first_imgShop for groceries lastIf you’re running several errands, make the grocery store yourlast stop, she said, since cold foods must stay cold. When youget home, quickly put away the foods that need to be refrigeratedor frozen.To encourage little eaters to reach for fresh fruits and veggies,put them at kid’s-eye-level in your refrigerator.”This will encourage them to eat them,” Hanula said. “The samegoes for raw vegetables. Have them ready-to-eat and clearlyvisible in the refrigerator. Making nutritional food choicesaccessible for children is really a good idea at snack time.” Buy quick fixes, tooDon’t forget convenience foods for quick family meals. “Choosefoods you can prepare quickly for days when you’re on the run,”she said. “A dozen eggs, canned soup, frozen pizza, a jar ofspaghetti sauce and pasta are just a few items that can betransformed into quick meals for your family.” When you have your list in hand and you’re ready to head to thesupermarket, Hanula said, leave your kids with a sitter. Anddon’t headout hungry.”Shopping on an empty stomach can ruin your budget plan,” shesaid. “And little helpers tossing in items they’d like cansabotage your plan, too.”Reducing the number of times you shop will keep your food billdown, too. “If you try to make just one trip to the grocery storeeach week, you’ll also save on fuel costs,” Hanula said. “Nowthat gasoline prices are so high, it can make a real differencein your budget.” Don’t waste food”Up to 25 percent of all edible food goes to waste,” Hanula said.”That’s just like throwing money away, so you should definitelyplan how you’ll use those leftovers.”Hanula says planning your household menus ahead of time is a goodidea nutritionally. She recommends setting aside 30 minutes toplan your family’s weekly meals. Once you’ve completed one week’smenu list, she said, save it and use it again in three or fourweeks.”Most of us don’t vary the foods we eat from month to month,” shesaid. “Of course, there are some seasonal differences to accountfor.”When planning menus, she said, remember fruits and vegetables.Buy them fresh to eat first, and stock up on canned and frozenones to eat later in the week.center_img By Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaA grocery list and a little preplanning can lead to a lower foodbill and a healthier diet, a University of Georgia expert says.”You’re more likely to include a variety of foods and to includefruits and vegetables if you shop from a list,” said Gail Hanula,a nutrition specialist with the UGA Extension Service. “This canlead to your family eating a healthier diet while you savemoney.”Save money? Shopping lists help food shoppers take advantage ofweekly store specials, she said. They also help you make wise useof leftovers.last_img read more

first_imgEngaged couples in Forsyth County are being sought for the pre-marital preparation and relationship enhancement program provided by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and College of Family and Consumer Sciences. Couples can enroll for a series of six one-on-one sessions with a trained counselor or attend an all-day workshop. One-on-one sessions will be determined by the schedules of the participants and counselors. A day-long program, limited to 12 couples, is scheduled for March 20 at the Sharon Springs Community Building located at Sharon Springs Park. Registration for either option is $60, but couples who complete the program will qualify for a $35 discount on their marriage license. For more information, visit www.gamarriages.com or contact Michele Melton, Forsyth County FACS extension agent, at 770-887-2418 or msmelton@uga.edu.last_img read more

first_img “In Haiti there are resources now from all of Latin America; it’s south-south cooperation, which is a kind of help that no one thought about ten or fifteen years ago and that is now coming to the fore in Latin America,” Casanova told reporters in Lima. The International Federation’s representative recalled that the earthquake in Haiti “has had a very significant impact” on the aid that humanitarian organizations usually offer in emergencies of this kind, and as a result, it will be necessary to make use of resources that might have been dedicated to other disasters. The representative welcomed Peruvian president Alan García’s offer to finance the rebuilding of Haitian schools with ten million dollars, as part of a hundred-million-dollar fund announced yesterday in Quito by the Union of South American Nations (Unasur). Casanova added that “the initiative that the governments of South America have taken in creating a fund and directing their support toward Haiti strikes me as an excellent example of a new model of cooperation.” center_img The Andean regional representative of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Fernando Casanova, speaking in Lima, highlighted Latin America’s economic and humanitarian cooperation for Haitian recovery, because this kind of south-south aid did not exist ten or fifteen years ago. By Dialogo February 12, 2010last_img read more

first_img December 15, 2000 Jan Pudlow Associate Editor Regular News Jacksonville firm offers incentive to become certified Jacksonville firm offers incentive to become certified Associate Editor At the Rogers Towers law firm in Jacksonville, a $1,000 incentive is offered to anyone in its 70-member firm who takes the board certification plunge.“We recognized there’s an effort involved and time involved, and we pay for any expenses. This is a small way that the firm can go on record to say, `This is a good thing,’”said managing partner Doug Ward.“We decided that it was a worthwhile thing for our partners to aspire to, not only with the process to sharpen their skills, but obviously the perception that they had attained a level of speciality and expertise that would be heightened.”But even though Ward is a booster of board certification, he admits he is not board certified himself.“I’m embarrassed to say I went to a real estate certification course, which I found to be very good and of high quality,” Ward said. “And then I was signed up to take the exam, had a conflict and thought, `I’ll get back to it.’”That was five years ago — and he never did.And that epitomizes the challenge faced by The Florida Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization and Education that has been brainstorming ideas for increasing the numbers of board certified lawyers.Sure, being a board certified lawyer sounds impressive. Yes, it’s a good thing for bolstering a lawyer’s skills in an area of specialization, as well as an important refocusing on ethics. No doubt it instills even more confidence in the client who hires that lawyer and improves the public’s perception of lawyers.Yet only about 3,600 of more than 60,000 Florida lawyers are actually board certified.BLSE Chair Elizabeth Russo said she appreciates any efforts made by firms or government agencies to encourage their lawyers to become certified — whether it’s offering financial incentives or by setting a personal example.“We hope there comes a time when passing the bar exam is the first goal, and automatically the next goal is to become board certified,” Russo said.But she knows that will take time.The Florida Bar’s board certification program is only 18 years old, compared to the medical profession that began its board certification program in 1917.And it is still a tough sell to seasoned lawyers, Russo said.“Lawyers who are very successful think two things: Why do I need it? I’ve been without it all these years and I’m doing fine. And then there’s the fear of failing the exam,” said Russo, who is board certified in appellate practice.Ward, at Rogers Towers, agrees.“Those seasoned lawyers are so far away from taking exams that the thought of it is not pleasant,” Ward said. “And their practices are pretty well settled. They may not see the real advantage to them in going through the rigors of it. There are both psychological and practical factors in their consideration.”The youngest members of the firm are still learning the ropes and building confidence. It’s the mid-level lawyers of the firm that have taken him up on the $1,000 offer to become board certified, he said, though he didn’t have an exact tally of how many lawyers in his firm are board certified since the incentive program began six years ago.Elliot Zisser, a member of BLSE, brought the Rogers Towers financial incentive example to the attention of the group.“I am delighted with the encouragement of certification by any and all law firms and any incentive to boost the certification process,” Zisser said.“I think it’s a benefit not only to the public, by getting more certified lawyers, but to the law firms by elevating the status of its own members.”The Attorney General’s office is another workplace that offers financial incentives of up to $1,500 for its lawyers to become board certified.Of the agency’s 390 licensed attorneys, 32 are board certified, said Executive Deputy Attorney General Bruce Meeks.“Attorney General Bob Butterworth does encourage attorneys to strive for board certification. He feels it is evidence of special knowledge, skills and proficiency in areas of practice,” said Meeks, who admitted he is not board certified, but was quick to add: “But I am rated by Martindale Hubbell.”The BLSE’s primary aim has been to promote certification to the 45-and-under crowd, as well as stressing its importance to young lawyers coming out of law school, Russo said.Besides passing a rigorous exam in an area of competency, lawyers go through a peer review, in which lawyers and judges are called to comment on the lawyer’s skills and ethics.The BLSE wants to encourage veteran lawyers to set an example to the lawyers who come behind them.“If I’m an appellate lawyer and some of the top appellate lawyers don’t bother, it sends mixed signals to younger lawyers,” Russo said. “They think, `Wait a minute, Lawyer X, who is well known as one of the best appellate lawyers, isn’t board certified.’ All we can do is encourage them to try.”Because the certification process also focuses on ethics, Russo said, it can help diminish problems with the public’s negative perception of lawyers.“Where we’d like to end up is being board certified is a badge of honor,” Russo said, “but not having it is a badge of shame.”last_img

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first_imgHamilton: Rohit Sharma hit two sixes off the last two balls of the Super Over to take India to a series win over New Zealand in Hamilton. India needed 10 to win off the last two balls and Rohit sent Tim Southee over long-on and long-off to get India over the line.This was India’s first Super Over contest and Rohit said he did not really know what to expect and looked to stay calm at the crease.“I didn’t know what to expect, whether to go from the first ball or just take a single, try and put pressure on the last three or four balls of the over. I just wanted to stay still and was waiting for the bowler to make a mistake,” he pointed.Rohit was the top scorer for India in their innings too. He had scored 65 off 40 balls as part of a whirlwind opening partnership with K.L. Rahul before falling to Hamish Bennett.“The pitch was good and I was trying to stay still, see what I could do. Good performance with the bat, little disappointed at having thrown my wicket away though, should have carried on for a while.“I wanted to bat normally, I hadn’t got runs in the first two games, wanted to do well today. We knew we would win the series today if we win the match – in important games, the important players need to step up and get counted.” (IANS)Also Read: Rohit Sharma, Mohammed Shami shine as India beat New Zealand in Super OverAlso Watch: AASU and AAGSU reaction on Government of India signing Bodoland Accord with NDFBlast_img read more

first_imgTHE Enmore Community Centre Cricket Club (Enmore CCCC) will be hosting several T20 cricket matches as part of its anniversary celebration on Sunday at the Enmore Community Centre Ground, East Coast Demerara.Several past and present national players are expected to showcase their T20 skills in what promises to be an action-packed day.For the first time at the former first-class venue, hardball cricket will be played under artificial lights with 2016 T20 champions- Strathavon SC, along with Helena Number One and Two and Enmore CCCC competing for the Lakeram Ramkelawan Memorial Cup and cash prizes.In the supporting games, Everest CC will take on Enmore Masters while Upper East Coast will battle Lower East Coast for bragging rights.The first game will commence at 09:30hrs, with the final being played under floodlights. Popular music system, food and drink bars will also be available, along with games for children and a raffle.This event is sponsored by Rajin Auto Paint, Nexa Autocolor, R.Kissoon Construction Service, Motor Trend Auto Spares and Repairs, Radesh Furniture Est. D&E Tent Rental, Navindra Latchman, Cone Island, Banks DIH, SE Auto Sales and Auto Spares, Cricket Zone USA and Young Takers Sound System.All funds will go towards the Enmore CCCC cricket programme and cricket tour to Trinidad and Tobago. Admission to the venue is free.See team lists below.Enmore CCCC: Bheemraj Ramkelawan, Rudolph Singh, Gavin Moriah, Satesh Jainarine, Imran Hassan, Ranjeet Heeralall, Navindra Gobin, Chris Surat, Yuvraj Dyal, C. Mars, J. Persaud and C. Balgobin.Helena Number One and Two: K. Seedyal, D. Singh, T. Singh, R. Ramkissoon, S. Sattaur, Q. Holder, G. Gopaul, N. Persaud, A. Ramsarran, J. Persaud and T. Seedyal.Strathavon SC: Gobinraj Hemraj, Mohan Ronald, Richard Chatura, Ganesh Sugrim, Seechand Budhu, Zaki Salim, Qaiaram Hemraj, Kevin Latiff, Rovin Hemraj, Naresh Samaroo, Jermain Tyndall, Aditya Ramnarain and Chatterpaul Hemraj.Everest Masters: Rajesh Singh, Sahadeo Hardaiow, Basil Persaud, Hemraj Garbarran, Saheen Mohamed, Imtiaz Sadik, Rohan Sarjoo, David Harper, Johnny Azeez, Rakesh Gangaram, Ronald Jaisingh, Satyendra Khemraj, Ramesh Narine and Anil Beharry.Enmore Masters: Shameer Shahib, Anil Persaud, Chaitram Ramlall, Winston London, Ganeshram Diaram, Wystan Luke, Seemangal Yadram, Chatterpaul Singh, Bashur Khan, Vishwanauth Gobin, Deonarine Mangal, Latchman Yadram, Bheemraj Ramkelawan and Adrian Persaud.Lower East Coast: Suresh Boodhoo, Randy Dhanraj, Ravi Singh, Assad Mohamed, Bharrat Samaroo, Kevin Kowlessar, Floyd James, Sewchand Sanichar, Sherwin Hassanah, Jermaine Martins, Anthony Ifill, Shekdar Seopaul and Cordel Mars.Upper East Coast: Mortimer King, Kishan DaSilva, Arif Samad, Keon Roberts, Suresh Chamandat, Shailendra Singh, Hemraj Garbarran, Narindra Singh, Darshan Persaud, Gavin Moriah, Anthony Fraser and Suresh Jainarine.last_img read more

first_imgNPFL…NPFL…NPFL….After gaining promotion to the Nigerian Premier League after 11 years in the lower division, Bendel Insurance will begin life in the topflight on Sunday in Sagamu against Remo Stars. DURO IKHAZUAGBE takes a look at the team’s journey back to the topThe excitement generated by the promotion of Bendel Insurance FC back to the top flight of Nigerian club football is still resonating around Edo State and beyond. Gov. Obaseki flanked on the left by Deputy Gov Phillip Shaibu, officials and players of Bendel Insurance The faithful of the Benin Arsenal will be in Cloud Nine when their darling team takes on another newly promoted team, Remo Stars, in Sagamu on Match-day 3 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) on Sunday. It will be the beginning of another era in the history of the club which started as Vipers FC and was a powerful brand along with traditional teams like IICC (Shooting Stars), Enugu Rangers, Mighty Jets, Stationery Stores and others.Was Insurance’s return to the top flight after 11 years in the wilderness of the country’s club an easy task? It certainly wasn’t. The credit for the new lease of life must go to Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, who made the team’s promotion to the NPFL a priority. As someone with private sector background, Obaseki saddled his deputy Phillip Shaibu with the mandate of getting the job done. He was not ready for excuses of any kind. It therefore was not a surprise to see a serving deputy governor of a state joining the football club at training and even attending and playing some of their matches when time permits as a registered member of Insurance. Of course, critics who didn’t understand the scenario playing out at Insurance took it for granted and called Shaibu’s involvement with the team as a huge joke. Now they all know better. Obaseki has fulfilled his promise to get Insurance amongst the country’s top clubs again.However, those familiar with the club cannot forget in a hurry the circumstance that led to the relegation of the team that is the pride of the Edo people.The team’s woes started in its first month of the 2007–08 season which was delayed because of a management dispute over who controlled the team. There was ownership tussle between the Chairman of the club Igbinowanhia Ekhosuehi and the then Edo State Commissioner for Sports Brown Ebewele.While Ekhosuehi claimed he had the right to run the club the way he wanted because he funded it solely when previous administrations in the state left the team to die, Ebewele insisted that as a government agency, the chairman must be accountable to his ministry. There indeed, was a deadlock. While the state refused to fund the team, Ekhosuehi soldiered on with the little he could muster from his poultry business. The team eventually hit a cul de sac when the Sports Council under Ebewele decided to have another Insurance. Then began the shenanigans of having two Insurance teams file out at Ogbe Stadium for the same match. The then Premier league board led by Chief Oyuki Obaseki tried to resolve the matter to no avail. With Insurance missing crucial away matches and forfeiting points at home due to the matter of having two home teams for one game, it was inevitable that relegation was bound to be the final solution to deny Edo fans Premier League actions at the Ogbe Stadium. It was the first relegation to be witnessed in the life of the club since its days as Vipers FC. That broke the heart of passionate football followers who remember the 1970s and 1980s with nostalgia. It was more painful because the other teams in the state like New Nigeria Bank FC and Flash Flamingoes had gone into extinction. Attempts to bring back Flash as Bendel United failed to fly. And so, for 11 years, without good funding to attract quality players, Insurance wallowed in self-pity in the lower rung of the country’s club football.According to a former Media Officer of the club, Ben Ogbemudia, Bendel Insurance’s ill-fortune in the 11 locust years as underdogs, was occasioned by a mix of a lack of governance structure; lack of transparency in the management of the finances of the club; low players’ morale and disenchantment, a weak technical crew and management team that had no vision for the club, which ranked as one of Nigeria’s best teams for decades, winning the 1978 FA Cup.“The players used to wear tattered jerseys, no provision was made for a serviceable vehicle to transport players and officials to and from match venues.“The team used to travel on match days and players usually were exhausted by the stress before matches. The players did not have a camp that was conducive for training,” Ogbemudia recalled in a chat with THISDAY.It was in this state of all-time low Obaseki met the team and went to work to restore the lost glory.“Obaseki took Bendel Insurance from an all-time low period in which salaries and allowances were not paid and when paid, the salaries were irregular, to a truly rebranded Bendel Insurance FC with a knack for winning matches as we have seen in their promotion to the elite NPFL.“The players have demonstrated their appreciation to the Edo State Government for investing resources and faith in them.“With the revamp, the players welfare is now top priority as their entitlements are paid immediately after matches. They now have a conducive camp with good beds, good food, water, a new technical team and all the things they need to excel. In fact, the players are ready to sacrifice their legs in matches now,” Ogbemudia said.Speaking in the same vein, the Special Adviser to Governor Obaseki on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, said the governor’s vision for the sports sector, particularly, football encompasses players’ welfare, infrastructure such as stadium, and a sound management for the club, amongst others.According to him, “On assumption of office, Governor Obaseki declared his resolve to turn around the fortunes of the state in sports. He entrusted the task to his deputy, Rt. Hon. Philip Shaibu, a sports enthusiast and footballer, to execute.“You will recall that right from our days as Bendel State, we were number one in sports. The governor was clear about his vision and it was to return our profile in sports to what we were as Bendel State and surpass those achievements.“The short, medium and long-term plans were designed to attend to all the issues that blighted the growth of Bendel Insurance Football Club.“The quick wins included an intervention in the welfare of the players, a new technical team, provision of kits and a bus to move the players to match venues amongst others.”He added: “I must admit that the direct involvement of the deputy governor brought in fresh air into the team as the players saw that the Obaseki administration meant business.“In the medium to long-term, the revamp of the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, the institutionalisation of reforms and the governor’s vision with constitution of a Sports Commission while the development of 20 mini-stadium in all the 18 local government areas of the state featured prominently.“The point must be made that the successful campaign of Insurance FC to the elite football league in two years, after an 11 flip-flop performance, was not a fluke. It was the outcome of a deliberate plan, anchored on best practice.”Interesting as the Insurance story reads, the deputy governor who executed Obaseki’s mandate of getting insurance back to the top without failing had explained his role shortly after the team won its final NNL Super 8 Playoff match against Shooting Stars in Aba penultimate weekend.“In 2017, the state governor gave me a marching order to rebrand Bendel Insurance FC and other sporting activities in the state.“We did a lot of rebranding in the club and we commend the governor for ensuring prompt release of the budget of the club and the payment of salaries.“At the moment, Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium is being rebuilt. It will be ready for use in April. We cannot spend taxpayers’ money in rebuilding the stadium without attracting continental football to it.“So between now and April, it would be ready for use. And not just that, we are building 20 mini stadia in the local governments of the state.”Speaking on the long-term plan for the club, Shaibu who was registered with jersey number 40 in Insurance this past season said: “We want to make Bendel Insurance the apex football team in the state by creating feeder teams in the 18 local government areas of Edo State.“We don’t want to be buying players for Bendel Insurance. Instead, we want to create a chain of supply of football talent for the team. We want to localise and internalise Bendel Insurance by using our own home-grown players,” he said.Shaibu said his participation in the club as a player does not conflict with his role as deputy governor of the state, instead he disclosed that his involvement with the club as an on-field player has served as extra motivation to the team.“I was a player even before I was elected as deputy governor of Edo State. When I decided to join the team’s players’ rank, it was aimed at boosting their morale.“My presence in their training sessions and matches has a way of encouraging them. The most important thing is that Mr. Governor gave us a mandate to re-brand Bendel Insurance last year which we did.“The purpose of that was to bring them back to the NPFL and that mandate has now been accomplished,” he gushed with enthusiasm.The governor, who could not hide his happiness at the return of Bendel Insurance to the Premier League promotion, said it was another fulfilment of his administration’s promise to Edo people and residents.“My joy knows no bound because of what you (Insurance) have done. I congratulate you and congratulate myself. I say this because it is another promise kept. We promised Edo people that we would bring Bendel Insurance to its lofty status which we all will be proud of and make sure they go on to play in the Premier league,” the governor noted at the welcome ceremony for the team at the Government House in Benin.He described the deputy governor of the state who led the team to gain promotion as the father of the New Bendel Insurance FC and commended him for the giant strides he made in rebranding the club.“We have built a team and have a machinery that will win the Premier League and I urge you to go beyond the NPFL and bring home continental trophies for the state,” Obaseki charged the new improved Insurance.How that mandate will be fulfilled begins with the first outing against equally well funded Remo Stars on Sunday at the Sagamu Stadium.With eight teams to be relegated at the end of this abridged season to return the NPFL to its original format of 20 teams, the players and officials of Insurance cannot afford to led down Obaseki and his deputy in the drive to reposition football in the state. Coaches Monday Odigie and Baldwin Bazuaye will certainly need to go beyond what they did in the lower league to stay afloat at this level.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_imgTime flies. It wasn’t so long ago when Doug Marrone stood at the podium on Ernie Davis Legends Field, first revealing the holy grail for his 2011 Syracuse team.The goal was to ‘compete for a Big East championship.’ That’s what Marrone said at SU’s media day Aug. 5 and repeatedly after that. Players concurred.‘That’s what we’re expected to do,’ he said at media day.Friday’s obliteration at the hands of South Florida ended the Orange’s campaign to compete for the Big East title. Not only did the Syracuse team on the field fail to compete with a USF team on a four-game losing skid, but the loss also gave SU a 1-4 last-place record in conference play.At this point, the season is a failure.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange is eliminated from Big East title contention. Three straight losses have SU in last place in the Big East, a conference weaker than Conference USA this year. Based on the goals put forth verbally by the team itself, even if Syracuse makes a bowl game, it doesn’t make this year successful.To make matters worse, an anxious, uncomfortable press conference following SU’s 37-17 defeat made the Orange out to be a broken team.‘I think a lot of it has to do with leadership on this team,’ quarterback Ryan Nassib said. ‘We really have to have some guys step up. Not accepting any little failure. Not waiting on a route in practice, dropping a pass in practice or missing a tackle in practice. All those little things we can’t have anymore. It has to be unacceptable.’Is Nassib saying those things have been let go in recent weeks? Who knows.But just three weeks ago, the last time the Orange played in the Carrier Dome, the team was on cloud nine after whooping West Virginia to move to 5-2.Time flies.Marrone, like he has in each of SU’s losses, took full responsibility for the Orange’s failure. But he stepped it up a notch on Friday. No matter who the question was about or what play it was in the game, the third-year head coach said everything was a personal shortcoming.If a wide receiver ran a route, was delivered the ball and flat out dropped it? Marrone’s fault. A USF player comes in unblocked because the offensive line has a miscommunication? That’s on Marrone.His players think otherwise.‘Of course he’s going to take the blame, he’s the head coach of the football team,’ center Macky MacPherson said. ‘But I think as a player, we all know it’s on us.’Echoing Marrone’s preseason thoughts, MacPherson said after Friday’s game the objective this season wasn’t to make another bowl. In Marrone’s first year, the Orange made progress off the field. Last season, it was on the field, culminating in a feel-good Pinstripe Bowl win to close out his second season.This year, the plan was to take it a step higher. That didn’t happen.And stumbles against a two-loss Cincinnati team and at Pittsburgh in a December game to close out the season would make this year a true step backward.On Friday, though USF quarterback B.J. Daniels made smart decisions on his zone reads, leading to a solid running game between he and running back Demetris Murray, Syracuse’s composure dissipated. Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on November 13, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Mark: mcooperj@syr.edu | @mark_cooperjr A Shane Raupers kickoff went out of bounds, and Jeremiah Kobena hit kick returner Lindsey Lamar anyway, resulting in a penalty. Those two penalties put USF in Syracuse territory before the offense jogged on the field. Phillip Thomas and USF receiver Andre Davis got in a spat away from the ball on a punt.It’s the ‘flashes of immaturity’ Nassib mentioned in an ill-at-ease press conference.Yet the Orange didn’t pack up early. Down 23-10, SU moved the ball to the Bulls’ 7-yard line on the final play of the third quarter.In between quarters, the Dome speakers played Journey’s ‘Don’t Stop Believin’,’ with the volume sliding down when the chorus came on. The 41,582 in attendance took over for Steve Perry, singing and living those words, transitioning into a charged ovation when SU returned to the field.The pieces were in place for an epic fourth quarter. But SU was stopped on four plays inside the 10.Once South Florida scored another touchdown, to make the score 30-10, that once-buoyant crowd hustled home. The final five minutes felt like a spring game.And Marrone, 100 days after making his proclamation that the goal was to compete for the Big East championship, admitted SU was not successful in its endeavor.Time flies.‘I definitely feel that we are not succeeding in those goals,’ Marrone said, ‘and I feel that it is my fault.’Mark Cooper is an asst. sports editor at The Daily Orange, where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at mcooperj@syr.edu or on Twitter at @M_Coops_Cuse.last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 27, 2014 at 11:51 am Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbb The status of junior Omari Palmer for Friday’s season opener against Villanova is uncertain, head coach Scott Shafer said during the Atlantic Coast Conference coaches’ teleconference on Wednesday.“Well, I don’t know yet,” Shafer said when asked if Palmer was good to go. “We’re going to figure that out when we kick it off.”The reporter asking the question referred to a “minor knee issue” as the injury.Syracuse is already without senior guard Nick Robinson, a starter last season, due to a sprained foot. In the event Palmer can’t play, Shafer said that starting center John Miller can also play guard and guards Rob Trudo and Alex Hayes can line up at center.Said Shafer: “Just looking forward to getting them on the field and seeing where we’re at. But Omari had a real good camp.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentslast_img read more