Beat writers expect Duke to beat Syracuse by double-digits

first_imgCHARLOTTE, N.C. — Syracuse (20-12, 10-8 Atlantic Coast) set up a third meeting this season with Duke (26-5, 14-4) by beating Pittsburgh on Wednesday, 73-59. The Blue Devils had a double bye to the ACC tournament quarterfinals. It’ll be the rubber match between two teams that beat each other on the road this season.Here’s what our beat writers expect to happen.Billy Heyen (24-8)Dancing with the DevilsDuke 80, Syracuse 61Tyus Battle, per Jim Boeheim, is “probably two or three days” from being ready to play. Syracuse has no reason to risk him against Duke in a game that means a lot more to fans than to NCAA Tournament implications. Without Battle, there’s not enough firepower for the Orange to keep up with Duke’s four freshmen for 40 minutes. SU will get some rest ahead of Selection Sunday with Wednesday’s win keeping them safely in the field. Charlie DiSturco (23-9)The big 4Duke 82, Syracuse 60AdvertisementThis is placeholder textYet another showdown between Syracuse and Duke this season. Unlike the other two times, the Blue Devils will start their death lineup that includes Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett, Tre Jones and Cam Reddish. I thought this same prediction earlier in the year before Reddish’s sickness and Jones’ injury mid-game, and I think the same will hold true. Duke is just too good for SU, especially with Tyus Battle battling injury. Matthew Gutierrez (19-13)Duke dominanceDuke 75, Syracuse 62It’s hard to envision scenarios in which Syracuse comes out on top Thursday. The only way would be a lights-out shooting display. Otherwise, even a few big games from individual players probably won’t be enough against a national title contender in the Blue Devils at full strength. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 14, 2019 at 10:49 amlast_img read more

‘Tappa’ still in charge – Whitmore confirmed for Reggae Boyz friendlies against USA and Honduras

first_imgTheodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore is confident he can achieve great things as Reggae Boyz coach after the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) announced yesterday that he will remain in charge of the national senior team for their next two international friendly games set for February 3 and 16 against the USA and Honduras, respectively.  Whitmore says he believes he is getting closer to landing the job on a more permanent basis and expects to be in charge of the team until at least the Gold Cup tournament in July. “It’s always a pleasure (to coach the national team) it’s something I want to do and I know that I can achieve great things. We just need time to put things in place to make it successful,” Whitmore told The Gleaner yesterday “I wouldn’t say (the appointment is just for) two games, because I am thinking it (appointment) will be up to the Gold Cup, so I definitely believe I will lead the team into the Gold Cup and I think I am getting closer to landing the job on a more permanent basis,” Whitmore commented. Appointing a national coach has been a hot topic among local football observers since the programme parted ways with German coach Winfried Schäfer, last year. Whitmore was appointed for two Caribbean Cup games against Guyana and Suriname, which the team won and even though the game against Honduras was announced over a week ago, the coaching situation was not defined until now. “We are determined to offer all possible opportunities to the technical staff to prepare our team to not only successfully defend our Caribbean Cup title in June and to maintain our good performance at the CONCACAF Gold Cup but to strengthen the Reggae Boyz brand on the international stage,” said JFF president Captain Burrell through a press release yesterday. It also confirmed that Jerome Waite will continue to serve as Whitmore’s assistant. Meanwhile, Whitmore said he wants to encourage young local talents to believe they can be a part of the national team and that he will be assembling a squad as soon as possible to begin preparation. “It’s a work in progress we want to get the players committed to playing for the country again, we want to strike a balance between local and overseas players because we keep hearing about this debate and we don’t want to miss out on the fact that we want to develop local players and get them wanting to play for their country again,” Whitmore said.  “We have a lot of youngster who want to represent the country and we have to assure them that opportunity. We are trying to put a squad together, so by (this) weekend we should have a squad together, because we have to start the ball rolling as soon as possible,” he added. The game against the USA will be played in Chattanooga, Tennessee at the Finley Stadium beginning at 7 p.m., while the game against Honduras will be played at the BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas.last_img read more

Managing and Retaining Millennials

first_imgIn my previous blog post, I discussed some tips on attracting and hiring Millennials for expansion stage companies. But if Millennials already work for your company (and chances are, they do), how can you best manage and retain them?According to, in order to retain Millennials, it is important to show them that you care about their success and career development. A structured feedback process can help to provide the constant and immediate feedback and communication that this generation has become accustomed to. It is also best to approach projects and initiatives with detailed expectations, goals, and measurements so that Millennials can track their small wins and accomplishments along the way.Since millennials have the majority interaction with their own peers, and utilize communication vehicles such as text messaging, Facebook, and Twitter, many lack the business mentors that were common to earlier generations.For this reason, their basic business skills may require training in areas such as business writing, etiquette, and professionalism.This generation wants to feel connected to their team and their company, and they want to make an impact. Millennials thrive on programs that reward team and individual success, such as performance-based bonuses. It is already common to have an incentivized bonus structure for professionals providing sales support, and those providing marketing and recruiting support, for example, can also benefit from a this type of bonus structure.According to Augustine, it is important for managers to accept that Millennials are different from the generations before them, and to appreciate the fact that this generation has the ability to help take your expansion stage company to the next level through their ability to multitask and adaptability to new technology.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Police Driver Didnt Intentionally Mow Down Black People

first_img A$AP Rocky Being In A Swedish Prison Will Not Stop Her From Going To The Country That Showed Her ‘So Much Love’ Twitter user Savoy posted video with the caption, “It’s being reported that a van crashed into a bus stop in Minneapolis, injuring people inside. Eye witnesses are saying it was a very deliberate attack by a racist and that he circled the block a few times before intentionally mowing them down with his van.”See below: Just last month a former Minneapolis police officer who is Black was sentenced to prison for shooting and killing a white woman. The sentencing stood in contrast to other police shootings around the country where the roles were reversed and never even resulted in any criminal charges at all.Late last year, a white man from a Minneapolis suburb was charged with making felony terroristic threats and carrying a gun without a permit after he was accused of waving a gun at a group of Somali-American teenagers at a McDonald’s.That followed police officers who decorated the Minneapolis Fourth Precinct’s Christmas tree with racially offensive items.On top of that, this past Saturday marked the three-year anniversary since a police officer shot and killed Philando Castile in what many called a public execution. No one ever faced charged in that shooting.For Metro Transit to immediately dismiss race is clearly suspect.SEE ALSO:Don’t Mute New Orleans! Colonizers Call The Cops On Black Man For Playing The TrumpetProtesters Demand White Thug Who Brutalized A Black Child On A Playground Get More Than A Slap On The Wrist Twitter Finds Sweet Irony In Cops Complaining Arizona Starbucks Asked Them To Leave Metro Transit , Minneapolis It’s being reported that a van crashed into a bus stop in Minneapolis, injuring people inside. Eye witnesses are saying it was a very deliberate attack by a racist and that he circled the block a few times before intentionally mowing them down with his van— SAVOY (@thesavoyshow) July 9, 2019Despite nearly killing people, the police did not do a field-sobriety test “because Jensen didn’t exhibit signs of impairment,” Metro Transit spokesman Howie Padilla said Wednesday afternoon. He was briefly detained but not arrested or charged.Padilla said, “The driver gave investigators no indication that this was an intentional act.” Meghan McCain Whines That She Can’t Attack llhan Omar Because Trump Is Too Racist More By NewsOne Staff Starbucks Introduces New Line Of Iced Beverages Gov. Cuomo Slams Mayor Bill De Blasio For The Eric Garner Case But He Also Failed The Family Officials have said the driver was not being chased.While further details were unclear as authorities conducted their investigation, recent events around the country and world have shown the prevalence of people using motor vehicles as weapons. On top of that, race relations between the white and Black communities in Minneapolis have been rocky, at best. BREAKING- large police presence at Broadway and Lyndale in #Minneapolis. Appears a van ran into this bus stop. Lots of people looking on @KSTP— Brett Hoffland (@BrettHoffland) July 9, 2019 There are more details being released about the man who hit six people with his car at a bus stop in Minneapolis. Metro Transits is saying the he didn’t intentionally target Black people, despite witness reports.See Also: Outrageous! Figurines Of White Cherub Crushing Head Of Black Angel Removed From Dollar StoreAccording to the Star Tribune, the driver has been identified as 83-year-old George Jensen, he was  driving a “2002 gold Ford van that plowed into the shelter at the intersection of West Broadway and Lyndale ­Avenue N. about 9:25 a.m. after hitting a Metro Transit bus, according to a Metro Transit police report.”last_img read more