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Fireplaces Demand Safety

first_img* Many fire departments now offer first aid classes for people in their communities. At least onemember of the family should be familiar with first aid procedures. * Burning evergreens in the fireplace can be dangerous. When dry, evergreens burn like tinder.Their flames can flare out of control, sending sparks flying around the room. Be sure the flue is open. Use a screen to enclose the front of your fireplace to confine live embersand sparks to the fire box. “Used correctly, your fireplace is a source of warmth and cozy atmosphere,” says Dale Dorman,a housing specialist with the University of Georgia Extension Service. “But be sure to follow therules to avoid fire risks.” Prepare for emergencies. Dorman recommends certain safety rules: * Keep the fire department, police, ambulance, doctor and other emergency numbers posted onor near your telephone. A fireplace can be warm and wonderful. But the evening news is sprinkled with stories of tragicfires that rob families of possessions, homes and even loved ones.center_img Use care with “fire salts” that produce colored flames when thrown on a wood fire. They containheavy metals, and can cause intense gastrointestinal irritation or vomiting if eaten. Keep themaway from children and pets. * Make an emergency plan to use if a fire breaks out anywhere in your home. See that eachfamily member knows at least two escape routes.* Don’t wear loose, flowing clothes, especially long, open sleeves, near the open flames of afireplace, stove or candle-lit table. * Keep matches, lighters and candles out of the reach of children. * Keep a UL-listed multipurpose fire extinguisher in your home. Know where it is and how touse it. * Plan for safety. Remember, there is no substitute for common sense. Look for and eliminatepotential danger spots near candles, fireplaces and electrical connections.last_img read more

Homemade Gifts

first_imgMany people are turning toward home canning as a way to show their loved ones how much they care during the holidays. While gifts from one’s own kitchen can mean a lot, it’s essential that the canner use the proper techniques so that everyone has a safe and healthy holiday season. “A common mistake that people make is trusting their friends (or) past family experiences more than science-based recommendations for home canning,” said Elizabeth Andress, Extension food safety specialist with the University of Georgia and director of the National Center for Home Food Preservation. “People also want to be creative and guess at the correct processing for their own recipes, while not understanding all the factors that contribute to the correct processing time and temperature.” By following the instructions and taking the right precautions, canners can avoid giving their friends and family members spoiled food or food poisoning for the holidays. Under-processing of canned goods, like meats and vegetables, may lead to the bacteria being inside of the food without the food showing signs of spoilage. It is important to use up-to-date canning instructions from dependable experts, like the National Center for Home Food Preservation or UGA Extension. Canning knowledge and equipment have changed since canning foods at home began generations ago and hand-me-down recipes could be potentially dangerous. “Giving home-preserved gifts adds a personal touch, but you do take on the added responsibility of vouching for the safety of the foods you give,” Andress said. “As tempting as it may be to impress your recipients with a brand new, never-before-tasted canned creation, the first measure of safety is to use tested recommendations from reliable sources.” Instead of experimenting with recipes, package time-tested, home-preserved gifts in creative ways. Be sure to use the correct jars. Some jars are intended for non-canning purposes, like crafts, and are not designed to withstand the heat or temperature changes of the canning process. When labeling jars, it is essential to let gift recipients know exactly what they are getting. Remember to include the date of creation of the goodies as well as a “use by” date. For most canned foods, a year offers the best quality for the food. If the jar allows it, try to include the ingredients of what is inside the jar; this is especially helpful for those with food allergies. Lastly, include instructions so recipients know how to properly store the home-canned foods. If you have a friend or family member who likes to preserve food at home, there are several great gifts that will make their canning experience easier and more enjoyable. “A new apron and a set of kitchen towels make great gifts. These may seem ordinary to some people, but will be appreciated by a person who enjoys food preparation,” Andress said. “Taking time this holiday season to select the perfect gift for the home food preserver will provide additional joy once food preservation season rolls around again.”For more information about canning, UGA’s “So Easy to Preserve” book offers many options for your home-canned jams, butters and other tasty treats. The book can be ordered at read more

Swiss company NEK to build 1,000MW of wind capacity in Ghana

first_imgSwiss company NEK to build 1,000MW of wind capacity in Ghana FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享ESI Africa:Swiss engineering company NEK has announced its plans to generate 1,000MW of electricity from several wind farms in Ghana.The independent power producer believes the implementation of this megaproject will serve as incentive to implement Ghana’s plan to transition its electricity supply to 100% renewables by 2040.Currently, Ghana’s electricity mix is dominated by thermal power generated by large fossil fuel-fired power plants. However, climate change is starting to affect hydropower production because of declining river flows.NEK’s planned project spans several phases. The first phase is expected to generate 160MW and the second, 75MW. The company has already secured several concessions in Ghana, including in the locality of Amlakpo, more than 80km from Ghanaian capital Accra, where they want to build a 200MW wind farm.In Ayitepa in the south-east of Ghana, NEK will develop a 225MW wind farm. Studies to construct this facility started in 1998.The Koluedor Wind Farm project site is located in the Ningo Prampram, around 70 to 75kms east of Accra. This project should provide 160MW of installed power from 48 turbines. The planned Madavunu Wind Farm in the Ada West District will provide up to 200MW installed power from 60 turbines.More: Wind plans for Ghana gaining momentumlast_img read more

Severe Thunderstorms, Light Snow Possible This Week

first_imgThe upcoming forecast comes as Long Island has enjoyed unusually high temperatures in February, including several days pushing or exceeding 60 degrees. Wednesday is expected to continue the string of unseasonably warm days, with forecasters calling for a high of 62. Thursday will be sunny and breezy with a high of 49, but temperatures are predicted to drop Friday and Saturday to 39 and 36 degrees, respectively.What’s more, forecasters are also calling for a chance of light snow Friday. Winter may not be through with us after all. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Forecasters at the National Weather Service’s Upton office are warning of hazardous weather coming this way in the form of thunderstorms and gusty winds.The hazardous weather outlook calls for a possibility of severe thunderstorms Wednesday “with the main threat being from damaging wind gusts.”The storm is expected to begin in the afternoon and continue through the evening. A total of a half an inch of rain is possible during the duration of the storm, forecasters said.last_img read more

5 ways to save on common household expenses

first_img 65SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: Details If you’re like me, you’re always looking for ways to save. Sure, you can take drastic measures like living in a tiny house, but there are far easier ways to save money. Here’s a look at a few ways you can easily save a few bucks on your common household expenses.Bundle upWe’ve all got internet, and some of you have yet to cut the cord on cable services. If you plan on keeping it around, the least you can do is bundle up your services. If you’re paying two different companies for those services, you’re crazy! Check out and find a bundle package that’s available in your area.Clip those couponsThis doesn’t sound complicated, and for good reason. Even if your grocery bill is smaller than most, remember that you don’t have to be a family of five to save money at the checkout. Check out the weekly ads at your grocery store and keep those coupons that come with your receipt.Cancel that gym membershipThat gym membership sounded good around New Year’s but now you’re only going a few times a month. You can save that money and buy a bike and some dumbbells, or even just a new pair of running shoes. Only keep that gym membership if you’re truly committed.Find cheap entertainmentI love movies. For some films, I’m counting down the minutes until the release date and I’m more than likely going to shell out 10-12 bucks to see them on opening night. But those aren’t the only movies I like to see. My local theater has $5 movies on Tuesday nights and another local theater releases movies a few months later at an even cheaper rate. If you don’t have those options where you live, head to the Redbox and make it a double feature for way cheaper.Make coffee at homeYou’ve probably heard this one before. You like your Starbucks coffee and don’t want to settle for making your own. Grab a Keurig, buy some K-Cups, and get over it. That 3-4 dollars per day will really add up. In fact, if you start putting that cash away every day, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to see what you’ve got in a year from now. Next year’s summer vacation may be paid for.last_img read more

Masks for the masses: Broome County gives out face coverings

first_img(WBNG) – Cars lined up outside the the old Macy’s building in Johnson City and at Otsiningo Park Friday. “It’s an incredibly stupid thing not to wear a mask,” Garnar emphasized. “I really encourage people to do what 99% of other people are doing: get your masks on because you’re hurting other people by not doing it.” The county official has been talking to local businesses throughout the county’s fight against the coronavirus, and understands the difficulties many of them have. But while the masks will help slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep the public safe, they will also serve as groundwork for a re-opening of the local economy. Garnar spoke on how vital the face masks were to get to people in Broome County after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo mandated the public wear masks last week. “If we want to re-open our businesses and get our economy going again, we’re going to have to wear these masks. So let’s get used to it now,” Garnar stressed. “It’s clear that there’s a huge need for masks in Broome County,” Garnar said. “People are coming here and they are getting the masks that they need. I’m really happy because it’s going to keep people safe and prevent the spread of the coronavirus.” Earlier this week, Broome County Executive Jason Garnar said the county received 68,000 masks from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), with close to 16,000 of those masks being given out to county residents throughout the day on Friday. A second round of mask distributions will be held at the same locations on Saturday, April 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. “It’s just so hard to get them now,” Garnar said. “I know a lot of people have been trying to make them on their own, and that’s great. A lot of people stepped up locally and made tons of them.” “[It’s] incredibly frustrating because a lot of businesses are just closed. They’re not allowed to open,” Garnar says. “There’s a mount frustration that they can’t wait that much longer or they’re going to just have to walk away,” Garnar said. For more coronavirus coverage, click here. While Garnar is proud of people doing their part to keep everyone safe, he has a clear message to those who are not. According to an official press release, starting Monday, April 27, the county will make masks available at some of the school meal distribution sites.  If people do not heed guidelines such as social distancing from others and wearing masks in public settings, it could slow the re-opening of the economy, which could leave an impact of businesses.  The two locations served as pick-up sites for Broome County’s distribution of face masks.last_img read more

Investors see an ‘All clear’ for a reopening rally. Are they right this time?

first_imgTraders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.NYSE The history of such sudden bursts of relief among the public shows they’re not typically the greatest entry points but also far from automatic rally killers.Nearly $45 billion in net inflows rushed toward equity funds in the latest week, which Bank of America calls an all-time record.As the chart here shows, the last comparable intake was in January 2018, a month when a furious rally crested in the afterglow of a long-awaited bullish catalyst, the passage of the Trump tax cut weeks earlier. The market soon skidded into a jarring correction, then a choppy sideways phase, before returning to those highs within months. Bank of America global strategist Michael Hartnett sees these flows as well as the synchronous surge in global equity markets to overbought extremes as a hint of a culmination process for this advance getting underway.“We are sellers-into-strength into vaccine,” he says, based on “peak positioning, peak policy, peak profits likely coming months,” comparing it to the 2018 pattern.Is it a market top?Members of the American Association of Individual Investors have been among the more stubborn groups in mistrusting the market since the March bottom with below-average bullish sentiment in the group’s weekly for a record stretch – until last week.Bulls in the survey, which runs through Tuesday each week, jumped from 38% to 55% – also the highest reading since January 2018. The history of similar jumps in AAII bulls since the survey started in 1987 show somewhat below-average – but still positive – S&P 500 returns in the coming months.SentimenTrader, a research service that analyzes the market implications of investor attitudes and behavior, looked at prior dates when the AAII bullish percentage jumped more than seven percentage points and more than $7 billion went into equity funds.The combination of factors top-ticked the 2003-2007 bull market, but aside from that these were not particularly bad times to be buying stocks, with respectable forward returns extending out six months to a year.In other words, when investors get enthusiastic, it can mean the market is due to cool off a bit and perhaps becomes less able to shake off scary headlines. But it doesn’t pay to immediately assume a bullish public will automatically be proved wrong. Not every rally is hated, not all upside progress happens in ironic repudiation of the consensus, not every trade is the “pain trade.”Another overshoot like June?Admittedly, the market’s strength last week in other ways seemed incongruous. The gains were distinctly led by cyclical stocks geared tightly to a reopened economy, even as the daily news flow was of an alarming Covid-case surge and re-imposed business restrictions and social-distancing orders.A buyer of Monday’s opening pop with the S&P 500 over 3600 for the first time is still underwater even as the S&P gained more than 2% on the week, as that buying frenzy faded and the huge growth stocks that dominate the index fizzled.Monday was the single worst day on record for the momentum investing theme, and money overall flowed from growth to value, large stocks to small, stay-at-home plays to back-to-work names, year-to-date winners to laggards and defensive to cyclical.If the market’s message can be taken at face value, then it’s encouraging for the economic outlook and supportive of the equity rally. But the day-to-day action was erratic enough – looking at times like automated investment-factor pinball – that it’s tough to say for sure.Can these shifts be read as the market resolutely looking beyond the immediate slowdown threat of a winter virus outbreak toward a moment in early 2021 when treatments and vaccines liberate the economy? Or was this another overshoot of reopening enthusiasm as we saw in early June before a market setback and a return to the shelter of the mega-cap growth darlings?This is the debate last week set up for investors to engage over the coming weeks.Aside from sentiment and equity flows getting a bit giddy, the market’s underpinnings are hard to fault too much. The rally has been broad in recent weeks, showing urgency by buyers, though this is most predictive of strength beyond the next month or so.Earnings forecasts for early 2021 are on the rise and the S&P’s multi-month sideways churn has allowed profits to do some catching up to prices, leaving the market looking not cheap but a bit less richly valued than in midsummer.It’s tough for stocks to encounter too much lasting trouble when credit markets are strong enough that junk-bond yields fell below 5% for the first time. Frothy, perhaps, but free of financial stress.And of course, seasonal patterns are favorable — which doesn’t necessarily change just because most investors are now in a full sprint, intent on catching a year-end rally. Wised-up market watchers are quick to sneer and jeer when small investors start to cheer a stock rally.And cheer they did last week, reacting to a clear election result and encouraging news on Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine trials with an emotional burst of buying at Monday’s open, the largest inflow for equity funds in years and one of the biggest jumps in retail-investor optimism on record.Given that the crowd is known to be wrong at extremes, skeptics last week quickly seized on this evidence that the public perceived “All clear” as a warning that fuel for further market gains was running low.- Advertisement – There’s no doubt that investors who had stayed in a defensive crouch ahead of the “known unknowns” of the presidential election and vaccine-development efforts before finally grabbing for stocks last week on what seemed like a moment of clarity ended up buying much higher than they could have.When the S&P 500 opened higher by some 3% to start Monday, it was 11% above than it closed just ten days earlier, when all the talk was of “uncertainty” and downside risk. And this, just two weeks after we made the case that investors were fearful enough to set up a late-year rebound attempt. One can understand folks want in on a fourth-quarter rally, but the S&P is already up 6.6% this quarter, more than the average gain for the October-December period.Yet just because they paid up for having waited doesn’t mean they bought a market top.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Update on the latest in sports:

first_img— The Edinburgh Marathon that was to take place on May 24 has been postponed. Race director Neil Kilgour said a new date for the marathon in the Scottish capital is expected to be announced on Monday.— Two more Fiorentina players have tested positive for COVID-19 as well as a club physiotherapist. The top-tier Italian league soccer team tweets that defender and club captain Germán Pezzella, forward Patrick Cutrone and physiotherapist Stefano Dainelli “are in good health at their homes in Florence.” They were tested after “showing some symptoms.” The club had already announced on Friday that 20-year-old striker Dušan Vlahović tested positive.NBA-MAVERICKS-BRUNSONWith season on hold, Brunson has surgeryDALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mavericks guard Jalen Brunson has gone ahead with surgery for a right shoulder injury that had sidelined him for three weeks. The surgery was performed with the NBA season on hold due to the pandemic. — The Toronto Raptors say all members of their travel party have tested negative for the coronavirus, with one result still pending. The Raptors were tested in Toronto on Wednesday, two nights after they played the Utah Jazz. Jazz players Rudy Gobert (goh-BEHR’) and Donovan Mitchell have tested positive for COVID-19. Gobert and Mitchell both played in that game against Toronto.— Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell’s father, who works for the New York Mets, has tested negative for the coronavirus. Donovan Mitchell Sr. is the Mets’ director of player relations and community outreach. The younger Mitchell confirmed Thursday he tested positive for the virus after Jazz teammate Rudy Gobert (goh-BEHR’) became the first NBA player to test positive. The Mets said in a statement that the elder Mitchell was tested Thursday and a negative result was received Friday night.— The NFL is ending in-person visits between teams and draft prospects because of concerns over the coronavirus outbreak. The league sent a memo to all 32 clubs on Friday afternoon saying the ban would go into effect until further notice at the end of the business day. The NFL draft is currently scheduled to begin on April 23 in Las Vegas.— FIFA (FEE’-fah) wants a total shutdown of this month’s window for national team games amid turmoil due to the coronavirus pandemic. FIFA says a panel of its vice presidents agreed that “rules which normally oblige clubs to release players for national team matches will not apply” for the March 23-31 window mandated in its international fixture calendar. Close to 200 national teams were due to be in action in 2022 World Cup qualifying games in Asia and South America, qualifiers for continental championships in Africa and Europe, plus friendlies.— Super Rugby organizers have decided to suspend the competition indefinitely after the weekend’s games. SANZAAR, the southern hemisphere rugby body that runs Super Rugby, said Saturday the tournament will be off for the “foreseeable future.” The decision was prompted by the New Zealand government’s directive that people entering from trips overseas, including returning New Zealand citizens, would have to self-isolate for 14 days from Monday. That would make Super Rugby untenable, with the tournament featuring teams from five nations, including five from New Zealand, and involving regular travel between countries. Teams from Australia, Japan, South Africa and Argentina also compete in the competition, which runs from January through to June. Update on the latest in sports: March 14, 2020 Brunson was injured in the first quarter of a 111-107 loss at Atlanta on Feb. 22. He was averaging 8.2 points and 3.3 assists, starting 16 of his 57 games.NFL-NEWSRoster moves in NFL as free agency nearsUNDATED (AP) — It was business as usual for the NFL as teams pare down rosters and designate franchise tags before the free-agent signing period begins Wednesday. Among the moves announced Friday:— The Denver Broncos have placed the franchise tag on fifth-year safety Justin Simmons. The tag is worth about $11.5 million. But chances are good the sides will agree on a long-term extension before the deadline in mid-July. General manager John Elway says the franchise tag designation buys the Broncos more time to work out a long-term contract with Simmons. The former Boston College star had a career year in 2019 when he set personal highs with four interceptions and 15 pass breakups. Simmons earned second-team All-Pro honors last season. Denver and also picked up the 2020 contract options on star pass rusher Von Miller, linebacker Todd Davis and kicker Brandon McManus. TRACK-SEMENYA-OLYMPICSSemenya says she’s eyeing 200m competition in TokyoUNDATED (AP) — Track star Caster Semenya is continuing her attempt to compete in the Tokyo Olympics by trying another event.Semenya has announced on her Instagram account that she plans to compete in the 200 meters.The Olympic 800-meter champion is barred from defending her title due to the world track and field body’s highly criticized testosterone regulations. Semenya and other female athletes with high natural testosterone are barred from races from 400 meters to one mile at top-level meets like the Olympics and world championships unless they undergo treatment to reduce their hormone levels for six months prior to running. — The Jaguars have placed the franchise tag on disgruntled defensive end Yannick Ngakoue (yah-NEEK’ en-GAH’-kway), guaranteeing him more than $19 million next season unless he refused to sign the tender and tries to force a trade. Ngakoue can negotiate with other teams, but Jacksonville has the right to match any offer or receive two first-round draft picks as compensation.— The Chargers have put the non-exclusive franchise tag on tight end Hunter Henry. General manager Tom Telesco said during the NFL scouting combine that the team was considering tagging Henry but is still hoping to sign him to a long-term extension. The team also released linebacker Thomas Davis Sr. and defensive tackle Brandon Mebane, who were team captains.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-NEWSPitino stayingUNDATED (AP) — Minnesota basketball coach Richard Pitino will return for his eighth season with the program. That’s according to a person with knowledge of the situation who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity, without authorization to speak publicly on the matter. — The Chicago Bears have re-signed veteran inside linebacker Danny Trevathan (treh-VAY’-thuhn) to a three-year contract extension through the 2022 season. Trevathan has 327 tackles in four seasons with Bears and 602 overall in eight years with Chicago and Denver. He played on a Super Bowl champion with the Broncos. The Bears value his leadership and production. But he has missed 18 of 64 games for Chicago, including seven last season because of a gruesome elbow injury.— The Vikings have terminated the contracts of nose tackle Linval Joseph and cornerback Xavier Rhodes, clearing more than $18.5 million off the team’s salary cap. Both players were longtime Vikings.— The Titans have waived three-time Pro Bowl tight end Delanie Walker and kicker Ryan Succop (SUK’-uhp). Injuries ended each of Walker’s last two seasons and Succop made only one field goal last season.— The Lions have released tackle Rick Wagner, who started 40 games over three seasons with the team.— The Bengals have cut Cordy Glenn, severing ties with the left tackle who missed most of last season because of concussion and suspension.center_img The NCAA Division I Council Coordination Committee sent an email Friday notifying schools of its intention. The proposal is expected to pass.The cancellation of the NCAA basketball tournaments shook the nation. But more than two dozen other men’s and women’s championships won’t be contested this winter and spring, either, and that doesn’t include all the sports in Divisions II and III. The NCAA decision to cancel winter and spring sports championships means the College World Series will not be held for the first time in since 1946. The Division I baseball championship is the NCAA’s No. 2 revenue producer and has been held in Omaha every year since 1950.Among other virus-related developments in sports:— Major League Baseball is encouraging players to go home a day after canceling spring training and postponing opening day by at least two weeks. Ballparks in Florida and Arizona were locked down as the sport considered how to proceed amid a virus outbreak that has brought the U.S. sports schedule to a standstill. Teams speculated the season might not start until sometime in May, necessitating a reduced schedule.— NHL Players’ Association chief Don Fehr (feer) tells The Associated Press that he expects teams will be cleared to open their training facilities to allow player workouts as early as next week. Commissioner Gary Bettman says players and staff have been told to stay away from the rink and self-isolate while the league is on a hiatus of uncertain length. The additional time off over the weekend would also provide teams to cleanse their facilities. Cox surged up the Red Sox farm system and became the first player to collect hits in his first six at-bats upon his recall in 1977. He hit .362 in 13 games that September to become a key piece in a multi-player trade that allowed Boston to acquire pitcher Dennis Eckersley from Cleveland.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The 37-year-old Pitino has a 127-108 record with the Gophers, including a 48-82 mark in Big Ten regular-season play. They went 15-16 this season and finished 12th in the conference with an 8-12 record.Pitino won the 2014 NIT title in his first year with the Gophers and later took them to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances. He became the 17th head coach in program history, replacing Tubby Smith. Before that, he spent one year at Florida International after taking over for Isiah Thomas.In other college basketball news:— Illinois-Chicago has fired men’s basketball coach Steve McClain after five seasons. McClain went 76-93 with the Flames, including a 42-48 record in the Horizon League. UIC was 18-17 this season and reached the Horizon League Tournament final before losing, 71-62 to Northern Kentucky.— UNC Wilmington has hired North Carolina State assistant coach Takayo Siddle as basketball coach. Siddle replaces C.B. McGrath, who was fired in January after compiling a 26-58 record midway through his third season. Siddle returns to a program where he spent three years as an assistant to Kevin Keatts, including serving as interim coach for the program when Keatts left to take over at N.C. State in March 2017. Siddle was part of Colonial Athletic Association Tournament championship teams that went on to the NCAA Tournament. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNCAA plans to extend eligibility of spring sports athletesUNDATED (AP) — The NCAA is planning to extend the eligibility of athletes on spring sports teams by one year to make up for the season lost to the new coronavirus. The details of how the extra eligibility will work are still being ironed out. All three NCAA divisions would potentially allow another year for athletes in the 14 spring sports, which include baseball, softball, lacrosse and golf. The decision comes after the NCAA announced Thursday that its winter and spring championships would be canceled as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus. Some, but not all, conferences have announced that their spring sports teams would not continue their regular seasons. Semenya has refused to do so, calling the rules and the medical intervention required unfair and unethical.MLB-OBIT-COXTed Cox diesMIDWEST CITY, Okla. (AP) — Former major league infielder Ted Cox has died at 65.His son, Billy says Cox was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in November and died Wednesday at Hospice Quality Care in Midwest City, Oklahoma. Associated Press last_img read more

No. 11: Inexperience at center

first_img Published on July 17, 2015 at 8:00 am Contact Matt: | @matt_schneidman With Syracuse football training camp just a month away, The Daily Orange beat writers, Sam Blum, Jesse Dougherty, Matt Schneidman and Paul Schwedelson will reveal the top 15 preseason storylines with a new one every other day. Make sure to check and click here to see all the posts as we count down to camp.Even the presumed starter at center, a senior, hasn’t played the position in college. Rob Trudo will likely take the reins in front of Terrel Hunt and the three behind him have little to no in-game college experience at the position.In addition to the void at left tackle left by Sean Hickey’s graduation, there was also one at center, another position on the SU offensive line looking for stability this season.After John Miller’s graduation, the Orange was left looking for substitutes — a common theme both last season and this upcoming one on a hampered offensive line.Last year, Trudo started nine games at right guard and two at left. He’ll move between the two, leading a group that includes junior Jason Emerich, junior Kendall Moore and sophomore Donnie Foster.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEmerich started two games last year, Foster didn’t play in any and Moore is transitioning to the position from tight end. Trudo was injured for part of spring practice and had a class schedule that conflicted with practice time, so he didn’t get the maximum reps at the spot.Still, expect Trudo to be under center unless he gets hurt, with Emerich as a viable second option for an embattled Syracuse rushing attack. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more