first_imgUPDATED: May 7, 2017 at 5:06 p.m.At the end of every sports season, there’s an award ceremony. With the Syracuse academic year coming to a close, The Daily Orange sports staff wanted to hand out its own awards, decided on by the readers.There will be five categories to vote on: Best Transfer, Best Team, Best Moment, Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player. One poll will be sent out every day on Twitter (@DOsports) and will be open for 24 hours, giving readers a full day to vote and pick the winner. The Daily Orange sports staff considered multiple options for each category before settling on the four in each poll.Here were the nominees, listed in alphabetical order by last name, for Rookie of the YearJessica Sheldon | Staff PhotographerAdvertisementThis is placeholder textTyus Battle: Men’s BasketballBattle entered his freshman year as the 35th best recruit, per ESPN, and wowed the crowd with his athleticism at Orange Madness. He didn’t disappoint during the season, either. Battle averaged 11.3 points per game on 43 percent shooting, tacking on 1.3 steals too. He scored 20 points in three of his final five games.Courtesy of the ACCEmily Hawryschuk: Women’s LacrosseHawryschuk was the eighth best freshman in the incoming class, per Inside Lacrosse. She’s come to SU and has been a scoring machine for the Orange. Her 38 goals are second on the team, nine more than the third most (Natalie Wallon with 29) and just three off of Riley Donahue’s — who is a Tewaaraton Award nominee — team-leading 41.Codie Yan | Staff PhotographerMiranda Ramirez: TennisAs a freshman Ramirez was one of, if not the overall best player on Syracuse this year. She had a 10-1 record combined as the second and third singles player, quickly catapulting her up to the first singles spot. She finished the year a team-best 15-6 in singles play, and along with teammate Gabriella Knutson, formed the Orange’s No. 1 doubles pairing, which finished the year 9-7. Her performance earned her a spot on the All-Atlantic Coast Conference Second Team.Jordan Phelps | Staff Photographer*Winner* Alexa Romero: SoftballRomero already had a unique advantage coming into the year as one of the few lefty pitchers in the ACC. She’s developed into the Orange’s ace, pitching a team-high 141.2 innings while maintaining a 2.72 era and 154 strikeouts. She’s thrown seven complete games in the process and held opponents to a .213 batting average against. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on May 6, 2017 at 5:01 pmlast_img read more

first_imgRight winger Tyler Barnes scored two goals in Wisconsin’s Friday night’s 5-4 loss to Nebraska-Omaha. Barnes leads the Badgers this season with five goals through eight games.[/media-credit]After scoring 19 goals in the past two weeks, drive and ambition are simply not issues for the Wisconsin men’s hockey team.After splitting a penalty-packed, high-scoring series against Nebraska-Omaha head coach Mike Eaves addressed the media in his weekly Monday press conference, assuring that at the close of the first month of the season, effort is not a concern.“Not at all,” Eaves said. “I think that was an indication that we got from our strength coach Jim Snider from what he said this summer. He felt never he had to go to the whip. … He said these guys just naturally push themselves.”The effort has already translated into goals for Wisconsin. The Badgers have scored 28 times this season off of 191 shot attempts. Their opponents average about 10 more shots per game but have scored three less goals.At the beginning of the season, Eaves admittedly expected scoring to be more difficult for his team.“The one thing that came up with the coaching staff the last two weekends is that we can put the puck in the net,” Eaves said. “That’s been fun to see.“We said at the beginning as a projection that we’d have to have scoring by committee because we didn’t have anything really proven coming back to a high degree. We found some nice things. We scored a big time goal this Saturday. … Those are the things that you see at the next level.”Despite its success finding the net, Wisconsin struggled to kill penalties against Nebraska-Omaha, allowing the Mavericks to score six power play goals throughout the series. With a combined total of 33 penalties in the two games, the Badgers went on the penalty kill 17 times.Eaves explained that penalty killing cannot be reproduced in practice to the same standard as a game atmosphere. As a result, it is difficult to improve play short one skater without game experience.“I think that our penalty killing is an area that still needs improvement,” Eaves said. “We talked about it again this morning. We looked at the reasons as to why – I think we’re in a little bit of a funk. I’ve never seen so many blocked shots end up on their sticks with open net shots before in my life.”The penalty kill was not Wisconsin’s only major issue this weekend. For the first time this season, Eaves’ team had to protect a 3-0 lead, twice. Friday night, UW couldn’t hold on, losing 5-4. Saturday, it had better success, winning 6-3.As Friday was the first time the Badgers faced such a situation this season, it was something unfamiliar.“It’s really an emotional thing,” Eaves said. “It’s about playing with poise and confidence and really understanding what the situation of the game is and how to execute in that.”With their struggles and successes, the Badgers sit at an even 4-4-0, 3-3-0 WCHA record one month into the season. It is a mark that some consider to have exceeded the expectations for such a young team.But Eaves does not want to put any expectations or limits on his team; he just wants to continue to watch it grow.“I really think that with a young team, it’s hard to put expectations on a team,” Eaves said. “I think it’s better to have an open mind, don’t limit them and don’t put low parameters on them. As we go along, we’ll see how they grow. Maybe for the second half of the season, we’ll see how we feel, and we can set better parameters.“They’re still trying to get their feet underneath them in so many areas that they’re just going out there playing as hard as they can and hoping that the things that they do are the right things to do.”One skater in particular epitomizes Wisconsin’s circumstance after its first four games. Sophomore forward Tyler Barnes leads the Badgers with five goals, the majority of which have come on Friday nights.According to Eaves, Barnes has great Friday nights but just does not play to the same level on Saturdays.“Well if we can get Tyler Barnes to play Saturday like he does Friday, we’ll have something special,” Eaves said. “On Friday, he’s been dynamite. He leads our team in stats and production. Saturday night, he still hasn’t gone to that next level. … I think Tyler has aspirations of playing at the next level, which one of the definitions of being a professional athlete other than being paid is that you’re consistent day in and day out.”last_img read more

first_imgChelsea with mum Siobhan and brothers Charlie and Jack, Joel with mum Sheila and Karen and Garry Gorman.Two young Donegal cousins have been chosen to front a new Vodafone advertising campaign.Chelsea and Joel Gorman of the Karen Gorman Academy of Speech & Drama and Casting Agency were picked from hundreds of hopefuls for the campaignChelsea is the daughter of Siobhan and Gavin Gorman, Kilmacrennan and Joel is the son of Sheila and Anthony Gorman, Letterkenny. The cousins are even in the same class.They attended auditions in Dublin last Wednesday and Karen was delighted to get a phonecall on Friday afternoon to break the amazing news.“They were the first choice from several hundred entries nationally, the Production Company didn’t even hold recalls. Chelsea and Joel excel both in school and in sport, now they are recognisable nationally in this very high profile campaign” said Karen.Within the last few months, Karen and Garry’s Casting Agency success has seen clients in a Lidl campaign and in a 3mobile advertisement which is currently on all TV channels. Another client Luka Blondelle is in the Euros 2016 campaign sponsoring the Irish Football team. A number of students have also been shortlisted for several film roles.A stylist from Vogue magazine and a celebrity make up artist from Chanel along with a London Advertising Agency were thrilled with the shoot. They will feature on all national print advertising campaigns and online. YOUNG DONEGAL COUSINS CHOSEN FOR VODAFONE ADVERT CAMPAIGN was last modified: May 12th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:chosenCOUSINSdonegalKaren GormanVodafonelast_img read more

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now You can’t go back six months and do the prospecting work that you would have needed to do in order to have the opportunities you need in this quarter. Prospecting work doesn’t line up neatly with the results it produces, and there is still no way to cram to make up what you missed down the road.You can’t nurture your dream client after you find out that they became dissatisfied with your competitor, the one they worked with for years, and the one you thought they would never leave. Because you weren’t known, you weren’t invited to compete for the business. In fact, no one even thought of you.While it was happening, you knew that you should not have presented your solution without having collaborated with your prospective client, without having built consensus, and without knowing what you needed to present to get a “yes.” Instead, you got a no. You can’t go back and do that work, even though you now know they should have been more afraid of losing than you were of having a difficult conversation about doing the right thing. That is something you will have to do if you ever want to be a trusted advisor.A lot of mistakes you make in sales are avoidable. You will make errors, some forced, and many more unforced. It’s all part of the game.No one is undefeated in sales, and the best salespeople can share with you all the things they could have, should have, and would have done differently. They likely learned these things the same way you did. Some of them, if they are being honest, were the smartest person in the room when they were young, and didn’t believe the principles of sales applied to them.Unless you really, really like a mistake, there is no reason to repeat it. If you don’t like the outcomes that follow mistakes, then you need to correct them so that you produce a different outcome in the future.last_img read more

first_imgHonda Motorcycle and Scooter India today announced the commencement of bookings for the new 2019 Africa Twin motorcycle. The adventurer is priced at Rs 13.50 lakh (ex-showroom, pan-India). The 2019 Africa Twin will be available in Glint Wave Blue Metallic colour with golden handle bar and wheel rims. The company has opened bookings for the first 50 customers only at its ‘Wing World’ dealerships across 22 cities.The new 2019 Africa Twin gets a parallel twin 999.11 cc engine, which delivers 87.7 bhp at 7,500 rpm and 93.1 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm. The Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) in the new 2019 Africa Twin offers automatic shifting. When in automatic mode, the rider can choose between D mode for comfortable cruising and three dynamic sport settings in S mode. During off-roading, the G switch accelerates gear shifting to give rider increased control.The rider can select from three levels of power in the new 2019 Africa Twin and engine braking offers pre-set combinations. There are four riding modes — Tour, Urban, Gravel and User. The 2019 Africa Twin gets a standard Antilock Braking System (ABS).The new 2019 Africa Twin comes with Showa cartridge-type inverted front fork, pre-load adjuster on both wheels and the option of adjusting the suspension to a softer or stiffer setting. The seat height can be adjusted. Heavy components, such as the battery, are placed close to the motorcycle’s center of gravity. The chassis design provides a wide 43-degree steering angle and a tight 2.5-metre turning radius.There is a rally-style LCD instrument panel in the new 2019 Africa Twin. All the information regarding riding modes, speedometer, tachometer, fuel, gear position, HSTC, odometer, trip meter, clock and ABS indicator can be gauged from the negative LCD instrument display.advertisement”Since its Indian debut in 2017, the mighty Africa Twin has always seen high demand. The adventure seekers in India experienced the revolutionary DCT for the first time and were highly impressed with its unmatched performance. The 2019 Africa Twin takes the ‘go anywhere’ spirit one step ahead with its fresh new appearance. The proud Africa Twin tribe is growing and we are ready to welcome enthusiasts to the tribe,” Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing Yadvinder Singh Guleria said in a statement.ALSO READ | Volkswagen Group to merge Volkswagen India, Volkswagen Group Sales India and Skoda Auto IndiaALSO READ | Tata Motors registers 1 per cent dip in domestic sales to 68,709 units in March 2019ALSO READ | MG Motor India unveils connectivity features of Hector SUVlast_img read more

first_imgBy Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected]’s been over three months since District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser revealed she assumed another position-motherhood- and until her appearance on Thursday’s “NBC 4 Today Show,” she’s been fairly private about her new addition.“It couldn’t be more perfect,” Bowser told NBC’s Hoda Kotb. “I got into politics.  I get to have the best job in the world.  I wanted to focus on how I could have a perfect little baby.”DC Mayor Muriel Bowser shows off her new baby Miranda Elizabeth Bowser. (Screenshot)Bowser’s perfect little baby is named Miranda Elizabeth Bowser and is seen curly-haired, wide-eyed, smiling and pretty in pink on the “Today Show” feature.  Bowser said as soon as she saw Miranda she knew she was her baby.“I think the moment that really sticks out to me was literally looking down at Miranda and those eyes just looking back at me and knowing that I was her entire world,” she said.Bowser told Kotb that watching her adoption in 2017 encouraged her own adoption of Miranda. Knowing Kotb’s busy schedule, she identified and was inspired by her ability to be both a busy boss and a mom.  However, Bowser was worried about the lengthy adoption process.“I did feel like that part of me was missing and I knew that I had a lot of love to pour into a child and I didn’t know how long the process would take.  When you’re a person like me, and you run a city and you have a big team, you’re not used to giving into a process.”Yet now that Bowser is a mom, she said she’s learned to let go a bit.“It helps me not sweat the little stuff as much.  It’s just another perspective I have.Bowser’s perspective is already different as the first single mother to run the nation’s capital.“The message I hope to send is that families are made in all kinds of ways, and they’re all special and we should celebrate family in whatever way that children are loved,” Bowser told Kotb.last_img read more