Syracuse football primer: What to know for Clemson week

first_imgSyracuse (3-6, 1-4 Atlantic Coast) is coming off a 41-17 loss at Louisville on Saturday and is riding a six-game losing streak, its longest since 2005. The Orange has allowed more than 40 points in four of its last five games and will host No. 1 Clemson (9-0, 6-0) in the Carrier Dome on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in a game that will be broadcast on ABC or ESPN2.For more SU football coverage throughout the week, click here, and/or follow @DOSports on Twitter.The Challenge AheadSyracuse is 0-9 against ranked teams in Scott Shafer’s nearly three seasons as head coach. Clemson, meanwhile, is the nation’s top team and most recently defeated Florida State 23-13, a team that beat the Orange the prior week 45-21. In two seasons in the ACC, SU has lost twice to the Tigers by a combined score of 65-20.Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson leads the conference in total offense with 2,322 yards. Running back Wayne Gallman is fifth in the ACC in all-purpose yards with 115.1 yards per game while wide receiver Artavis Scott is eighth with 102.9. The Tigers also have the fifth best defense in the country allowing just 287.3 yards per game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textStandstillSyracuse’s two-deep depth chart had no changes for the second consecutive week. After being a starter for the first seven games of the season, senior cornerback Julian Whigham remains listed as a backup. He did not play against Louisville on Saturday and was not listed on the team’s injury report.Injury reportFreshman quarterback Eric Dungey suffered a head injury with 4:21 left in the fourth quarter against Louisville and left the game. It’s unknown whether or not he’ll play against Clemson and Shafer said on Monday, “We’ll take it one day at a time,” in his weekly video.Four players — cornerback Corey Winfield (lower body), linebacker Parris Bennett (upper body), defensive end Luke Arciniega (upper body) and wide receiver Sean Avant (lower body) — missed the Louisville game due to injury. Their statuses going forward is unknown Comments Published on November 9, 2015 at 5:51 pm Contact Paul: | @pschweds Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Related Stories Syracuse to play No. 3 Clemson at 3:30 p.m. on SaturdayBlum: Eric Dungey should have been taken out before 4th-quarter injurylast_img read more

Chelsea Inch Closer to Premiership Title, Spurs Maintain Pressure

first_imgMarcos Alonso netted a picture­-perfect free­kick as Chelsea triumphed 3­-1 at Bournemouth saturday to restore their seven­-point advantage at the top of the Premier League. Tottenham Hotspur had cut Chelsea’s lead to four points by crushing Watford 4-­0, but Antonio Conte’s men responded to take another step towards the title. Liverpool remain third after Brazilian substitutes Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino inspired a 2­-1 comeback win at Stoke City, while fourth­-place Manchester City beat Hull City 3­-1.Chelsea went 2­-0 up inside the first 20 minutes at Bournemouth, Diego Costa’s mis-hit shot ballooning in off Adam Smith for an own goal before Eden Hazard added a second. Freed by N’Golo Kante’s pass, the Belgian sprinted in on goal, rounded goalkeeper Artur Boruc and slipped in his 14th goal of the campaign. Benik Afobe volleyed against the post for Bournemouth before Josh King reduced the arrears in the 42nd minute with an effort that fizzed past Thibaut Courtois via a deflection off David Luiz.But Alonso settled the visitors’ nerves with 22 minutes to go, the Spanish wing­back arcing a sumptuous free-­kick over the wall and into the top-­right corner, leaving Boruc rooted to the spot.Earlier, South Korean forward Son Heung­-Min scored twice as Tottenham overpowered Watford at a sun­-soaked White Hart Lane, with Dele Alli and Eric Dier also on target.“The message for us is to keep pushing, winning games,” said Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino, who also welcomed back top scorer Harry Kane after an ankle injury.“The team deserve full credit because the energy and the way they played was fantastic.”Alli opened the deadlock with a sublime effort in the 33rd minute, arcing a shot into the top-­right corner from 25 yards, before his England team­mate Dier battered in Spurs’ second.Son struck either side of half time ­­a left-­foot curler followed by an adroit right­foot volley ­­to seal Spurs’ 11th consecutive home win in the league.Liverpool sit five points below Spurs, having played a game more, after Firmino’s stunning strike secured victory at Stoke.Jonathan Walters’s header ­­his seventh league goal against Liverpool ­­put Stoke ahead shortly before half time. ­Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp made a double change at the break, sending on Coutinho and Firmino for teenagers Trent Alexander­-Arnold and Ben Woodburn, and it proved a winning move.Coutinho, a pre­match doubt due to illness, levelled in the 70th minute and two minutes later Georginio Wijnaldum freed Firmino to thump in a glorious, dipping winner from 20 yards.“Second half was really good, but we played a big gamble on a low battery bringing on Firmino and Coutinho,” said Klopp. “No team in the world wins only the very, very good games. You need to win games like this.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

DD Business: Donegal companies forge new trade links in US

first_imgA joint partnership between Gartan Technologies from Donegal and US firm Adashi Systems was just one of the success stories form the Ireland North West delegation who travelled to the United States last week as part of a trade visit.This, coupled with the establishment of a Boston office for Derry firm GoWalkTalk add to the ongoing commitment to strengthen economic development links between Massachusetts and the North West region.Making the announcement of the new Boston office for GoWalkTalk, the Mayor of Boston, Martin Walsh, speaking at the Golden Bridges Conference, said the investment by the Derry based healthcare management applications and solution’s company was evidence of the ongoing positive partnership arrangement with Massachusetts and the North West region of Ireland. Seamus Neely, Chief Executive Donegal County Council presenting at the North West Show case at the UMass Building during the North West Ireland delegation visit to Massachusetts last week.The Ireland North West delegation, the first of its kind to travel to Massachusetts, was cross border and cross agency led, with the Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr Terence Slowey, the Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Mayor Alderman Hilary McClintock, the Chief Executives of both Councils, Seamus Neely and John Kelpie, Council officials, representatives from Udaras na Gaeltachta, Ulster University, Letterkenny Institute of Technology and the North West Regional College, and 17 local businesses, all travelling to promote the region for investment and build and develop strong links and relationships between both regions.An inspiring “Gateway for Growth” promotional video and brochure was officially launched during the visit and businesses and officials in Worcester, Springfield and Boston about the unique opportunities that existed for investment in Ireland North West.Seamus Neely, Chief Executive with Donegal County Council said that the potential US investors were very interested to hear that Ireland North West is ranked in the top 10 economies in the world for ease of doing business and starting a business, and to hear about our strong and diverse SME base and real spirit of entrepreneurship.“What was very evident from our visit was how the US businesses were interested in our location and our closeness to Europe. We went out there with a very clear message that our unique location is our strength and how we provide the only region that has a land border between the UK and the rest of the EU.” Pictured at the Golden Bridges Conference in Boston last week is Joe McHugh TD Minister of State for the Diaspora and Overseas Development Aid, Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Alderman Hilary McClintock, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr. Terence Slowey and Mayor of Boston Marty Walsh.“Our young, well educated population with their strong worth ethic, and the fact that 31% of our school leavers are educated to degree level and have right skills for employment were very much of interest to the businesses we spoke to.”John Kelpie, Chief Executive with Derry City and Strabane District Council said: “We told delegates about our unique offering and the fact that Ireland North West, that includes the fourth largest city on the island of Ireland, is a very attractive location for international business partnerships because of its hugely talented skills base, competitive operating costs, advanced telecommunications infrastructure and excellent education and business linkages. A key selling point for us was our unique location and our close connectivity to Europe, our very youthful and talented population, and excellent skills base.“We were very forthright about our ambitious plans for the future and told them about how we are investing multi-millions of pounds in our road, rail and air infrastructure and connectivity over the next five to 10 years, that will see the expansion of our university, the development of a graduate medical school and major redevelopment of the city sites including investment in housing, office and retail space and leisure service provision. We outlined our strong commitment to building on our existing strengths in terms of our youthful and well educated population, our talent and creativity and skills base to promote ourselves as a city and region that is willing and able to do business.”Another top selling point for the delegation was the region’s extremely cost competitiveness for prime office rent space compared to Boston or Dublin and the attractive financial support packages and ongoing aftercare support for potential investors that are on offer, in addition to our universities and institutions that are driving our technology and knowledge industries.John Kelpie said these impressive selling points make Ireland North West a highly attractive and competitive location to do business and he is confident some real linkages and connections were made.Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr Terence Slowey said feedback on what Ireland North West has to offer has been very positive and that people in the US were genuinely very excited about what the region has to offer.Mayor Alderman Hilary McClintock said the visit was very significant not only in terms of forging links and relationships but in giving the companies that travelled as part of the delegation a real insight into the US market and the opportunities that exist for development and expansion. For the 17 companies that travelled as part of the delegation there is a lot of follow up work to do with the connections and links made during the visit.Eleanor Hanna from Donegal based Hanna Hats felt that the trip was very beneficial for her business and said that “we have made some great contacts with high end fashion stores in the US and we are planning to meet up with them in the New Year to pursue these opportunities further”.Orla Ward from O’Neill’s, Ireland’s largest sportswear manufacturing company, said the visit was really worthwhile and she is following up on a number of very positive leads with colleges and universities in Boston who are interested in their quality performance playing kits.DD Business: Donegal companies forge new trade links in US was last modified: November 22nd, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Records Employees used leave time for charity golf tourney

first_imgPublic records show nearly all of the employees of the Alaska Housing Finance Corp. who played in a charity golf tournament last month took personal leave time that day.Stacy Schubert, a spokeswoman for the independent state agency, says some returned to work while others took personal leave for the day. She says one employee, who helped with the tournament and later returned to the office, was paid for the day.Rep. Lynn Gattis used the event as an example of the need for agencies to exercise restraint in activities that go beyond their core missions as the state deals with large budget deficits.Schubert says no state or federal money was used to put on the event, which raised about $15,000 for the Nome Boys and Girls Club.last_img read more