Brixton drops ‘Estate’ but adds 17% value

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New sex assault allegation made against Trump

first_img“I was in his grip, and I couldn’t get out of it,” she added.Trump has faced more than a dozen allegations of sexual misconduct, including a claim by prominent American columnist E. Jean Carroll that he raped her in a department store changing room in the mid-1990s.But he brushed them aside in his run for the White House.Shortly before the 2016 election, a tape recording emerged from 2005 in which he was heard boasting about how his fame allowed him to “grab” women by the genitals when he wanted. A former model has accused US President Donald Trump of groping and forcibly kissing her in 1997 — the latest allegation made against the Republican incumbent just weeks before he seeks reelection.Amy Dorris told Britain’s The Guardian that Trump sexually assaulted her in his VIP suite at the US Open tennis tournament in New York — claims he denied via his lawyers.”He just shoved his tongue down my throat and I was pushing him off. And then that’s when his grip became tighter and his hands were very gropey and all over my butt, my breasts, my back, everything,” Dorris said in an interview. Trump dismissed this as “locker room banter” but subsequently apologized.Dorris was 24 at the time of the alleged incidents. Trump was 51 and married at the time to his second wife, Marla Maples.The accuser provided The Guardian with several photos showing her in Trump’s company, and multiple people corroborated her account, saying she told them at the time.She says she told Trump to stop but “he didn’t care.” She added: “I felt violated, obviously.”Asked why she continued to be around Trump in subsequent days, Dorris responded: “That’s what happens when something traumatic happens — you freeze.”But Trump’s attorneys told the newspaper that her version of events was unreliable and there would be other witnesses if she had been assaulted.They suggested in comments to The Guardian that the allegation could be politically motivated, coming weeks before Trump faces Joe Biden in the November 3 election.Dorris, now 48, said she decided to come forward to be a role model for her teenage twin daughters. She first told The Guardian her story more than a year ago, but asked the newspaper not to publish it.”I’m sick of him getting away with this,” Dorris said.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Martin Keown raves about ‘inspirational’ Harry Maguire after Manchester United thrash Chelsea

first_imgMartin Keown raves about ‘inspirational’ Harry Maguire after Manchester United thrash Chelsea Video Settings Metro Sport ReporterMonday 12 Aug 2019 12:34 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1kShares Read More PLAY Top articles Full Screen More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Harry Maguire reads danger like you or I would read a Beano comic,’ Keown said in his Daily Mail column.‘It comes naturally to the 6’ 4″ central defender and that is what Manchester United have paid good money for.‘When he wins the ball, it is a cue for United to attack. Take a look at their second goal against Chelsea on Sunday.‘The England centre-back wins possession by shrugging off the challenge of Tammy Abraham on the edge of the box. Scott McTominay picks it up, feeds Marcus Rashford, who then finds Andreas Pereira. He crosses, and Anthony Martial scores. About Connatix V67539 Comment Skip Advertisement / Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE 1/1 Harry Maguire was named man of the match for his performance against Chelsea (Picture: Getty)Martin Keown showered Harry Maguire with praise after the defender ‘inspired’ the Old Trafford crowd and his Manchester United team-mates to a comprehensive 4-0 victory over Chelsea.Maguire was named man of the match for the performance on his debut as United recorded their biggest home win over Chelsea since 1965, with Marcus Rashford (2), Anthony Martial and Daniel James all finding the net against Frank Lampard’s side.Aaron Wan-Bissaka was also handed his first Premier League start for United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s new look defence were convincing throughout.Former Arsenal centre-back Keown was blown away by Maguire’s display and believes the England international showed why United spent £80m on his signature this summer.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT by Metro Skip Ad Manchester United captain Harry Maguire 1 min. story ‘We were rewarded’: Solskjaer reacts to 4-0 win over ChelseaTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 8:56Fullscreen’We were rewarded’: Solskjaer reacts to 4-0 win over Chelseahttps://metro.co.uk/video/we-rewarded-solskjaer-reacts-4-0-win-chelsea-1983966/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Maguire was delighted to come away from Old Trafford with three points and a clean sheet.‘It’s a great start for myself and the team,’ the former Leicester star told Sky Sports.‘We rode our luck a bit in the first half but in the second half we were a lot better and I think we thoroughly deserved the three points.‘I was reiterating on the pitch even at 3-0 and 4-0 that we wanted a clean sheet.‘We have to make this place a fortress and a hard place to come and score.’ Read More Read More Lampard speaks to the press after losing 4-0 to Man UtdTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 5:14FullscreenLampard speaks to the press after losing 4-0 to Man Utdhttps://metro.co.uk/video/lampard-speaks-press-losing-4-0-man-utd-1983978/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang excited to play alongside Nicolas Pepe Advertisement Read More Read More Maguire was a rock at the back for United (Picture: Getty)‘So four passes and precisely 16 seconds after Maguire steals the ball off Abraham, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have a 2-0 lead. United fans appreciate a good defender.‘Later on in the game, whenever Maguire won a header, whenever he cleared the danger by lumping the ball into Row Z, it was greeted by cheers.‘They love seeing that and the statistics show he made the most clearances, the most interceptions, and the most blocks. He inspired the crowd and his team-mates here. United kept two clean sheets in 19 Premier League outings at Old Trafford last season.‘They conceded 54 goals in total – the most of any of the ‘Big Six’ – and 25 of those came at home. Now, they are off and running in 2019-20.’ Coming Next SPONSOREDlast_img read more

Arsenal battling Milan for El Shaarawy

first_img read also:Tonali snubbed Barca, Man Utd to join Milan – Brescia president The paper states that PSG, Roma, and Juventus have shown an interest in loaning El Shaarawy until January 2021 when the Chinese season resumes, with Arsenal and Milan now joining the hunt for his signature. El Shaarawy can play upfront or as a winger. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Arsenal are interested in signing Stephan El Shaarawy, according to il Corriere dello Sport (via MilanLive). The Gunners are facing competition from Milan for the player’s signature, with the Italian keen to return to Europe after an extended spell in China with Shanghai Shenhua. He spent five years at the San Siro with Milan, playing 102 games and registering 27 goals and 13 assists.Advertisement Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterGo Stargazing & Discover The Night Sky At These Cool Locations9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Stunning Bridges You’ll Want To See With Your Own EyesA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtWe’re Getting More Game Of Thrones: Enter House Of The Dragon!You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeCristiano Ronaldo Turns His Hotels Into Coronavirus Hospitals?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The Worldcenter_img Loading… last_img read more

Democrats in Ripley County meet Tuesday

first_imgVersailles, In. — Ripley County Democrats will meet Tuesday, April 9 at the headquarters on the square in Versailles. Dinner at 6 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7 p.m.last_img

Republic of Ireland climb world rankings

first_imgThe Republic of Ireland have moved up to 31st in the latest FIFA world rankings following their Euro 2016 play-off win against Bosnia-Herzegovina. Northern Ireland topped their group to qualify for the tournament in France next summer, and are just one place ahead (30th). Scotland have dropped down to 52nd, England remain ninth, with Wales 17th. Belgium, Argentina and Spain make up the top three, with world champions Germany slipping to fourth. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

The Latest: Saratoga, Monmouth stable openings delayed

first_imgThe Oklahoma training track at Saratoga was set to open April 15. The New York Racing Association says it has yet to decide an appropriate date to safely open.The delay does not impact the start of the Saratoga racing season which is scheduled to begin on July 16 and run through Sept. 7. The meet will be highlighted by the Travers and Whitney.In New Jersey, Monmouth Park has pushed back the opening of its stable area until June 1. That’s a month later than the planned opening. Live racing is set to start the Fourth of July weekend.The centerpiece of Monmouth Park’s summer season is the $1 million Haskell Invitational on July 18. The winner of the 1 1/8 mile race earns a spot in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. It also will serve as a prep race for the Kentucky Derby, now slated for Sept. 5.___ ___Formula One says it will furlough half of its staff until the end of May and senior executives will take pay cuts amid the coronavirus pandemic.F1 has postponed eight races so far this season and the Monaco Grand Prix has been canceled.F1 says senior leadership figures will take “voluntary pay cuts while still continuing to work and not in furlough.”CEO Chase Carey will take a “much deeper” pay cut. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The opening of the stable area and training track at Saratoga in upstate New York and barn area at Monmouth Park in New Jersey is being delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic. CONI says he is the first Italian Olympian to die with the virus.Sabia finished fifth in the 800 at the 1984 Los Angeles Games and seventh at the 1988 Seoul Games. He also won the 800 at the 1984 European Indoor Championships.Sabia died in his hometown of Potenza in southern Italy shortly after his father also died from the virus.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 A groom who worked at Belmont Park has died from complications of coronavirus.The New York Racing Association says Martin Zapata died Tuesday. The 63-year-old native of Panama had spent the past two years working for trainer Tom Morley in New York, which has been hard-hit by the pandemic.NYRA says Zapata tested positive for COVID-19 on March 24 and was hospitalized two days later. He lived and worked at Belmont Park.___Sevilla has become the latest Spanish soccer club to put its players on furlough to reduce labor costs during the coronavirus pandemic. The McLaren and Williams teams had already put some staff on furlough schemes. McLaren drivers Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz have also taken pay cuts.The season is currently scheduled to begin in France on June 28. F1 management has said it still hopes to hold between 15 and 18 races this year in place of the original 22.___A two-time Olympic finalist in the 800 meters has died after getting infected with the coronavirus.The Italian Olympic Committee says Donato Sabia has died. He was 56. The league said Tuesday eight teams had already requested the furloughs. It expected nearly all clubs in Spain to eventually reach agreements for the reduction of salaries of their players.The Spanish league estimates $1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) in losses if the competition can’t resume.___Former French rugby player Christophe Pras has died after getting infected by the coronavirus.Several of his former clubs announced the death. He was 35. April 8, 2020 The event was pushed back a year because the Tokyo Olympics were delayed until 2021 amid the coronavirus pandemic.The track worlds were originally scheduled for Aug. 6-15, 2021.World Athletics president Sebastian Coe says 2022 will be a “bonanza for athletics fans around the world” with the Commonwealth Games beginning in Birmingham, England, only three days after the track worlds.The 2022 Commonwealth Games are scheduled for July 27-Aug. 7 and the multisport European Championship is currently slated for Aug. 11-21 in Munich.World Athletics has also postponed the bidding processes for 2023 World Athletics Series events. They will now open in November 2020. The players and coach on Switzerland’s national soccer team have declined to take more than 1 million Swiss francs ($1.03 million) of payments that were due from their federation in 2020.The team was scheduled to play in the now-postponed European Championship in June and had two games in Qatar canceled last month because of the coronavirus pandemic.The shutdown of games has cost the Swiss soccer body millions of dollars.Federation chairman Dominique Blanc says it’s a “magnificent gesture” from the players.Blanc tested positive for the virus three weeks ago. Team captain Stephan Lichtsteiner says “we wanted to set an example and show solidarity.”___The president of the International Paralympic Committee says the body has “cash-flow” problems because of the Olympic and Paralympic postponement until 2021.Andrew Parsons says about 5% of spending is being cut from the IPC’s budget. A 2018 financial report showed a budget of 24 million euros ($25.7 million).Parsons says the problem was due partly to broadcast rights holders who want to delay their payments until the product is delivered. That is up from 21 in the same period of 2019.The 38 match alerts in the year’s first quarter break down as six from the ATP Challenger Tour and 16 apiece from the men’s and women’s International Tennis Federation World Tennis Tours.The report concludes the jump indicates that entry levels of tennis “were deliberately targeted” as the sport moved toward suspension because of the outbreak of COVID-19.All pro tours are on hold until at least mid-July.___ The former under-18 France international had a short-lived professional career before going into coaching.Pras is survived by his wife and two children.___The group charged with monitoring tennis gambling and punishing corruption found a near-doubling in the number of suspect matches in the first three months of 2020. That is an increase it ties to the coronavirus pandemic.The London-based Tennis Integrity Unit’s quarterly report says it received a total of 38 alerts from the regulated betting industry about matches on lower-level tours from the start of the year through March 22. Parsons says it’s not a question of “losing money” but rather some temporary belt tightening.He says “like all businesses we are tremendously affected by the COVID-19 crisis.”He says he is dealing with 150 contracts that are games-related but adds “we have no plans to let any staff go at the moment.”___The track world championships in Eugene, Oregon, have been rescheduled for July 15-24, 2022. The club says the measure was needed because it was significantly affected financially by the stoppage of competitions in Spain and Europe.It says it reached an initial agreement with the first-team players and coaches regarding their salaries but no details were immediately released.The club says 360 employees in total will be affected. It says workers who can continue doing their jobs remotely will not go on furlough.The current contracts will remain valid after the furloughs end.Barcelona and Atlético Madrid had already requested government furloughs to reduce labor costs. They reached agreements with players to reduce their salaries by 70%. The Latest: Saratoga, Monmouth stable openings delayedlast_img read more

Risky business: Recent health scares cause reflection on stresses of coaching collegiate teams

first_img Published on November 1, 2010 at 12:00 pm Contact Rachel: rnmarcus@syr.edu Every day was the same for Utah State head football coach Gary Andersen. Get up at 5:45 a.m., drive to work. Take care of academic duties for his team, review film until noon. Take a short break, practice. Take another short break, more film. Return home by 8 p.m., if he’s lucky. Then repeat. Every day, that is, until Sept. 27. Instead of driving to work, Andersen was driven to the emergency room in an ambulance after a blackout and fall that left him with two cracked vertebrae in his neck. The cause? Stress. ‘There’s no question that’s part of it,’ Andersen said. ‘And a lot of it’s self-induced. And for me, personally, I don’t think it’s really a situation of stress of necessarily of winning or losing a football game. I think what it comes down to is managing your day-to-day operations.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Andersen’s health issue highlights a disturbing trend among high-profile Division I football and basketball head coaches. In the past year, numerous coaches, from Florida to Michigan State, have dealt with serious health issues relating to the stress that accompanies the rigors of such a demanding occupation. With daily schedules that start at the crack of dawn, recruiting, coaching and dealing with everyday life, coaching a major program is no easy task. Especially if coaches like Andersen aren’t paying enough attention to their well-being. ‘They’re putting in enormous amounts of hours,’ said Tim Neal, the assistant director of athletics for sports medicine at Syracuse University. ‘In addition to that, that cell phone can go off, and there’s some sort of a problem. … They’re in the recruiting, which is very stressful. They’re on the road a great deal. So they do experience a great amount of career stress, and it comes with their career.’ Most find a way to handle everything. Sure, they get stressed. It’s not in the job description, but it’s definitely part of the job. Syracuse head football coach Doug Marrone said the solution is his day-to-day schedule. ‘You just have to be in a good routine,’ Marrone said in his weekly press conference on Oct. 4. ‘When I first went into the NFL, a coach who had coached for more than 30 years (then-SU head coach Dick MacPherson) told me I was never going to last with how I was doing things. He said I had to get into a routine and get my sleep here and get my sleep there. When you get into a routine, then it is better for dealing with stress.’ But for Andersen, the Utah State head coach, the stress finally caught up with him. Lucky for him, his health issue was stress-related and not something more serious or life-threatening. Andersen said he needs to do a better job of taking care of himself. That includes sleeping and eating better, in addition to understanding what to do daily. ‘Just be smarter when it comes to my daily health,’ Andersen said. ‘I’ve educated myself,’ he added, ‘and I’ve listened to doctors and had every test in the world done on me to see if anything was wrong. And there’s really nothing wrong.’ But even though there is no underlying medical issue, stress from the intricacies of the job has proven to be an issue that is often ignored until a major incident occurs. It is an issue that is not taken with the seriousness of other health issues but one that can develop serious consequences. As someone who consistently immerses himself in the health-related issues of players and coaches, Neal sees firsthand the stress that Division I coaches endure. ‘What happens sometimes is everybody feels stress,’ Neal said. ‘Sometimes there may be an underlying problem, such as a heart condition or something else. And when people get stressed without a heart condition, you can feel your chest pound or you can feel your chest get tight. So they dismiss it, thinking it’s just a normal, professional stress, when in fact it could be a heart condition.’ The Syracuse football coaches have physical exams every year because of the stress of the occupation, Marrone said. New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton implemented physicals for his staff, and Marrone, who coached with Payton on the Saints, now does the same at SU. ‘We as coaches, most of us think we’re invincible,’ Marrone said. ‘We’ve played, we’re fine, we’re in great shape, but that was big for Sean, and we all had to go and get these physicals.’ Even if a coach’s physical reveals no heart condition, he or she can still have heart problems arise. Mark Dantonio, the head football coach at Michigan State, had a heart attack on Sept. 18, almost immediately after the Spartans beat Notre Dame on a stunning fake field goal in overtime. And that was after Florida head football coach Urban Meyer nearly resigned following esophageal problems in January. Their issues may not have been solely based on stress, but it could have been a contributing factor, Neal said. Big-time coaches get entrenched in their jobs. Like Andersen, they live, eat and breathe their football or basketball programs, leaving little time for themselves. ‘I absolutely think it was due to stress,’ Andersen said of his blackout. ‘I absolutely believe it was due to the way that I took care of myself. And I think anybody that knows anything about stress, which I knew nothing about prior to the situation, is if you don’t eat right, you don’t sleep right and you don’t take care of yourself the right way, that leads to issues. ‘And stress is one of those issues.’ In charge of 115 lives besides his own, Andersen struggled balancing everything and everyone. Andersen had been putting himself last. But now the Utah State coach is finding a balance. Yes, he still must take care of his players and his program. But he is trying to do both without getting overworked. ‘It comes down to three things for the kids,’ Andersen said. ‘And when I look at the issue that I had, now I sit back and say, ‘How can I help myself?’ ‘Well, I look back and I always try to put the players first — their social lives, their academic lives and their football lives. I need to make sure that I take care of them by having the time to take care of myself.’ So that is what Andersen is doing now. Learning to take care of himself and handle the stress. It doesn’t go away, so he and countless other coaches must learn how to deal with it. That involves exercising, eating healthy and taking time to care for themselves, not just others. ‘Coaches have a tendency to think they’re indestructible, and then they put everything on the backburner to focus on the football team, to focus on winning games,’ Andersen said. ‘And I believe now I know that you can do that and still take care of yourself. And I don’t think I was doing that. ‘So do I hope other coaches will listen and say, ‘Hey, I’m not indestructible, this could happen to me?’ I absolutely hope they do, and not necessarily from what happened to me.’ Dantonio’s heart attack was another shock after his team’s scintillating win over the Fighting Irish. Especially to Dantonio himself. ‘I’ve always been in great health,’ Dantonio told reporters following the incident. ‘You know, that’s just the way it is, I guess.’ But at least there are some coaches like Andersen who are more aware of their situations now. Even if it took him blacking out to realize he needs to slow down. Andersen said he hopes that people in general, in addition to coaches, take these issues to heart. Despite the responsibilities that come with being a big-time college coach, he isn’t ready to say that Division I football and basketball coaches are the only victims of stress. Stress comes up with any job, Andersen said. Not just coaching. ‘I think if you want to be the best at your job, it’s going to be a stressful job,’ he said, ‘because you put so much on yourself, and you expect so much out of yourself.’ Neal agrees that people have to find their own ways to cope with stress. ‘Some handle it well, and some maybe can handle it a little better,’ Neal said. ‘Stress is a fact of life, and people have to develop ways to cope with it within their own dynamic.’ Andersen is doing that now. He’s making daily changes. He’s still getting up at 5:45 a.m. He still has long hours. But little changes like going home earlier and taking an hour to himself are helping him cope. After all Andersen has gone through, he continues to get the message to people and coaches. He’s taking time for himself. ‘Happy to be who I am,’ Andersen said. ‘Hopefully lesson well-learned, and move on.’ rnmarcus@syr.edu Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Defender Kaeli O’Connor improves footwork to match toughness for Syracuse

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 1, 2015 at 9:40 pm Contact Chris: cjlibona@syr.edu | @ChrisLibonati Kaeli O’Connor ran to the end line with her arms extended. She ran through Boston College’s Caroline Margolis and knocked her back a few feet as she toppled onto the ground. The hit prompted BC head coach Acacia Walker to step forward a few steps to yell, “That was hard.”But that is how O’Connor has played this whole season and her whole life. The sophomore has improved her footwork to match her aggressive defense – fellow defender Mallory Vehar, also her buddy in the team’s defensive buddy system, called her “a bulldog” — to fit into Syracuse’s defensive scheme this season. In middle school, O’Connor played football for her father, helping ingrain toughness in her. She’s tied for second on SU with 10 caused turnovers and is tied for third on the team with 16 ground balls. And after playing in just six games last season, O’Connor has started all 12 games this season as one of two defenders on the crease and will play a key role in SU (8-4, 1-2 Atlantic Coast) defending Virginia Tech (6-7, 0-4) on Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Carrier Dome.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“There’s no hesitation. Ball’s on the ground, she’s going to get it,” SU associate head coach Regy Thorpe said. “She’s a pitbull and she wants the ball in her stick.”Since a young age, O’Connor was aggressive. Having two brothers helped her toughen up and her father said she could always hold her own with them. Because she is a long-time Baltimore Ravens fan and her brothers were able to play football for her father in middle school, she decided to play, too. Some parents gawked, but her father Patrick said it was never odd coaching his daughter. She played defensive end for the football team and could match the boys who hadn’t quite peaked physically. Even for her age, she was fast and he had no qualms about her playing a physical sport. Though she stopped playing football, she carried the aggressive mentality to lacrosse. The first time she played in front of Gait when he was recruiting her, she gave a hard foul. It made her father nervous because he knew a scholarship was on the line. But in the end her style meshed perfectly with SU’s system.“The style that Syracuse plays fit her personality and the way she plays. I mean, they’re very aggressive,” Patrick O’Connor said. “They like to play a lot of pressure and that’s the way she likes to play.”But when O’Connor came to SU, three seniors anchored the Orange’s defense. Her aggressive style had to stay on the bench for her first season. O’Connor went to Sweat Performance, a training gym, this summer. Every morning at 6 a.m. she would work with a trainer for an hour.“It was a lot of footwork,” O’Connor said. “It’s what I focused on because that was probably my weak point last year.”At the same time, she participated in a Baltimore-metro summer league that is the equivalent of a pick-up league where players such as Maryland’s Taylor Cummings competed. O’Connor used the league to improve her stick work and build on her aggressiveness and athleticism. This season, that work has shown and she even finished second in the team’s 40-yard dash, Thorpe said. It’s a far cry from where she stood last year, and that might’ve been just because she didn’t realize what she could do.“Last year, I think she kind of didn’t realize her potential,” Vehar said. “This year, I think she came in ready to work, ready to go, learn the defense. She really proved herself since last year.” Commentslast_img read more

Edwards remembered for research

first_imgKatrina Edwards, Dornsife professor of biological sciences and earth sciences and founding director for the Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations (C-DEBI) passed away on Oct. 26 after battling a long illness. She was 46.“Katrina was a tenacious and enthusiastic practitioner of interdisciplinary science, with a clear vision of fundamental questions in geobiology,” the C-DEBI Executive Committee, Jan Amend, Julie Huber, Steve D’Hondt, Andy Fisher and Geoff Wheat, wrote in a statement. “She also had an innate ability to build and lead strong teams, to nurture a community of young researchers and educators, and to secure the resources necessary to accomplish her important goals.”Edwards, whose colleagues remember her as a gifted scientist and transformative researcher, established C-DEBI in 2009 with the support of a $29 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Edwards and her USC team partnered with several major research universities and national laboratories to create the center.“She has always been an exceptional leader, and always able to rally the troops especially with this center,” C-DEBI Managing Director Rosalynn Sylvan said. “It’s such a large institution across different universities in the country, and she was so great at getting people integrated and excited about what were doing.”While serving as principal investigator and founding director of C-DEBI, Edwards led expeditions in the North Atlantic Ocean to collect data on subseafloor microbes, and their role in shaping the oceans and crust of the Earth, according to a USC Dornsife statement.Edwards’ research efforts include serving on many integrated ocean drilling program steering committees. She also led NSF’s Fe-Oxidizing Microbial Observatory Project on Loihi Seamount, according Dornsife’s statement.“She mobilized people to think of the unexplored potential of the ocean. [She]  wanted to capture the energy that propelled people to get to the moon in the 1960s, and use that same energy to explore our own planet,” said C-DEBI Diversity Director Cynthia Joseph.Edwards is survived by her three children, Ania, Katya and Nakita Webb; her parents Timothy and Sandra; her siblings Ben, Melanie and Nina; and many nieces and nephews, according to USC News.Edwards’ friends, family and colleagues have created a memorial website to honor her legacy.last_img read more