Syracuse senior Gosia Wlaszczuk set the ball high for fellow senior Silvi Uattara. The tall hitter strode up and pounded the ball hard into the floor, turning to her teammates as the crowd went wild. The Pittsburgh frontline dropped their heads, and Pittsburgh libero Angela Seman laid sprawled on the ground.This shot — a lofting set from Wlaszczuk, followed by a resounding kill from an SU hitter — has been all too common of a sight for opposing teams this season. The Orange ranks 12th in the Atlantic Coast Conference in kills, and many can be traced back to Wlaszczuk.Friday night was no different.The Orange setter tallied 40 assists, but it wasn’t enough for Syracuse (12-4, 3-2 ACC), as it fell, 3-1, against the Panthers (13-4, 3-2). Many of the assists went in the direction of freshman Santita Ebangwese, one of SU’s top offensive powers so far in 2015. Ebangwese finished with nine kills.“I know that (Gosia) is really consistent, and when I call for the ball, I know it’s going to be there,” Ebangwese said, “And I can choose to make good decisions (with it).”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWlaszczuk was active early, shifting from the frontline to the back mid-play.At one point in the second set, the versatile senior launched a serve over the net, and within seconds was back in position, lofting a set to senior Monika Salkute, who sent home the kill.“I’m glad all of my hitters were on the high level today,” Wlaszczuk said, “I have to see my hitters when they have a hot hand.”The senior reached the 1,000 career assist mark in the UConn Invitational at the beginning of the season, and has been focusing on her consistency throughout the 2015 campaign.One of the key consistencies in her game has been spreading the ball to her teammates.For the entirety of the four-set match, Wlaszczuk piled on the assists, handing them out to each of her hitters. The Orange finished with 43 kills, spread over six hitters.“After every set, I try to look at the numbers,” Wlaszczuk said, “I’m trying to hit my hitters equally.”Uaatra saw her third 10-plus kill game in the last four, ending with 12 total.In the third set, the Orange pushed a comeback, led by a number of key sets from Wlaszczuk. But it never fully materialized for SU, as the Panthers took the set after a brief timeout.Wlaszczuk tallied her 40th and final assist late in the fourth set.In the end, the Orange was unable to find its footing against the Panthers, dropping its second ACC game of the season. However, the consistency from Wlaszczuk and her leadership on the court couldn’t be undermined by head coach Leonid Yelin.“I always compare it to football,” Yelin said, “Without a quarterback, even with a great offense, you have no team.” Comments Published on October 9, 2015 at 10:40 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+
They will be trying to stop St Kierans of Kilkenny from making it 4 Croke Cup victories in a row.Our Lady’s have lifted the trophy just once before in 1978 while the Kilkenny outfit have won it a record 21 times.Templemore manager Tom Byrnes says he and coach Noelie Fogarty have been encouraging the players to look on this as just another game in a bid to keep nerves at bay. Throw in is at 4 o’clock this afternoon in Semple Stadium and Tipp FM will have live coverage in association with Boomerang Horse and Country Store, Dublin Road, Thurles.
In the derby encounter of the 21st round of the Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Siroki Brijeg and Borac from Banja Luka, played a match without goals at the stadium Pecara.Siroki Bijeg is on the right way to win a new title of the champion of BiH, but results in the last two rounds could stop them in achieving that goal.Olimpic and Velez played at the stadium Otoka in Sarajevo, and the guest from Sarajevo won three points thanks to Muharemovic, who scored a goal from the free kick in the 35th minute.Zeljeznicar won three points against Drina from Zvornik at the stadium Grbavica. Payers of Zeljeznicar scored two goals in the first half and scorers were Beganovic in the 31st minute and Bogdanovic in the 35th minute of the match.The defender of the champion title, Zrinjski, defeated Sloboda in Mostar with the result of 1:0. Scepanovic scored the only goal in that match in the 73rd minute.Celik defeated Mladost at the stadium Bilino Polje, with the goal of Dedic in the 60th minute, while Slavija was better than Zvijezda from Gradacac with a result of 2:1.(Source: sutra.ba)
Who is the Wealdstone Raider?If you don’t know, what planet have you been visiting? But even if you do know, do you really know the Wealdstone Raider?talkSPORT caught up with the online football fan phenomenon himself so you can see the man as you’ve never seen him before.More importantly, we found out if Roy Keane wanted some, would the Raider give it ‘im?Plus, who does he think he could ‘deal with’ in the Premier League today?And he reveals why you should help him beat Simon Cowell to the 2014 Christmas number one.So check out the video above, buy his song ‘Got No Fans’ here and if you’re still none the wiser as to who the Wealdstone Raider is, take a look at the original video and the best Raider Vines here.For loads of entertaining sports videos, check out youtube.com/talksport
Fulham youngster Buomesca Tué Na Bangna, known as Mesca, is set to feature against his former side Chelsea in an Under-21 match at Craven Cottage this evening.The 19-year-old has been sidelined since suffering a knee injury in September but has been given the green light to return to action.“Mesca will be involved for the first time after a big injury. I am ever so happy he can start for us,” said Fulham manager Martin Jol.“The main thing is for him to stay fit and strong. He tells me he feels stronger than before and I believe him.“He’s an exciting talent. He’s got everything to be a big player for us.”Kerim Frei will also be involved after recovering from a pelvic injury.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
16 April 2014 The City of Johannesburg plans to install 1 000 wi-fi hotspots throughout the city by 2016, executive mayor Parks Tau said on Monday. The city had spent R1-billion on the broadband network and was now working on access points for the citizens to enjoy the connectivity, Tau said during his state of the city address in Orlando, Soweto. Thirty-five libraries will be connected by June and all 85 libraries in the city will have free internet access by the end of 2014, the mayor said. “The broadband network will significantly increase access through our libraries to the internet, including open online courses.” Tau promised that the roll out would be completed before the end of his five-year mayoral term in 2016.Training “Wi-Fi has gone live from today, right here, as we speak, in the Orlando Communal Hall, and at the following nine Rea Vaya stations: Orlando Stadium and police station, Soccer City, Noordgesig, Joburg Theatre, Park Station, Art Gallery, Carlton Centre and Fashion Square,” he said. The city would train 1 000 students a year in its ICT operations to work in communities to help introduce the latest technology to residents, Tau said. This would ensure that even people who were not tech-savvy would also benefit. A partnership with the University of Witwatersrand was being established to develop the Tshimologong Precinct in Braamfontein, which will focus on information technology innovation and small, medium and micro enterprise incubation. Green transport The mayor also said Johannesburg planned to expand its dual-fuel Metrobus fleet and would help to grow the bio crops used to produce the fuel. Around 150 new buses using dual fuel would be purchased in the coming year. An additional 30 would be converted to run on a mixture of compressed natural gas and diesel, Tau said. The buses are “significantly cleaner” than the diesel versions, emitting 90% less carbon into the environment. Tau said the biogas fuel would sourced from a range of natural products, including grass cut by City Parks, bio waste from the Fresh Produce Market, as well as from bio crops especially grown for this purpose. SAinfo reporter and Gauteng Provincial Government
Brand South Africa continues to leverage off the potentially positive role that can be played by South African diaspora through its Global South Africans (GSA) initiative. Through targeted engagements with Global South Africans, Brand South Africa has enlisted the talent, experience and credibility of South Africans in the diaspora and strengthened its network of citizens living and working abroad. Over the month of June, we reached out to GSAs in Paris, London and Washington DC, with the aim of encouraging social cohesion and nation brand advocacy among our fellow compatriots.GSA Activation “BRAAI and BAT”, ParisDuring a recent investment roadshow to Europe, Brand South Africa reached out to GSA’s based in France and established relations with South Africans in Paris (SAiP) who have spearheaded the establishment of Le Kraal Isibaya (LEKA), a French registered association based in Paris with the aim of addressing the South African community’s social needs and promoting projects within France. As part of Brand South Africa’s efforts to ensure continuity of engagements with GSAs globally, the organisation partnered with Le Kraal to host a GSA Activation “BRAAI and BAT” during Youth Month. This activation served to strengthen relations with GSAs as it enabled Brand South Africa to reach out to the broader GSA community based in Paris and surrounds thanks to the partnership with Le Kraal. South African Youth Day Celebrations, LondonIn the United Kingdom, Brand South Africa partnered with Kasiluv Entertainment to host the South African Youth Day Celebrations in London. This year’s celebrations were intended to mark not only Youth Day, but to also recognise and celebrate 25 years of South Africa’s democracy. The activation attracted families from across the country, and served to strengthen the identity and sense of belonging of the South African community living in the UK. GSA Network “Play Your Part” Event, Washington DCSouth Africans living and working in the Beltway Region of the USA were invited to attend a GSA network “Play Your Part” event in Washington DC in partnership with Embassy of South Africa. The theme for this event was guided not only by the key messages emanating from President Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation address, but was also driven by Brand South Arica’s mandate to communicate positive stories by tapping into South Africans in the diaspora as brand ambassadors. GSAs from Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia came to the event, and it is hoped that such events will continue to bring together Global South Africans of all races, gender and creed.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Ryan MartinNo change in our forecast pattern this morning, we still see more wet days than dry over the coming 10 days, and this unsettled pattern does not look like it comes to an end until late next week.Rains today are mostly a southern affair, but we have to watch east central and northeast Ohio for a little bit of northern movement through midday and early afternoon, allowing the spread of moisture that direction. We also think there is more rain around today, and we will bump our rain totals up a bit to a few hundredths to half an inch. Coverage will be 90% south of I-70, and 30% north. NW Ohio likely sees nothing today.Tomorrow is our first dry day for the state. We should see good sunshine and temps above normal.Moisture moves back into the state on Friday and lasts through Monday. Combined we see rain totals of .25”-1.25” over the entire state. Coverage on any given day will be likely 50-60% at best…but for the 4 day period, we all see rain on several occasions.Tuesday and Wednesday will be mostly dry, our second and third (also final) dry day of the 10day period the state. Our next wave shows up overnight Wednesday, the 23rd and hits most of Ohio through the 24th. That system brings .1”-.6” over the state, with coverage at 70% of the state.High pressure comes in behind that system for the 25th, and will bring several drier days in succesion. This will be needed to facilitate good dry down from this wet 10 day outlook. Temps will be normal to above normal through the next 9-10 days, but as the ahigh comes in, we may stay closer to normal, even though we see good sun. The map below is a look at 10 day cumulative totals. These are much more in line with our thoughts this time around.
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad Coach Chito Victolero, however, downplayed the Hotshots’ dominating performance, saying things just fell into place against the Picanto.“Actually those kinds of things just happen,” said Victolero, who once served as coach for the KIA franchise. “We had a good mindset and we played together as a team. Both the offense and defense were rolling tonight.”“We needed this game very badly in order for us to have a slim chance for the top four and we knew KIA wouldn’t give this game that easily.”Kristoffer Acox led the Hotshots with 19 points and 15 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight The Picanto, meanwhile, exited the tournament without a win, signing off with a 0-11 card, but the 47-point defeat was an added blow for KIA as it suffered its worst loss in franchise history.Later in the night, Meralco strengthened its bid for a top two finish after holding off GlobalPort, 100-93.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Bolts tied Ginebra at the top of the ladder at 8-2 while the Batang Pier, who are already out of the playoffs, ended their conference with a 3-8 slate.Star used a huge second quarter to put the game away, overpowering KIA there, 33-12, to take a 65-36 lead going into the halftime break. Ding ousts So, faces Aronian for title MOST READ Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/PBA IMAGESStar kept its faint hopes of nailing a top four berth alive by capping KIA’s horrendous showing in the PBA Governors’ Cup with a 128-81 rout Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Hotshots nailed their sixth win in 10 outings. And while they are assured of a semifinal berth, tabbing a twice-to-beat edge in the playoffs still hangs in the balance for the squad.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDe La Salle is headed to the Final Four after brushing off University of the East, 99-78, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.The defending champions Green Archers streaked to their fourth straight win to improve to 9- while the Red Warriors slipped to 3-8, but remained mathematically in contention for a semifinals spot.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “Actually our team is a strong unit as long as we follow our system, and we should move as one.”Reigning MVP Ben Mbala led all scorers with 25 points to go along 14 rebounds to lead La Salle while Santi Santillan added a 14-point, 11-rebound double-double.Rivero and Justine Baltazar came off the bench and had 26 points apiece to help La Salle’s cause.Alvin Pasaol, who put up a career-high 49 points in the first round against La Salle, managed 23 points and nine boards to lead UE while Mark Olayon had 18 points and seven assists.ADVERTISEMENT La Salle started to command respect as early as midway through the second quarter when it mounted a 22-6 run with Justine Baltazar capping it off with an off-balanced jumper that gave the Green Archers a 40-24 lead.That then ballooned to 27 points with 2:25 left in the third when Baltazar hit a triple that punctuated the Green Archers’ 11-3 run that put La Salle up 74-47.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAnd even though La Salle’s remaining games became mere formalities, Ricci Rivero said they shouldn’t think ahead and that they should remain focused on the eliminations.“We shouldn’t think ahead, and we should focus on just one game at a time,” said Rivero in Filipino who filled in for the post-game press conference as La Salle head coach Aldin Ayo snubbed it for the sixth time. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 View comments Early theme to NBA season: You score, I score, we all score Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion