Syracuse (15-6, 4-4 Atlantic Coast) squares off against Georgia Tech (10-11, 3-5) on Wednesday night at Atlanta’s McCamish Pavilion. The Orange enters the game riding a three-game winning streak including its most recent win over Pittsburgh on Saturday night. It was SU’s first win on the road in ACC play.Here are our beat writers predictions for the game.Matthew Gutierrez (18-3)Bee stingGeorgia Tech 67, Syracuse 61It’s admirable what Yellow Jackets head coach Josh Pastner has done in Atlanta. He inherited a team a season ago that was returning not a single player who averaged more than 5.0 points per game. All he did was take GT, picked to finish 14th out of 15 ACC teams, to the NIT finals. On Sunday night, his unit nearly beat No. 20 Clemson. Georgia Tech has beaten Miami and Notre Dame this season, too, so GT should have its way at home against the Orange this week. Syracuse gave little reason to believe against Pittsburgh that it can pick up a second road win in conference play, at least for now.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSam Fortier (17-4)Welcome to AtlantaSyracuse 58, Georgia Tech 55These are two of the ACC’s worst offensive teams — each rank in the bottom quartile for effective field goal percentage — so expect a defensive battle on Wednesday night. That would favor the Orange, which has one of the nation’s best defenses that can block shots and nab steals with the best of ’em. As tough it is to win on the road in the ACC, the Orange should grind it out with the Yellow Jackets and rely on Tyus Battle and Frank Howard to “fill it up,” as GT head coach Josh Pastner said on Wednesday. Plus, Syracuse needs this one bad to avoid putting itself in a deep hole for its postseason chances.Tomer Langer (16-5)The big oneSyracuse 64, Georgia Tech 59This is arguably Syracuse’s most important game left on the schedule in the sense that its the most winnable road game remaining. Georgia Tech has a stifling defense but really struggles to score. Syracuse is similar, but there are two key distinctions. The Orange’s defense is stronger, and it’ll have the best player on the floor in Tyus Battle. Syracuse picks up a big road win and improves its winning streak to four. Comments Published on January 30, 2018 at 8:16 pm Facebook Twitter Google+
Related Articles MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Submit Share PartnerMatrix drives user engagement with two new deals August 13, 2020 Erik Nyman joins EveryMatrix as US lead August 6, 2020 EveryMatrix has announced an integration of its real time affiliate and agent system, PartnerMatrix, with its payment processing company, MoneyMatrix.The industry platform and software supplier state that this marks a significant step for client satisfaction, as it strives for continuous improvement.Before taking this step, affiliates had to register in EveryMatrix’s standard gaming platform in order to access their commissions, which often imposed restrictions as per compliance requirements.Through this integration affiliates can withdraw commissions directly from the PartnerMatrix system interface, whilst also providing access to a variety of payment withdrawal methods available in MoneyMatrix.In addition, since the payment can also be disengaged from the platform, clients can also have and pay affiliates in countries where player accounts are blocked for legal reasonsLevon Nikoghosyan, PartnerMatrix CEO, commented: “Our affiliate system is an ever-evolving solution that is under constant improvement and we are delighted to announce that this integration allows us to provide so many ways for affiliates to withdraw their commissions. “After launching real-time data reporting, this is another major step towards providing one of the most powerful affiliate systems in the iGaming market.“Our affiliate and agent system includes everything you need in order to run a successful performance based marketing campaign.”PartnerMatrix offers operators an easy to use interface, with a variety of features allowing them to manage affiliates’ data, payment plans, marketing tools, reports and user settings from a single location.Adaptable for different markets and regions, the system also boasts continuous updates.
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Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Dusty Sonnenberg, CCA, Ohio Field LeaderThe original mallet used to drive pegs into the posts when the old barn was built on the farm almost 150 years ago sits in a glass display case near Glen Newcomer’s desk. The cabinet in the corner of his office is made from the logs that were a part of the first log cabin on the farm originally homesteaded in 1866 by Nathaniel Newcomer, Glen’s great-great-grandfather.Six generations later, located just south of Bryan, Newcomer Farms is a cash grain operation that has diversified to include a seed dealership and crop insurance agency as a part of their business. The family does not need to look far to find history to help guide its future.Glen NewcomerNathaniel Newcomer was the second son born to Christian Newcomer, a minister who moved to Williams County from Lancaster, Pa. in 1840.“Nathaniel purchased the land, cleared the timber, and built a log cabin, and then the barn, and a little later a brick house,” Glen said. “The barn was built in 1872, and the brick house followed in 1874.”Following Nathaniel, the farm was owned by his son Harley Newcomer in the early 1900s. The next owner of the farm was Harley’s son Newell, Glen’s Grandpa, who was born in 1903. Newell then transitioned the farm to Glen’s dad, Lyman, who is now 85 and still visits the farm regularly.“My grandpa (Newell) was a very humble man. He was very conservative. He grew up and started farming during the Depression. His whole emphasis was to pass the farm to the next generation, and be able to do it without having debt. His focus was on passing the torch,” Glen said. “The same could be said about my father (Lyman). He had the same philosophy.”The family has been very proactive in generational transitions going back to his grandfather. In 1966, 100 years after the farm was originally purchased, upon taking the advice of their family attorney who happened to be a cousin to Newell, the farm became incorporated. N&L Farms, Inc. (Newell and Lyman) became a C-Corp.“The idea behind forming the corporation was to allow the farm ground to stay intact, unlike many farms in the area which had the ground divided among the heirs as a generation passed. In this way, the farm could grow and be passed on to the next generation,” Glen said.Fifty years after first becoming incorporated, the name changed to Newcomer Farms, and it became a S-Corp. Glen is now in the process of transferring ownership of some of the shares to his son Jason who is the 6th generation involved in the family operation.Like most Midwestern farms in the 1940s, the Newcomers raised a variety of crops and livestock. Framed and hanging on Glen’s office wall is a copy of the “1944 War Food Program Farm Plan for Ohio,” which farmers were required to complete. This form was put out by the War Food Administration, Agricultural Adjustment Agency. At that time, Newell raised soybeans, corn, wheat, hay and oats on 140 acres. They also had beef cattle, milk cows, chickens and hogs. Looking back at the old records, “1943 was the first year my Grandpa raised soybeans. That year the corn yielded 61 bushels per acre, and wheat yielded 30 bushels per acre,” Glen said. Those yields were not bad considering no commercial fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides, or insecticides were available back then and early hybrid corn varieties had only been developed a decade prior.Growing up, Glen remembers the farm being a more diversified livestock farm.“Land was hard to come by,” Glen said. “We had chickens and cattle and hogs. Growing up, I fed livestock all the time. I was always doing chores around the farm, and feeding animals after school. The thought of taking an animal to the fair just sounded like more work.”Glen fondly remembers his grandpa Newell loving to feed cattle.“He was a true cattleman at heart. Feeding cattle was what he did. Even his hobby was to feed cattle. He loved his Angus cattle,” Glen said.Livestock remained a part of the farming operation until the 1990s.“We still raised hogs throughout the 1980s when I returned to the farm,” Glen said.Though showing livestock at the fair was not his thing, Glen remembers being heavily involved in both 4-H and the FFA.“I would not be where I am today if it wasn’t for being in the FFA,” Glen said. “The FFA program in addition to being in 4-H have taught me leadership skills that I have used throughout my entire life.”He credits learning skills like parliamentary procedure as being invaluable in the leadership roles he has filled. Glen has served as past president of the Fairview Young Farmers, Bryan Rotary Club, and also Williams County Farm Bureau. He has also served as a trustee for the Bryan Area Foundation and Defiance College. He served on the Bryan City Schools Board of Education for 20 years, and is currently Vice Chair of the Redline Equipment Board of Directors. Glen credits his high school business teacher, Doug Rupp, for having the greatest influence on him from a business standpoint. Glen said his high school FFA advisor Ray Woodring was influential in his decision to go on to college.“He was the person that inspired me and encouraged me to go to Ohio State, ATI in Wooster,” Glen said. “While there I majored in livestock production, since we had livestock on the farm, and I was the assistant swine herdsman.”Glen said the focus of the farm changed after he returned from college in the 80s. Upon graduating from The Ohio State University, Agriculture Technical Institute (ATI) in Wooster, Glen worked in agriculture off the farm for a short time before coming back to take over the operations. As the profitability for each of those enterprises changed, Glen evaluated each one and decided to go in a different direction.“Up until this point, the diversity of different livestock and crop enterprises was the way that you made it financially,” Glen said. “Then we started growing seed beans for Pioneer. We have had a Pioneer agency for 36 years.”He became a Pioneer sales agent after he got out of college and became more interested in agronomy than livestock. In 2001 they became licensed crop insurance agents to further diversify.“We started in the 80s. My wife and I had to become diversified and find something profitable to get through that period of time. We still had hogs in the 80s, but in the early 90s we eliminated that enterprise to focus more on grain production, seed production and sales,” he said.Glen and his wife, Ann, have been married for 36 years. They have three children. Their youngest son, Jason returned from college four years ago and is a part of the operation. The Newcomers have steadily increased their acreage over the past 18 years. Glen hired his first full-time employee 10 years ago and now has four. All his employees have been with him for 9 to 10 years, and he credits much of the farm’s current success to the dedication and commitment of his team. When Jason returned to the operation four years ago, Glen did not take anything off of anyone’s responsibilities.“When Jason came back to the operation, we had him take on new projects and various items that I transitioned to him from a management standpoint,” Glen said.Jason is leading Newcomer Farms into the technological future.“Jason does all the spraying and soil sampling. He is in charge of all the record keeping for chemical and fertilizer applications. The technology he uses records this in real time. Jason does all the GPS soil sampling. We sample by management zones. Jason writes the prescriptions for variable rate fertilizer application, and variable rate seeding for our planters. The prescriptions are based on the soil test results and our yield goals. Jason also uses a drone for aerial scouting of the fields,” Glen said.Another part of the Newcomer Farm team Glen created six years ago was a business advisory board. “One of the best business decisions I made was developing a business advisory board,” Glen said. “I recognize the value of having professional people outside of our industry looking over my shoulder. The board is made up of a retired CEO, a retired CFO, a couple attorneys, a CPA, and few others. They meet three times a year with my wife and my son and I to discuss the issues facing our operation. We also invite our lenders in on occasion to see the expert advice and the recommendations we are getting so they better understand why we do what we do. A few of the board members are older than me, and a few are younger. The younger ones are the people who will still be around to assist our son Jason when he takes over. These professionals can look at our farming operation as a business and tell me what I should be focused on. I look to them for solid business advice.”When considering the rich past and bright future as the farm transitions to the sixth generation (and beyond), Newcomer points to Proverbs 22:1 that says: Choose a good reputation over great riches; being held in high esteem is better than silver or gold. “If there was anything my father drove into me, it was not to boast, not to brag, and to be humble. Dad always said if you are successful, you don’t need to tell anyone. They can see it,” Glen said. “Remember your heritage and recognize the traits and characteristics that represent our family and got us to where we are: honesty, integrity, loyalty, faith, and family.”
Coomera Comets Touch Association has announced a record fund raising total from it’s fourth annual “Touched by Cancer” Carnival held at Coomera Sport Park, Beattie Road Coomera on the 29 October 2006. $6871 was raised for the Gold Coast Prostate Cancer Support and Network group from the one day tournament that has now become a permanant fixture on the Gold Coast community calandar.Gold Coast Mayor Ron Clarke was on hand as the special guest to make presentations to the winning teams.The 36 mixed teams who enthusiastically took to the fields had a great day of spirited competition and enjoyed the fun and friendship associated with this fantastic charity event.Local businesses united with tournament founder Carol Baumber and her band of committed volunteers at the Coomera Touch Association to raise awareness and much needed funds for education, prevention, and treatment of a condition that affects the lives of so many.Coomera Comets Touch Association President Carol Baumber was thrilled with the outcome of the event, which was supported by the South Queensland Region, Queensland Touch, and Touch Football Australia.“This event was a huge success because of support and sponsorship from local businesses. Whilst this event is primarily to create community awareness about Prostate Cancer, it has also raised the profile of the businesses that supported it. The opening of our new fields in 2007, will only increase the size of the tournament and the potential to raise even more funds for such a worthy cause.” Baumber said.$1000 was also raised for local schools and the Coomera community supported the event with over 1000 spectators attending the poular competition.Coomera Touch Association will open their new complex and fields on Saturday 24 February 2007 and plan a gala opening ceremony to celebrate the consolidation of the sport and their association in the local community. The fifth annual “Touched by Cancer” Carnival will be held on 28 October 2007.
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Sir Steve Redgrave and Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff MBE are set to go head to head in a Clash of the Titans for Sport Relief.Redgrave vs Flintoff in Clash of the TitansFive-time Olympic champion rower Sir Steve and cricket legend and broadcaster Freddie will each captain a team of celebrities as they go head to head in a number of Olympic sporting challenges as part of the Sport Relief Night of TV on Friday 18th March.Sir Steve says “Winning gold medals at the Olympic Games was one thing, leading my team to victory in Clash of the Titans is another matter altogether,” he said. “Freddie Flintoff, bring it on.”England all-rounder Freddie played a major role in the 2005 home Ashes victory over Australia and is no stranger to captaincy having led the England team during his international career. Freddie also captains a team on the sports-based comedy panel show A League Of Their Own.“I took part in Clash of the Titans last time but we were robbed under John Bishop’s leadership,” he said. “This time I’m back and I’m not leaving without that trophy.”The teams will be made up of famous faces from the worlds of entertainment and sport. With the Clash of the Titans trophy up for grabs, the celebrities will be put through their paces as they compete in a number of Olympic sporting challenges: Track Cycling, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Synchronised Swimming and, for the first time, Wrestling, plus a Triathlon race.Clash of the Titans became a Sport Relief fixture in 2014 when Lord Sebastian Coe and his team of celebrities narrowly beat a team led by comedian John Bishop.On the night, sports TV presenters Ore Oduba and Dan Walker will host all the action live from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.It promises to be a night filled with tension, entertainment and sporting rivalry and the public has the opportunity to buy tickets to watch all the action from the two venues; the Velodrome at Lee Valley VeloPark and the London Aquatics Centre.Money raised this Sport Relief will be used to make a difference to people living incredibly tough lives, here at home in the UK and across the world’s poorest communities.To buy tickets for Clash of the Titans go to www.seetickets.com/tour/sport-relief-2016/. Tickets cost £16, plus booking fees and £2.50 from the sale of each ticket will go directly to Sport Relief.
OTTAWA – Canada’s metal producers are urging the government to push back against an American plan to slap steep tariffs on aluminum and steel imports, saying they are being unfairly targeted in a sweeping strategy aimed at protecting U.S. companies from state-sponsored Chinese producers.President Donald Trump announced Thursday he intends to impose duties of 25 per cent on steel and 10 per cent on aluminum, with no mention of excluding Canada, which is the main supplier of both metals to the U.S.The tariffs will be felt most heavily by workers and consumers in the United States as the “collateral damage” spreads throughout the American economy in the form of higher prices and stunted growth, said Jean Simard, head of the Aluminium Association of Canada.“We’re not part of the problem,” Simard said. “The problem is China and the U.S. knows it.”Canada exports to the U.S. 90 per cent of the 3.2-million tonnes of aluminum it produces annually, which represents two thirds of America’s total aluminum imports.The proposed import duties would boost primary aluminum smelting jobs by an estimated 1,900, while at the same time destroying 23,000 to 90,000 jobs downstream, according to a report released Friday by Harbor, an aluminum industry consulting firm.The tariffs will have repercussions north of the border regardless of whether the U.S. grants Canada an exemption, said Joseph Galimberti, president of the Canadian Steel Producers Association.Diverted steel previously destined for the U.S. could swamp Canada’s domestic market and will also drive down prices in other countries, making it more difficult for Canadian producers to sell elsewhere, Galimberti said.“There is a significant volume of steel that will be displaced into the global market, which is already widely understood to be over capacity.”Numbers released by the steel producers association indicate the steel trade between Canada and the U.S. is balanced, with $6 billion of the product that moved in both directions across the border in 2017. Canada receives half of all American steel exports, while the U.S. receives 90 per cent of Canadian steel exports, the association said.The epicentre of Canada’s steel industry is Hamilton, Ont., and the surrounding region, where at least half of the country’s steel exports originate, said chamber of commerce president Keanin Loomis.“Steel to us is everything. It’s our identity. It’s our legacy,” Loomis said, adding he and other chamber members were “gobsmacked” by Trump’s announcement.The president is expected to get around free-trade obligations between the two countries using a U.S. law that allows him to introduce the tariffs for reasons of national security.Loomis pointed to the last time the U.S. imposed tariffs on Canadian steel imports, which occurred under former president George W. Bush. They were quickly reversed after the negative downstream effects on the American economy became apparent, he said.“This has been tried before. It failed. It would be foolish to try … this again.”Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the trade measures “absolutely unacceptable.”“It just makes no sense to highlight that Canadian steel or aluminium could be a security threat to the United States,” he said.While there is scant detail on what the tariffs would look like, the North American automobile industry stands to be seriously affected.“The auto sector really doesn’t have a border,” said Flavio Volpe, head of the Auto Parts Manufacturers’ Association. “It’s like a plate of spaghetti. It’s not always that easy to pull one strand out.”It takes time to ramp up steel production, meaning that in the short term American consumers bear the costs of paying the tariffs, Volpe said. He added that boosting steel capacity is also capital intensive, the cost of which would also fall on American consumers.Mark Nantais, president of the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association, said he didn’t want to speculate about the tariffs in the absence of more details, but he encouraged Canadian officials to push for exemptions.— Follow @gwomand on Twitter