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Kosmos’ Gulf of Mexico well proves to be water-bearing

first_imgU.S.-based oil and gas company Kosmos Energy has completed drilling the Resolution exploration well in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The primary exploration objective proved to be water-bearing. Source: KosmosKosmos has 50% interest in the project and BP has the other 50% interest.Kosmos said on Tuesday that the Resolution was designed to test an amplitude-supported sub-salt prospect in the underexplored western Garden Banks area. The well encountered reservoir quality sands; however, the primary exploration objective proved to be water-bearing.The well will now be plugged and abandoned and the well results integrated into the ongoing evaluation of the surrounding area.Kosmos expects to spud the Oldfield prospect in early December with results in the first quarter of 2020. Kosmos has a 40% interest in this well and Hess has a 60% interest.In addition, Kosmos said it continued to high grade its multi-year infrastructure-led exploration prospect inventory in the Gulf of Mexico with further three wells expected in 2020.The Resolution well was located in approximately 600 meters of water and was drilled to a total depth of approximately 7,700 meters. Kosmos expects to record approximately $55 million of exploration expense in the fourth quarter related to the drilling of the Resolution exploration well.It is also worth reminding that, earlier in November, Kosmos said it had failed to find oil at its Moneypenny prospect in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The Moneypenny prospect was drilled in Mississippi Canyon Block 214 in late October 2019.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

Trinidadian priest bats for gays

first_imgFaithLifestyleNewsRegional Trinidadian priest bats for gays by: – February 12, 2014 127 Views   no discussions Share Share Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Chairman of the Eric Williams Memorial Committee, Reginald Vidale, makes a point on the draft Constitution at UWI SPEC, St Augustine, on Monday. —Photo: JERMAINE CRUICKSHANKA Catholic priest has come out in support of the gay community, saying their rights, including the right to love whomever they want, should be included in the Constitution.Dr Fr Stephen Geofroy captured the attention of the audience with his comments during consultation on the draft Constitution at the University of the West Indies Sport and Physical Education Centre, St Augustine, on Monday evening.Geofroy said the matter should not be debated further and instead Government should be embracing of all its people.“Now on the issue of sexual orientation being subject to further national discussion…discussion about what? Aren’t LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender), aren’t they not humans still, yes or no?” said Geofroy.“Yes? Then they should have rights as other people have,” he continued as he received loud applause from the packed hall.Geofroy said there was no debate on whether gays are people or not as they have expressed themselves clearly that they are part and parcel of this country’s culture.“We’ve come over a long history of slavery and indentureship and now it is time to break the many things that denigrate the person,” said Geofroy.“This is certainly one of the things we have to do and we have to be very decisive of it.”Geofroy said there has been discrimination on the basis of race, colour and class in this country.“…I don’t see the difference with sexual orientation. We are citizens of a country and people have the right to love who they want irrespective,” said Geofroy .He said to continue discussing the issue at a national level without taking a decision was to go the way of other countries such as Nigeria and Uganda as part of a political agenda.“I think we should avoid that like the plague,” he said.Geofroy said the rights of a minority should not be suffered because of the majority as the bill of rights speaks to upholding the dignity of all.“We do not belong to a theocracy, neither are we in a religious oligarchy where people impose their beliefs on others,” said Geofroy.He said if it was this way then moves would be made to criminalise adultery, masturbation and the use of condoms.“Then all of these things should be looked at and in my tradition I would say first, they are all sins so I think we have to be very careful on human rights and our rights to our own belief but not the right to impose it on the rest of the population,” he said.The draft Constitution recommends that the Chapter on Fundamental Human Rights and Freedoms should not be altered and the issue of sexual orientation and human rights should be made the subject of further national discussion and public education.Executive director of the Coalition Advocating for Inclusion of Sexual Orientation (CAISO), Colin Robinson, who spoke before Geofroy, expressed his disappointment that the draft Constitution did not offer equal protection and rights to persons who are gay.Robinson said he felt ashamed when reading the draft Constitution which states there should be further discussion on the issue.“Shame that my nation’s leading lights would miss that the point of a Constitution is to protect people from others. That the lack of consensus about my rights is the most compelling reason why they need protection. Shame that the conclusion of my nation’s constitutional reformers is that all I am worth is further national discussion, and that I will only merit constitutional protection when I don’t need it as much. Heartbreak that you got it so clearly; and you wouldn’t do anything about it. And I wonder if I feel such shame, what do young LGBT people in our nation with much less resilience and a less-loving family than me feel reading your report,” he continued.Robinson called on the commissioners, among them Legal Affairs Minister Prakash Ramadhar, to ensure that protection for sexual orientation and gender be added to the Constitution’s Bill of Rights.Speaking to the Express yesterday by phone, Robinson said he was not surprised by Geofroy’s comments.“He’s a real Catholic…I was encouraged, I wasn’t surprised,” he said. He said it was not the first time someone of the Catholic faith has expressed such views.Robinson said there was a small group of Catholics and Anglican clergy members as well as a Hindu pandita who offer “pastoral care” to persons from the gay community and give them the opportunity to worship.Robinson said Trinidad and Tobago has reached a place where the “glass is half full” and political leadership is required to fill that glass and ensure rights for all.CAISO staff attorney Richie Maitland pointed out during the consultation that a research poll conducted by the Caribbean Development Research Services of Barbados found that 56 per cent of this country’s population accepted gays.He said ten years ago, under the People’s National Movement (PNM) regime, it was stated in the draft gender policy that the issue of gay rights should be discussed further and the same is being said today.“I just wonder how long this will take, how long we will be discussing this matter?” he asked, adding that there needs to be no more political cowardice in ensuring constitutional protection for the LGBT community.Trinidad Expresslast_img read more

Man City confirm signing of Valencia star

first_imgThe details of the transfer fee paid to Valencia are yet to be confirmed, with reports from BBC Sport claiming it is in the region of €23m.The Foios-born midfielder thanked Valencia for their help in his development, before stating his determination to be a success in English football.“Every player wants to be involved in an attacking team, and Manchester City are one of the most attacking in world football,” he told his first official interview with the club website.“I am so happy to be joining City.”Torres leaves the Esadio Mestalla after making 97 appearances in all competitions for Valencia, following his senior club debut in 2017.He established himself as a key player for Los Che during the 2019-20 season, despite the constant managerial upheaval at the club. Pep Guardiola has been heavily linked with a bid for the 20-year old in recent weeks, and City have now confirmed he will join the 2018-19 Premier League champions on a five year deal. Read Also: Drinkwater touts Chilwell for Chelsea switchMarcelino was fired after just a month of the 2019-20 campaign, before being replaced by his former assistant coach Albert Ceades.Celades was sacked before the end of the season, with Salvador ‘Voro’ Gonzalez taking temporary charge, before Javi Gracia was named as the club’s new permanent boss on July 27.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Premier League giants Manchester City have completed the signing of Spanish U21 international Ferran Torres from Valencia.Advertisementlast_img read more

Pellegrini defends away record

first_img “It is normal when you are attacking for 90 minutes that sometimes with a counter attack the other team can score one goal. “But I think before they scored their goal we had three or four clear chances to score. “If we are scoring and the other team has four, five, six chances every game to score, then of course I would be concerned. But that is not the reality.” Restored England goalkeeper Joe Hart – making his first Premier League appearance since the October 27 loss at Chelsea – performed well to keep Fulham at bay in the first half. Hart, who kept his place following the Capital One Cup win in midweek, has been told he will continue in goal against Liverpool after a series of high-profile errors resulted in his demotion. The England stopper recognised his mistakes and worked hard in training to prove himself to Pellegrini. “I was very happy with how Joe was working,” the Chilean added. “Every player has a time sometimes when they don’t do so well. He understands perfectly that he works hard to come back and he did well. “Joe Hart is enough of a professional to play and not to think of the World Cup and to think about Man City. “He had the conscience that he was not playing well and that is very important for a player. “I decided he would start this game because I have watched him work all week and he’s worked really well.” Navas’ strike came when he latched on to a through-ball from David Silva, following fine work by Alvaro Negredo, and used the elusive pace which has earned the nickname ‘Pajarito’, or Little Bird, before netting. “I am very happy to score the goal that gave us the three points,” Navas said. “We knew that Liverpool had won, so we needed to come here and win this match and I am happy that we did it. “We are full of confidence and if you want to win the Premier League you have to win at places like this. “We want to win every match in order that we can challenge for the title and we are extremely happy that we won.” The Spain winger is optimistic of another strong display on Thursday. Navas added: “Liverpool are playing very well this season. They are a strong side but we are confident that we can get three points versus Liverpool.” Press Association But Pellegrini insisted his side had proved themselves on the road with wins including against European champions Bayern Munich and went on the offensive to fend off critics after his side conceded five times in two games. “Maybe you give too much importance to when we don’t win away,” Pellegrini said. “We won away the three games in the Champions League, two games in the Capital One Cup the last three games we won two and drew one. “Then everybody is continue talking that we can’t win away and now everybody is talking because Arsenal scored three goals and Fulham scored two more, but, I repeat, we are improving. “If you see a statistic we are the third or fourth best defence in the league.” Fulham fought back from 2-0 down to level through a fortuitous Vincent Kompany own goal before a late City rally and goals from substitutes Jesus Navas and James Milner earned victory. “I don’t think Fulham had many chances to score,” Pellegrini said. “We had very bad luck with the second goal, they scored one goal on the counter attack. Manuel Pellegrini has defended Manchester City’s away and defensive records as the 2012 champions’ bid to regain the Premier League title gathers pace. Saturday’s 4-2 defeat of Fulham was City’s third away win from nine games this season, a statistic which contrasts starkly with their 100 per cent home record from eight matches. Had it not been for losses at Cardiff, Aston Villa, Chelsea and Sunderland, City would be well clear at the top of the Premier League ahead of the summit meeting at home to Liverpool on Boxing Day. last_img read more

Asian Games Asian Games 2018: Know all medal winners as India finish with record-breaking 69 medals

first_imgNew Delhi: The 2018 Asian Games that was comprised of a total of 572 athletes compete for honour and glory in Asia’s biggest sporting extravaganza across 36 different sports. The Indian contingent shattered medal records as they bagged their best ever medal haul by winning a total of 69 medals comprising of 15 Gold, 24 Silver and 30 Bronze.ALSO READ: England vs India 4th Test, Day 3: Top 5 talking pointsAs wrestling and boxing contingent which were expected to bring the most number of medals ended up in major disappointment as they managed just three and two medals respectively. However, it was overshadowed by the brilliant performance from the Athletics department as they clinched the most number of medals for India (19) as well as the most number of Gold (7).While the Squash, Table Tennis and Badminton players lived up to the hype and brought laurels for the country, the Hockey and Kabaddi contingent were subject to major shocks as the men’s team were eliminated in both the sport in the semis while the women’s team settled for silver in both.ALSO READ: Son Hueng-min, South Korean team exempted from military serviceHere is the complete list of Indian medal winners from the 2018 Asian Games:HockeyIndian Men’s Team – Men’s Tournament (Bronze)Indian Women’s Team – Women’s Tournament (Silver)BadmintonPusarla Venkata Sindhu – Women’s Singles (Silver)Saina Nehwal – Women’s Singles (Bronze)BridgePranab Bardhan, Shibhnath Sarkar – Men’s Pair (Gold)Sumit Mukherjee, Debabrata Majumder, Jaggy Shivdasani, Rajeshwar Tewari, Ajay Khare, Raju Tolani – Men’s Team (Bronze)Bachiraju Satyanarayana, Rajeev Khandelwal, Gopinath Manna, Himani Khandelwal, Hema Deora, Kiran Nadar – Mixed Team (Bronze)Table TennisSathiyan Gnanasekaran, Achanta Sharath Kamal, Anthony Amalraj, Harmeet Desai, Manav Thakkar – Men’s Team (Bronze)Achanta Sharath Kamal, Manika Batra – Mixed doubles (Bronze)SquashSaurav Ghosal – Men’s singles (Bronze)Joshna Chinappa – Women’s singles (Bronze)Dipika Pallikal Karthik – Women’s singles (Bronze)Dipika Pallikal Karthik, Joshna Chinappa, Tanvi Khanna, Sunayna Kuruvilla – Women’s Team (Silver)Saurav Ghosal, Harinder Pal Sandhu, Ramit Tandon, Mahesh Mangaonkar – Men’s Team (Bronze)Archery               Muskan Kirar, Madhumita Kumari, Jyothi Surekha Vennam – Women’s Team Compound (Silver)Abhishek Verma, Rajat Chauhan, Aman Saini – Men’s Team Compound (Silver)AthleticsTajinderpal Singh Toor – Men’s Shot put (Gold)Neeraj Chopra – Men’s Javelin Throw (Gold)Manjit Singh – Men’s 800m (Gold)Arpinder Singh – Men’s Triple Jump (Gold)Swapna Barman – Women’s Heptathlon (Gold)Jinson Johnson – Men’s 1500m (Gold), Men’s 800m (Silver)M. R. Poovamma, Saritaben Gaikwad, Hima Das, V.K. Vismaya – Women’s 4x400m Relay (Gold)Hima Das – Women’s 400m (Silver)Muhammad Anas – Men’s 400m (Silver)Dutee Chand – Women’s 100m and 200m (Silver)Dharun Ayyasamy – Men’s 400m Hurdles (Silver)Sudha Singh – Women’s 3000m Steeplechase (Silver)Neena Varakil – Women’s Long jump (Silver)Rajiv Arokia, Muhammed Anas, Hima Das, M. R. Poovamma – Mixed 4 x 400 metres relay (Silver)Dharun Ayyasamy, Kunhu Mohammed, Rajiv Arokia, Muhammed Anas – Men’s 4x400m Relay (Silver)PU Chitra – Women’s 1500 m (Bronze)Seema Punia – Women’s Discus Throw (Bronze)KurashPincky Balhara – Women’s 52 kg (Silver)Malaprabha Jadhav – Women’s 52kg (Bronze)BoxingAmit Panghal – Men’s Light Fly (49kg) (Gold)Vikas Krishan Yadav – Men’s Middle (75kg) (Bronze)RowingSawarn Singh, Dattu Baban Bhokanal, Om Prakash, Sukhmeet Singh – Men’s Quadruple Sculls (Gold)Dushyant Chauhan – Men’s Lightweight single sculls (Bronze)Rohit Kumar, Bhagwan Singh – Men’s Lightweight double sculls (Bronze)EquestrianFouaad Mirza – Individual Eventing (Silver)Fouaad Mirza, Rakesh Kumar, Ashish Malik, Jitender Singh – Team Eventing (Silver)KabaddiIndian Men’s Team – Men’s Tournament (Bronze)Indian Women’s Team – Women’s Tournament (Silver)ShootingSaurabh Chaudhary – Men’s 10-metre air pistol (Gold)Rahi Sarnobat – Women’s 25-metre pistol (Gold)Deepak Kumar – Men’s 10-metre air rifle (Silver)Lakshay Sheoran – Men’s trap (Silver)Sanjeev Rajput – Men’s 50-metre rifle three positions (Silver)Shardul Vihan – Men’s double trap (Silver)Ravi Kumar, Apurvi Chandela – 10-metre air rifle mixed team (Bronze)Abhishek Verma – Men’s 10-metre air pistol (Bronze)Heena Sidhu – Women’s 10-metre air pistol (Bronze)SailingShweta Shervegar, Varsha Gautham – 49er FX women (Silver)Harshita Tomar – Mixed Open Laser 4.7 (Bronze)Varun Thakkar, Ganapathy Chengappa – 49er Men (Bronze)Sepak takrawIndian Men’s Team – Men’s Team Regu (Bronze)TennisRohan Bopanna, Divij Sharan – Men’s Doubles (Gold)Ankita Raina – Women’s Singles (Bronze)Prajnesh Gunneswaran – Men’s Singles (Bronze)WrestlingBajrang Punia – Men’s freestyle 65 kg (Gold)Vinesh Phogat – Women’s freestyle 50 kg (Gold)Divya Kakran – Women’s freestyle 68 kg (Bronze)WushuRoshibina Naorem – Women’s Sanda 60 kg (Bronze)Santhosh Kumar – Men’s Sanda 56 kg (Bronze)Surya Bhanu Pratap Singh – Men’s Sanda 60 kg (Bronze)Narender Grewal – Men’s Sanda 65 kg (Bronze) For all the Latest Sports News News, Asian Games News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

The Latest: Gremio players wear protest masks in Brazil

first_imgValencia’s Argentine defender Ezequiel Garay says that he has tested positive for the coronavirus, making him the first Spanish league player to become infected. “I have tested positive for the coronavirus,” Garay wrote on a social media account Sunday. “I feel well and now the only thing to do is to follow the instructions of health officials to remain confined.” Valencia added in a statement that a total of five members of its staff and team have the new virus, without specifying if Garay is the only player. It says that all are in good health and confined at their homes.Garay, who is recovering from surgery after tearing a ligament in February, said in a message posted on Instagram that “it’s clear that 2020 is starting on the wrong foot.”On Saturday, fellow Spanish club Alavés said that two members of its coaching staff had the virus. It said they are in good health. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditLONDON (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s effect on sports around the world (all times UK):6:45 p.m.Soccer players at Brazilian club Gremio have staged a protest of their own by wearing face masks on the field before the start of their game against São José on Sunday. The Spanish league has suspended play due to the pandemic. Most people quickly recover from the global virus after experiencing only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.___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 The Italian soccer federation is planning to ask UEFA to postpone the European Championship.Federation president Gabriele Gravina tells Mediaset TV that Italian officials want Serie A to be completed by June 30.The Stadio Olimpico in Rome is slated to host the opening match of Euro 2020 on June 12, plus three other games of the tournament.Gravina says, “The hope is to finish by June 30. … And we’ll need to insert the Champions League and Europa League also. The deadline is June 30, then we’ll eventually see if we need to exceed that.”He adds, “We’ll propose to UEFA that they postpone the Euros.” Gremio players and coaching staff arrived at the Rio Grande do Sul state championship game wearing the masks. Authorities in Brazil have not ordered the cancellation or postponement of sporting events because of the corona pandemic but recommended that games are held without fans. Grêmio beat tiny São José 3-2 with no fans present.___5:15 p.m. March 15, 2020 Serie A is currently suspended until April 3, along with all other sports in Italy, the European epicenter of the virus outbreak.UEFA has a meeting planned on Tuesday to discuss the calendar. The virus outbreak has also tested the limits of soccer’s World Cup schedule.___1:15 p.m. Associated Press The Latest: Gremio players wear protest masks in Brazillast_img read more

Teachers complete foundation cricket coaching course

first_imgMALE and female teachers in Region 3 last Thursday completed a three-day foundation cricket coaching course, compliments of the Ministry of Education’s Department of Culture, Youth and Sport in partnership with the National Sports Commission.Teachers from sixteen schools between Wales and Crane on the West Demerara participated in the course, which was conducted by experienced cricket coach, Latchman Yadram, with the help of sports organisers Lester Griffith and Marlon Whitney.According to Yadram, the course sought to give the teachers a foundation in the sport, as they were exposed to both theory and practical.The teachers welcomed the initiative, which they say was timely and informative.last_img read more

Badgers ice Boilermakers amid blizzard

first_imgJunior forward Ryan Evans electrified the rowdy Kohl Center crowd Tuesday night, playing above the rim in the closing stages vs. PU[/media-credit]The blizzard that roared outside the Kohl Center may have held back a sizeable amount of the audience on Tuesday night, but that didn’t mean the crowd couldn’t be as loud as ever.The No. 18/19 Wisconsin men’s basketball team (16-5, 6-3) fought for a 66-59 victory over No. 10/11 Purdue (18-5, 7-3) in a game rife with physicality and energy.Down by six with 10 minutes remaining, the Badgers stormed back after an alley-oop, a three-pointer and a timely school closure announcement sent the arena into a frenzy.Junior guard Jordan Taylor connected with sophomore forward Ryan Evans on the highlight-reel dunk, and senior forward Keaton Nankivil sunk the three-pointer that sparked UW with the game’s final stretch approaching.The twelfth and final lead change of the game occurred with 50 seconds remaining when Evans hit a jumper from the free throw line, giving Wisconsin a 60-59 advantage.“I think that dunk was big, it was almost perfect timing. The crowd was unbelievable tonight,” Taylor said. “Whenever you play a tough opponent like that, you’ll take any advantage you can get. Of course Biddy with that strategic placement of the announcement contributed too.”Wisconsin senior forward Jon Leuer registered a double-double with game-highs in both scoring (24 points) and rebounding (13). Taylor chipped in another 15 points and an extra seven rebounds and five assists.Freshman guard Josh Gasser went 4-4 from the field – including two baskets from the arc – contributing 11 points. Evans, coming off the bench, went 5-9 from the field, scoring 10.“We’ve been talking all year round about how we have guys that people might not think twice about just because they might not be the big names,” Taylor said. “Ryan has been saying what he can do for this team all year long, and he showed it tonight.”Big Ten leading scorer JaJuan Johnson led the Boilermakers with 23 points and three blocks while guard E’Twaun Moore added another 15.After Evans hit the jumper, the Boilermakers failed to get a basket on their next two possessions and the Badgers upped their lead to 63-59 off of free throws.On Purdue’s next possession, Moore drove across the paint in attempt to lay it in, but Evans stepped in to snub it. Moore hit the ground with the ball still in his hands and the travel call gave the ball back to Wisconsin.Despite the quiet season Evans has had, UW head coach Bo Ryan wasn’t surprised to see Evans’ clutch performance against PU.“There wasn’t any difference in practice, he still works hard,” Ryan said. “He’s a human being, who, when you get a little bit of success, the tendency is to turn it into more.”For much of the first half, neither team led by more than four points until Wisconsin finished the period on a 7-0 run that included an off-balanced three-pointer with 25 seconds remaining and the shot clock nearing zero.“They made some big shots; obviously Jordan Taylor’s three at the end of the first half was a big shot,” Purdue head coach Matt Painter said. “They had that nice little run there that closed the half out.”Wisconsin scored nine points off of 10 Purdue turnovers in the first half, but the Boilermakers cleaned up in that area in the second, committing only three.Neither team shot higher than 37.5 percent from the field in the first half, but both converted around 50 percent in the second.Purdue scored 20 of 40 second-half points in the paint, mostly through Johnson, who scored 17 of his 23 in the final period as well.But over the game’s final five minutes, Purdue hit just three of its last 10 shots and committed another turnover, which allowed Wisconsin to slip by and hold the lead.“I was proud of our guys’ effort in the second half and thought we did some real good things, but we had some breakdowns in the last couple minutes, and that hurt us,” Painter said.On Sunday, Wisconsin suffered a 56-52 loss at Penn State. And with Tuesday night’s win, the Badgers have now won 19 consecutive games that follow a loss.When asked how his team can consistently bounce back, Ryan had a simple answer.“Here’s my theory: don’t lose,” Ryan said. “If you come to our practices, you’d have no idea what happened the game before, and there is a purpose to that.”last_img read more

Syracuse football utilizes virtual recruiting strategy during pandemic

first_imgThe Daily Orange is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Syracuse University. Consider donating today to support our mission.Anwar Sparrow had never stepped foot on Syracuse University’s campus. He hadn’t shaken head coach Dino Babers’ hand or eaten a meal with current SU players. He hadn’t strolled through the Clifford J. Ensley Athletic Center or sat inside his future apartment on South Campus.But on April 29, the 2020 prospect committed to Syracuse.College football recruiting has taken a virtual form since the NCAA on March 13 implemented a dead period for recruiting, preventing in-person contact between coaches and prospects until at least Sept. 30. Virtual tours, routine FaceTime calls and pitches over Zoom have replaced campus visits and flights across the country to meet coaches and parents.Following Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s stay-at-home order in March, SU recruits walked through the Hall of Languages, Bird Library and the university’s Quad from the comfort of their living room. Nineteen players have committed to the Orange since virtual recruiting began, including Sparrow and 2021 commits Duce Chestnut and Austyn Kauhi.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It kind of goes back to old school where you have to watch tape, call high school coaches, call people in areas that may have seen these young men play to get the best evaluation of them that you can,” Babers said. “You’re not getting the opportunity to see them in camps, in combines, to make the best decision that you can.” Before the pandemic, Division I schools hadn’t contacted Kauhi. The rising senior feared in March that he may never have the opportunity to impress college coaches. So, he took initiative.Kauhi knew Syracuse offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh worked at Hawaii in the early 2000s and discovered that his son, Blair, had his direct messages open on Twitter. He wrote a quick note and sent his highlight tape. A few days later, the 6-foot-5, 260-pound. tackle was on FaceTime with Cavanaugh.The two talked about a mutual interest in fishing, the difficulties of living through a Syracuse winter and how Kauhi would fit into the up-tempo offense. By early April, Kauhi had his first Division I offer.“No one from Syracuse ever saw me play other than through the internet,” Kauhi said. “I guess I had a really different recruitment than most people.”Kauhi was impressed during his virtual tour by the weight lifting facility, locker rooms and practice field at Manley Field House. The campus felt “comfortable,” the offensive lineman said.For the two months after his offer, he spoke with Cavanuagh or Babers at least once a week. Babers, a native of Hawaii, connected with Kauhi, and Kauhi valued SU’s appreciation of Ohana, the concept of family in Hawaiian culture. After fielding offers from Navy, Hawaii and others, he committed to Syracuse on June 13.Despite recruiting through Zoom, Babers and SU have had success attracting recruits. Max Freund | Staff PhotographerSparrow, who SU didn’t recruit until post-lockdown, didn’t have the option to wait out the decision-making process. The 2020 recruit wanted to enroll in a school by June to take part in summer classes and play in the fall.The three-star linebacker was initially targeted by Louisville, Wake Forest and East Carolina during the first half of his senior year, but academic issues left him heading into 2020 without an offer. He was set to attend Georgia Military Academy until his grades improved in the spring and Division I schools returned.Cornerbacks coach Chip West was the first from SU to contact him in April. West, an experienced recruiter of the Tidewater area, grew up a few miles away from Sparrow.Sparrow received calls from Appalachian State and Norfolk State, both located closer to home. But he prioritized playing at an Atlantic Coast Conference school. He felt a connection with West because of their common hometowns, and Sparrow was confident that he would receive playing time even with more experienced linebackers in front of him on the depth chart.Sparrow participated in SU’s virtual tour and researched Falk College to learn more about the university. He walked down the hallways and glanced around a classroom in one of the college’s buildings. The building impressed him, and he envisioned himself majoring in the sport management program.While difficult, visiting campus virtually is the only feasible way to differentiate a program, Babers said.“We’re showing them a tour of the stadium, the health center and our buildings,” Babers said. “I think the kids have loved it.”Babers has consistently reiterated his distaste for Zoom recruiting visits, preferring face-to-face interaction where he can shake people’s hands. But with the NCAA’s extension of the recruiting dead period until Sept. 30, Babers will have to continue the adjustments.“This may be one of our best recruiting periods ever, and it was done on Zoom,” he said. Comments Published on August 23, 2020 at 9:05 pm Contact Adam: adhillma@syr.edu | @_adamhillman Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Smithsonian’s Water/Way Exhibit Coming to Alcona County Library

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisHarrisville — A national exhibit will be coming to the Alcona County Library next winter that focuses on water.The Smithsonian’s Water/Ways exhibit highlights ways that water intersects with our environment, history, culture, and economy. The library is one of six selected in the state of Michigan.The Michigan Water Heritage Project will travel with the exhibit to discuss and start conversation on healthy water and the Great Lakes.Northeast Michiganders can catch the exhibit from November 17-December 30.For information on the exhibit, visit the website https://museumonmainstreet.org/content/waterways. For more information on the Michigan Water Heritage Project, visit https://engage.msu.edu/about/projects/arts-and-culture/michigan-water-heritage-projectAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious What’s Trending for June 22Next What’s Trending for June 25last_img read more