‘Developers don’t like resi-retail mix’

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Dad had 1000-kid goal

first_imgNZ Herald 17 August 2014A Japanese man suspected of fathering at least 15 surrogate children in Thailand planned to sire up to 1000, the Japan Times reports.The 24-year-old man said he wanted to produce between 100 and 1000 babies, according to the co-founder of an organisation that provides surrogate services in Thailand and other countries.“The best thing I can do for the world is to leave many children,” Mariam Kukunashvili of New Life Global Network quoted him as saying.She refused to introduce him to more surrogate mothers, and reported her suspicions to the Japanese embassy and Interpol.Thai police are investigating the man for possible trafficking offences, after it emerged he had taken three babies out of the country in the past year, Police General Ek Ungsananont said.Kapook.com news site reported investigators said DNA tests confirmed that nine infants found in a Thai condominium last week shared a common father.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11310036last_img read more

Antique buy-bust yields 6 sachets of ‘shabu’

first_imgThe suspect was detained in the San Jose police station’s custodialfacility. SAN JOSE, Antique – Police arrested a drug suspect in a buy-bustoperation in Barangay Funda-Dalipe. The 30-year-old resident Von Adrian Segura yielded six sachets ofsuspected shabu, a police report showed. He was nabbed after he allegedly sold a sachet of illegal drugs to anundercover officer for P5,000 around 4:10 p.m. on Feb. 16, it added.center_img Drugs suspect Von Adrian Segura sits as antidrug officers inspect items seized from him during an entrapment operation in Barangay Funda-Dalipe, San Jose, Antique on Feb. 16. STEPHEN LOUIE CHECA/PN Charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the ComprehensiveDangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed against him./PNlast_img

Bayern Munich to Alaba: Sign new contract or be sold!

first_imgDavid Alaba could be one of the biggest names available on the transfer market this summer after it has emerged that Bayern Munich are open to selling him. The left back has one year left on his current contract at the Allianz Arena – meaning he could leave on a free transfer come the end of next season. So far, Bayern have failed to agree a new contract with the 27-year-old – despite negotiations having been ongoing for more than a year. And the Telegraph report that the German giants could choose to cash in on their star this summer to avoid losing him for nothing in a year’s time. Bayern Munich clinched the title for the 8th consecutive time Paris Saint-Germain are one of the clubs who would be keen on Alaba with the French outfit expected to face stiff competition from top Premier League sides.Advertisement Loading… Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola knows Alaba extremely well – having managed him for three years at Bayern before leaving for City. Meanwhile, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has faced Alaba multiple times while managing Borussia Dortmund in Germany and came up against him last season in the Champions League for Liverpool. Chelsea are reportedly after a new left back – with Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell linked with a move to Stamford Bridge at present. Along with his sheer quality, Alaba’s versatility makes him a desired option for any top European side. The Austria international can play at left back as well as centre back and in midfield. Read AlsoAlaba: Bayern Munich reject Man City’s offer Alaba has played an integral role once again for Bayern this season – featuring 36 times in all competitions. He played the full duration of their 1-0 win at Werder Bremen on Tuesday – a result that saw them clinch the Bundesliga title for an eighth-straight season.center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Overmars – Tottenham want Eriksen

first_imgTottenham have been given permission to speak to Ajax midfielder Christian Eriksen, according to the Dutch club. Press Association “Yes, Levy was here and Eriksen has been given permission to speak to Tottenham,” Ajax director of football Marc Overmars told De Telegraaf. Tottenham are reported to have offered around £8million for the 21-year-old, but that falls short of Ajax’s £12million valuation. “There is no agreement yet until it’s signed,” Overmars added. “Obviously, if it happens, we won’t be happy at all to lose him but he only has a year left on his contract.” Ajax signed Eriksen from Danish club Odense Boldklub in 2008 and he has since gone on to establish himself as one of the most promising young midfielders in Europe. Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen, who used to play with the Dane at Ajax, thinks Spurs will be signing a top talent if the deal goes through. “He is a good guy,” said Vertonghen, who moved from Ajax to Tottenham last summer. “I played with him for four years and he is a good player.” center_img Spurs have been chasing Eriksen for a while and they have stepped up their interest in the Dane following the news Gareth Bale is close to sealing a world-record move to Real Madrid. Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy was in Amsterdam on Wednesday to discuss the possibility of signing the midfielder, who has just one year left on his current contract, and it appears that the talks have progressed well. last_img read more

Moyes sticks up for Cleverley

first_img Over 17,000 people have signed the petition, which was set up by Glenn McConnell from Blackpool, who criticised the player’s “inept” performances for United and England. “Tom Cleverley is a fantastic young player who’s developing all the time,” the Manchester United manager said. “I believe that the players are working hard for each other. They know they can play better, and they will play better.” Last week’s Capital One Cup final and the international break mean Moyes’ team have been without a match for 11 days. Their last performance was one of the worst of the season, a 2-0 defeat against Olympiacos putting Moyes’ men on the brink of elimination from the Champions League. The big gap between fixtures has been both a help and hindrance to the United boss. “It has allowed some players to get games, like Darren Fletcher, Shinji Kagawa and Chicharito (Javier Hernandez), the people who have not featured as much as we would like,” Moyes said. “But certainly it’s also been a hindrance because we went into it off a bad performance and result in Olympiacos and we wanted to put it right much sooner.” United have the advantage of facing a team in a far worse predicament than their own this weekend. West Brom have not won a match since Pepe Mel replaced Steve Clarke as head coach of the midlands club. Albion were forced to deny speculation that Mel was on the verge of the sack despite only being in the job less than two months. Moyes is sure the Spaniard’s job is not under threat even though the Baggies are just one point above the drop zone. “I’d be very surprised if Pepe Mel is under pressure at this moment,” he said. “I wouldn’t think for one minute that after six games they were (thinking about) bringing in a new manager.” Robin van Persie is fit to face West Brom even though he fell ill on international duty this week but fellow s triker Javier Hernandez is unavailable after he suffered a knee injury in Mexico’s friendly against Nigeria. Juan Mata returns after being cup-tied for United’s Champions League defeat to Olympiacos. Centre-back Phil Jones (hip) could return but Jonny Evans (calf) and winger Nani (hamstring) are doubtful. Under-pressure Albion head coach Mel reverted to his native Spanish to face the media about Nicolas Anelka’s recent ban and speculation over his own future in a tense press conference on Friday. Less than 24 hours before a crucial Premier League home game against United, Mel was forced to bat away questions relating to Anelka’s five-match ban for his controversial ‘quenelle’ gesture as well as his own job security and reports of player unrest. Albion take on United at The Hawthorns knowing defeat could see them drop into the bottom three and deeper into the relegation mire. However, the match itself is not top of the news agenda, as Mel referred all questions about Anelka to the club while insisting he is confident about his own future and downplaying talk of dissent among the playing personnel. The Spaniard has recently used English in press conferences but opted to use an interpreter while under such scrutiny. “As I can imagine the questions, today I prefer to speak in Spanish,” he said. Asked about his position considering his failure to win in six matches since replacing Steve Clarke, Mel said: “My job depends on winning games and being a head coach is a risky business. “I came here extremely excited to do a good job and I’m certain that I’m going to carry this out.” Following reports of ‘showdown’ meetings with players, the former Real Betis boss was eager to stress such conversations are simply routine. “We’ve been here six weeks and had six meetings,” he said. “There was one this morning but it’s intelligent to try and adapt to the style of play that we want. “They are small things but they will make us better because the players will feel more comfortable. The players are the important ones, that are the coach’s bread and butter. “I’m the third coach at the club this season and it’s not been a pleasant situation this season. Winning games changes everything and we could all be here on Saturday evening smiling. “In football you should never look to the following game and we are totally convinced we can win against Manchester United.” Albion look likely to be without key midfielders Chris Brunt and James Morrison. Captain Brunt and fellow senior squad member Morrison both returned with knocks from international duty for Northern Ireland and Scotland respectively and will be assessed. Anelka will begin his five-match ban while right-back Billy Jones (torn hamstring) is out, but Stephane Sessegnon and Claudio Yacob are both back in contention. “He is a great trainer. He is first out and every day he does his best in training. “He always gives his best and that is why he will succeed.” Cleverley received the backing of England manager Roy Hodgson, who lashed out at those who had signed the petition. The midfielder did not feature for England in their friendly win over Denmark but he is fit for United’s game against West Brom on Saturday. A letter from Moyes to United season ticket holders came to light on Friday morning. In it, the Scot thanked the fans for their support during what he conceded was a sub-par season. Moyes repeated that message at his pre-match press conference. “We have great support,” he said. “The supporters understand the difficult period we are in and they are backing the players. Press Association David Moyes sprang to the defence of Tom Cleverley after an online petition was launched calling for the Manchester United midfielder to be excluded from England’s World Cup squad.last_img read more

The Latest: Meadows tests positive, Moncada back from virus

first_imgThe Latest: Meadows tests positive, Moncada back from virus The Mid-American Conference will delay the start of its fall Olympic sports, including men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball, to Sept. 3. The conference football season is also scheduled to begin that day. The conference said the decision will provide more time to provide for a safe return to competition.___The Cancun Challenge basketball tournament for men and women has been moved from Mexico to Melbourne, Florida, because of the coronavirus.The games will be played at Eastern Florida State College. Details on the fields and schedule will be released later. Last year’s event was held in late November.___ Associated Press AAC Commissioner Mike Aresco says the testing protocols will apply throughout the regular and bowl seasons. More operational protocols are still being finalized, as are testing protocols for other sports. ___A top-division Russian soccer game has been called off after nine people at FC Sochi tested positive for the virus.The Russian Premier League says Sochi’s game against Tambov will not take place as scheduled on Thursday. The league hasn’t said how many of the nine are players.There was no mention of whether the game could be rescheduled. The league is scheduled to finish its season next Wednesday. Training and practices can be conducted at the discretion of each school.Sports that are played in the spring won’t participate in any fall competition before Sept. 24, which includes baseball, beach volleyball, golf, rowing, softball and tennis.Men’s and women’s basketball, which are scheduled to start Nov. 10, aren’t affected.___Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon, one of the NBA players who tested positive for COVID-19, says he has been wearing a mask at practice for two reasons: To help get in shape and to make his teammates comfortable he won’t spread the disease. The Miami Dolphins say they’re prepared to play with or without spectators this season, but they will not allow fans to attend their home preseason game or training camp, and there will be no tailgating during the regular season.The changes were made because of the coronavirus and announced Thursday.Stadium capacity for regular-season games will be determined later. Social distancing will be required if spectators are allowed, and fans and stadium employees will be required to wear masks when not eating or drinking.“Things are changing week to week, and we are still more than two months away from our first scheduled regular-season home game,” Dolphins CEO Tom Garfinkel said in a statement. “So we’ll wait and work with local authorities, and make the determination about fans or no fans based on the data as we get closer. … We’re ready for any scenario.”___ Left-handed reliever Aaron Loup was added to the roster in place of Meadows, who was a first-time All-Star and batted .291 with 33 homers and 89 RBIs last season.Meadows had not been seen at Tropicana Field since working out with the Rays on July 3, the first day of summer camp.The 25-year-old is the second Tampa Bay player known to have tested positive for the coronavirus. Right-handed pitcher Tyler Glasnow joined the team Tuesday after missing 11 days of summer camp.___Star third baseman Yoán Moncada rejoined the Chicago White Sox after missing the start of their summer camp because he contracted the coronavirus. The university on Thursday declined to identify those who tested positive for the virus, citing patient privacy and Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment regulations.The school is working with local health officials on contract tracing to notify anyone who came in close contact with the student athletes who were infected.___The West Coast Conference will delay the start of fall competition in all sports until Sept. 24 because of the coronavirus pandemic.The league said Thursday that the affected sports are cross country, soccer and volleyball. The decision doesn’t apply to sports which aren’t sponsored by the league, including BYU and University of San Diego football. The Big East’s members, located in eight of the country’s top 36 largest media markets, are Butler, Connecticut, Creighton, DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, St. John’s, Seton Hall, Villanova and Xavier.___The American Athletic Conference will require all its schools to test football players for COVID-19 at least 72 hours before competition.The announcement Thursday by the American comes ahead of the expected release of recommendations from the NCAA.The Power Five conferences — ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC — have been working toward a minimum standard for testing throughout major college football. Though the Big Ten and Pac-12 announced last week that they would play only conference games this football season to help minimize potential disruptions caused by COVID-19, other FBS conferences have not yet decided on scheduling formats for the coming season, which appears to be in peril because of the surging pandemic. Brogdon was a late arrival in Orlando, Florida, after announcing June 24 that he had a positive test. He returned to practice for the first time Wednesday and intends to wear the mask until games start.“I feel really good,” Brogdon said. “My conditioning is not where I want it to be, of course. It’s not NBA shape. But I’ve heard people say I look more in shape than they thought I would. I will definitely be in shape by the time games start.”Coach Nate McMillan said the decision is entirely up to Brogdon.“He doesn’t have to do that,” McMillan said. “But we haven’t really thought about it (spreading) because of all the testing we have go through.”Brogdon also is coming back from a torn quad muscle in his thigh he suffered March 4. The Pacers had listed Brogdon as week to week when the season was suspended in mid-March. He also says he intends to carry a message on the back of his jersey though he declined to say what it will say.___A coalition of health department leaders in major American cities cautioned Major League Baseball to avoid risky behavior when the season resumes next week.In statement issued by Executive Director Chrissie Juliano, the Big Cities Health Coalition made some recommendations about procedures to follow when the baseball season resumes July 23. They range from proper handwashing stations to only traveling on charter flights. “It is critical that the local public health status of COVID-19 be considered when determining if professional sporting events should take place in the jurisdiction, with or without spectators,” Juliano wrote. “We all want to see our teams back on their respective fields, but, frankly, this should not come at the expense of the health and safety of the people in their organizations and our community.” ___Organizers of the Cancun Challenge are moving this fall’s Thanksgiving week college basketball tournament to the campus of Eastern Florida State College in Melbourne, Florida.They’re hoping the new venue will help keep athletes, coaches, staff members and fans safe as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage. The arena is located six miles from Kennedy Space Center and seats approximately 1,500 fans.Last fall organizers announced the field would feature men’s teams from Clemson, Illinois State, Mississippi State and Purdue on Nov. 24-25 and women’s teams from Florida State, Houston, Iowa, Northeastern, Purdue, Toledo, Southern California and VCU on Nov. 26-28. Tennessee was added to the women’s field later.Final details about hotels, travel packages, teams and schedules have not been finalized, organizers say, and fans are being asked to wait to book trips until more details are available.center_img The coalition includes the top health officials from 30 of the country’s largest metropolitan areas, including virtually every major league city. It noted that testing should not replace the quarantine of those diagnosed with COVID-19, and recommended that players and staff cooperate with contact tracing. Teams should report clusters of three or more positive cases that occur within a two-week period.___Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said he’s reluctant to allow UConn’s football team to travel to states with high coronavirus infection rates this fall.UConn, which is scheduled to play its first season as an independent after leaving the American Athletic Conference has road games scheduled at Virginia, Mississippi, North Carolina and San Jose State. Lamont said should the team travel to a state where infection rates remain high, Husky players would be subject to Connecticut’s 14-day quarantine rule upon their return to Storrs.“Gov. Lamont has done a tremendous job leading our state through this difficult time,” UConn athletic director David Benedict said in a statement. “We will continue to consult with his team and follow the guidance of state and public health officials to find the best path forward.” ___The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference has suspended fall sports, becoming the third Division I league to postpone its football season.Following fellow FCS conferences the Ivy League and Patriot League, the MEAC announced it would not have competition in the fall and consider trying to make up the schedule for those sports in the 2021 spring semester.The MEAC is comprised of 11 historically black colleges, though its membership is in flux. Earlier this year, Florida A&M and Bethune-Cookman announced they would be leaving the MEAC and joining the Southwestern Athletic Conference next year. MEAC-power North Carolina A&T has announced it will be moving to the Big South in 2021.___ ___Michigan State University is temporarily reducing salaries for athletic department employees under contract who make at least $100,000 to cope with the loss of revenue related to the COVID-19 pandemic.The move announced Thursday will cost Hall of Fame basketball coach Tom Izzo just under $250,000 and football coach Mel Tucker a little more than a quarter million dollars based on a 7% cut in pay for employees making at least $500,000.Michigan State athletic Bill Beekman will reduce his $750,000 salary by 10%. Athletic department employees who make $100,000 to $149,999 will have their salaries reduced by 2%. The pay cuts will begin Sept. 1 and will end Aug. 31, 2021.___ July 16, 2020 Moncada revealed that he tested positive for COVID-19 on a video conference call with reporters. He said he didn’t experience any major symptoms but it was a difficult time for him and a little scary. He hopes to be ready for opening day July 24. ___The University of Northern Colorado has suspended athletic workout activities after a spate of positive cases of COVID-19, including among football players who have been advised to quarantine.There is no timeline for when the student athletes will be allowed to return to voluntary workouts at the campus about an hour north of Denver. Sochi last month won a game 10-1 against FC Rostov after a virus outbreak forced Rostov to send a team of youth and academy players. Another club, FC Orenburg, forfeited two games following an outbreak at the club and has since been relegated. Another game was postponed last month after three virus cases among Dynamo Moscow players.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Wisconsin is delaying its renovation of the south end-zone seating area inside Camp Randall Stadium due to uncertainty caused by the pandemic.The project was scheduled to begin after the 2020 football season and completed by the start of the 2021 schedule.“We are obviously operating in a time of great uncertainty,” athletic director Barry Alvarez said in a statement. “Given our construction timeline and the timing around when decisions had to be made, we felt it was best to be prudent and delay the project for a bit.’’The renovation includes enhanced seating options such as loge boxes and club seats as well as access to indoor and outdoor hospitality clubs and climate-controlled amenities and premium food offerings.Wisconsin’s renovation of the Kohl Center is on a different timeline and hasn’t been delayed at this point. ___The Big East Conference has joined several other leagues in deciding to play only conference opponents during the fall sports season, if it’s able to play at all.The basketball-focused conference announced the decision Thursday. The Big East still hasn’t decided whether it will conduct a fall season and championships.The league said in the coming weeks, it will continue to monitor COVID-19 conditions across the country and in Big East communities and will provide further updates on dates and formats “as appropriate.” All decisions regarding fall conference competition will be guided by health and safety concerns and will be made in accordance with NCAA actions and policies.The sports affected are men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross-country, volleyball and field hockey. The Big East’s plans for the 2020-21 winter and spring sports seasons remain unaffected at this time. The San Francisco 49ers and Giants are teaming with a health care company to distribute hundreds of thousands of cloth masks throughout the Bay Area to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.The two teams announced the plan Thursday to work with Dignity Health and their flagship radio station KNBR on the initiative to support Governor Gavin Newsom’s campaign advocating wearing masks in public.The teams will each produce masks co-branded with Dignity Health’s logo that will be distributed at no charge to fans, workers on the front lines of the pandemic and community organizations. The Giants masks are currently being distributed with the baseball season scheduled to start next week. The 49ers masks are set to be distributed starting next month.The initiative will start with 200,000 masks and could reach 500,000 if there is demand.“If we want to get back to the ballpark and get life back to life as normal this is a simple step,” 49ers CEO Jed York said about wearing masks. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Austin Meadows was placed on the injured list after testing positive for the coronavirus.last_img read more

Low-key 1000-meter race eases injury-prone Malone into season

first_img Published on January 29, 2013 at 1:05 am Contact Bryan: bwrubin@syr.edu Only six runners competed in the 1000-meter race at the Penn State National Open last weekend – three from Syracuse and three from Georgetown.The race at the Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track facility was originally supposed to host eight competitors before West Virginia and Johns Hopkins runners backed out. The smaller field made it just the kind of event Syracuse junior Molly Malone needed in her first 1000-meter race of the season.“It was kind of low-key compared to other races,” Malone said. “I think we did pretty well. It was the first 1000 I’ve done this season and I think it went well.”Malone’s third-place finish was a good starting point for her season in the 1000-meter race. She’s used to competing in the high-profile races – last season she took eighth in the 800-meter at the Big East championship and reached the national quarterfinal in the same race at the NCAA East Preliminary Round.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut now she’s injury-prone, battling tendinitis in her foot.Syracuse track and field coach Chris Fox has become accustomed to dealing with Malone’s injuries. He recognizes her potential – she holds the school record in the indoor 800-meter run (2:07.81) – but he also knows the importance of easing up her training.“With Molly, our first goal is keeping her healthy,” Fox said. “We are never really training (her) at the level we should, but she’s super talented and if you keep her healthy for four to five straight weeks, she’s really good.”In high school, she broke her sesamoid bone, a bone that holds the tendons and ligaments in the big toe together. She has been able to successfully run despite the injury, but this season it has flared up again.Every day before practice, Malone receives treatment in the training rooms in either Manley Field House or the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center. The treatment allows her to train and practice at a level that keeps her in racing shape.“I don’t really feel it in the races because I’m in the racing zone,” Malone said. “But when you think in terms of training, it does affect me because I can’t get as good training under me.”Malone competes in both the 800-meter and 1000-meter, yet excels in the shorter race because of her strength and speed.“Her speed really makes her one of the best 800 runners on the team,” distance runner Lauren Penney said. “At the start she really goes for it and puts herself in the race, something really important in a race as short as the 800.”The 800-meter run is also easier for Malone to wrap her head around than the 1000-meter. The race is shorter and she doesn’t have to worry as much about her toe flaring up.While she is pleased to be in the Syracuse record books, Malone hopes to primarily stay healthy this season and ultimately break her own record.And after her third-place finish at Penn State, Malone is quietly getting back on track.“The record is nice to have, but I think I can do better,” Malone said. “Hopefully by tending to this injury now I can get there by outdoor season. It’s definitely a reachable goal.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Cornelia Fondren thrives in multiple spots for Syracuse using toughness and versatility

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Cornelia Fondren wrestled away an offensive rebound from a player in the post. Then another, and another. Six in total. The clock wasn’t running and the score didn’t matter. Fondren just kept getting rebounds.“Lay a body on her,” Syracuse assistant coach Tammi Reiss screamed to post players, some 8 inches taller than the 5-foot, 8-inch point guard by trade. “Box her out.”She was throwing her competition — all teammates — around. No one wanted a piece of her. A typical scrimmage made even more typical by the way Fondren dominated. It was nothing out of the ordinary, and there was nothing that could be done to contain one of the shortest and most valuable players Syracuse has.“The player I wouldn’t want to get in an alley with is Cornelia Fondren,” Reiss said. “She’s a beast in every aspect of the game. She just gets after it. You’re going to have to kill her to beat her.”It’s a toughness and versatility that makes Fondren stand out. She was recruited as a point guard, but has played four of five positions during the season and even played center during Syracuse’s trip to Europe this summer. With the return of Brittney Sykes into the starting lineup, Fondren has returned to the bench for her senior year, but the significance of her role isn’t diminished.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFondren finished second on Syracuse in rebounds, assists and steals as a junior. SU head coach Quentin Hillsman calls her the team’s most important player.“I’m everywhere on the court. That’s what I love to do,” Fondren said. “… I enjoy rebounding, I enjoy scoring, I enjoy getting steals and passing the ball to my teammates to get assists.”Fondren was physically sick on the court as her teammates kept asking her if she was OK. The middle schooler had a 105-degree fever, holding her head through the sickness and through the game.Her teammates would run to get her water. They were worried about her. “I’m OK,” she told them. “I’m good. I’m good.” Fondren refused to acknowledge anything was wrong until she went to the doctor after her team won.“When people be sick, they don’t want to push themselves,” said Fondren’s mother, Marilyn Partee. “She pushed herself to play.”Fondren began lifting weights as a freshman in high school, which built the strength that’s allowed her to thrive in multiple roles.Her teammates at Overton (Tennessee) High School called her, “The Mop,” because she was everywhere on the court.After starting every game of her collegiate freshman season at point guard and averaging 18.3 minutes per game, her role shrunk as a sophomore when she came off the bench and only averaged 12.1 minutes.But that’s when her career turned around as she returned to the starting lineup at shooting guard in 2014-15. Sykes battled back-to-back ACL tears and Fondren knew she had to step up in her junior year.“That’s when she started coming back as the real Cornelia,” Partee said.Fondren took charge of games, not only as a guard last season, but also as a forward due to Syracuse’s lack of depth. Her physicality and strength allowed her to stay relevant.She contributed in ways she never had before and helped SU to a 22-win season.“You put her down low, she can rebound. You can put her on top of our zone, on top of our press, she can get steals,” Hillsman said. “She’s just one of those players you have to account for.”Though Fondren knows she’s not that big by college standards, her strength is deceptive, teammate Alexis Peterson said.In three postseason games last season after guard Diamond Henderson tore her ACL, Fondren averaged 38.7 minutes and 16.7 points. Her performance hit an all-time high in the most important moments.In the Orange’s first-round NCAA tournament win over Nebraska, she tied for a team high with nine rebounds and two steals while committing zero fouls in 40 minutes.“You just aspire to be as tough and as strong as Corn is, physically,” Peterson said, “and be as hungry as she is when it comes to the offensive and defensive end.”And her success has carried into her senior year through just one game.Trailing by five entering the fourth quarter against Rhode Island on Friday night, Hillsman switched from his traditional 2-3 zone to a box-and-one defense. Fondren’s sole responsibility was to shut down the Rams’ Charise Wilson, who had 26 points up to that point.Wilson received a crosscourt pass on URI’s final possession and heaved a 3 to try and tie the game. It fell short, just like every other one she attempted in the game’s final 10 minutes.Fondren would start defending Wilson just a quarter of the way down the court and when she lurked behind the 3-point line, Fondren stuck her arm out to impede her motion.Syracuse left Rhode Island with a 57-54 season-opening victory and Fondren with another example of her dominance.“You get kids like that, with that mentality, you win games alone on grit, getting grimy and getting dirty,” Reiss said. “… And those are the kids you look for to be a part of your program because they’ll take you to the next level.” Comments Published on November 18, 2015 at 11:18 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschwedslast_img read more

Commerce Chamber president stabbed in office

first_imgPresident of the Couva/Point Lisas Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Trinidad, Liaquat Ali, was stabbed by a man at his business place in Couva on Thursday.Ali, owner of Old Mac Agro Supplies Limited and Trinidad Parboil Limited, was taken to the Couva District Hospital and transferred to the San Fernando General Hospital.He was treated and discharged.Ali was at his business place located at Mc Bean Village, Couva, when he was approached by a man.The discussion became heated and the man pulled out a knife and stabbed Ali.Ramchand Rajbal Maraj, vice president of the Couva/Point Lisas Chamber, said he was saddened by the incident.last_img