Published on January 7, 2017 at 12:47 am Contact Paul: email@example.com | @pschweds Syracuse (9-6, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) takes on Pittsburgh (12-3, 1-1) on Saturday at noon in the Carrier Dome. The Orange is coming off a 15-point win over Miami on Wednesday, its first victory over a major-conference team this season. SU hasn’t beaten the Panthers since Feb. 12, 2014 when Tyler Ennis hit a game-winning shot at the buzzer.Here are answers to your game day questions.How can you watch the game? The game will be broadcast on the ACC Network. In the Syracuse area, that means it’ll be on NBC affiliates. Here are channel listings for NBC affiliates based on provider.Time Warner: 1203 (high-definition) and 3 (suburbs) or 4 (city) for non-digital subscribersDirecTV: 3Verizon Fios: 503 (high-definition) and 3 (standard-definition)Dish Network: 3New Visions: 603 (high-definition) and 3 (standard-definition)Here are the channels the game will be on throughout the rest of New York.Albany (WNYA)Binghamton (WBPN)Buffalo (WNLO)Elmira (WJKP)New York City (WLNY)Rochester (WHAM-D2)Rochester (WHAM)Utica (WPNY)Watertown (WWTI)AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFor listings in other states throughout the country, check here.Could SU head coach Jim Boeheim stick with playing only five players? If the Orange keeps winning, it’s a likely possibility.What’s made Pittsburgh effective this season? Panthers beat writer Craig Meyer of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette weighs in.What do our beat writers predict? All three picked the same team. Find out which one.What else should you know about the Panthers? Check out a preview of Pitt, here. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
Invisible tickets?Invisible injuries?Invisible free agents?Baseball is changing in some important but imperceptible ways. As the 2018 season begins, here are 10 easy-to-miss trends worth your attention. If each of these players is simply waiting for a major-league job, every significant injury to a player at their position will thrust their name into someone’s imagination. If they’re lucky, maybe that someone will be a major league general manager.THE HEALTH OF MINOR LEAGUE PITCHERSMaking an Opening Day roster carries more honorary significance than practical significance. It’s only one day.For pitchers, though, the difference between starting the season in the minors or the majors means a bit more in 2018. Minor League Baseball imposed a 15-second pitch clock with no runners on base at the Double-A and Triple-A levels. The only affiliated league to experiment with a 15-second clock before, the Class-A Florida State League, saw a rise in pitcher disabled list stints. There’s reason to believe that isn’t a coincidence.It’s something to keep in mind if your favorite pitcher is suddenly unavailable for a call-up, or develops an injury only after being demoted to the minors.MOUND VISITSTo combat the ever-expanding pace of play, teams will be limited to six mound visits in nine-inning games this year. In spring training, that led to some misunderstandings. Players seem to think stealing signs will be easier if pitchers and catchers can’t meet to change them.In any event, veteran umpire Ted Barrett told ESPN in March that any remaining nuances with the mound-visit rule would be clarified by Opening Day. If umpires and managers are still sorting out their misunderstandings on the field, the pace of games definitely won’t pick up.NAIL IN THE COFFIN OF PHYSICAL TICKETSDodger Stadium is among the venues introducing a new ticket-taking technology, exclusive to iPhones and Apple Watches, that will someday make physical tickets look like 8-track players. Just scan the code on your device and you’re in.YOU WOULD THINK THAT WOULD LOWER OVERHEAD, BUT …… tickets aren’t getting cheaper, at least in Southern California. According to VividSeats.com, the median price of a Dodgers ticket rose 11 percent from 2017 to 2018, from $75 to $83. Angels tickets rose 20.9 percent, from $48 to $58.Looking to the secondary market? No help there. The average Dodgers ticket rose 16.5 percent to $92, according to TicketIQ.com.At least neither team won the World Series. The Houston Astros inflated ticket prices more sharply than any team over the winter, and now own baseball’s most expensive median ticket at $96.CONCUSSIONSBaseball’s concussion risk might be miniscule compared to football and hockey, but it’s demanding more attention than ever.Dale Scott didn’t umpire a game last year after April 14, when an errant foul ball left him with a concussion. He chose to retire at age 58. Yasmani Grandal and other major league catchers recently invested in Force3, a company that manufactures what they hope is a safer mask.FASTBALLS, OR THE LACK THEREOFPitchers have thrown fastballs at a declining rate since 2008, when pitch type was first reliably tracked. At one point in last year’s playoffs, Astros pitcher Lance McCullers threw 24 curveballs in a row. Why? It’s his best pitch.As more and more pitchers embrace this strategy – and eschew the conventional wisdom of “establishing the fastball” – there’s little reason to believe the trend will stop.THE YULI GURRIEL SUSPENSIONFive games without pay, effective later: that’s the suspension Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel received during last year’s World Series for making a gesture and uttering a phrase that many interpreted as racist. Yu Darvish, then with the Dodgers, quickly encouraged fans to forgive and move on.Gurriel’s suspension begins Thursday. He told reporters in January that he’s already completed the sensitivity training mandated by Commissioner Rob Manfred. Meanwhile, The Athletic reported that various advocacy groups have reached out to Manfred with their own concerns.In a perfect world, we won’t be writing about the incident after this week.THE LAST 3,000TH HIT FOR A WHILEA week from Friday, the Angels will give away an Albert Pujols figurine commemorating his countdown to 3,000 career hits. Pujols is healthy and sitting on 2,968 hits. It isn’t too ambitious to expect another 32.And hey, why not celebrate early? There won’t be many 3,000th hits in the years to come. After Pujols, Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera, who turns 35 in April and is under contract until 2023, is next with 2,636. Robinson Cano, 35 years old and the owner of 2,376 career hits, is third on the active list.It’s a dying milestone. Better celebrate it while we can. THE BASEBALLSESPN recently commissioned a USC professor, Meng Law, to put a batch of eight baseballs through a CT scanner. It was a blind study, so Law didn’t know the source of the baseballs.It turns out, four of the balls were bought off eBay after being used in the first half of the 2015 season (and authenticated by MLB). The other four were used in the 2017 season. All Law could tell was that half of the balls were significantly less dense than the other half.As you might have guessed, the 2017 baseballs were less dense. Other studies have supported the conclusion that the composition of balls changed in the second half of the 2015 season, which coincided with a rise in home runs. MLB is expected to complete a study of its own, in consultation with independent experts. There is no timetable for the announcement of the results.THE UNSIGNED FREE AGENTSIt makes no sense to pay attention to players who aren’t on the field. Then again, can you remember a year when a dozen similarly talented players in their early-to-mid-30s remained unemployed on Opening Day?The ranks of the jobless include Matt Holliday, Jose Bautista, Mark Reynolds, Melky Cabrera, J.J. Hardy, Brandon Phillips, Seth Smith, Stephen Drew, Carlos Ruiz, Andre Ethier, Greg Holland, Joe Blanton, John Lackey, Ricky Nolasco and Scott Feldman. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Sumner Newscow report â€” Â Theurer Auction and Real Estate has become such an integral part of the Sumner County business landscape that it is hard to imagine Wellington without it. Thursday night, the Theurer staff and family celebrated 40 years of business with friends with a 40th celebration dinner on Thursday at the Raymond Frye Complex. Here are a few pictures by Amber Schmitz from last night’s festivities.For the full story of Theurer’s 40 years in business, click here.Theurers had a big evening at the Raymond Frye.Owner Larry Theurer, left, has been in business for 40 years.People had plenty to eat at Theurer’s 40th year anniversary dinner .Follow us on Twitter.
Santa Anita’s Millie Ball interviewed legendary NFL quarterback Billy Kilmer prior to the track’s Super Bowl Starter Handicap today at Santa Anita. Kilmer, who logged 16 years in the NFL and led the Washington Redskins to victory versus the Dallas Cowboys in the 1972 NFC Championship game, was a two-time All Pro and played in Super Bowl VII against the undefeated Miami Dolphins in January, 1973.
LONGSHOT AWESOME LUCK WINS $58,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER GONZALEZ; HARRIS FARMS’ HOMEBRED, TRAINED BY HEAP, GOES GATE TO WIRE WHILE GETTING FLAT MILE IN 1:37.97
ARCADIA, Calif. (March 17, 2016)–With the luck of the Irish wafting in the air on St. Patrick’s Day at Santa Anita, Harris Farms’ home-bred Awesome Luck made every pole a winning one in taking Thursday’s $58,000, one mile allowance feature by 1 ¼ lengths under Santiago Gonzalez. Conditioned by Blake Heap, the 5-year-old Ghostzapper mare seemed to appreciate a surface switch from turf to dirt as she negotiated the distance in 1:37.97.“She doesn’t seem to handle the grass,” said Heap in reference to a 13 ½ length defeat going one mile on turf here Feb. 21. “She’s a steady-paced type of filly and today, she showed what she can do. I told John (owner, Harris) she was doing good coming into this.”Off at 14-1 in race five, the middle leg in Santa Anita’s Pick Six, which, thanks to a two-day carryover, generated a total pool today of more than $2.6 million, Awesome Luck was the second biggest price in a field of seven California-bred or sired mares and paid $30.20, $11.00 and $7.00.With the winner’s share of $34,800, she increased her earnings to $96,875. Awesome Luck now has two wins from 12 career starts.“It’s St. Patrick’s Day and we have the green and white colors, so I guess that didn’t hurt,” said Harris. “I don’t know if the jock’s Irish, but I guess today, everybody is!”The heavy favorite at 3-2, Take It Easyplease sat second the entire trip, but couldn’t keep up with the winner around the far turn and finished second, 1 ¾ lengths in front of Stole a Kiss. Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Take It Easyplease paid $3.40 and $2.80.Ridden by Kent Desormeaux, Stole a Kiss was off at 6-1 and paid $3.80 to show.With a two-day Pick Six carryover of $548,670 from Sunday, $2,115,962 in “new money” was wagered on Thursday, creating a total Pick Six pool of $2,664,632. Thursday’s Pick Six will conclude with the eighth race, which is scheduled to be run at approximately 4:33 p.m. PDT.
8 September 2011 Co-ordinated efforts by police and business saw bank robberies drop by a massive 58% over the last year, marking the biggest decline in South Africa’s generally improved crime statics for 2010/11. Releasing the country’s annual crime statistics in Pretoria on Thursday, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa said there were just 39 bank robberies in 2010/11 compared to the 93 cases recorded in 2009/10. The minister attributed the success to coordinated efforts between police and businesses. Cash-in-transit heists also declined significantly, by 18.7%, which Mthethwa attributed to the arrest of key criminals involved in bank and cash-in-transit robberies, coupled with the police’s rapid response. Allowing photographs of criminals wanted for these crimes to be published had also led to arrests and contributed to the decrease.ATM bombings up 61.5% However, Mthethwa expressed concern over ATM bombings, which had increased by 61.5%. Most of these blasts took place in Gauteng province, which accounted for 57.1% for ATM bombings, followed by North West province with 12.4%. “Some of these trends are informed by migration and displacement of crime from one province to another, but we are beginning to intensify our operations in some of these hard-hit provinces,” he said. Despite the massive increase in ATM bombings, the minister noted that there were also some successes. “According to the South African Banking Risk Information Centre, this form of crime has started to decline, with a 17% decline in ATM robberies since April 2011 compared with the same period last year.” The crime statistics also indicated a 2.8% increase in commercial crime ratio. The minister noted that commercial crime was not only a South African problem but a global challenge, adding that the police hoped to partner with their international counterparts to improve their methods of tackling such crime locally. Source: BuaNews
When it comes to the finer points of ND filters and the resulting color shift, things can sometimes seem overwhelming. Here’s everything you need to know.Photo via Photography ElementPlaced in front of the lens, ordinary neutral density (ND) filters reduce light with no effect to image color or contrast while giving more control over exposure and depth of field. For celluloid film, ND filters only need to block light in the visible spectrum. However, many of today’s silicon-based digital sensors are sensitive to wavelengths the human eye cannot see, including the infrared spectrum, resulting in the need for “far-red” filtration as well.Without ND filters, the IR wavelengths are typically a non-issue. However, upon adding heavy ND, compensation for the IR spectrum becomes necessary. For example, if you add a 1.8 ND, providing six stops of non-infrared blocking exposure, you gain an imbalance in frequencies. In essence, your sensor is effectively being contaminated by the far-red, resulting in a muddy color shift across your image, particularly in the blacks and reflective synthetic materials. With proper IR filtration, however, the dark areas of your image are rendered crisp and clean.In the digital era, there has been a sizable array of ND options, but until fairly recently, no manufacturer has produced a truly neutral infrared ND filter. How is this far-red filtration achieved? There are a few different methods:1. DyesMany manufacturers will place a film of specialized green resin on top of (or sandwiched between) panels of optical glass. These types of filters are called Infrared Neutral Density Filters (IRND) and have been optimized for digital sensors. When light passes through the dye, it filters out an amount of the infrared spectrum by absorbing unwanted frequencies. Unfortunately, all IRND filters come with their own set of colorcast problems, and there is a varying degree of consistency across manufacturers and ND intensity.2. Hot MirrorsThe second method of infrared filtration is called a hot mirror. Hot mirrors are essentially infrared cut-offs and work through reflective interference: transmitting the shorter wavelengths and reflecting the far-red. Hot mirrors are made by placing fine dichroic coatings onto the surface of optical glass. Unfortunately, their high reflectivity is also a major drawback, as they have a tendency for ghosting. For this reason, they should be placed farthest from the lens in front of any other filtration.3. Carbon CoatedThe third and most recent form of infrared-blocking ND filtration utilizes a carbon metallic coating, which creates a truly neutral ND. The coating is bonded to the glass and provides impressively neutral color while blocking out infrared contamination. Unlike dyed IRND filters, carbon-coated IRNDs do not suffer from dye variance and thus produce the most color-consistent image available.Some digital sensors already have an amount of internal infrared filtration built in through the Optical Low Pass Filter (OLPF) placed directly in front of the sensor. So it is important that you research and perform tests ahead of time before deciding whether or not dyed IRND, hot mirrors, or carbon-coated IRND filters are right for your project.Here’s a great video from B&H that covers the basics of ND filter usage in both video and photography.Got any thoughts on ND filters? How many do keep in your kit? Let us know in the comments below!
Along with questions of your medical history, your doctor may need to take x-rays of your foot to help aid in making a diagnosis to determine the cause of your foot pain. If the foot is broken it will be put into a cast. Toes that are broken are taped.Review Date:3/1/2012Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington; C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.