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Fair, Cooney continue shooting woes against Pittsburgh

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 19, 2014 at 6:53 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2 It’s been an uncharacteristic two games for the Syracuse offense. C.J. Fair, averaging nearly 17 points per game, has scored just 25. Trevor Cooney, who’s shooting 41.2 percent from beyond the arc, has made just four of his last 13 3s.The pair managed just eight combined points in the second half of Syracuse’s (18-0, 5-0 Atlantic Coast) 59-54 win against Pittsburgh (16-2, 4-1) on Saturday in the Carrier Dome. In their place was a 16-point day for Tyler Ennis — he scored 12 earlier in the week against Boston College — and Rakeem Christmas, whose shooting percentage continues to climb up toward 75.“I’m just trying to stay big and take up space down low,” said Christmas, who went 4-for-4 against the No. 22 Panthers, “and then go up strong when I have a good look.”Fair rattled off seven quick points to start the game, but finished with just 13 and went just 2-of-6 from the free-throw line. Cooney added just six points with a single 3-pointer in each half.Late in the game, Syracuse turned to Ennis — averaging 11.9 points per game — for its most crucial buckets.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“They’re playing Trevor and C.J. hard,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “We’re trying to give him an opportunity where he can get to the basket. He just has a knack for doing it that’s as good as just about anybody that I’ve seen.”Cooney and Fair still managed to deliver some critical baskets for the Orange, though. The forward hit a 3-pointer early in the game to helped Syracuse establish an early lead. The guard hit a 3 early in the second half to stretch the Orange’s lead to seven before Pitt rallied to lead for much of the second half.As the two teams battled, Fair sunk a jump shot to give SU a 48-46 lead with 6:27 remaining, but he didn’t score for the rest of the game. Ennis took on that burden.“A lot of teams are going to pay a lot of attention to me and Trevor and then he’s making plays,” Fair said. “He’s making the defense pay for not helping off. If he can continue making plays like that it’s going to open up so much more things.” Commentslast_img read more

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Jamaica developing long term solutions for coffee industry

first_imgTwenty varieties of coffee being evaluated “Variety trials have, so far, been carried out on two farms… one in the Blue Mountain region and the other in the Jamaica High Mountain region. Approximately 20 varieties are being evaluated with quality evaluations slated to begin shortly,” Shaw said.Shaw’s remarks were read by Minister without Portfolio in the Economic Growth and Job Creation Ministry Daryl Vaz to launch Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Day and to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).The MoU, which was signed by JAMPRO, JACRA and the Jamaica Coffee Exporters Association, establishes a formal framework to guide a promotional campaign and marketing strategy to support the Jamaica Blue Mountain and Jamaica High Mountain coffees.The Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Day, to be observed on January 9 between Jamaica and Japan, is being held in recognition of the formidable relationship forged between the two countries since 1953 when Jamaica sent its first shipment of coffee to the Asian country.It also marks the day the largest shipment of coffee left the port of Kingston en route to Japan in 1967.More solutionsOther solutions being examined are the implementation of a coffee nursery policy to guide the way nurseries operate, in order to adequately regulate and monitor varieties that are cultivated; and the establishment of a coffee training institute, aimed at certifying the regulatory cup testers.“The (nursery) policy is currently in its draft stage and will be completed by the first quarter of the financial year 2019. The regulatory cup testers would lead the way as certified trainers for the industry stakeholders, including coffee shop personnel, coffee makers in hotels and restaurants,” Shaw said, adding that the training institute will be fully operational by September. KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – The Jamaica government is examining long term solutions to place the coffee industry in a better position in the future.Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Audley Shaw, said among the solutions suggested is the reduction of infringements on the Jamaica Blue Mountain and Jamaica High Mountain coffee trademarks on the international scene, as well as locally, through the Jamaica Agricultural Commodities Regulatory Authority (JACRA).It also includes variety monitoring activities to ensure adaptability and disease resistance.last_img read more

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U-17 National Team of Bosnia-Herzegovina defeated by North Macedonia Team

first_imgThe U-17 national team of Bosnia-Herzegovina was defeated today in Ljubuški by Northern Macedonia with 1:3 in the first of two friendly matches scheduled.The guests come to advantage in the 38th minute. Georg Stojanovski entered the penalty area of the BH team from the left side and sent the ball into the middle where one player was blocked first, but the Ardijan Chilafi managed his best to hit for 0:1.In the 40th minute, Metin Iljazi sent the ball to the left for Chilafi, who was precise once again for Northern Macedonia’s advantage of 0:2.The BH cadet team reduced the advantage of the guests in the 62nd minute. The Macedonian defenders stopped Aleksandar Kahvić with an offence in the penalty area, and the penalty shooter was Denis Dizdarević for 1:2.The cadet team of Northern Macedonia scored its third goal in the 84th minute. Enis Bukji made a free kick from his own half and sent the ball to the right side of the BH penalty area for Dashmir Elezi, who shot accurately for 1:3.After the breakthrough of Viktor Grbić in the 86th minute, the Macedonian defenders stopped him with a foul and another penalty for the BH team was awarded. This time, responsibility was taken by Alem Japaur, but goalkeeper Stefan Tasev defended his shot.The same teams will play another match in Ljubuški on 14th February at 10:30 h.Bosnia and Herzegovina – Northern Macedonia 1:3 (0:2)Goals: 0:1 Chilafi (38th), 0:2 Chilafi (40th), 1:2 Dizdarević (62nd, penalty kick), 1:3 Elezi (84th)Bosnia and Herzegovina: Eldin Lolić, Haris Hasanović, Nermin Mujkić, Hamza Redžić (81st minute, Emir Brković), Anel Kadrić, Armin Durić (46th minute, Alem Japaur), Armin Karić (67th minute, Hamza Hadžiavdić), Emir Derviškadić (46thminute, Nikola Ćebić), Aleksandar Kahvić, Denis Dizdarević (67th minute, Viktor Grbić), Matej Šakota (46th minute, Adnan Berbić). Head Coach: Nermin ŠabićNorthern Macedonia: Stefan Tasev, Marko Ristov, Bljend Zekjiri (46th minute, Borjan Popovski) Enis Bukji, Matej Angelov, Metin Iljazi (46th minute, Dashmir Elezi), Georg Stojanovski (66th minute, Mite Mitev), Ardijan Chilafi (90th+1 minute, Donart Ibraimi), Besar Gudjufi (79th minute, Marko Sofijanoski), Mirche Stoilov (79th minute, Nikola Pavleski), Mateo Sofijanoski (66th minute, Erion Shuku). Head Coach: Dragi Kanatlarovskilast_img read more

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NPSS Track And Field Team Members Set Personal Bests At Provincials

first_imgNANAIMO, B.C. – For the first time in twenty three years, a track and field team from North Peace Secondary competed at the BC High School Track & Field Provincial Championships this past weekend.Nine NPSS students competed in a wide range of events from athletics, to discus and javelin. On the girls’ side, Jaston Stockall placed 31st in the 400m sprint, and 31st in long jump. Jessica Telizyn managed 27th in the high jump, and 28th in women’s hurdles.On the boys’ side: long distance specialist Bailey Haugen managed to place 10th in the 1,500 m, and medaled in the 3000 m after finishing in 8th overall. Chad Singh placed 15th in the long jump, and 18th in 100 m sprint. Jacob Lang also competed in the 100 metre dash, placing in 34th spot. In addition, Lang ended up 16th in the high jump, and 30th in the 200 m sprint.- Advertisement -Adam Bowie was another of NPSS’ high jumpers, placing in 26th spot along with placing 27th in javelin, and 33rd in long jump. Among the field contestants, Matthew Newth placed 21st in discus.Back on the track, Aiden Craig-Steele took 17th spot in the 800 m sprint, 26th in the 1500 m steeplechase, and 29th in the Junior Men’s 400 m sprint. Reid Jacobs placed 23rd in the 800 m sprint. Jr. Boys 4×100 Relay team,comprised of Craig-Steele on the starting blocks, Newth 2nd, Jacobs 3rd, and Singh as anchor placed 19th. Jacob Lang and Adam Bowie wait for their high jump event to begin. Photo credit: Sheldon Steele Jacob Lang and Adam Bowie wait for their high jump event to begin. Photo credit: Sheldon Steele Jacob Lang in action during the high jump event. Photo credit: Sheldon Steele Jacob Lang in action during the high jump event. Photo credit: Sheldon Steele The NPSS 4x100 metre relay team. Left to right: Aiden Craig-Steele, Matthew Newth, Chad Singh, Reid Jacobs. Photo credit: Sheldon Steele The NPSS 4×100 metre relay team. Left to right: Aiden Craig-Steele, Matthew Newth, Chad Singh, Reid Jacobs. Photo credit: Sheldon Steele Aiden Craig-Steele passing to Matthew Newth in the Junior 4x100 metre relay. Photo credit: Sheldon Steele Aiden Craig-Steele passing to Matthew Newth in the Junior 4×100 metre relay. Photo credit: Sheldon Steelelast_img read more

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