On the Beat: Syracuse-Virginia preview

first_img Published on October 14, 2015 at 1:09 am This is episode No. 10 of the “On The Beat” podcast, where Daily Orange beat writers discuss relevant topics in Syracuse football and men’s basketball.You can read all The Daily Orange coverage of Syracuse-Virginia here.If you have thoughts on the USF game or the season, leave us a comment beneath the podcast. Thanks for listening. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder textcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

Brendan Rodgers delighted at progress of Liverpool youngsters

first_imgLiverpool boss Brendan Rodgers praised his side’s youngsters after they secured a 5-3 win at Young Boys in their opening Europa League group game.Jonjo Shelvey, 20, netted twice, while Andre Wisdom, 19, scored and showed promise alongside fellow debutants Suso, 18, and Oussama Assaidi, 24.“It was a chance for the young players to seize that opportunity to play and I think they did that,” said Rodgers.“It is a night of great pride for the club and certainly me as a manager.”Rodgers was accused of taking a gamble with his team of youngsters and fringe players against the Swiss side as he left eight first-team players on Merseyside, with the club due to play Manchester United on Sunday.If it was a gamble, it paid off – but not without a scare. Liverpool went ahead through a Juhani Ojala own goal and, after Raphael Nuzzolo equalised, Wisdom put the Reds back in front.But some poor defending allowed Ojala and Gonzalo Zarate to put Young Boys ahead before a Sebastian Coates header and two Shelvey strikes gave Liverpool an entertaining victory.“Of course we could have defended better and there is no question the three goals we gave away were disappointing,” said Rodgers.“But to draw positives from tonight, the young players were so courageous and brave to play and show that confidence, and my senior players were very much together and kept the young guys going.He added: “To play like we did and get the goals we did was quite fantastic. “It was a great [Coates] header from a terrific ball in, and Andre Wisdom, in his first game for Liverpool and especially with it being in Europe, scored a wonderful header.”Shelvey came on as a substitute after 66 minutes and the midfielder made a telling contribution.“He has been outstanding,” said Rodgers. “He is still only 20 years of age and is developing and growing all the time and you saw his confidence when he came on.“The [first] goal we worked it very well and he did what he can do very well, and I think he will be a big player for Liverpool.”Also related to this storylast_img read more

Kotoko coach Dramani aiming for the double

first_imgHead Coach of Asante Kotoko Masud Dramani says nothing will stop his side from clinching a double this season.There is another big game ahead for Asante Kotoko after winning the Ghana Premier League last month.The MTN FA Cup final is their next target and the Porcupine Warriors would have to beat Medeama SC to lift the trophy which they missed two seasons ago.Dramani is aware of the past and believes this is the time to make history.“We know how forceful our opponents are and they gave us a good contest in the league but I think among the two we still rate ourselves on top because we have met twice, won one and drew the other,” said coach Dramani“Notwithstanding this means that we are a force to reckon with when it comes to how to go about the game and once we have won the league our attention is now on the FA Cup and for us nothing will stop us from clinching the double.” Medeama SC will be pushing for their first ever silverware and a debut in continental football as the winner will claim the ticket to play in the CAF Confederation Cup.last_img read more

House Ag Chair Leads Letter on Midwest Propane Shortages

first_imgWASHINGTON D.C.- House Ag Committee Chair Collin Peterson of Minnesota and a group of bipartisan lawmakers sent a letter to the Chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The letter sent on behalf of farmers and rural residents in the Midwest is intended to bring awareness of the need for a continued supply of propane to the Midwest states.The letter details how farmers and grain elevator operators are dealing with propane shortages while trying to finish harvest and prepare their grain for storage. The propane shortage is hitting because of early cold temperatures in the region, which has picked up residential use of propane to heat homes. Back in 2014, the commission took extraordinary measures to address catastrophic conditions and shortages of propane.The letter is intended to remind commissioners that they do have the tools needed to help address the conditions facing rural communities. The letter says, “We hope to avoid a disastrous situation with cold temperatures and snow in the forecast spiking demand for residential deliveries just as farms are needing to heat poultry and livestock barns. Crop farmers also need to dry down their commodities after one of the most frustrating harvest seasons in years.”last_img read more

City of Boca Raton Issues Stay-at-Home Order Effective Saturday

first_imgThe city of Boca Raton has issued a stay-at-home emergency order effective Saturday.According city officials, the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order applies to everyone living within the city limits and takes effect at 12:01 a.m. Saturday.The city is asking residents to remain in their homes or on their own property, and to leave their residences only for “essential activities.”Click here to read the full order.last_img