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first_imgNZ Herald 3 June 2015Women seeking an abortion are being offered easier access to the procedure with a free, national telephone consultation service that started this week.Using the phone number 0800-ABORTION, the service has been set up by Wairarapa abortion doctor Simon Snook because of the delays, said to be potentially harmful, faced by many New Zealand women seeking to end a pregnancy.The service offers to arrange counselling and organises the necessary medical tests and appointment with an abortion clinic. Patients leave a message and receive three calls back from, in succession, a nurse and two doctors.“That can all be done within 24 hours of the first phone contact,” said Dr Snook.Voice for Life president Bernard Moran said speeding up the process was irresponsible, undermined the need to ensure a woman was properly counselled, and could increase the number of abortions.The new service would “trivialise” the legal process, said Mr Moran, whose group was “suspicious” of the 2010 research. “We thought it was part of an agenda to speed up access.” read more

first_imgRoselyn was rushed to the Western Visayas Medical Center. Her injury was not life-threatening, and she has since been released. The 80-year-old Jovito Jamantoc was accused of stabbing Roselyn Payas, 28, and assaulting Rosanna Payas, 30. ILOILO City – A knife-wielding resident of Barangay Gustilo, La Paz district was arrested after he allegedly attempted to kill his two younger sisters inside their own home. Roselyn sustained a stab wound on the left shoulder while Rosanna managed to run away.center_img Jamantoc, on the other hand, was detained in the lockup cell of the La Paz police station, facing charges./PN From what the police have gathered, the incident happened on Wednesday at around 12:05 p.m.Jamantoc – with no apparent reason – attacked the victims who were about to enter their rooms.last_img read more

first_img Sept. 29, 2007  Complete Results    PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Argonauts Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams both finished in 2nd place in the Gulf Coast Cross Country Stampede at the Escambia county Equestrian Center Saturday morning. Both meets were very competitive, as the UWF men finished 2nd (out of seven) with a score of 47, just behind Rutgers Camden with 45. Florida Gulf Coast University was third with 49. The UWF women finished 2nd behind Florida Gulf Coast, but were able to out distance a strong Florida Tech team, and four other teams.Margaret Harter was the top finisher for the UWF women in 4th place overall with a time of 19:39 for the 5k race. Harter explained, “I met my expectations today with a PR for this course, but I still want to improve each meet.” Her teammate Kelli Midden also set a PR, with a 20:01 time, which was good enough for a 6th place finish. Rebecca (Becky) Thielemann was right behind her in 8th place with a 20:14.Eric Mayes was the top finisher for the Argonaut Men with a 3rd place finish in 27:13. Just behind him was teammate Justin Gates in 4th place, running a 27:23 time for the 8k race. Mayes would say afterwards, “I had planned on cruising, but I felt great and ran better than expected.” He added, “This course worked out well for our running style and we knew where all the sand was, so it helped us run a little faster.” The Argos did run well as a team, as nine UWF runners finished under 29 minutes and 15 seconds.Coach Matt Dobson was very pleased with the Men’s performances, “We had three more personal bests today, so we are definitely heading in the right direction, and if we pay attention to the little things, that can help us knock off a few more seconds. Our goal was to make the National meet and that hasn’t changed, as our progress and our plan looks like it is working. Eric and Justin ran real well, and it was great for Justin, since he was coming off an injury and looked strong running,”Dobson commented on the women’s performance by saying, “the girls were amazing today, as we were very competitive even without our #1 runner Diana (Sitar) and another top runner (Katherine Ragia). I was very happy for Margaret (Harter), as all her hard work is now paying off. Also, Kelli Midden ran a personal best, and she has battled thru the workouts and is coming around nicely.” Coach Dobson also raved about Becky Theielemann, a Senior that has endured major injuries and couldn’t run all last year. “Becky set a collegiate PR (personal best) for a 5k today, and that was great to see after all she has been through.” Erika Anderson (14th, 21:14) and Lindsey Failing (19th, 21:48) also finished well enough to help the UWF team score a strong second place finish.The UWF men received strong races from several of their freshmen, including Nicholas Maedel, who finished 10th with a 27:46. Freshmen Jared Black and Senior Jordan Theuerkauf finished 17th and 18th with the same 28:16 time. Coach Dobson was very pleased for Theuerkauf, as he explained, “Jordan ran for the first time this year, and ran controlled with no pain. If we can have him at 100% by post season, we will have more strength in our team.” Freshmen Josh McEachin (20th, 28:34) and Andrew Maedel (22nd, 28:50) also ran well. “I was very pleased with our freshmen, including Josh, who is coming on better than expected, this early,” explained Dobson. The other finishers for the Men’s team included; Scott Lydick (26th, 29:11), Sean Jansen (28th, 29:15) Print Friendly Version Share UWF Cross Country Men and Women Stampede to 2nd Place Finisheslast_img read more

first_img Press Association Patrick Vieira is to take over as the coach of the Manchester City elite development squad, the club have announced. The former City, Arsenal and France midfielder has been working as football development executive at the Etihad Stadium since retiring as a player two years ago. The move to take charge of what is effectively the City reserve team follows the departures of manager Roberto Mancini and a number of his backroom staff this week. Attilio Lombardo, the former Italy, Sampdoria and Crystal Palace player, had been the coach primarily responsible for the EDS. center_img Vieira’s move from an administrative position underlines his desire to move into coaching after completing his UEFA B licence last year. The 36-year-old, who will officially take up the role on June 1, said: “After spending two years working across a number of areas of the club and with a particular focus on the youth academy, I feel honoured and privileged to have been offered this role. This marks a new chapter both in my career and in my life and I am looking forward to it immensely. “My passion for the development of young talent has only grown in my time at City and I am pleased to be able to play my part in helping to shape the footballing future for Manchester City.” Vieira, who is now hoping to attain his A licence, won the World Cup as a player in 1998 and the European Championship two years later among 107 international appearances. He won nine domestic league titles including three with Arsenal, with whom he also won the FA Cup four times. A fifth FA Cup came at the end of his career with City in 2011. City chief executive Ferran Soriano said: “Patrick is a world champion and it is a great honour that he has chosen Manchester City to begin his football management career. “I have seen him carefully considering options and choosing to coach for the best reasons; he has a love of the game and a willingness to continue to learn and transmit his knowledge and experience to young footballers. “Patrick’s role is of the highest long term importance for the Club. The ability of the Academy, the elite development squad and the first team to work together using the same football concepts is key to our success and sustainability.” last_img read more

first_imgHowever, their 41-match winning streak came to a halt at the Qatar Open in February and, although they won a title in Rome, they have failed to advance beyond the quarter-finals in their last four events.“After three Grand Slam victories and 11 WTA doubles titles together, we have mutually agreed that we would each be open to playing with other players for the remainder of the season,” the pair said in a statement.“Perhaps, because of our great past results, we have had very high expectations from our partnership and unfortunately did not get the results we desired recently.”Former singles No 1 Hingis and Mirza will, though, reunite to defend their WTA Finals title in Singapore at the end of October.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza have decided to end their doubles partnership following a poor recent run.The pair enjoyed a trophy-laden 16 months in women’s doubles tournaments after teaming up for the first time at the Indian Wells Open last year.Swiss Hingis and Indian Mirza, the self-styled “Santina” team, went on to claim 14 titles, including wins at Wimbledon, and the US and Australian Opens.Tennis LiveLiveDaniel Gimeno-Traver 1 v 1 *Hubert Hurkaczlast_img read more

first_imgAs for Skaneateles, its best finish came in the 1,600-meter run thanks to Caleb Bender, who tore to a time of 4:34.79 and gained third place.Jordan-Elbridge had Kenny Williams finish ninth in the 600-meter run in 1:29.08 and ninth in the 1,000-meter run in 2:43.25, with Zach Barber eighth in the triple jump (40’7”) and Sean Dristle ninth in the 3,200 in 10:12.21. The Eagles also were eighth in the sprint medley relay in 4:11.53, with WG in 10th place.In the girls portion, Skaneateles senior Emme Conan placed in both sprints, going 43.20 seconds in the 300-meter dash for fourth place and 7.56 seconds for seventh place in the 55-meter dash after qualifying third in 7.50 seconds. West Genesee was fifth in the 4×200 relay as Riley Flynn, Sandy Gardino, Mikayla DeJesus and Caitlin Mills posted 1:52.32. Abby Kuppinger was ninth in the 600-meter run in 1:44.53. J-E’s Vasianna Klock get to ninth place in the 1,500-meter run in 5:02.03.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: indoor trackJ-EskaneatelesWest GeneseeWesthillcenter_img Before heading into their respective league championships this week, area indoor track and field teams met a large, talented field last Friday at the Central New York “Higher, Farther, Faster” Invitational at Utica College’s Hutton Dome.On the boys side, Westhill was third in the 4×800 relay as Jacob Fricano, Brandon Mulholland, Brian Kenny and Mike Ferrara finished in eight minutes, 28.54 seconds.West Genesee had its boys 4×400 relay team of Robert Ciarla, Bryce Bort, Connor Scott and Brandon Scott rise to fifth place in a time of 3:45.44, with Matt Bartolotta fifth in the 1,600 in 4:35.89 and Peter McMahon eighth in the 3,200-meter run in 10:11.68.last_img read more

first_imgBUFFALO, N.Y. — Michael Gbinije shook his head in silence. Usually one of the most insightful players on the Syracuse roster, he was at a loss for words after Syracuse’s magical season crumbled into an opening-weekend exit from the NCAA Tournament.It’s almost impossible to think a team that spent nearly a month as the No. 1 team in the country could be eliminated by Dayton on the first Saturday of March Madness, but here he was, having just played his best game of the season, searching for an answer to how.He remained quiet for a beat. And then another.“I really don’t know,” he eventually mustered.From a 25-0 start to a 3-6 finish, there is no easy answer for the Orange’s epic collapse, and that’s reason for concern. The first key to solving a problem is identifying its root, and SU could never do that.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAsk Jim Boeheim, however, and he’ll say it’s obvious.“When you make shots, you win,” he said after the loss to Dayton, and he’s said some variation of that after each of Syracuse’s six losses. “When you don’t make shots, you lose in close games. Early in the year, we made shots.”But nothing’s ever that simple.The Orange’s offense was ugly all season and the margin of error was always slim — and it was kind of like that when SU went to the Final Four last year, too. When things went wrong, though, Syracuse could lean on its elite defense.On Feb. 15, when Syracuse hosted North Carolina State, the Orange’s offense was even worse than it was on Saturday. SU shot just 35.2 percent from the field — its second-worst rate of the season to that point — but turned defense into offense for a crucial bucket.“We didn’t get stops that we got in the start,” Syracuse guard Tyler Ennis said, “and I think it caught up to us not focusing on our defense early.”We’ve got bad shooting and lack of defensive intensity … Any other suggestions?“It looked like that for a little bit — it looked like we couldn’t lose,” SU guard Trevor Cooney said, “we were just going to always find a way to win.”So how about complacency? More than three months into the season, the Orange still hadn’t faced any adversity. And when it finally came, it hit Syracuse like a train.It started with the stunning upset loss to Boston College in the Carrier Dome, and just three days later it traveled down to Durham, N.C., to face Duke. The Orange battled, but then came the “worst call of the year.”Boeheim tried to light a fire, but it didn’t resonate. The feeling in the locker room after the game was more an air of disappointment than of a team with something to prove.Syracuse had games against teams it should have put away — two days after the trip to Cameron Indoor Stadium it had an early cushion against Maryland — but the Orange insisted to live on the edge.“Every game we played really close,” SU center Baye Moussa Keita said on Saturday. “Tonight was a close one, but we just missed that little thing to close it out.“It’s kind of surprising. We usually are able to close games.”It’s probably not fair to say a team that started 25-0 with a pair of first-round prospects, an All-American and a Hall of Fame coach was fatally flawed, but that attitude is a bad habit.A perfect start can cover up plenty of problems, and when they were all revealed it was too late to fix it. Syracuse lost its mojo and never could get it back. And once that happened, the Orange’s once-vivid dreams of Dallas faded into a familiar early exit.“It’s kind of ironic with all the buzzer beaters and comebacks we’ve had,” Ennis said. “Sooner or later you’re not going to be able to win on buzzer-beaters and last-second plays.” Comments Published on March 24, 2014 at 1:30 am Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_imgUSC football announced Wednesday that they have added future nonconference home games against Utah State, Western Michigan and UNLV.The Trojans will play Utah State on Sept. 10, 2016, Western Michigan in their 2017 season opener on Sept. 2, and UNLV in their 2019 season opener on Aug. 31.USC is 5-0 all-time against Utah State, with their last meeting resulting in a 17-14 USC win at the Coliseum in 2013. The Aggies finished 10-4 last season and finished third in the Mountain West with a 6-2. They’re coming off a 21-6 win over UTEP in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl. After winning a total of 23 games from 2003-10, Utah State has won 37 games since 2011.The 2017 opener will be USC’s first game against a member of the Mid-American Conference. The Broncos finished 8-5 and 6-2, third-best in the MAC, losing 38-24 to Air Force in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. The eight wins are the most in a season for Western Michigan since 2008, when they finished 9-4.The Trojans have faced UNLV once, resulting in a 35-21 win at the Coliseum in 1997. The Rebels finished 2-11 overall and last in the Mountain West with a 1-7 record. UNLV has two wins in four of the last five seasons.USC plays three nonconference games every season, including their annual rivalry game against Notre Dame, which was extended to the 2023 season in 2013.The Trojans will open the 2016 season against Alabama in the Cowboys Classic at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. They’ll play a home-and-home against Texas, with the game taking place at the Coliseum in 2017 and in Austin in 2018, and an away game against BYU in 2019. The Trojans and Cougars will play in Los Angeles in 2021 and 2023.The Trojans play Arkansas State in their 2015 season opener on Sept. 5, and Idaho on              Sept. 12, both at the Coliseum. They’ll face Notre Dame in South Bend, Indianapolis, on Oct. 17.last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Jim Boeheim took his suit jacket off in frustration and handed it to someone sitting behind the SU bench. Georgia Tech kept making shots early in the second half, and Syracuse remained flummoxed by the GT defense. When the Yellow Jackets made yet another transition 3 with more than 12 minutes left, the SU head coach had no choice but to stand up and call his third timeout in less than eight minutes.The Carrier Dome crowd booed Syracuse.“It was a battle to try to get back in it,” Boeheim said. “But we didn’t do that.”Points were going to be at a premium on Saturday evening with Syracuse and Georgia Tech both entering the game ranked in the country’s top-17 in adjusted defensive efficiency, per But for the opening stretch of the second half, it seemed Georgia Tech couldn’t miss. With a chance to remain undefeated in conference play, Syracuse (11-5, 2-1 Atlantic Coast) instead fell behind and couldn’t shrink its deficit against Georgia Tech’s (10-6, 2-1) varying defense, losing 73-59. SU finished shooting 31.6 percent, including 21.2 percent from 3. “We just didn’t attack the zone well,” SU guard Frank Howard said. “Our attacks weren’t consistent, we settled a lot and we got beat.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt took more than two minutes for the game to have any points at all: Tyus Battle knocked down a 3 from the left corner to break the deadlock. But after Battle’s shot, Syracuse struggled to make anything.The Orange missed seven in a row beyond the arc from that point on. Syracuse couldn’t get past Georgia Tech’s different looks on defense. When SU has faced matchup zones this season, it has had problems.“(Defense is) our only way of survivability,” GT head coach Josh Pastner said. “Because we have a lot of limitations, so the thing that we can control is our defense. And that’s what we do, and that’s who we are.”Boeheim insisted it was just a matchup 2-3 zone. Howard called it a 1-3-1, but more like a 1-1-3. Oshae Brissett said it was “weird-looking.” Battle argued it wasn’t GT’s defense causing issues, just missed shots. And Pastner characterized his defense as “mix and match.” GT’s head coach held up different numbers on his fingers or on small, laminated cards to change the defense. But even after 40 minutes against it, the Orange couldn’t reach the same conclusion about what they’d just faced.The Yellow Jackets fluctuated from a man-to-man, a 2-3 zone, a 1-3-1 zone and some three-quarter court zone pressure. The Orange had to spend valuable seconds of each possession diagnosing the opposition’s defense before they could get into a set. It caused problems all of the first half, with the Orange throwing blind passes while being forced to shoot late in the shot clock when they didn’t turn it over. Tony Coffield | Staff PhotographerBy the end of the first half, Syracuse was shooting 32 percent from the floor and 26.3 percent from 3. “We have guys that have proven on the road and here that they can make 3s,” Boeheim said. “But we’ve also proven in other games that we can’t. When you play against any zone, you’re gonna have to shoot to win.”Early in the second half, one possession ended with Battle flinging up an off-target shot from 35 feet after unorganized ball movement made the shot clock run low. Another possession, Buddy Boeheim had to yell “man-to-man” from a spot on the right wing for SU to recognize the Yellow Jackets’ defense after the Orange had stalled for a moment.GT had begun to find space, though, after the SU defense played equal with its opponent. The Yellow Jackets went on an 10-0 run early in the second half through its transition play, and SU couldn’t make a shot to slow the running. With about 13 minutes remaining, Georgia Tech drained another 3 and leaked out deep for a touchdown-pass layup.That’s when the fans started to boo.“They weren’t scoring a ton of points,” Battle said. “We just weren’t scoring at all.”Syracuse’s pressure defense threatened to force its way back into the game as time wound down. The Orange forced turnovers, and Buddy hit a couple of 3s. The Carrier Dome crowd changed its attitude briefly, cheering for SU now with the deficit as small as 10. But the Yellow Jackets scored enough in response, even with issues against Syracuse’s press.The Orange finished with 19 turnovers, and it seemed most drives ended with the ball being knocked away or a forced pass out to the perimeter. As Syracuse tried to make inroads in the final minutes, Jalen Carey lost the ball twice on drives to give the Yellow Jackets the ball back. The Georgia Tech defense helped the Yellow Jackets survive, just as Pastner wanted.“We can’t play at that level,” Boeheim said. “We can’t make those kind of mistakes.”The game ended with a season-high 33 attempts from deep for the Orange. But Elijah Hughes went 1-for-8, Battle went 1-for-4 and Brissett didn’t make a single of his four attempts. Boeheim said afterward that Brissett should look in the mirror and figure out what’s the best way to help himself and his team. But more than Brissett, Syracuse, as a collective, couldn’t figure it out. The Orange couldn’t solve GT’s defense, and they couldn’t get shots to fall. It’s a quick turnaround to a game at No. 1 Duke on Monday. SU will only have 48 hours to resolve issues, but it’ll have to figure them out to compete with the top team in the nation.“We literally hate losing,” Howard said. “It messes up our mood. This is not something we’re gonna drag on. In this league, if you do that, that’s how you end up in an NIT game.” Comments Published on January 12, 2019 at 8:19 pm Contact Billy: | @Wheyen3last_img read more

first_img Published on November 25, 2019 at 5:25 pm Contact Josh: | @Schafer_44 Facebook Twitter Google+ In August, freshman Matthew Bergeron’s welcoming to United States football came against the equivalent of many NCAA offensive tackles’ nightmare. Alton Robinson, who tied for the 11th most sacks in 2018, lined up against the freshman offensive lineman from Canada. On the snap of the ball, Robinson exploded his arms into Bergeron, who came into the block standing too tall, an unpowerful position for an offensive lineman. The Senior Bowl-bound defensive end barreled the new Syracuse offensive tackle into the ground. “I’ve stayed low since that day,” Bergeron said. Around two months after his learning moment with Robinson, Bergeron was sprung into another uncomfortable situation — his first career start as a true freshman at Florida State. With the departure of former Syracuse tackle Ryan Alexander, the Orange (4-7, 1-6 Atlantic Coast) have leaned on Bergeron at the right tackle position in their last four games. Though only the fourth true freshman offensive lineman to start for Syracuse since 1986, according to, the 6-foot-4, 311-pound tackle has met head coach Dino Babers’ expectations.“Matthew is not a normal freshman,” Babers said. “He’s stronger and bigger than what you think he is. He’s not full-grown because he can be a lot stronger and he will be a lot stronger.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMax Freund | Staff PhotographerBergeron, who will be 20 this February, is a year older than the usual college freshman due to differences in the education system in his hometown of Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada. In Quebec, students attend 11 years of school before going to a pre-university program for two or three years prior to attending a university, Bergeron said. Though Bergeron didn’t enroll early at SU and arrived on campus in May, redshirt junior Airon Servais said his counterpart has picked up the playbook several months quicker than Servais did as an underclassman.“He’s done a really good job of picking up all our schemes and understanding the way plays are supposed to be blocked,” Servais said. “I think he’s a really intelligent player.”Bergeron said he ran an up-tempo offense similar to Syracuse, though not as fast, in Canada. The biggest difference playing American football has been the speed of the players on defense. In Canada, bigger players aren’t also fast, Bergeron noted. This was the case when Bergeron trained with the Quebec team in the 2017 Canada Cup and met his offensive line mentor, Remi Giguere. Bergeron credits most of his fundamentals to Giguere, who he drove more than an hour to visit each week for additional drills. Giguere’s biggest emphasis with his linemen is simple body mechanics, starting with linemen positioning themselves a bit higher in their stance than usual. Often, linemen are told “the lowest man wins,” and are encouraged to start in a stance similar to a squat. However, this thinking is flawed, Giguere said, because the weakest point of most people’s squats is the bottom. Athletes are often stronger closer to the top of the squat, referencing how it’s easier to pick the weight up out of the squat rack than it is to do the exercise itself. This stance, which has Bergeron sitting several inches higher than Servais, allows Bergeron not to move up or down on the ball’s snap. Giguere taught Bergeron that at the top level of college football, the tenth of a second required to adjust the body out of a squat position is the difference between good pass protection and a potential sack. Bergeron doesn’t waste any time. “If you have a great body, great strength, great power but you can’t apply it right off the bat,” Giguere said, “It’s tough to be the most efficient o-lineman that you can be.” Bergeron’s tinkered with his stance a bit since arriving at Syracuse, namely moving his feet wider to keep a stronger base so players like Robinson don’t run him over again. Through four games, it’s working. Syracuse’s offensive line had its best statistical game of the year against Duke, and Bergeron was leading parts of it, pulling through holes and holding strong in pass protection. Giguere isn’t surprised. After a workout with Bergeron in July where the duo combined Giguere’s workouts with Syracuse’s, he knew his Canadian prodigy was ready for the U.S. Now, Bergeron’s coaches at Syracuse are seeing the same thing.“He’s progressing and he’s getting better which is what we all need to do,” Babers said. “So he’s in an exciting situation right now.” Commentslast_img read more