‘#PapuanLivesMatter’: George Floyd’s death hits close to home in Indonesia

first_imgWhile being far from the central government’s reach at home, many native Papuans have to put up with discrimination against their skin color and stereotypes while searching for a better life in other cities.Some students previously told The Jakarta Post that they faced rejection by landlords when looking for rooming houses to rent only because they were Papuans, while others had to endure racial slurs. In other circumstances, such as when engaging in peaceful rallies to voice their political aspirations, many Papuans have reportedly faced physical intimidation and brutality by law enforcement personnel.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has tried to reach out more with his development and infrastructure approach but critics and activists argued that Jakarta continues to fail in addressing human rights issues and the repression against their freedom of expression.On Sunday, Indonesian human rights lawyer Veronica Koman and two native Papuans held an online discussion on how the #BlackLivesMatter campaign had echoed the Papuan movement against the long-standing racism and injustice they felt in Indonesian society.They agreed that the string of protests against Floyd’s death were similar to what happened in Papua last year — when thousands rallied against racism after a Papuan student was called a “monkey” by security personnel in Surabaya, East Java. “Dialogue to advocate for Papua-related issues is not enough. Unlike the Floyd case, racism in Papua continues because the public lacks knowledge of it,” said one of the speakers, Mikael Kudiai.Cisco Mofu, another speaker, called for other Indonesians to open their minds and listen to the aspirations of Papuans and be willing to “criticize the state for its mistakes”.Read also: Internet ban during Papua antiracist unrest ruled unlawfulIn a statement to the Post, Veronica said it was time to raise awareness among the public, as people outside the activist circle, including celebrities and influencers, had also reached out for discussion.Actress Hannah Al Rashid, for instance, is among those who have amplified such discussion and called for people to actively listen instead of making assumptions about the issue through her Twitter account.”Let’s start speaking up for Papua. The government has been able to perpetuate impunity in Papua because the people haven’t spoken out. We do need your voices but please be mindful in amplifying Papuan voices,” Veronica said.Many internet users have also geared up to help disseminate information on issues surrounding Papua and shared links for people to sign petitions and donate to various causes to help Papuan people. Young initiators, through online media platform Kudeta Mag, were among those who compiled the links and reading material on the website weneedtotalkaboutpapua.carrd.co.”It should be our responsibility as Indonesians to feel obligated to understand our own country,” Kudeta Mag chief editor Jordinna Joaquin told the Post, “We need to talk, have these conversations, donate whenever and whatever we can and demand justice where it’s needed.”Amnesty International Indonesia also called on the government to take a strong stand against systemic racism by guaranteeing Papuan rights to freedom of expression and stopping all forms of violence against those who peacefully express their opinions.“The killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis must be a reminder that discrimination and intimidation also happens to native Papuans in Indonesia, and most of the cases have yet to be resolved,” executive director Usman Hamid said on Wednesday.The rights group also urged the authority to immediately release 51 Papuan prisoners of conscience. “They do not deserve to be in jail because they did not commit any crimes. Justice must be upheld,” Usman said. Topics : As the death of George Floyd, an African-American man who died while being arrested in the United States, sparks a global outcry, Indonesian rights advocates and young people have stepped forward to remind fellow citizens that racism has long been an issue at home as well. The scene of Floyd being restrained by a cop employing a knee-to-neck hold is familiar for some, who compared the incident to the 2016 case of Obby Kogoya, a Papuan man whose head was reportedly stepped on by the police before he was arrested during the siege of a Papuan student dormitory in Yogyakarta.The hashtag #BlackLivesMatter, which has accompanied a call for street rallies worldwide, has since been adapted into #PapuanLivesMatter, with many turning to social media to urge Indonesians to also speak up against the racial discrimination and violence that Papuans have long endured.center_img “Many Indonesians support the hashtag #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd to denounce the actions of the American police over racial discrimination against black people. This is inversely proportional to when Papuans are racially abused,” Papuan activist Rico Tude tweeted on Tuesday.Rico, who writes for Papuan media platform suarapapua.com, criticized the “double standards” of Indonesians in addressing the issue of racism abroad and at home, saying some might fear the risk of discussing sensitive topics related to Papua or lamented the history of Papuan political attitudes.“Some people think that the racism experienced by Papuan people is a logical consequence that must be accepted by those who are considered separatists,” said Rico, who is also the spokesman for the Indonesian People’s Front for West Papua (FRI-WP).Read also: Global fight against racism: Papuan lives also matterlast_img read more

US-PH ties still ‘perfect’ amid ban on De Lima jailers – DFA

first_img Trump has signed into law the 2020 national budget, which includes the Department of State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations Bill 2020 where a clause banning Philippine officials who detained De Lima is included. “(It’s) perfect… that’s the legislative branch. The same in Europe, sometimes the legislative branch in the European Parliament says something against us,” Locsin said in an interview. US Democrat Senators Dick Durbin and Patrick Leahy were behind the inclusion of the provision on banning De Lima’s jailers in the US government’s spending package. He added that any country has the right to ban foreign nationals from its borders, but insisted that the opposition senator’s detention over illegal drug trade is legal as said by the Supreme Court. Foreign Affairs Secretary TeodoroLocsin, Jr. on Wednesday categorized as “perfect” the relationshipbetween the two countries and the controversial US Senate resolution willnot change it.center_img De Lima has been detained since February 2017 at the Philippine National Police Custodial Center in Camp Crame, Quezon City over allegations that she let the illegal drug trade to proliferate inside the New Bilibid Prison. She has repeatedly denied the charges./PN MANILA – The United States and thePhilippines still have amicable ties despite the possible travel ban onFilipino officials and a US Senate resolution condemning the government overthe detention of Sen. Leila de Lima. “Read the (US) resolution, the resolution says we are giving authority to the executive branch to look into these people who may have been responsible for the illegal detention of de Lima. My answer is, illegal? Who said it’s illegal? The Supreme Court said no, it’s legal, so who would you believe?” he said.last_img read more

Daniel M. Shera age, 70

first_imgDaniel M. Shera, 70, of Connersville passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at home.He was born September 13, 1945, in Connersville, one of three children of Maurice “Jack” and Martha Rowland Shera. He grew up in Laurel and was a 1963 graduate of Laurel High School.Beginning in 1964, he was employed at Philco-Ford and its successors, retiring with 42 years of service.A veteran of the U. S. Army, he served in Vietnam from May 1966 until May 1967 and was honorably discharged from the U. S. Army on October 31, 1967.On May 20, 1967, he was married in Laurel to Loretta Davison. Mrs. Shera survives.He was a member of the Reginald Fisher Post #1, American Legion of Connersville. He grew up on the farm and always enjoyed farming.Survivors besides his wife include two daughters, Laura Frondorf and husband, Todd, of West Harrison, IN and Karen Gardner and husband, Kevin, of Greenfield, IN; three grandchildren, Nate Frondorf, Nora Gardner and Claire Gardner; a brother, Lt. Col (ret) James H. Shera and wife, Janice, of Altus, OK; and a sister, Barbara J. Dishman and husband William “Jay”, of Laurel; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.He was preceded in death by his parents; and a beloved grandson, Will Frondorf.Funeral services will be conducted by Pastor Rudy Allen at 10 AM, Monday, June 13, 2016 in Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home, where friends may call from 4 until 8 PM Sunday.Burial with military rites conducted by the Fayette County Veterans Council will be in Laurel North Cemetery.Memorial contributions may be made to the Franklin County Community Foundation Will Frondorf Memorial Scholarship Fund.Friends may also visit anytime online at millermosterrobbins.com.last_img read more

Everton appoint interim coach

first_imgRelatedPosts Fulham keen on Lookman loan deal EPL: Calvert-Lewin treble fires Everton past West Brom EPL: Everton set to compound West Brom woes Duncan Ferguson has been placed in temporary charge of Everton as the club’s board begin their latest search for a manager after sacking Marco Silva.The Portuguese had been under intense pressure since a home defeat by Norwich on November 23 and that was followed by losses against Leicester and, on Wednesday, a 5-2 hammering by Liverpool that proved the final straw.Reports emerged on Thursday morning that the patience of majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri and the board had finally run out and the axe came down shortly after 7pm.A statement from Everton read: “Everton Football Club can confirm that manager Marco Silva has left the club.“Majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri, chairman Bill Kenwright and the board of directors would like to thank Marco for his service over the last 18 months and wish him well for the future.“Duncan Ferguson has taken temporary charge of the first team and will manage the side for the game against Chelsea on Saturday.“The club aims to confirm a new permanent manager as swiftly as possible.”Silva leaves with Everton in the relegation zone and with matches against Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal to come before Christmas.Former manager David Moyes, potentially in association with ex-player Tim Cahill, appears to be the front-runner for a permanent return to the club he left for Manchester United in 2013 but his name is not universally popular with fans.Recently-departed former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino and former Everton midfielder Mikel Arteta, who is on Manchester City’s coaching staff, have also been cited as potential candidates.Tags: Duncan FergusonEvertonMarco Silvalast_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press the NHL Players’ Association’s executive board is voting on a 24-team playoff proposal as they return to play format. Results of the vote could be in as soon as Friday night.Under the proposal plan, the top four teams in each of the Eastern and Western Conferences would play each other for seeding while the remaining 16 teams face off in a best-of-five series play-in round to set the final 16. That would mean byes for Boston, Tampa Bay, Washington and Philadelphia in the East and defending champion St. Louis, Colorado, Vegas and Dallas in West.Even if the executive board votes to approve the format, the league and players union still need to negotiate other details, including health and safety protocols. But the format is a substantial piece of the return to play puzzle to award the Stanley Cup this season.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— Some Louisville football and basketball players will return to campus Wednesday in a phased approach and begin voluntary workouts in early June. The first phase of 30 football players and 15 men’s and women’s basketball players will arrive next week after being instructed on safety protocols. Testing and physicals will begin June 3, with voluntary training not directed by coaching staffs to begin five days later. Loughlin, Giannulli to serve prison time for college scamBOSTON (AP) — Court papers show actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, have agreed to plead guilty to charges that will include prison time in the college admissions bribery case.Loughlin has agreed to serve two months behind bars and Giannulli has accepted a five-month sentence under the deal, which must be approved by the judge. They will plead guilty to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud. Prosecutors agreed to dismiss charges of money laundering and federal programs bribery that were added after the case was filed. An attorney for the couple declined to comment.Loughlin and Giannulli were accused of paying $500,000 in bribes to get their daughters into the University of Southern California as crew team recruits.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson receiver Justyn Ross will have shoulder surgery next month to alleviate an issue that cropped up during the team’s spring workouts in March.Ross led the Tigers with 66 catches last season that went for 865 yards and eight touchdowns. He had 1,000 yards receiving as a freshman, highlighting his season with a 74-yard TD in the national championship win over Alabama.The Alabama native is considered a first-round NFL draft pick in 2021 should he choose to forego his final year in college.VANDERBILT-ATHLETIC DIRECTORVanderbilt’s Lee becomes 1st black woman AD in SEC NFL looks at adding “booth umpire” and tech adviser for refsUNDATED (AP) — The NFL is considering adding a “booth umpire” and a senior technology adviser to the referee to assist the officiating crew.The league also is looking at other rule changes, including an alternative to the onside kick.NFL clubs received a list of potential rules changes on Thursday. Owners will vote on the proposals at the upcoming league meeting to be held by video conference on May 28. If owners don’t approve adding a booth umpire and/or a senior technology adviser, the league could test a version of both rules in the preseason for possible future implementation.The proposal that would give teams another option instead of an onside kick permits a team to maintain possession of the ball after a score by substituting one offensive play. The kicking team would attempt a fourth-and-15 from its 25-yard line. This could be done a maximum of two times per game. Onside kicks have become infrequent and rarely successful since the NFL changed rules on alignments for kickoffs. — Indiana University hopes to have some student-athletes back by mid-June. President Michael McRobbie posted a 22-page plan on his web site to reopen the university in stages, which includes the return of at least a percentage of all students this fall. The release comes one day after the NCAA approved a measure to lift the moratorium on voluntary workouts for football and men’s and women’s basketball players.— East Carolina University is eliminating its men’s and women’s tennis and swimming and diving programs to help reduce a $4.9 million budget deficit created by the pandemic. The move affects 68 student-athletes and nine coaches and reduces ECU’s sponsored sports from 20 to 16, including nine for women. The NCAA requires Division I FBS schools to carry minimums of 16 sports, eight for women.— IndyCar has altered its schedule again amid the coronavirus pandemic, cancelling the June 27 race at Richmond and the July 12 street course event in Toronto. The open-wheel series is slated to finally begin June 6 at Texas Motor Speedway, but its next event won’t be held until July 4 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The race scheduled for June 21 at Road America in Wisconsin has been changed to a doubleheader on July 11-12.— Golf Digest is reporting the European Tour hopes to resume its season in England the first weekend in August as part of a four-tournament “bubble” in the UK. The magazine cited sources as saying the British Masters would be followed by two tournaments in England and one in Wales at Celtic Manor for 1 million euros ($1.1 million) in prize money. The European Tour has postponed nine tournaments and canceled eight others on its schedule because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a memo, the European Tour says priority rankings will stay the same for 2021 and there will not be Q-school.— Little League has released a set of “best practice” guidelines it believes would allow baseball and softball to be played safely after local authorities give the groups the all-clear to return to play. The recommendations include eliminating all non-essential contact and banning the postgame handshake line in favor of lining up along the respective baselines and tipping your cap to the opponent. All players should wear masks while in the dugout and coaches and volunteers should wear masks and protective medical gloves at all times. Union makes counterproposal to ownersUNDATED (AP) — The Major League Baseball Players Association has given management a wide-ranging response to a 67-page proposed set of protocols for a season to be played during the coronavirus pandemic.The union says it addressed protections for high-risk players, access to pre- and postgame therapies, testing frequency, protocols for positive tests, in-stadium medical personnel and sanitization procedures.Players viewed many of the concepts in the original draft submitted last week as over-the-top, such as arriving in uniform at the ballparks, a prohibition on them leaving without team permission and a ban on guests other than immediate family members.Players also objected to a ban on the use of showers and hydrotherapy. Associated Press The union wants more frequent testing than management’s proposed “multiple times per week.”MLB is expected to make an economic proposal to the union within a few days.Also around the majors:— The Cubs and Pirates are making tough financial decisions concerning their front office staff with the major league season still on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. A person with direct knowledge of the situation says the Cubs are instituting pay cuts based on compensation, but there will be no furloughs through the end of June. The Pirates announced today that they are instituting furloughs for several employees in business operations beginning on June 1. The Cardinals and Twins have informed their employees there won’t be any pays cuts or furloughs through the end of JuneNFL-NEWScenter_img NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt has removed the interim title and made Candice Storey Lee the first woman to run a Southeastern Conference athletics program.Lee is one of only five women and the second black woman in charge of a Power Five program. Incoming chancellor Daniel Diermeier said Lee is the “living embodiment” of the university’s values and aspirations.The 41-year-old Lee is a former Commodores basketball captain. She took over as interim athletic director on Feb. 4 when Malcolm Turner resigned after one year on the job.HALL OF FAME-YOUTH SUMMITHall of Famers reach out to youth with messages of strength Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNHLPA voting on 24-team playoffUNDATED (AP) — The NHL is taking a major step toward formulating the remainder of their season. In other NFL news:— An NFL player is suing United Airlines, saying he was harassed and sexually assaulted by an intoxicated female passenger on a red-eye flight in February. The player said in a lawsuit that soon after boarding the cross-country flight, a woman sitting in the same row confronted him over his face mask, ripped it off the and groped him. The NFL player and a companion who joined the lawsuit were not named. United confirms there was some sort of incident and a passenger was moved to a different seat but says it won’t comment further.— Tom Brady’s journey to each of his nine Super Bowls with the New England Patriots will be the subject of an ESPN series released in 2021. Titled “The Man in the Arena: Tom Brady,” the nine-episode series will include a look from Brady’s perspective at his six NFL titles and three Super Bowl defeats.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-CLEMSON-ROSSSurgery for Clemson WR Ross BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Four-time Grand Slam singles champion Ashley Cooper has died at age 83.Tennis Australia says Cooper died after a long illness.Cooper won four Grand Slam singles and four Grand Slam doubles titles in the amateur era. His only loss in the Grand Slams in 1958 came in the semifinals at the French championships.Cooper led Australia’s Davis Cup team to victory over the United States to retain the title in 1957.  He turned pro but a back injury ended his career in 1959 and he returned to Brisbane, Australia, to run a business and work in tennis administration.COLLEGE ADMISSIONS-BRIBERY UNDATED (AP) — The Pro Football Hall of Fame will have three members livestream a session Friday with Ohio youngsters as part of its Strong Youth Strong Community program.Anthony Munoz, Aeneas Williams and Darrell Green, plus Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, will connect with the middle school and high school students in conjunction with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and Buckeye Health Plan, a division of Centene Corp.The idea is simple: relaying and emphasizing the tenets of the Hall of Fame’s mission to the youngsters.OBIT-COOPER4-time Grand Slam singles champion Ashley Cooper dies at 83 May 22, 2020 — Boxing promoter Bob Arum says he plans to stage a card of five fights on June 9 at the MGM Grand, the first of a series of fights over the next two months at the Las Vegas hotel. A second fight card will be held two nights later, kicking off twice weekly shows at the hotel in June and July. No fans will be allowed, and Arum said fighters and everyone else will be tested at least twice during fight week for the new coronavirus.— Horse racing’s National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame has canceled its induction ceremony in August because of health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Hall of Fame ceremony was scheduled for Friday, Aug. 7. This year’s class will be inducted with next year’s group.— The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee is eliminating 51 positions and furloughing 33 more as part of a dramatic cut in staffing. The move is designed to trim up to 20% of its budget to respond to shortfalls caused by the coronavirus pandemic. CEO Sarah Hirshland wrote in a letter sent to Olympic stakeholders that 32 employees had been offered different roles in the organization, setting up the possibility that not all the eliminated or furloughed positions will result in a temporary or permanently lost jobs.— Swimming’s governing body has postponed the short course world championships for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic. FINA (FEE’-nuh) says the championships scheduled for December in Abu Dhabi will now be staged Dec. 13-18, 2021, in the United Arab Emirates because of the “the uncertainty related with the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide.”MLB-NEWSlast_img read more

Skaneateles girls indoor track second at sectional B-2 meet

first_imgSarah Tallerico finished third in the 1,000-meter run in 3:12.16 and third in the 1,500-meter run in 5:10.08, with Lillian Coleman fourth in the 600-meter run in 1:47.98. Sharla Dart had a fifth-place shot put toss of 30’2 3/4″.Skaneateles had its boys team dominate the distance races, starting with Joe Norris going 2:44.74 to prevail in the 1,000 as Tony DiRubbo finished sixth in 2:58.64.Matt Persampieri won the 1,600-meter run, going 4:48.34, with Norris fourth in 4:57.69 and Will Girzadas seventh. Persampieri also got third place in the 3,200-meter run as Caleb Bender finished second in 9:37.97, just behind the 9:34.22 from Adirondack’s Tyler Fauvelle.Ben Euto threw the shot put 38’6 1/2″, second by one inch to Cazenovia’s Gordan Wester (38’7 1/2″). Emil Sander was fifth in the 55 sprint in 6.98 seconds, adding a fifth in the long jump (18’7 1/2″) as Payton Sweet finished sixth in the weight throw.J-E had some success, too, seeing Derek Quigley, Lee Jewell, Sean Dristle and Kenny Williams record a time of 8:44.79 in the 4×800 relay as Skaneateles had Bender, Persampieri, Norris and DiRubbo finish second in 8:50.41.Quigley, WIlliams, Michael Bennick and Zach Barber went 3:49.88 to finish second in the 4×400 relay, this before Williams was second in the 600 in 1:28.05, one second behind the 1:27.05 from Cazenovia’s Andrew Kent, and Barber had a second-place long jump of 19’8″.Colin Jewsbury earned fourth place in the 1,600-meter run in 4:54.31. Sean Dristle was fourth in the 3,200 in 10:14.77, with Lee Jewell in fifth place as Tyler Spencer got sixth in the shot putThe girls Eagles had a win in the 4×800, with Vassianna Klock, Coral Uhle, Olivia Bennett and Lauren Fichter going 10:29.46 to beat out a field that included Skaneateles taking third in 10:51.60.Vassianna Klock earn second place in the 600 in 1:42.92 behind Clinton’s Madison Luke (1:39.80), while Coral Uhle took fourth in the 1,000 in 3:15.26 and Kyra White was fifth in the 55 hurdles and Tatianna Parkolap fifth in the high jump.As for the Marcellus girls, it got 41 points and finished fifth in B-2. This included a third-place showing in the 4×200 as Emma Roseboom, Delaney Manahan, Brielle McShane and Kaitlyn Worden posted a time of 1:58.81.Sophia Shaw, clearing 4’8″, gained third place in the high jump, with Anella Bolster earning third place in the triple jump by going 31’8 3/4″, just ahead of teammate Lauren Meyers (31’6″) in fourth place.Also, Bolster finished third in the 3,000-meter run in 11:27.58, with Manahan fourth in the 300 in 45.24 seconds, McShane fifth in the 600 and Meyers sixth in the 55 hurdles. The Mustangs were fourth in the 4×400 in 4:33.72 and fifth in the 4×800, with Ellie Mahoney seventh in the shot put.arcellus had 25 points to tie for sixth place in the boys B-2 meet, seeing Kevin Donath, Mason Grieb, Ryan White and Jonah Kwasnowski get second place in the 4×200 in 1:40.79, trailing only Cazenovia’s winning 1:39.46 as Skaneateles (1:42.56) was fifth.The Mustangs were fourth in the 4×400 in 3:53.99 and fifth in the 4×800 as Peter McCaffrey went 39’4″ in the triple jump to finish fourth, augmenting his sixth-place finish in the long jump. Donath finished fifth in the 600 and Kwasnowski fifth in the 55 hurdles. White finished sixth in the 300. The latest alignment for Section III Class B indoor track and field brought Skaneateles, Jordan-Elbridge and Marcellus together in the B-2 division, and they battled each other Saturday for championship honors at SRC Arena.With 90 points, the girls Lakers finished second as Clinton (134 points) took the top spot. Skaneateles also had its boys team finish third behind Cazenovia and Clinton, earning 62 points as J-E was fourth with 59 points.Emme Conan took charge in the girls sprints for Skaneateles, beating the field in the 55-meter dash in 7.47 seconds to the 7.54 from Altmar-Parish-Williamstown’s Isabella Scott (7.54). Moving to the 300-meter dash, Conan’s time of 43.62 seconds beat Cazenovia’s Savannah Johnson (44.66) by more than a second. To cap it off, Emme Conan, Grace Conan, Tess Peterson and Eva Vitsaxaki won the 4×200 relay in 1:51.37 to Cazenovia’s 1:52.56.In the triple jump, Peterson prevailed by going 34’1 1/4″, nearly two feet ahead of Clinton’s Savarrah Sojda (32’5 1/4″). Peterson cleared 4’8″ to finish second in the high jump, with Vitsaxaki third in the long jump, going 14’6 1/2″.Reagan Evans won for Skaneateles in the weight throw, her top attempt of 36 feet 1/2 inch ahead of the 34’7″ from South Jefferson’s Hannah Mills. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: indoor trackJ-EMarcellusskaneateleslast_img read more

Frank Howard emerges as stable backup option at point guard

first_img Related Stories Mike Hopkins coaches his first game: ‘That was pretty surreal’Georgetown bigs outmuscle No. 14 Syracuse in 79-72 winFrank Howard leans on basketball IQ to pave way to SyracuseFast reaction: 3 quick takeaways from Syracuse’s 79-72 loss to GeorgetownSyracuse community reacts to loss against former Big East rival Georgetown Facebook Twitter Google+ WASHINGTON, D.C. — Syracuse’s biggest run of the game came midway through the second half and was capped off when Frank Howard created a steal and drove hard, coast-to-coast, forcing a layup that Tyler Roberson needed to rebound and score on.Georgetown’s lead had shrunk from 19 to 12 in 75 seconds. And it all happened with the seldom-used point guard running the offense.“I’m happy I could play more,” Howard, a freshman, said. “I want to continue to give good minutes, no matter how many it is. Just always be ready to contribute to the team.”Howard finished just 2-of-8 from the field and had four rebounds and two assists in No. 14 Syracuse’s (6-2) 79-72 loss to Georgetown (4-3) on Saturday. He came in for two minutes in the first half but played 11 in the second, establishing himself — at least for the moment — as the primary backup option at the point.He was aggressive on offense, air-balling a running hook shot. But he showed ability in his first real chance to impact a game this season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It’s a tough game to get your most minutes in,” Trevor Cooney said. “I’m definitely proud of the way he played. He created plays for others, got in the lane, did really good things, played great defense.”Syracuse interim head coach Mike Hopkins said the spike in minutes wasn’t an indication of how the depth chart will shake out in the future. Kaleb Joseph played just in the first half and didn’t record a single statistic in three minutes. The two will continue to battle for minutes.But Howard showed that the battle was real for the first time this season. He scored on a rebound off an air-balled 3 to cut Georgetown’s lead to 15 seven minutes into the second half. His second score came off a turnover as the game felt out of reach with under a minute to go in the second half.With Joseph’s inconsistent play and minutes off the bench, Howard executed on his chance to be the SU point guard.“Frank had good minutes,” starting point guard Michael Gbinije said. “He came in and was aggressive. He did a good job of getting in the lane and making plays for us.” Commentscenter_img Published on December 5, 2015 at 6:22 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3last_img read more

Best season in Syracuse tennis history ends against No. 1 Florida in 2nd round of NCAA tournament

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ The best season in Syracuse history came to an end Saturday with a 4-0 defeat to top-seeded Florida. The 25-ranked Orange (15-9, 7-7 Atlantic Coast) reached the NCAA tournament for the first time in program history and won its first-round match against Georgia State on Saturday before the Gators (23-2, 13-0 Southeast Conference) put a dominant end to the run.Syracuse and Florida did not finish the final three singles games.“It’s been a tremendous year,” Syracuse head coach Younes Limam told Cuse.com. “This team showed so much fight and perseverance all season long and they will be remembered forever as the first SU tennis team that made the NCAA tournament and reached the round of 32.”Florida started the day by winning two of three doubles games in convincing fashion. The Orange’s duo of Nicole Mitchell and Maria Tritou lost 6-1 and Syracuse’s top doubles team for much of the year, Gabriella Knutson and Valeria Salazar, lost 6-3.Knutson and Salazar had won six straight doubles games coming into the tournament before losing both of their tournament games.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnna Shkudun and Dina Hegab were up 4-3 in their doubles game, but did not finish once Florida secured the doubles point to go up 1-0 in the match.Florida’s dominance carried into singles as the Gators won three straight games.First, Hegab lost her match in two sets 6-2, 6-0 to put Florida up 2-0. Then Libi Mesh lost her singles match 6-1, 6-2 to put Florida up 3-0.Tritou lost her first set, 6-2, and a back-and-forth second set against Florida’s Kourtney Keegan, 6-3, to end the game.Tritou started the year out hot winning six of her first seven games, but she lost her final seven games in 14 straight sets.The match was called after Tritou’s loss. Shkudun, Knuston and Salazar did not finish their games.The doubles pair of Knutson and Salazar will compete in the NCAA doubles tournament, which runs May 25-30 at the Case Tennis Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Shkudun was selected as an alternate for the singles tournament. Comments Published on May 14, 2016 at 7:18 pm Contact Jake: jafalk@syr.edulast_img read more

First period update: Wisconsin down 2-1 against No.1 Minnesota

first_imgAfter one period of play in LaBahn Arena, No.1 Minnesota leads No. 8 Wisconsin 2-1.The Golden Gophers struck first Sunday just seven minutes into the game on an unassisted goal by senior forward Becky Kortum.11 minutes into the first period, UM was called for interference giving UW their second power play of the game.Wisconsin was able convert their power play with a goal by junior forward Madison Packer on an assist by senior defenseman Saige Pacholok tying the game at 1-1 and giving the Badgers their first goal of the series.With just over three minutes left in the first, Minnesota was able to regain the lead on a goal by freshman forward Hannah Brandt giving her 25 goals on the season and her second of the series.After one period of play UM outshot UW 11-9 and Minnesota racked up two penalties while Wisconsin was booked for one.last_img read more

Women’s soccer takes on Georgia, Auburn

first_imgBrian Ji | Daily TrojanSuperstar scorer · Senior midfielder Morgan Andrews led USC with 12 goals last season, earning a spot on the MAC Hermann watchlist.The women’s soccer team is taking a trip to the South this weekend to face off against the University of Georgia and No. 12 Auburn University in the Auburn Soccer Classic. The Trojans enter this weekend with a 1-2 record in non-friendly competition. They’ll face an important opponent in their second game of the tournament against Auburn, a team known for pressing the attack and forcing mistakes on defense. Auburn will bring an impressive own set of offensive firepower, fueled by senior attacking midfielder Casie Ramsier, who was named to a list of 36 players on the MAC Hermann Watch List in July. “These are two highly skilled teams that we’re facing [this weekend],” head coach Keidane McAlpine said. “SEC teams will run at you. They’re very athletic and it’s going to give us a challenge.”But the Trojan lineup is equally stacked with praiseworthy players. Senior defender Kayla Mills and senior midfielder Morgan Andrews were also named as potential MAC Hermann recipients, making USC one of seven schools to boast multiple players on the list. And a new influx of freshman strikers such as Taylor McMorrow is adding new life to an offense that struggled to connect last year.Last season’s main difficulties came from a lack of finishing. Although the Trojans often dominated possession through solid defensive and midfield play, the front line struggled to convert offensive opportunities into points. This led to a style of offense that didn’t pressure defensive backs as much as McAlpine wanted.“In the past, teams weren’t as concerned with our front line and the pressure they could bring,” McAlpine said. “Last year, we were a team built on defense.”This year’s pace of attack is much more of his speed, with a mix of experienced and fresh strikers to create more pressure in the front line. Now, the main focus for McAlpine has shifted toward cementing a backline that has seen a great deal of transition since last season. The team started this season off balance, dropping two games to Santa Clara and Long Beach State in between dominating victories in exhibition games against Air Force and Beijing General. With a top 25 ranking and a Sweet Sixteen finish from last season, it was an unexpected way to kick off the year.After an up-and-down start the year, the Trojans needed a win against No. 20 Pepperdine — and the front line delivered. An early penalty kick followed by two more goals in the first half was enough for the win, and McAlpine felt that his team gained a necessary boost in confidence following the 3-0 win. He looks forward to the weekend’s tournament with the expectation that both games will provide both a challenge and an opportunity for his team to make adjustments as they head into the regular season.“They’re feeling good,” McAlpine said. “They’re definitely smiling a lot more during practice. I think everyone collectively made the decision to step up. They pulled together and locked in and the energy has been great since then. They’re ready to have fun this weekend.”last_img read more