Syracuse offensive lineman Donnie Foster no longer with the team

first_imgFormer Syracuse offensive lineman Donnie Foster is no longer a member of the program. It is unclear why. Syracuse.com’s Stephen Bailey first reported the news.The 6-foot-3, 326-pound redshirt junior center started the last two games of the 2016 season when Colin Byrne went down with an injury. Foster appeared in six games that year.Foster, who suffered a knee injury during spring practice, did not play in his freshman or sophomore years at Syracuse. He arrived at SU as a preferred walk-on from IMG (Florida) Academy and former head coach Scott Shafer gave him a scholarship in spring 2015.On SU’s Week 1 depth chart released Monday morning, redshirt freshman Airon Servais is slotted as the starting center. SU begins the 2017 season Friday at 7 p.m. against Central Connecticut State at the Carrier Dome. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 28, 2017 at 2:27 pm Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21last_img read more

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Woman dies 1 month after setting husband on fire

first_imgOne month after setting her West Ruimveldt, Georgetown home on fire, killing her 56-year-old husband Christopher Bramble in the process, the woman succumbed to her injuries earlier today.Jewel Coates, 36, who suffered burns to her face, back and arms, was admitted a patient to the Burn Unit at the Georgetown Public Hospital on September 10, 2018.During her hospitalisation, Coates had suffered two heart attacks and wasThe now dead woman moments after being pulled from the firecompletely bedridden. It was previously reported that on the day in question, Coates locked herself and her husband inside their home before setting the house on fire.However, she was rescued by public spirited persons who went to her assistance. The house was completely destroyed and her husband’s remains were later found among the debris. The now dead woman was described as “abusive”.It was reported that smoke was seen emanating from the home and alert neighbours managed to rescue Coates from the building even as they summoned the Guyana Fire Service. At that time, she was covered in blood and had told rescuers that her husband was not at home.It was later that they realised the man was burnt to death.last_img read more

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Heartbreak for UCF dad, son as Aubrey Dawkins game-winner rolls out

first_imgMOST READ Dawkins was the only reason UCF had a chance at the end. He scored 32 points — matching Williamson — on 12 of 18 shooting, including 5 of 7 on 3-pointers. He also had four assists and two offensive rebounds, including the putback he rolled off the rim. After the miss, he sank to his knees next to the frame supporting the basket.“Aubrey was the best player on the court today. He was magnificent,” said Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski, who told reporters he was close to tears, heartbroken for the opposing coach who helped build Duke into a powerhouse in the mid-1980s and the boy he watched grow up in shooting sessions after practice with his dad in Cameron Indoor Stadium.Johnny Dawkins, who addressed his sobbing players in an emotional locker room speech after the loss, was the point guard for Krzyzewski’s first Final Four team.“Proud of you man, proud of you,” Johnny Dawkins said, hugging his son. “I know it’s hard. I know it’s hard.”Aubrey Dawkins wanted to go to Stanford and play for his dad, but the school didn’t admit him, saying he didn’t meet their academic standards.ADVERTISEMENT “Heartbreak. That’s the only way to sum it up.” Aubrey Dawkins quietly recalled 20 minutes later to reporters.Nothing left to do but console his teammates, sprawled across the floor after the 77-76 loss where UCF led 76-73 with 14 seconds left when Duke’s Zion Williamson drove right at UCF’s 7-foot-6 Tacko Fall. The superstar Williamson hit the layup while drawing the big man’s fifth and final foul. R.J. Barrett put back Williamson’s miss for the winning basket.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsB.J. Taylor drove on UCF’s last chance, but the short jumper came off the glass just a little too hard. Dawkins swooped in and…“It was up there forever, I felt like, in slow motion. Once I saw it go past the midpoint and roll out, it was, at that point, nothing left to do,” he said. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Johnny Dawkins said Saturday that may have been a blessing in disguise. He loved his son, but wasn’t sure he could coach him after spending so much time with him on the court through the boy’s childhood.Aubrey Dawkins spent his first two seasons at Michigan, but after his dad left Stanford for the Knights, the son decided to join him at UCF. Just before the 2017-18 season started, Aubrey Dawkins suffered a season-ending injury.He came back and averaged 15 points this season, but maybe more importantly, Aubrey Dawkins said he got to play for his dad.“Having the chance to be around him at this stage in my life and my career in basketball has just been priceless. That’s what I love most, just going every day next to him and learning from him and us getting closer as a father and son and also as a player and coach,” Dawkins said.And the father said his son playing like he did in the most important game of their lives meant a lot to him, too.“Aubrey was terrific. He’s capable of having moments like that, and he had one tonight on one of the biggest stages you could have it on,” Johnny Dawkins said. “He couldn’t have picked a better time for that.” Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausscenter_img Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Central Florida’s Aubrey Dawkins (15) shoots a three-pointer over Duke’s Tre Jones (3) during the first half of a first round men’s college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament in Columbia, S.C. Sunday, March 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)COLUMBIA, S.C. — The coach’s son was having the game of his life in the biggest game of his dad’s life. Down 1, UCF’s Aubrey Dawkins pushed a miss back up with his right hand with 2.5 seconds left. The ball bounced once, twice and then rolled off the rim.Overall No. 1 NCAA Tournament seed Duke survived to reach the Sweet 16. Dawkins, the son of UCF coach Johnny Dawkins who shot hoops with his dad on the Blue Devils home court when Johnny was a Duke assistant, hung his head as his teammates hit the floor.ADVERTISEMENT Breaking down the NBA playoff race as it winds down Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Google Philippines names new country director Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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State Rep Peter J Lucido sworn into office at the Michigan Capitol

first_img Categories: Lucido News,Lucido Photos State Rep. Peter J. Lucido (right), a Republican from Shelby Township, is sworn in by Lt. Gov. Brian Calley (left). Lucido was joined by (from left) legislative assistant Alessandra Caccamo and legislative director Robin Naeyaert.State Rep. Peter J. Lucido took a ceremonial oath of office today at the Michigan Capitol as the 98th Legislature convened for the first time.  Lucido was joined at the ceremony by his legislative staff, Alessandra Caccamo and Robin Naeyaert. The oath of office was administered by Lt. Gov. Brian Calley.“Today was a great start to what I hope is a very productive legislative session,” said Lucido, a Republican from Shelby Township. “I’m looking forward to working with my colleagues to continue to make Michigan a great place for families.”Lucido was elected last November to serve the 36th House District, which includes the townships of Shelby, Washington and Bruce as well as the Village of Romeo.To contact Rep. Lucido, constituents can call (517) 373-0843, at P.O. Box 30014, Lansing, MI 48909-7514 or by email at [email protected]### 14Jan State Rep. Peter J. Lucido sworn into office at the Michigan Capitollast_img read more

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Challenges and research for an evolving aviation system

“Commercial aviation in the United States and most other regions of the world is the safest mode of transportation,” said Kenneth Hylander, past chairman of the Board of Governors at the Flight Safety Foundation, executive vice president of safety at Amtrak, and chair of the committee that conducted the study and wrote the report. “This high level of safety is the result of many factors, including decades of investments by industry and government and the dedication of researchers, engineers, pilots, air traffic controllers, and a great many other members of the aviation community. As the national airspace system is constantly changing, it is time to develop a new, real-time safety assurance system.”The report envisions an IASMS that can collect data on the status of aircraft, air traffic management systems, airports, and weather, and then assess the data second by second, minute by minute, and hour by hour to detect or predict elevated risks quickly. Additionally, the IASMS would focus on risks that require safety assurance action in-flight or prior to flight, such as making a decision to postpone or cancel a flight until flight conditions change or equipment is repaired, for example. Safety assurance actions generated by an IASMS may take the form of recommendations that operators take action upon or, when urgent action is required, IASMS may be designated to initiate safety assurance actions autonomously.Successful development of an IASMS will require overcoming key technical and economic challenges, and the task of maintaining a high level of safety for commercial airlines is complicated by the dynamic nature of the national airspace system—the common network of U.S. airspace, airports or landing areas, aeronautical information, rules, regulations, and procedures, technical information, and manpower and material. As the national airspace system evolves to accommodate the increase in number of flights and numerous new entrants, such as increasingly autonomous systems, aviation safety programs must also evolve to ensure that changes to the national airspace system do not inadvertently introduce new risks. Explore further A comprehensive aviation safety system as envisioned by NASA would require integration of a wide range of systems and practices, including building an in-time aviation safety management system (IASMS) that could detect and mitigate high-priority safety issues as they emerge and before they become hazards, says a new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. An IASMS could continuously monitor the national airspace system, assess the data that it has collected, and then either recommend or initiate safety assurance actions as necessary. The report recommends 10 high-priority research projects for consideration by agencies and organizations in government, industry, and academia with an interest in developing an IASMS for the national airspace system. Of these 10 projects, developing a detailed concept of operation for an IASMS is judged by the committee to be of the highest priority and will involve considering multiple possible system architectures, evaluating key trade-offs, and identifying system requirements. For most of the research projects, meeting the needs of an IASMS will likely require a mix of new technologies, improvements to existing technologies, and/or the application of existing technologies developed for other applications.Each recommended project would rely on academia, industry, and government agencies to develop new technologies and products associated with the development of an IASMS. The committee specifically called on academia to participate in research at lower levels of technology readiness and on industry to focus on more advanced research and product development.Furthermore, government agencies should support research and development consistent with their own organization’s mission objectives and the desired nature of the given organization’s research portfolio in terms of risk, technical maturity, and economic potential, the report recommends. For example, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is leading the NextGen program, some elements of which pertain directly to the development of an IASMS. NASA could contribute primarily by supporting basic and applied research for the advanced development of systems by industry and the FAA. The U.S. Department of Defense could monitor any changes to the air traffic management system that could impact the operation of military aircraft in civil airspace. In addition, each research project could be addressed by partnerships involving multiple organizations in the federal government, industry, academia, and other international government agencies.The report acknowledges that executing all of the high-priority research projects identified in the report would require significant resources although many of the research projects could achieve substantial advances using currently available resources, especially if program planning and executing takes maximum advantage of the synergies that exist among some of the research projects. Citation: Challenges and research for an evolving aviation system (2018, January 18) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-01-evolving-aviation.html Overcoming barriers to successful use of autonomous unmanned aircraft Provided by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine This document is subject to copyright. 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Cambridge Analytica says it is no Bond villain

This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Cambridge Analytica claimed Tuesday it was “no Bond villain” as it vehemently denied exploiting Facebook users’ data for the election campaign of US President Donald Trump. The marketing analytics firm stressed it had deleted data about Facebook users obtained in breach of the social network’s terms of service.The information had been gathered via a personality prediction app developed by academic Aleksandr Kogan’s research firm Global Science Research (GSR).Cambridge Analytica (CA) insisted it did not use the data during Trump’s 2016 campaign and did not support the pro-Brexit side in Britain’s referendum on its European Union membership that same year.Spokesman Clarence Mitchell claimed the company had been portrayed like the enemy in a James Bond film.”Cambridge Analytica is no Bond villain,” he said.”While no laws were broken, we have acknowledged where mistakes have been made.”He convened a press conference in London “to counter some of the unfounded allegations and, frankly, the torrent of ill-informed and inaccurate speculation”.CA suspended chief executive Alexander Nix on March 20 after recordings emerged of him boasting that the firm played an expansive role in the Trump campaign, doing all of its research, analytics as well as digital and television campaigns.In undercover filming captured by Channel 4 television, he is also seen boasting about entrapping politicians and secretly operating in elections around the world through shadowy front companies.Speaking of Nix, Mitchell said: “At worst he’s guilty of over-zealous salesmanship in an attempt to apparently win a contract. “Staff that saw that were horrified and did not recognise the Cambridge Analytica they worked for.”He said the data CA acquired from GSR was for up to 30 million respondents in the United States only, irrespective of how many GSR was able to get information on.The data that Kogan managed to collect through the app was tested in 2014 and 2015, before Facebook complained about it, and was “shown to be virtually useless in that it was only just above random guessing, in statistical terms,” said Mitchell.”Cambridge Analytica did not use the data further. The firm did work for Donald Trump for five months.”But, Mitchell insisted: “Any suggestion that the GSR Kogan data was used in that campaign is utterly incorrect. Its effective uselessness had already been identified by then.”Mitchell said CA was “extremely sorry” that it ended up in the possession of data that breached Facebook’s terms of service.On the Brexit referendum, he said CA pitched to Leave.EU, before it lost out on becoming the officially designated Leave campaign, but its bids to them, and to other referendum campaigns, were unsuccessful.He said an independent investigation into the company, being carried out by a senior lawyer, was close to conclusion.Kogan, who teaches at Cambridge University, told a British parliamentary committee Tuesday that criticism of his work by Facebook showed the US social media giant was in “PR crisis mode”. Explore further © 2018 AFP Cambridge Analytica fights back on data scandal Citation: Cambridge Analytica says it is ‘no Bond villain’ (2018, April 24) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-04-cambridge-analytica-bond-villain.html Cambridge Analytica insists it did not use the data during Trump’s 2016 campaign and did not support the pro-Brexit side in Britain’s referendum read more

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