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first_imgThe ongoing threat of the novel coronavirus now raises questions about the timeline of the Tokyo Olympics, slated for July and August of this year. Indonesia has shown firm support for the games to proceed according to schedule.Indonesia’s National Olympic Committee (NOC) chief Raja Sapta “Okto” Oktohari said on Monday that his party had sent a letter to both Japanese and Chinese NOCs regarding the current situation of the coronavirus outbreak, which had affected both countries. In addition to offering sympathy, Okto said, his organization offered any support that Japan might need to overcome the difficulty of organizing the event amid the outbreak.“We are offering any assistance to and support for our friend Japan, which has been working hard to stage the Tokyo Olympics,” he said on the sidelines of Indonesia’s annual NOC meeting in Jakarta. As of Monday afternoon, Japan recorded 256 cases of the coronavirus and six deaths. The Tokyo Olympics is set to be held from July 24 to Aug. 9.Last week, International Olympic Committee (IOC) senior member Dick Pound said it was not impossible to reschedule the Olympics to next year but wanted athletes who were training for Tokyo to know the IOC was fully committed to having them at the opening ceremonies on July 24, Reuters reported.The World Health Organization has met the 2020 Olympics organizers to advise them on the coronavirus situation, and “no decision has been made to cancel the major sporting event in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak”, CNBC reported.Okto said Indonesia had displayed similar support for the Philippines SEA Games last December, which had been criticized over lack of readiness in organizing the multisport event. “We showed some support while others opted to criticize the organizers during the Philippines SEA Games,” he said.“And the result was positive as we got many services and positive feedback from the host, the Philippines.”Team Indonesia’s Tokyo Olympics chief of mission Rosan Roeslani said the current coronavirus outbreak had caused him to postpone his plan to visit Japan to conduct a survey before the games in Tokyo. The survey was previously scheduled for the third week of March.“Our preparation is still ongoing. We will keep communicating with the IOC,” he said.Earlier, Youth and Sports Minister Zainudin Amali said that his ministry would wait for the IOC or the decisions of other world authorities on the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. He said Indonesia would obey any final recommendation issued regarding the Olympics.This is similar to the minister’s gesture when facing the same crisis with the Philippines Para Games, which were eventually postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus outbreak.Topics : Indonesia’s full support of Japan in staging the quadrennial event may also aim to aid the country’s mission to win its bid for the 2032 Olympics.The Indonesian NOC plans to use the Tokyo Games to showcase the country’s readiness to host the Olympics by establishing Rumah Indonesia (House of Indonesia) to promote the country and garner support from other Olympic participants.Rumah Indonesia is projected to cost Rp 200 billion (US$13.8 million). The house will be built in a strategic location inside the athletes’ villages in Tokyo.Indonesia will compete against Brisbane, Australia, and a joint bid by North and South Korea to host the 2032 Olympics.last_img read more

first_imgTransportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi inaugurated the reactivated Cianjur-Cipatat railroad network in West Java on Monday as part of the government’s plan to reduce road traffic, especially in Bogor, Sukabumi and Padalarang and the surrounding areas.The 57-kilometer Cianjur-Padalarang railroad network is made up of three segments. The first segment, connecting Canjur and Ciranjang, was already reactivated in 2019, but the current activation extends the network to Cipatat district in West Bandung regency.The ministry spent Rp 118.8 billion (US$8 million) from its 2019 budget to reactivate the Ciranjang-Cipatat segment, which includes work to repair and straighten rail tracks. It aims to start work on the final segment of the network, which will connect the stations of Cipatat and Padalarang, by 2022. “Currently, the volume of traffic from Jakarta and its surrounding regions to the southern part of West Java is quite high, and that frequently causes congestion. The [reactivation] will hopefully improve connectivity for people in Bogor, Sukabumi, Padalarang and the surrounding region,” Budi said in a statement released on Monday.Through the rail network reactivation, the ministry hopes to cut travel time between Cipatat and Sukabumi to 2.5 hours by train, 30 minutes less than the average travel time by road. The ministry also hopes to increase the number of daily train passengers on the route from around 2,100 to 6,500.Furthermore, the ministry hopes to rail freight capacity from 30 tons per day to 42 tons by adding a sixth car to freight trains.“Connectivity on this railroad is part of our effort to increase the availability of passenger and freight transportation services. Hopefully, both industries and commercial sector players will shift from using the road network to rail-based transportation,” Budi said.To develop Indonesia’s aging rail infrastructure, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s administration had planned to build 3,258 km of additional tracks and reactivate abandoned networks, according to the 2015-2019 National Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMN).However, Transportation Ministry data show that the government only built and reactivated 852 km of tracks between 2015 and 2018, far below the RPJMN target.Topics :last_img read more

first_imgBACOLOD City – Mayor Evelio “Bing”Leonardia has directed all barangay officials to comply with the strictimplementation the city’s “no segregation, no collection” policy. “If it becomes necessary, we will makea sample. If we will be forced to do so, then we have to impose sanctions,”warned Leonardia. Solid Waste Management Boardsecretariat Atty. Vicente Petierre III explained that under the law, anybodycan file a case to any person violating RA 9003. The city government had intended tostart implementing the policy on March 1, but was deferred next month to givebarangay officials ample time to enforce it, since they are presently tied upwith five other major tasks as ordered by the national government. The “no segregation, no collection”policy is in compliance with Republic Act (RA) 9003, or the Ecological SolidWaste Management Act of 2000. center_img “It is stated clearly under the lawthat this is segregation at source, which means the first person that will takecare the compliance is the barangay, Petierre claimed. For his part, Vice Mayor El CidFamiliaran, head of the Solid Waste Action Team, reminded all village headsthat the Environment Management Board will issue a notice of violation tonon-compliant barangays. He added that they will review the Environment Code ofthe city in order to penalize violators./PN Those who will be caught notsupporting or uncooperative may face sanctions. last_img read more

first_imgBacolod City police chief Colonel Henry Biñas says they are considering “inside job” as a possible motive behind the robbery and killing of a Belgian national earlier this week in the city’s Villa Angela Subdivision in Barangay Villamonte. BCPO BY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL BAÑAGABACOLOD City – Police investigators are considering “inside job” as a possible motive behind the robbery and killing of Belgian-national Carl Nolens earlier this week in the city’s Villa Angela Subdivision in Barangay Villamonte.Colonel Henry Biñas, city police director, said after interviewing Nolens’ wife, they discovered that one the victims’ servants left their house the day before the crime and has not been in contact with them ever since.Biñas also said based on the modus carried out by the suspects, they believe the crime was committed by the notorious Epogon crime group. The police chief said the Epogon group is heavily involved in armed robberies, thefts, illegal drugs, and gun-for-hire activities.He added the BCPO has already set up a task force in order to expedite the investigation process.Earlier on Wednesday, Nolens was killed after four unidentified robbers attacked his home.Investigation revealed that the four suspects gained entry into the foreigner’s home by destroying the grills of the perimeter wall.The suspects then climbed up into the balcony and destroyed the sliding door.Once inside the suspects forcibly took the bag owned by the victim’s wife, which contains an undetermined amount of cash and jewelry.However, Nolens resisted against the suspects and he was shot in the stomach using an M16 assault rifle, while Nolens’ wife managed to jump off the balcony. The suspects then proceeded to the victim’s in-law and servants, hogtied them and fled.Nolens and his wife were rushed to the Metro Bacolod Hospital and Medical Center, where Nolens was declared dead on arrival by hospital staff./PNlast_img read more

first_imgLAS VEGAS, Nev. (Oct. 29) – Early entries for IMCA’s Duel In The Desert continue to run well ahead of pre-registration numbers for recent seasons.Two hundred and six drivers – 146 IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds and 60 Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods – are already con­firmed for the Nov. 12-15 special on the half-mile Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.At the same time last year, entries were in hand from 134 Modifieds and 41 SportMods. 2012 en­try totals came from 136 Modifieds and 24 SportMods. Modifieds race for $7,777 to win and a minimum of $777 to start their Fast Shafts All-Star Invita­tional ballot qualifying event on Saturday, Nov. 15. Two preliminary features Thurs­day, Nov. 13 and on Friday, Nov. 14 each pay $777 to win. Saturday’s top prize for the SportMods is $1,777. Those divisions will compete in the same races with their existing 2014 rules; qualifying features on Thursday and Friday pay $500 to win.Advance entry fees paid by Oct. 31 are $200 for Modifieds and $150 for SportMods; entry fees after that date are $250 for the Modifieds and $200 for SportMods.Tech inspection begins at 9 a.m. Wednesday, at 8 a.m. Thursday and at noon Friday and Satur­day.More information is availa­ble by calling 702 632-8213 and at the www.LVMS.com/dirt/racers web­site. Pre-entered Modified drivers now include: Russell Allen, Brawley, Calif.; Ricky Alvarado, Delta, Colo.; Shawn Anderson, Minot, N.D.; Sher­man Barnett, El Paso, Texas; Jason Beaulieu, Campbell River, B.C.; Bert Beech, Rock Springs, Wyo.; Eddie Belec, Lakewood, Colo.; Bret Bennett, Bakersfield, Calif.; Tom Berry Jr., Medford, Ore.; Scott Bintz, Jamestown, N.D.; Roger Bonneville, Calgary, Alb.; and Chris Brown, Abilene, Texas; Randy Brown, Chowchilla, Calif.; Chuck Buchanan, Helper, Utah; Bryan Burnes, Lemoore, Calif.; Tom Canniff, Susanville, Calif.; Kellen Chadwick, Oakley, Calif.; Robbie Chiles, Hooper, Colo.; Duane Cleveland, Plumas Lake, Calif.; Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, Iowa; Ryan Daves, Bakersfield, Calif.; Cory Davis, Eunice, N.M.; Casey Delp, Rock Springs, Wyo.; and Heath Denney, West Jor­dan, Utah; Zane DeVilbiss, Farmington, N.M.; Cole Dick, Ramona, Calif.; Jake Donnelly, Rigby, Idaho; Jason Don­nelly, Rigby, Idaho; Rick Durica, Las Vegas; Don Earven, Globe, Ariz.; Bill Egleston, Atwater, Calif.; Mark Elliott, Webster City, Iowa; Rick Fierro, Cheyenne, Wyo.; Brian Foote, Essex, Iowa; Troy Foulger, Oakley, Calif.; and Jeremy Frenier, Fort Morgan, Colo.; Garrett Funk, Phoenix, Ariz.; Cody Gearhart, Turpin, Okla.; Christy Georges, El Paso, Texas; Joe German, Aberdeen, Wash.; Albert Gill, Central Point, Ore.; Royce Goetz, Dayton, Nev.; Cody Grabbe, Yuma, Ariz.; Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb.; Greg Gustus, Brighton, Colo.; Mike Ha­gen, Williston, N.D.; Travis Hagen, Williston, N.D.; and Michael Hale, West Valley City, Utah; Chase Hansen, Myton, Utah; John Hansen, Brush, Colo.; Kenny Hawkins, Globe, Ariz.; Kyle Heck­man, Bakersfield, Calif.; Bob Heffer, Swift Current, Sask.; Ryan Heger, Hugoton, Kan.; Zach Hensley, Green River, Wyo.; Nick Herrera, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.; Robert Higgins, Portola, Calif.; Bobby Hogge IV, Salinas, Calif.; Jake Holland, Calpine, Calif.; and Larry Hood, Bakersfield, Calif.; Stephen Hopf, Gilroy, Calif.; Rich Horibe, Pahrump, Nev.; Bobby Horton, Yuma, Ariz.; Robert Ire­land, Forest Grove, Ore.; Ben Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.; Raymond Keldsen, Aromas, Calif.; Kurt Kile, Nichols, Iowa; Tony Kinkade Jr., Pahrump; Quentin Kinzley, Bismarck, N.D.; Kenny Kirkpat­rick, Nipomo, Calif.; Chester Kniss, Antioch, Calif.; and Rusty Kollman, Carrington, N.D.; Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif.; Danny Lauer, Nipomo, Calif.; Scott Lenz, Eagle Point, Ore.; Brian Levander, Grand Island, Neb.; Lance Mari, El Centro, Calif.; Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; Ryan McDaniel, Olivehurst, Calif.; Troy McElroy, Shady Grove, Ore.; Matthew Meinecke, Madrid, Iowa; Travis Metz, Blackfoot, Idaho; Matt Mitchell, Vancouver, Wash.; and Bob Moore, Sioux City, Iowa; Troy Morris Jr., Bakersfield, Calif.; Mike Mullen, Suamico, Wis.; Josh Muller, Elma, Wash.; David Murray Jr., Oberlin, Kan.; Mark Murray, Delta, Utah; Justin O’Brien, West Union, Iowa; Lawrence O’Connor, Port Hardy, B.C.; Vince Ogle, Lubbock, Texas; Donald Parker, Las Vegas; Jeremy Payne, Nixa, Mo.; Reed Payne, Idaho Falls, Idaho; and Travis Peery, Williston, N.D.; Jim Perkins, Williams, Ariz.; Mike Petersilie, Hoisington, Kan.; David Peterson, Grantsville, Utah; Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.; Ryan Porter, Atwater, Calif.; Brad Pounds, Bakersfield, Calif.; Tom Pur­cell, Carson City; Chris Quinn, St. Helens, Ore.; Chett Reeves, Bakersfield, Calif.; Jesse Rich­ter, Great Bend, Kan.; Doug Rivera, Yuma, Ariz.; and Ryan Roath, Phoenix, Ariz.; Kyle Rohleder, WaKeeney, Kan.; Karl Rose, Merced, Calif.; Ronnie Roy, Rock Springs, Wyo.; Johnny Saathoff, Beatrice, Neb.; Rob Sanders, Bakersfield, Calif.; Alan Sharpensteen, Amarillo, Texas; Dylan Sherfick, WaKeeney, Kan.; Todd Shute, Des Moines, Iowa; Steve Simpson Jr., King­man, Ariz.; Kelly Smith, Roosevelt, Utah; Jesse Sobbing, Glenwood, Iowa; and Rick Span­gler, Grand Junction, Colo.;Alex Stanford, Chowchilla, Calif.; Tony Steward, Bozeman, Mont.; Paul Stone, Winton, Calif.; Shawn Strand, Mandan, N.D.; Jeff Streeter, Madera, Calif.; Steve Streeter, Madera, Calif.; Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, N.C.; Mickey Stubbings, Helper, Utah; Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark.; Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz.; Dominic Ursetta, Arvada, Colo.; Mike Villanueva, Atwater, Calif.; and Nate Warren, Phoenix, Ariz.;Chad Wheeler, Muskogee, Okla.; R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz.; Alexander Wilson, Salinas, Calif.; Kyle Wilson, Salinas, Calif.; Spencer Wilson, Minot, N.D.; Collen Winebarger, Corbett, Ore.; Larry Wise, Bakersfield, Calif.; Billy Wormsbecker, Big Bear Lake, Calif.; Kevin Wright, Rock Springs, Wyo.; Bryan Wulfenstein, Pahrump; Joey Yantis, Bakersfield, Calif.; Justen Yeager, Green River, Wyo.; and Jeremy Zorn, Russell, Kan.Pre-entered SportMod drivers are Jorddon Braaten, Central Point, Ore.; Cody Brown, Chowchilla, Calif.; Erin Burns, Aurora, Colo.; Sean Callens, Brawley, Calif.; James Cecil, Bakersfield, Calif.; Benjamin Chukuske, Sherburn, Minn.; Nathan Chukuske, Sherburn, Minn.; Chuck Delp, Rock Springs, Wyo.; Rick Diaz, Los Banos, Calif.; Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; Wayne Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; and Tyler Fain, Abilene, Texas;Merl Fitzpatrick, Brooks, Alb.; Eric Folstad, Glenburn, N.D.; Austin Frye, Taft, Calif.; Brendon Frye, Taft, Calif.; Tyler Frye, Belleville, Kan.; Dennis Gates, Claypool, Ariz.; Nate Ginest, Great Bend, Kan.; Kruz Griffith, Taft, Calif.; Kyle Griffith, Taft, Calif.; Jordan Hagar, Bakersfield, Calif.; Shawn Harker, Nebraska City, Neb.; and Brian Heard, Hobbs, N.M.;Shane Helton, Artesia, N.M.; Rex Higgins, Bloomfield, N.M.; Jeff Hooker, Minot, N.D.; Jesse Hoskins, Longdale, Okla.; Jeramy Hughes, Farmington, N.M.; Kevin Johnson, Bakersfield, Calif.; Michael Johnson, Bakersfield, Calif.; Brenda Kirby, Torrance, Calif.; Dustin Kruse, Brandon, S.D.; Erik Laudenschlager, Surrey, N.D.; Matt Mayo, Bakersfield, Calif.; and Tina McGowan, Bakers­field, Calif.; Dustin Morgan, Williston, N.D.; Miles Morris, Yuma, Ariz.; Angel Munoz, Lamar, Colo.; Jason Nation, Bakersfield, Calif.; Thomas Nel­son Jr., Aurora, Colo.; Marissa Odgers, Mariposa, Calif.; Ronald Pegues, Brawley, Calif.; Blain Petersen, Essex, Iowa; Bentley Pywell, Palco, Kan.; and Chad Reichenbach, Bakersfield, Calif.; John Reid, Loving, N.M.; Loni Richardson, Paris, Texas; Alan Riley, Florence, Mont.; Shawn Rit­ter, Keystone, Iowa; Danny Roe, Turlock, Calif.; Chipita Rowley, Roosevelt, Utah; Austin Rus­kauff, Santa Maria, Calif.; Fred Ryland, Brentwood, Calif.; Justin Shaw, Sweetwater, Texas; Brad Sheridan, Groton, S.D.; Jared Timmerman, Norwalk, Iowa; Brandon Toftee, Webster City, Iowa; Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas; and Sam Wieben, Dysart, Iowa.last_img read more

first_imgNORTHEAST HARBOR — The 39th annual Northeast Harbor Ambulance Service 5-mile Road Race and Family Fun Walk are slated for Saturday, Aug. 20.All proceeds will benefit the Northeast Harbor Ambulance Service, Inc. — a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation. The scenic race course will begin on Sargeant Drive. Walkers will start at 9 a.m., and runners will take off at 9:30.Participants should park in downtown Northeast Harbor, and they will be taken to the starting line by bus from Great Harbor Museum on Main Street.Some 200 runners competed in the race last year. The first 75 entrants will receive free T-shirts. Race day registration from 7:30 to 9 a.m. is $25, and pre-registration is $20.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textIn addition to the races, the ambulance service also is selling raffle tickets. Prizes have been donated by local businesses and include gift certificates to Asticou Restaurant, Milk & Honey, Colonel’s and Tan Turtle; merchandise from Wini Smart Studio, Shaw Jewelry, Kimball Shop, Swallowfield, Holmes Store, McGrath’s and The Romantic Room; and a Sea Princess boat cruise.Times will be computed by Crow Athletics.Register online at www.nehambulance.org, or call 299-0207 for a registration form.last_img read more

first_imgDuring the meeting, Sen. Hailey Robertson also tabled her proposed pro-consent reusable cup project, which she requested funding for at last week’s meeting. Robertson hopes to develop a more substantive campaign before presenting it to the Senate for a vote. “There’s certain things that UCLA was doing about sustainability or just in general [in] their campus climate that contrasted a lot from USC, either people being in general more well-informed or even we saw they have a way bigger budget for service organizations,” Johnson said.   SLAC hosted a conference at UCLA Sunday with 51 student government representatives from 15 institutions, including USC, Stanford University, Occidental College and Pitzer College. Participants deliberated on administrative differences between student governments, issues of administrative transparency and efforts to increase student engagement, USG Senior Director of Communications Truman Fritz said. “As our mission mentions, it’s [important] to share best practices, share insights, and share things and problems and solutions that we found at other institutions that we can bring back home and really enhance the student experience here,” Fritz said.  “We’re exploring other alternatives, like maybe getting other organizations involved, as well as creating a more cohesive campaign that can be more meaningful and impactful,” Robertson said. “It was very insightful to understand how they are structured and the influences that their overall institutions have on that, particularly like differences between public and private institutions,” Johnson said.  Sen. Emily Johnson said she appreciated learning about the different structures of the participating student governments during the conference. She was particularly interested in how  student governments are funded and the role the Senate branch plays within the academic institution.  SLAC will host another conference in January. Undergraduate Student Government proposed a resolution at Tuesday’s meeting to continue its involvement in the Student Leadership Association of California, an organization of 15 student governments dedicated to collaboration between student leaders at universities. SLAC’s opportunities for collaboration have brought forth results in the past. In June, USC and UCLA representatives released a joint statement on campus sexual assault, which condemned the lack of transparency and accountability from administrators concerning incidents of sexual assault and reaffirmed their commitment to improving campus climate. Student government leaders from USC, Stanford, UCLA and Yale, including USG President Trenton Stone, also co-authored an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times in August concerning their schools’ involvement in the college admissions scandal. The writers argued that there are systemic barriers to higher education that must be addressed to help less privileged students have equal opportunities. Fritz, who acted as the interim chairman for the SLAC Board of Directors, said representatives also discussed formalizing SLAC as an association by instituting an ancillary organizational structure. USC, Occidental and Pitzer initially established SLAC in 2018 to connect student governments from across California and had 10 attendees at the first conference. Undergraduate Student Government senators proposed a resolution to continue participating in the Student Leadership Conference Association of California conference at a Tuesday meeting. (Karla Leung | Daily Trojan) Johnson also said she found herself reflecting on how to improve the way USG functions and learned about certain initiatives at different universities that could be implemented at USC.  Robertson anticipates that the cups will available for the USC vs. UCLA football game Nov. 23.last_img read more

first_img Published on March 6, 2016 at 10:19 pm Contact Jesse: jcdoug01@syr.edu | @dougherty_jesse,Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Trevor Cooney is not even looking to see if they go in.As each jump shot leaves his hands, the reaction in the Carrier Dome tells him the result. But it’s not a full crowd, or any crowd at all. Just a small group of coaches and managers standing under the rim, gathering his rebounds and feeding passes into his chest.When he hits one, they say, “There it is.”When he misses, they say, “Make the next one.”It’s a few minutes after 3 p.m. on Jan. 12 and the outlook of Cooney’s final college season is grim. Three days ago Syracuse fell to North Carolina and dropped to 0-4 in conference play. Cooney scored a season-high 27 points that felt somewhat hollow in the loss.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOne day later, the Orange will beat Boston College to start an 8-1 run that sidesteps another empty season. And now, thanks to that stretch, Syracuse is in range of the NCAA Tournament as it heads to Washington, D.C. on Wednesday for a make-or-break ACC Tournament opener against Pittsburgh. All that’s left in Cooney’s five-year career is postseason basketball, one last chance to untangle a complicated legacy and disprove the blanket statements that have followed him for four seasons.That he’s one-dimensional. That he doesn’t hit the big shots. That he loses steam at the end of every year.I know that the better year I have this year and however far we go and how many games we win, that’s what I’ll be remembered as. That’s why this year’s so big and you just want to play well and win a lot of games because that’s what’s going to stick.Trevor CooneyBut for now Cooney warms up an hour before a light Boston College walkthrough with a full-speed workout. All that’s important is his next jump shot. That’s the future he sees.He dribbles hard around an invisible screen, his dry-fit shirt soaked in sweat, and bricks a mid-range jumper. His response is animated, a hop into the air that cuts through the rhythm of the drill. He catches the next pass on the move and sinks a 3 from the left wing. His response is subtle, a light nod at the rim as if to say, “Thanks for letting that one through.”It goes on like this. There it is or make the next one. Make the next one or there it is.The two phrases echo throughout the empty stadium. They start to sound like words to live by. After all, this is Cooney’s life.,• • •Trevor Cooney is, more often than not, placed into one of two categories.At times unstoppable: 33 points on nine 3s against Notre Dame in February 2014, 28 points on seven 3s against Florida State in January of 2015, 19 points in the first 10 minutes at Wake Forest on Jan. 16.And at others unbearable: two points on six shots in a loss to Dayton in the 2014 Tournament, the two times he’s been held scoreless in 25 or more minutes, the three times he’s shot 1-of-8 from 3 in a Syracuse loss.The euphoric highs and painful lows have made Cooney a polarizing player in central New York, but there’s a lot in between.He was on the floor when Syracuse lost to Michigan in the 2013 Final Four and hasn’t left it since. He’s a rare three-year starter in the era of one- and two-and-dones, helped the Orange to a 25-0 start in 2013-14 and was a stabilizing presence while NCAA sanctions mired much of SU’s last two seasons. He’s been a rock in the 2-3 zone and made himself comfortable atop the ACC steals leaderboard. If he gets hot in the postseason, he could finish with the second most 3s in Syracuse history. He’s on pace to finish his career with close to 1,400 points, more than 200 assists and more than 200 steals.Jim Boeheim continually comes to Cooney’s defense, suggesting that fans don’t see Cooney’s whole effect on games. After SU’s loss to Florida State on Saturday, Boeheim was asked about Cooney’s struggles and said “I’m tired of that same old story.” On Feb. 29, North Carolina head coach Roy Williams said “Trevor Cooney is one of the toughest kids I’ve ever competed against.”All of that puts him in the thick of elite company. So why is there so much reluctance to call Cooney elite?“If you went through the country and found all the players who can make five 3s in the league in one game, who can make 5?” SU assistant coach Mike Hopkins said. “Trevor’s made nine. He’s broken records. And if he doesn’t it’s like, ‘Woah, what happened?’“And so I think that whenever you reach the pinnacle of your profession everybody is trying to knock you down a bit.”When Cooney got to Syracuse in 2011 — in the same class as future NBA players Michael Carter-Williams and Rakeem Christmas — he was wanted but not needed right away. The coaching staff worried that redshirting the 65th ranked recruit in the country would present problems. Players of that caliber usually expect to play right away, and they didn’t know if the lights-out shooter from Sanford (Delaware) High School would react.But whenever Hopkins walked through the Carmelo K. Anthony Center that first year, he’d see Cooney running around the court. Sometimes with SU assistant coach Gerry McNamara, other times alone. There were 5 a.m. wake ups. Long days in the weight room. A jump shot to perfect: feet shoulder-length apart, a quick bend at the knees, the slightest hitch before releasing the ball, then …Swish. Again. Brick. Again. And so on.There are a lot of expectations with shooters. I remember coming into school and being labelled as that and then wanting to work on my shot a ton. … And look, people think we shooters should make every shot, and sometimes I have those games and sometimes I don’t. But you can’t get caught up in it. It comes with just playing, you block it out.Trevor CooneyHe started as the third guard in a tight backcourt rotation, shot 26.7 percent from 3 and went into his sophomore season as the shooter who needed to shoot better. He fine-tuned the other essentials of his game — the angles of the zone, ball-handling and spacing the floor for his teammates — but was, and still is, only as good as his last jumper.So he tirelessly worked to make sure that shot went in. When it didn’t, he shot more. It helped him mentally to physically work the kinks out of his game, but it also started to slow him down.“If you struggle in any way, all you do is what? You have to work harder. That’s how he’s built,” Hopkins said. “But sometimes you also have to work smart. Sometimes you can work yourself to a detriment, especially when you’re playing as many minutes as he is and you’re a shooter.”,• • •Trevor Cooney is sitting in the corner, smacking a towel against the floor and laughing uncontrollably.Practice wrapped up 20 minutes ago, Syracuse is two days away from its Feb. 11 meeting with Florida State and three Orange walk-ons are playing a half-court game against a group of teenagers from military families. Cooney is providing color commentary from the baseline, and his analysis is laced with playful jabs at his teammates and bellowing celebrations when the wide-eyed teenagers score. When the game dies out, Cooney slumps into a folding chair by the court and signs team posters while giving out his Snapchat name.A year ago, he couldn’t finish practice without making a certain number of jump shots. Even if Syracuse played on Saturday and had another game Monday, he’d put in the extra hours before and after practice. McNamara once had to kick him out of the gym altogether.But there was gradual wear on Cooney’s body, notably a back injury at the end of last season and lots of miles on a shooter who depends on his legs. Two years ago Cooney scored in double-figures in one of Syracuse’s last 10 games. Last season he hit more than one 3 in just one of the Orange’s last six contests. His numbers have even dipped in the final weeks of this regular season, as he’s shot 5-of-30 from deep in SU’s last four games and missed a game-tying 3 in Saturday’s loss to the Seminoles.“The last few years, and I don’t think this is the perfect word, but his legs have burned out a little bit toward the end of the season and we’ve been looking for a reason why,” said Matt Cooney, Trevor’s brother who has trained him over the years. “One of the things we landed on was that maybe he was burning himself out during the season with huge workouts after practice and things like that, and I know he had to dial it back a little bit.”That’s been met with other changes to his overall approach. The Cooney who had to make a certain number of shots before leaving the gym was also driven by strict routine. On game days he always ate a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, had to get to the Carrier Dome at a certain time with certain people and take a certain number of shots in a 20-minute window.Now he’s not as interested in a rigid approach as he is about getting his mind in the right place. He doesn’t do peanut butter and jelly sandwiches anymore, and instead frequents Mom’s Diner off Westcott Street for a bacon egg and cheese sandwich on game days. He then rests before a light workout in at the Melo Center, usually focused on his core, and arrives at the Dome three hours before tip off with a less-regimented pregame plan.It’s all designed to shake his late-season reputation. He leaves the gym after practice some days and instead takes jump shots in his head, closing his eyes to visualize the mechanics of a make and the miscalculations of a miss. He’s done worrying about the things he can’t control. He feels settled.When he’s made shots, we’ve been a better team. As far as the legacy goes, you can’t define it yet. I think the bigger thing is you have to let it play out and see how it ends up.Gerry McNamaraWhile Cooney watches from the sideline as the Syracuse managers start a post-practice scrimmage, one of the teenagers from earlier sheepishly walks up to to him.“Hey Trevor, you should play for the Knicks next year,” the teenagers says. “They really need a shooter.”“Yeah? Well if they want me you tell them to call me, OK?” Cooney answers, smiling at the thought. “I have a little more basketball to play here, though. Then we can talk.”,• • •Trevor Cooney is used to hearing it. From opposing players, opposing coaches, announcers. From everyone.“You’re still in college? You haven’t graduated? How old are you?”These jokes are low-hanging fruit, but Cooney’s been at Syracuse for half a decade. He’s played with four different starting point guards in four seasons. He’s joining a guys-who-played-forever group that includes former Ohio State point guard Aaron Craft, current Villanova guard Ryan Arcidiacono and current Kansas forward Perry Ellis.“I think Robbie Hummel actually was in college for six years,” Cooney added, referencing the former Purdue forward who stretched his college career to the limit. “I mean that’s just awesome. How cool is that?”It’s clear that Cooney isn’t ready to leave. He still hasn’t hit every diner in Syracuse. He doesn’t have to tell the barbers at The Shop on Erie Boulevard how he likes his hair cut. Then there’s the basketball, and those nights when the Carrier Dome is filled to the brim and it feels like he’ll never miss another jumper again.“I’ve done a lot of growing up here, just been through a lot and just learned a lot about myself and it’s definitely going to be tough to leave,” Cooney said. “… But I definitely have plenty of time, time to go out as a winner, as a guy who left it all on the floor. I would love to be remembered as that.”How long Cooney has is, in part, up to him. There may be no way to straighten out his twisted legacy. Not now. Not this late. His career numbers, impressive as they are, could be mere footnotes of his career if this final stretch doesn’t tilt in his favor. That’s basketball. That’s life.And all he can do is keep shooting and doing the little things that go unnoticed. He has to clear his mind, find the last ounces of strength in his legs and confidently toss the ball toward the hoop. Then watch and hope.Because if his last shot rolls off the rim, he’ll never have a chance to make the next one.“That last one I take, you’re going to have that taste in your mouth forever really,” Cooney said, and his eyes seemed to trail toward one of the Melo Center baskets.“You have to make it and give it your all and make sure you don’t regret anything. I guess it’s that simple.”,Banner photo by Logan Reidsma | Senior Staff Photographer Commentslast_img read more

first_imgMans like Joshua can have my left overs!— Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) August 4, 2017World Heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua responded to Khan’s claims in a subtly hilarious tone, posting a snippet of Shaggy’s “It Wasnt Me” song on his tweeter handle.He then tweeted: “Bantz aside, I hope you guys can resolve your situation or this is a hack as we have never even met! Plus I like my women BBW #ItWasntMe”Bantz aside, I hope you guys can resolve your situation or this is a hack as we have never even met! Plus I like my women BBW #ItWasntMe— Anthony Joshua (@anthonyfjoshua) August 4, 2017Faryal Khan has also responded to her husband’s accusations, calling him a “cheater” and an “adulterer” in a series of Twitter rants. Left my family and friends for this Faryal. I’m not hurt but another fighter. I’m making it public. You getting the divorce #Golddigger— Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) August 4, 2017 British boxers, Amir Khan and Anthony Joshua are caught up in a social media bust-up as Khan claims his wife cheated on him with Joshua.In a series of tweets from Khan official tweeter handle, the former Light-Welterweight world champion announced splitting with his wife, Faryal, saying she “always mentioned to me how much she wanted to be with another guy, from all people another boxer @anthonyfjoshua.”center_img Relatedlast_img read more