongs in 48.40 for Kiaran McLaughlin, Lady Shipman (Turf Sprint) four furlongs in 48.60 for McLaughlin, Land Over Sea (Distaff) seven furlongs in 1:28.60 for O’Neill, Texas Ryano (Turf), five furlongs in 1:00.80 for Carla Gaines, and Gomo (Filly & Mare Sprint) six furlongs for O’Neill in 1:15, in company with Paynes Prairie (1:16.60). Gary Sherlock1341131%46%$123,110 Tiago Pereira5088116%34%$332,850last_img read more