Syracuse lacrosse teams welcome highly ranked newcomers

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse head coach John Desko unveiled 18 new players Thursday. And the SU women’s freshman class was ranked No. 6 in the country by Inside Lacrosse.On the women’s side, head coach Gary Gait welcomes an incoming class of 16. Highlighting that group are three freshmen ranked in the top 30 in the country — Kathy Rudkin, Ella Hogan and Neena Merola.Rudkin, a defender from San Diego, is the 23rd-ranked player in the class in the nation. The Rochester, New York native and defender-midfielder Hogan ranks 26th and Merola, a midfielder from Corning, New York, comes in at No. 30.Desko welcomes 13 freshmen and five transfers. This year’s freshman group ranks No. 17 in the country according to Inside Lacrosse and is highlighted by two top-100 players, defenseman Austin Fusco and midfielder Brad McKinney.The Orange also welcomes five transfers with two coming from by two Onondaga Community College — 2014 National Junior College Athletic Association Offensive Player of the Year, Tim Barber, and the NJCAA’s 2014 Defensive Player of the Year, Warren Hill.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on September 11, 2014 at 6:21 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidmanlast_img read more

UAAP: UE scores second straight win, stuns NU

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Blue Eagles sweep Tamaraws for PVL men’s crown LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ UE’s second unit came up big late in the game and outscored NU’s core unit, 18-9, in the crucial moments of the match.Mark Olayon gave the Red Warriors a 14-point lead, 88-74, on an and-one play with 47 seconds left to play.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogUE head coach Derrick Pumaren said they have to start strong in the second half of the tournament if they hope of cracking the top four.“We thought about it the whole week that if we want to make a run we have to start the second round on a winning note,” said Pumaren. “The second round will be tighter and there’s no third round for us.” Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “And I’m proud of the second group because we were able to give Alvin [Pasaol] his much needed rest. These guys were able to deliver and they held the fort for us.”Pasaol, after scoring 49 and 32 points in his previous two games, got his 4th foul late in the third quarter and finished the game with 11 points and 10 boards in 19 minutes of play.It was Olayon who topbilled UE’s offense with 17 points to go along six rebounds and eight assists while Wil Bartolome and Mark Maloles combined for 27 points to help the Red Warriors.Nick Abanto showed his grit underneath finishing with a 13-point, 11 rebound double-double for UE.Issa Gaye led NU with 20 points and 13 rebounds while J-Jay Alejandro almost came away with a triple-double walking off the floor with 16 points, eight rebounds, and 10 assists under his name.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the East started off its second round campaign in glorious fashion after taking down National University, 90-77, to score back-to-back wins in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament.The Red Warriors, who started the season 0-6, improved to 2-6 while the Bulldogs slipped to 3-5.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

“Unifying the Nation for Progressive Development”: Making a New Beginning in Liberia

first_imgProf. Augustine Konneh, PhDBy Professor Augustine Konneh, PhDDean of Graduate School, A.M.E. UniversityLast December, our nation emerged from a peaceful presidential election, not witnessed in the past 74 years, in which the incumbent Vice President and Standard Bearer of the erstwhile ruling Party, UP, His Excellency Joseph N. Boakai, conceded to His Excellency George Manneh Weah of the then opposition Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC).  Moving forward, several major steps need to be taken to promote national unity, including electoral reforms, qualification of candidates, civility, tolerance, and putting the interest of Liberia first. Our hope is that the emergence of our new government will lead to the formulation of a progressive national socio-economic program, including poverty reduction, unemployment abatement, infrastructure expansion, education provision, healthcare and food security deliveries as briefly outlined below.The overwhelming majority of Liberians are experiencing excruciating poverty.  For example, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) estimates that over 80% of the Liberian population is poverty-stricken in 2018. The effect of mass abject poverty is that many Liberians find it very difficult to survive. Hence, begging for assistance daily has become the way of life for some of our impoverished brothers and sisters. Urgent action through the provision of employment and living wages are required to address this national problem. Public Private Partnerships in labor force training, and job recruitment in public works projects such as road construction and sanitation can also address this problem in the short run.The second area of intervention is the reduction of unemployment, which is currently estimated at  about 95% of the population actively seeking jobs. Youth unemployment is particularly very high. This phenomenon is evident, for example, by the large number of young people roaming the streets of Monrovia, other cities, and communities throughout Liberia.  Consequently, the crime rate is rising.The third area of intervention is repairing the healthcare system, which currently has inadequate personnel, facilities, equipment, supplies and drugs. In addition, some existing health care facilities in the country need urgent repair. Sanitation and access to clean drinking water need to be addressed to address the risk of water borne diseases like typhoid fever and cholera.Education is the fourth sector urgently needing our attention.  Serious challenges facing education include untrained teachers, lack of instructional materials and equipment. Consequently, there was a recent mass failure  in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and University of Liberia entrance examinations.  These outcomes indicate the urgent need for massive investment in basic education, from K to 12 complemented by Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and proficiency training for teachers nationwide.The fifth issue, which is related to poverty reduction and health, is food security.   Many Liberians now find it difficult to meet their food needs. And this is contributing to hunger deterioration of their health statuses. Food production programs, with the aim of making Liberians self-sufficient in their nutritional needs, are urgently needed.The sixth area is the need to address the physical infrastructure which is characterized by inadequate roads, bridges, power, water and food storage facilities. Fortunately, the Weah Administration has committed itself to constructing roads throughout Liberia.A key pre-requisite that Liberia must meet for national unity is the development of a patriotic citizenry that places the interest of the country first.  Patriotic citizens must be fully and actively engaged in the affairs of the country, be grounded in its critical values including honesty, integrity, commitment, tolerance, respect for others, and hard work. Further, the patriotic citizens must develop skills urgently needed to develop the country as a new democratic and prosperous abode for  all Liberians.Another pre-requisite is the need for servant-leadership.  Those who lead in government, the private sector, and the civic and religious spheres must consistently demonstrate a commitment to serving and promoting the interests of the people that they lead, rather than promoting their own interests. They must be willing to make sacrifices that will better the citizenry, the communities and the nation-state.Finally, my fellow Liberians, Liberia now has an historic opportunity to unify for a progressive development that will lead to the building of a democratic and prosperous country that can be the envy of the world. But, this cannot be done simply by rhetoric.   Instead, it will require that all Liberians at home and abroad combine their individual and collective efforts in contributing to national socio-economic development, as briefly outlined above. As our National Anthem guides us,  “In union strong, success is sure. We cannot fail…. Long live Liberia, happy land, A home of glorious liberty by God’s command.”   THANK YOU, AND HAPPY ’26’!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more