17 Sep
2020

Syracuse fails to win a set for 3rd straight match in loss to Virginia Tech

first_img-Compiled by Jon Mettus, staff writer, jrmettus@syr.edu Comments Published on November 27, 2014 at 6:03 pm For the third game in a row, Syracuse failed to win a set. The Orange (8-21, 1-16 Atlantic Coast) lost in three sets to Virginia Tech (16-14, 9-8) on Friday, 25-19, 25-21 and 25-16, in front of a crowd of 132 in the Women’s Building.Virginia Tech took a 7-3 lead to start the first set, but a kill by Syracuse outside hitter Silvi Uattara tied the game at 12 before right side hitter Monika Salkute followed with a kill of her own to give SU a 13-12 lead. Virginia Tech responded, though, scoring four straight points. SU never took the lead again and the set ended, 25-19.The second set was more tightly contested with the lead changing three times and the score being tied seven times. The two teams traded points early, battling to a score of 8-8 until an attack error by SU middle blocker Lindsay McCabe capped a five-point run by the Hokies.Later in the frame, Uattara converted on a set from setter Lucie Guttakovskaia to bring the Orange within two, 23-21, but two kills by Virginia Tech ended the set.Mistakes cost SU in the third frame. The Orange committed 11 errors and the game ended, 25-16, on an attack error by setter Gosia Wlaszczuk.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMcCabe finished the game with three total blocks and is now just two blocks away from tying Jessica Paarlberg for second on Syracuse’s all-time total blocks list. Her last chance to move up on the list will come on Friday when the Orange hosts Virginia at 7 p.m. in its final game of the season.center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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27 Aug
2020

Fantasy Injury Updates: Are Chris Carson, Rashaad Penny playing Monday night? (Updated)

first_imgHowever, Penny was added to the injury report late in the week with an ankle injury. Per Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times, Penny didn’t miss any practice time, but he was still listed as questionable. This is certainly an odd development, and it is one that will give a lot of fantasy owners pause before the elect to plug Penny into their lineups as a potential FLEX.In the event that Penny can’t play, Mike Davis would serve as Carson’s backup. Davis looked good in that role early in the season, but he has been buried on the depth chart as a result of the performance of Carson and Penny. He would be a fine backup, though, and could have some upside as a TD-based FLEX play. Still, he would more likely be a guy to stash as a handcuff than anything else.We’ll keep an eye on Penny’s status leading up to the contest. As mentioned earlier, Carroll loves to mess around with his RB rotation, so we won’t know exactly what his plans are for Penny until 90 minutes before kickoff. Week 15 Rankings:Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | D/ST | KickerIs Chris Carson playing Monday night?UPDATE: Carson is officially ACTIVE.Carson dislocated a finger in the Seahawks’ blowout win over the 49ers last week. While Pete Carroll was optimistic that Carson would play, it’s always best to be wary of Carroll when he discusses RB injuries. That said, Carson is going to suit up on Monday night.Carson logged full practices on Friday and Saturday, according to the Seahawks’ official injury report, and he was listed without any injury designation ahead of Monday’s game. This should put Carson in line to start and see his usual share of the workload. He can be trusted as a low-end RB2 in a tough matchup with the Vikings.MORE WEEK 15: Waiver wire pickups | RB handcuff chartIs Rashaad Penny playing Monday night?UPDATE: Penny is officially ACTIVE.While Carson is certain to suit up against the Vikings, Penny’s status appears to be truly questionable. The Seahawks’ primary backup and change-of-pace option has looked good in recent weeks, and he actually out-produced Carson against the 49ers. Some thought he may be on his way to overtaking Carson or at least earning an even split there. At different points last week, both Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny were on the Seahawks’ injury report. The two lead backs in the Seattle offense were dealing with finger and ankle injuries, respectively. While Carson was on the report early in the week, Penny was a late addition, and that is making many fantasy owners sweat it out as they look to fill out their final lineup spots in Week 14. Pete Carroll’s RB rotation could change at any time, and this start ’em, sit ’em decision could be greatly impacted if either Penny or Carson is a surprise inactive (though it seems that Carson is in no danger of missing the game). We’ll have updates on their respective statuses leading up to the release of the MNF actives/inactives list roughly 90 minutes before kickoff.Throughout the day, we’ll provide you with the latest news on both Carson and Penny’s statuses. Check back in the lead-up to kickoff to get an official answer, and for the latest on Doug Baldwin’s hip, go here.last_img read more

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12 Jan
2020

Guyana on high alert to safeguard against Ebola outbreak

first_img…local ports of entry being monitored…as health emergency declared in DRCGuyana’s Chief Medical Officer (ag) Dr Kay ShakoIn light of the new spike of Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the virus can be spread within the Caribbean region due to tourists traversing ports of entry and as such, the World Health Organisation (WHO) is urging that all countries take precautionary measures.Guyana’s Chief Medical Officer (ag), Dr Kay Shako has since said that Guyana is no less safe than its neighbours and, therefore, it is imperative that measures be adopted as advised by the WHO, relevant to safeguard all passengers and the country’s ports of entry.According to Dr Shaho, particularly, emphasis is always placed on monitoring civil aviation activities (international travel) given that this medium can facilitate the movement of communicable diseases via infected passengers and thereby spreading the threat.“The processes related to air travel, specifically, processes associated with outgoing passengers, incoming passengers and activities onboard an aircraft can be managed to control the spread of any communicable diseases. At this time, the risk of contracting Ebola currently has diminished and as such only the basic measures/Standard Operating Procedure shall be implemented,” she said in a statement on Saturday.Dr Shako noted that the WHO has established phases of a pandemic which can be compared to “colour-coded alert levels”. These alert levels are green, yellow, orange and red.She explained that Alert Green requires no security measures to be adopted because there is no risk of the disease being communicated, however, it is important to conduct periodic exercises to test the effectiveness of equipment and the communication channels and to ensure that personnel are adequately trained.“Alert Yellow would require basic security measures, whilst Alert Level Orange would require maximum security. Alert Red would be the stage where WHO would have declared a pandemic and the commencement of a ‘activation of security measures’ would be executed.”“Currently, the WHO has declared an “Alert Yellow” level and several measures were considered and recommended for implementation during this phase. One of which is that all travel agencies and airlines selling seats or tickets for travel must take on the responsibility of sensitising their clients on the risk of Ebola.”Among other recommendations are the establishment of an isolated/sterile facility at the airport which is remote from public access should there be a suspected case or cases of Ebola victims, airport personnel reporting suspicious cases of illness to Port Health Officials (PHO) and that the PHO along with medical support team from the Public Health Ministry will subject suspected cases to further evaluation and determine if and when such cases should be taken to the isolated/sterile area.Recently, there was an international emergency meeting held with all Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO)/WHO Resident Representatives (PWRs) on the Ebola Virus outbreak in the DRC.It was revealed that as of July 16, 2019, there are 2522 confirmed or probable cases, including 1698 deaths. Of the reported cases, 136 are health workers, including 40 who died. There are increased numbers of cases in Butembo and Mabalako. The epicentre has moved from Mabalako to Beni and one case was registered in the city of Goma, bordering Rwanda.”Factors affecting the spread of outbreak include population movement in highly densely populated areas; weak infection and prevention control practices in many health facilities; complex political environment; continued reluctance in the community; and the ongoing unstable security situation, which led to the recent murders of two community health workers in that country.According to PAHO, no country (member state) should close its borders or place any restrictions on travel and trade.“Such measures are usually implemented out of fear and have no basis in science. They push the movement of people and goods to informal border crossings that are not monitored, thus increasing the chances of the spread of disease. Most critically, these restrictions can also compromise local economies and negatively affect response operations from a security and logistics perspective,” PAHO stated.According to the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) symptoms of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) include fever, severe headache, muscle pain, weakness, fatigue, diarrhoea, vomiting, abdominal (stomach) pain, unexplained haemorrhage (bleeding or bruising). These symptoms, the CCD states may appear anywhere from two to 21 days after contact with the virus, with an average of 8 to 10 days. Many common illnesses can have these same symptoms, including influenza (flu) or malaria.last_img read more

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