Tag: 上海 工作室 新茶

Noonan: Any tax changes will make it easier to create jobs

first_img By News Highland – February 20, 2014 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th News WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Google+ Previous articleVictim of assault by murderer alleges garda incompetenceNext articleRehab CEO Angela Kerins to go before PAC next week News Highland The Minister for Finance has denied trying to win voters by raising the prospect of tax cuts.Michael Noonan says the Budget next October will still need to implement 2 billion euro of tax increases and spending cuts.He says he remains open-minded on possible tax changes but only if the country can afford it.And he says his proposals are all about creating jobs and not about trying to win voters.”We are not trying to endear ourselves to the electorate and we’re not trying to do pre-election things” he said”What I’m saying is that we’ll be constant with the policy I’ve followed and I acknowledge people won’t fully agree with the policy”.”But the policy is if we’re making tax changes we’ll do it in a way that has a labour market effect  – in other words – we’ll make it easier to create jobs” he added. Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Noonan: Any tax changes will make it easier to create jobslast_img read more

Start reading Noonan: Any tax changes will make it easier to create jobs

Urgent calls for Government to prioritise Donegal fishing sector

first_img WhatsApp Urgent calls for Government to prioritise Donegal fishing sector AudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterest Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford There are urgent calls on the Government to prioritise the Donegal fishing sector in Brexit funding.There are genuine fears that the county is set to take the biggest hit from the Brexit fallout with fishing fleets to lose around 81% of tonnes of its normal quota.It’s thought that a greater proportion of the Brexit adjustment fund allocated to the county would counteract some of the effects.Speaking during a Donegal County Council Fisheries Committee today, Minister Charlie McConalogue says he is doing all he can to alleviate the ‘big burden’ facing local fishermen:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/charliefish5pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction At the meeting, the Minister also announced an increase in funding for Local Authority capital projects to €3.6m for 2021. Previous articleCovid vaccine rollout in North Inishowen described as ‘dire’Next articleGovernment supports bill to allow adopted people access birth certificates News Highland Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty By News Highland – March 10, 2021 Google+ Facebook Twitter Google+ Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

Start reading Urgent calls for Government to prioritise Donegal fishing sector

Renewable energy tops coal, nuclear for second spot in U.S. electricity market in Q2 2020

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Renewable generation further increased in the second quarter compared to the prior year, surpassing coal and nuclear generation and becoming the second-largest provider of U.S. electric generation during the period.Utility-scale generation net of hydroelectric pumped storage fell 4.4% year over year in April through June to 932.4 million MWh, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s latest “Electric Power Monthly” released Aug. 25.Gas-fired generation climbed 3.2% versus the prior-year period to 367.6 million MWh in the second quarter, accounting for 39.4% of the net total. Coal-fired generation declined 27.5% to 152.5 million MWh to account for 16.4% of the nation’s electricity. Nuclear generation slipped 2.9% to 190.7 million MWh.Over the same period, renewable output climbed 5.3% to 211.6 million MWh, increasing the share of renewables to 22.7% compared to 20.6% in the prior year. Wind and solar generation grew 11.7% and 23.5%, respectively.For June, utility-scale generation inched 0.5% higher year over year to 353.4 million MWh. Gas-fired generation climbed 4.6% to 143.2 million MWh, while coal-fired generation declined 16.7% year over year to 65.5 million MWh. Nuclear output was down 2.3% during the same period to 67.2 million MWh. Renewable generation rose 16.2% to 74.0 million MWh as conventional hydro, wind and solar output increased.Power-sector coal stockpiles fell by 3.6 million tons during the month, below the 10-year average draw of 6.0 million tons. During the prior 10 years, June stockpile fluctuations versus the prior month have ranged from a draw of 10.3 million tons to a build of 1.8 million tons. The EIA estimates that the June stockpile level of 150.7 million tons translates to 126 days of burn and 104 days of burn, respectively, for bituminous and sub-bituminous coal, 61.1% and 49.0% above the five-year averages for the month.[Krizka Danielle Del Rosario]More ($): U.S. renewable generation retains lead over coal in Q2’20 Renewable energy tops coal, nuclear for second spot in U.S. electricity market in Q2 2020last_img read more

Start reading Renewable energy tops coal, nuclear for second spot in U.S. electricity market in Q2 2020

Librarians say they are not out of the woods yet

first_imgLibrarians say they are not out of the woods yet June 15, 2004 Associate Editor Regular News Librarians say they are not out of the woods yet Jan Pudlow Associate Editor Legislators working on court funding promised they would take care of courthouse law libraries.But representatives of law libraries from Miami-Dade to Palm Beach to St. Lucie to Hernando counties say they don’t feel taken care of—they feel taken to the cleaners.“Somebody needs to tell the truth: They did not save the law libraries. I feel like (legislators) torpedoed the boat and waved vigorously from the shore while we sank,” said Karen Emerson, a Ft. Pierce attorney who organized a petition drive requesting “the restoration of funding for local law libraries.”The big change is the funding source.For 47 years, thanks to Judge Rupert J. Smith, a state representative in 1957 who successfully sponsored legislation, local law libraries didn’t have to beg from counties, but were financed by up-front add-on fees on civil case filings.But as of July 1, that funding source goes out the window with Revision 7 to Art. V because it was not considered technically an “element of the state court system” due to the fact that not every county has a law library.This year, legislators provided a new funding source: a fee up to $65 to be collected from criminal defendants, a compromise reached in the final flurry of negotiations. The Senate originally set a $150 figure, the House wanted $50.Law libraries will get a fourth of that $65 (the rest going to legal aid, teen court and other juvenile alternative programs, and other innovative court program). But no one really knows how much that will be, considering the source: criminal defendants, ranging from felons to traffic law violators.The new law says any money collected is “subordinate in priority” to other state-imposed costs under Revision 7 to Art. V, compensation to crime victims, and child support payments. And if a defendant is indigent, the clerk will defer payment of the cost.“We have become a grand collection agency. Now we get to be a collection agency on the backs of criminals,” Emerson said.Rep. Holly Benson, R-Pensacola, chair of the House Select Committee on Art. V, counters: “The big difference is this is now mandatory and there is an incentive in place for judges to collect this money.” She specifically referred to the judicial innovations that will receive a quarter of the monies to fund such special projects as mental health courts.Benson also argues that because the state took “significant expenditures off of counties,” such as paying for conflict counsel and psychiatric evaluations of defendants, “We hope counties will see fit to fund law libraries.” She also says local bar association could step in to help.“I want to make sure everyone has access. That is the most important thing,” Benson said. “Access can be in a law library in a courthouse, or in a law section of the main library.”Those arguments are not reassuring to those who treasure courthouse law libraries the way they are now.James T. Walker, an attorney on the board of trustees of the Rupert J. Smith Law Library in St. Lucie, said his research reveals the federal side is only able to collect about 6 percent of what is allowable under criminal statutes.“If we accept in good faith for now legislative assurances that this will be a viable source of revenue, and assume more optimistically the collection rate, instead of being in the neighborhood of 6 percent, is say 70 percent — a percentage we are picking out of the air arbitrarily — we are still looking at an overall shortfall of $94,000 for our library,” Walker said.“We have already taken steps to slash the printed collection by 20 percent.”Or as Emerson bluntly says: “Our collection rate for St. Lucie County from criminal cases is $38,500. Divide that by four. And which row of books do you want to keep?”What constitutes a viable law library has been a frustrating argument for Bob Riger, executive director of the Miami-Dade Law Library.Riger came to Tallahassee to lobby legislators about the importance of a fully stocked law library, not the bare-bones “basic legal materials” outlined in the House plans that called for Florida Statutes, United States Code, Florida Rules of Court, Federal Rules of Court, Beiber’s Legal Citation Dictionary, and Black’s Law Dictionary, for a total cost of $2,267.Riger has his own list of what the American Association of Law Libraries considers basic materials, costing nearly 100 times the legislative bare-bones version, at $220,132. That list includes state and administrative case law, treatises, self-help materials for pro se litigants, session laws from the state, annotations included in the statutes, administrative law, local bar publications, case law, and encyclopedias.“I tried to present to (legislators) the fact that we were a unique entity,” Riger said.“There is nothing like it, and we are doing the work that no one else is willing to do. We see ourselves—and this may sound grandiose or dramatic to some—but we see ourselves as saving lives every day. We have desperate people coming in to use our libraries: battered wives seeking an injunction, or those who have just been evicted. Unfortunately, many of the legislators looked at it as all well and good. But they said, ‘If the counties want to do that, let them pay for it.’ And some House members thought less was more.”Indeed, more than half of users of law libraries statewide are not attorneys and judges, but regular people trying to answer legal questions or represent themselves.In Palm Beach County, Law Library Manager Linda Sims says 70 percent of the people she serves are from the general public.“We will stay open, but I believe we are facing big budget cuts, which is going to cut into the heart of the library,” Sims said.“We have already laid off a part-timer. One full-time person resigned because of the concerns of the indefinite situation.”The law library housed at the Palm Beach County Judicial Center budget is $550,000, Sims said, and it is estimated they will receive $350,000 from the new funding source.“That requires the county to put in the difference, and the county has said they are not going to,” Sims said.“It’s a huge element of frustration because I know that the money is out there. It just seems the county commissioners are not really looking at the value of the law library,” Sims said.“I have 19 years here. I see the value of the law library,” she continued. “I see the service it provides. My feeling is that I’ll keep going until there is nothing to maintain. I feel like the captain that goes down with the ship.”Walker sees law libraries no less than at the very foundation of equal justice for all.“We feel as if a healthy justice system requires a liberal access by the people of the state to legal information. And that requires a healthy system of law libraries throughout the state,” Walker said.“Unfortunately, most people don’t live conveniently near a university center. And few people can afford the cost of a legal electronic data access. Without a law library at hand, most people will not have meaningful access to justice.”With a budget of more than $1 million and an estimated funding source of $170,000, Riger will seek to make up the difference from Miami-Dade County.“We’ve been negotiating with the county and putting together a budget, and nothing is official until the budget is approved,” Riger said.But that may not be an option for cash-strapped small counties.Asked if it is viable to go to the Hernando County Commission for help in funding the law library, Brooksville attorney Joe Mason responded: “Can you quote a laugh?”Mason said how much will actually be raised from the criminal cases add-on fees is “absolutely unknown,” though the Senate estimated the $65 could raise $33 million statewide, divided by four for law libraries. Benson said the House’s admittedly “optimistic number” is $38 million. That figures out to an estimated $9.5 million for law libraries, Benson said, which should cover the estimated statewide cost of libraries of $6.1 to $6.3 million.But Mason is taking a wait-and-see attitude on how much money is generated.“The funding is coming from sources that never really have been tracked before. It’s all related to criminal dockets.“I guess the question I have got to raise: Does the legislature even bother to check on what the collection rate from the criminal cases will be?” Mason asked.“I suspect the collection rate is low, low, though I can’t say that for certain. It appears to me as if it was an attempt by the legislature to say, ‘Hey, we took care of you. It’s not our fault the judges can’t collect money from the criminal defendants.’”Those who care about the quality of local libraries say they will be watching and plotting strategies for the future.“We think what is going to happen is it is going to become clear that the collection rate is not sufficiently high to be a meaningful source of revenue,” Walker said.“Therefore, we are keeping the option of going back to the legislature and asking them to revisit this matter, should that experience live down to our expectations.”last_img read more

Start reading Librarians say they are not out of the woods yet

Congress Chooses 9/11 Families over Saudi Arabia in Rebuke to Obama

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Every once in awhile, Congress will surprise you, like it did Wednesday when members of both the House and Senate struck down President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill that would permit family members of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia.The overwhelming bi-partisan support for still-grieving families served as a humiliating rebuke for both Obama and Saudi Arabia, America’s closest ally in the Middle East, which has recently come under increased scrutiny despite an entrenched alliance that deepened after 9/11.In an appearance at a CNN town hall event Wednesday evening, President Obama said the vote was a “mistake” and would set a “dangerous precedent” for people abroad to bring suits against the United States.The bill, officially titled the “Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA),” opens the door for victims’ families of the Sept. 11 attacks to effectively take Saudi Arabia to court and examine whether officials within the government provided financial or logistical support to the 9/11 hijackers.“It’s very gratifying,” Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford), the sponsor of the House version of the bill, told the Press. “I really feel strongly for the 9/11 families; they fought hard on this.”The Senate voted overwhelmingly—97-1—to override the president’s veto on Wednesday. The House vote was 348-77. A two-thirds majority in Congress is required to overturn a presidential veto.The bipartisan vote was “one of the few times since 9/11 you saw real congressional unity today,” King added. Obama ReactsThe emotional appeal from 9/11 families underscored how sensitive the vote was—and Obama acknowledged as much during the CNN town hall.“It’s an example of why sometimes you have to do what’s hard, and frankly, I wish Congress here had done what’s hard,” Obama said. “I didn’t expect it, because if you’re perceived as voting against 9/11 families right before an election, not surprisingly, that’s a hard vote for people to take. But it would have been the right thing to do.”CIA Director John Brennan also reacted with disappointment, saying the law “will have grave implications for the national security.”“The most damaging consequence would be for those US Government officials who dutifully work overseas on behalf of our country,” Brennan said in a statement. “The principle of sovereign immunity protects US officials every day, and is rooted in reciprocity. If we fail to uphold this standard for other countries, we place our own nation’s officials in danger.”Obama has argued that the measure would make the US vulnerable to similar lawsuits brought by victims of American-led operations.America’s Long WarThe White House’s opposition to the measure comes as Obama has expanded the parameters in which the US fights alleged militants around the world.As commander-in-chief, Obama has bombed at least seven predominantly Muslim countries using ubiquitous predator drone strikes and manned aircraft, causing hundreds of civilian deaths. He’s also deployed US Special Forces into countries, such as Libya, that the United States is not in hostilities with. In almost all instances, the administration cites the 2001 Authorization to Use Military Force resolution, enacted three days after 9/11, to justify its actions.Ironically, the United States has helped weaponize the Saudi-led coalition that has decimated and destabilized Yemen, killing upwards of 10,000 people—almost half of whom were civilians, according to human rights groups, as part of its offensive against Houthi rebels. Among the civilian causalities were patients at a Yemeni hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders and attendees at a couple of wedding parties.That the United States supports the Saudi government is of no surprise. Saudi Arabia is a long-time ally in the Middle East, serving as a counterweight to Iran, the kingdom’s chief rival in the region.But Rep. King says suggestions that Saudi Arabia will suddenly rethink its close relationship with the United States, or even sneer at Congress’ rebuke, are off-base.“I support America’s involvement with Saudi Arabia against terrorism,” the congressman said in a phone interview. “They have improved in many ways, and we are involved in a number of activities with them right now, which I support.”“The reason I’m not strongly concerned about a Saudi response—even though you have to take it into account—is, basically, the Saudis are survivors,” he added. “They don’t act based on hurt feelings. They realize it’s in their interest to maintain a close relationship with the US, at this time. It could always change in the future.”Scrutiny On SaudisThis is the second time in three months Washington has risked alienating the Saudis.In July, Congress released more than two dozen long-classified pages from the so-called “9/11 Commission Report”—a voluminous analysis by the bipartisan National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, which investigated the circumstances leading up to, including and following the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. Known as the “28 Pages,” the recently released portion pertained to Saudi Arabia’s alleged involvement in the tragedy, since 15 of the 19 hijackers hailed from the kingdom.The report did not explicitly link the Saudi Arabian royal family to the attacks, but was ambiguous enough to welcome speculation.“While in the United States, some of the September 11 hijackers were in contact with, and received support or assistance from, individuals who may be connected to the Saudi Government,” the commission wrote in the report.“There is information, primarily from FBI sources, that at least two of those individuals were alleged by some to be Saudi intelligence officers,” it continued. “The joint inquiry’s review confirmed that the Intelligence Community also has information, much of which has yet to be independently verified, indicating that individuals associated with the Saudi Government in the United States may have other ties to al [Qaeda] and other terrorist groups.”Saudi Arabia has maintained that its rulers played no role in the 9/11 attacks.Now that JASTA has passed Congress’ muster—and survived a presidential veto—American families have the opportunity to take the Saudi government to court.The legislation notes that “persons, entities, or countries that knowingly or recklessly contribute material support or resources, directly or indirectly, to persons or organizations that pose a significant risk of committing acts of terrorism…should reasonably anticipate being brought to court in the United States to answer for such activities.”Supporters of the veto override were ecstatic.“We are overwhelmingly grateful that Congress did not let us down. The victims of 9/11 have fought for 15 long years to make sure that those responsible for the senseless murder of thousands of innocent men, women and children, and injuries to thousands others, are held accountable,” Terry Strada, national chair of the 9/11 Families & Survivors United for Justice Against Terrorism, said in a statement. “JASTA becoming law is a tremendous victory toward that effort. We rejoice in this triumph and look forward to our day in court and a time when we may finally get more answers regarding who was truly behind the attacks.”last_img read more

Start reading Congress Chooses 9/11 Families over Saudi Arabia in Rebuke to Obama

Two agreements were signed for the establishment of the Regional Center of Competence in Tourism and Hospitality

first_imgThe establishment of the Center consists of arranging the infrastructure and programs that will be implemented, which includes foreign experts, and will profile itself as a center of excellence that will generate the best and highest quality human potential in the tourism and hospitality segment of gastronomy. The Dubrovnik School of Tourism and Hospitality has been awarded more than HRK 101 million in grants for the establishment of a Regional Center of Competence in Tourism and Hospitality. The second contract between TUŠ Dubrovnik and the Ministry of Regional Development and European Union funds is worth more than 29 million kuna. The allocated funds also cover 100% of the eligible costs related to the infrastructure of the regional center of competence. The project is 85% funded by the European Regional Development Fund and 15% from the state budget. With the first contract worth more than HRK 72 million, the Ministry of Tourism allocated funds to the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, which cover 100% of eligible costs, and which relate to regional establishment activities center of competence. The project is 85% funded by the European Social Fund and 15% from the state budget.center_img The City of Dubrovnik and the Dubrovnik-Neretva County signed in September last year lease agreement for the Villa Chingrija complex for a period of 10 years, while the County subleased it to the Dubrovnik School of Tourism and Hospitality, also for a period of 10 years, all with the aim of establishing a future Regional Center. Source and photo: dubrovnik.hrlast_img read more

Start reading Two agreements were signed for the establishment of the Regional Center of Competence in Tourism and Hospitality

Mourinho suggests dramatic new look happened due to a mistake: I fell asleep in barber’s chair

first_imgJose Mourinho has given a hilarious take on his dramatic new haircut, claiming his bald look was a mistake after he fell asleep in the barber’s chair. He declared it showed his side were “ready to go to war” and they went on to win nine games out of 11 to start the Premier League campaign. He also admitted to stealing Fernando Torres’ clippers to cut his hair himself during the 2012/13 season. Mourinho was in the dugout with his grey hair intact against Southampton last week (Image: AFP via Getty Images) He said: “I did it myself. I asked Fernando [Torres] to give me his machine and I did it myself in front of the mirror. “It is nice and it is cheap. In a couple of months I will have hair again. Some people can’t do it.” When he sported thinner hair at a press conference in 2014/15 as Manchester United manager, Mourinho denied it was due to his stress at Old Trafford. “I promise you I am fine – but I am not happy. I am not used to losing so many times but I am adapting to the challenge,” he said, as per the Belgravia Centre. Read Also:UCL: Mourinho explains scouting RB Leipzig “My haircut isn’t as radical as it has been… the war haircut is shorter than this one”. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?Fantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To VisitA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day The Tottenham manager shocked fans over the weekend as he was pictured by his barber. Mourinho was in the dugout with his grey hair intact as he guided his side to a comeback win against Southampton in their FA Cup fourth round replay last Wednesday. But, a couple of days later, a photo appeared on Instagram with his locks completely gone in a photo shared by barber @hak_tev. Now the Portuguese boss has opened up on life with a little less hair. “Sometimes I like to feel the cold weather and I like to change a little bit,” Mourinho told Sky Sports . “But this time was not the case. “I fell asleep [in the barber’s chair] and when I woke up it was so bad that I said to him ‘bring the [number] one’. Hopefully, it will grow back again.” Mourinho famously opted for a number three crew-cut ahead of the 2006/07 season as Chelsea manager.last_img read more

Start reading Mourinho suggests dramatic new look happened due to a mistake: I fell asleep in barber’s chair

Syracuse’s season descends into disarray in historic, 93-60 loss to St. John’s

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Darien Williams stood at midcourt with both fists raised above his head as St. John’s took a 24-point lead. Boos rained down from the Carrier Dome stands and fans headed to the exits. Moments later, Frank Howard drove through an open lane to the basket, cocked his arm back and readied to deliver a one-handed dunk.But Howard missed, just like the rest of the night had gone for Syracuse. The ball clanked off the back of the rim and flew toward the 3-point arc. The Orange was in disarray.SU allowed 32 points off 19 turnovers and allowed a dozen 3-pointers. The 33-point blowout loss was Syracuse’s worst-ever home loss under head coach Jim Boeheim. The Orange had never lost five nonconference games in a season before this year.Syracuse dropped to 7-5 with a 93-60 thumping at the hands of the Red Storm (6-7). SU previously lost to fellow former Big East foes Connecticut and Georgetown, but both of those games were competitive.MORE COVERAGEAdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Final Word: Beat writers discuss Syracuse’s big loss, 93-60, to St. John’sWhat we learned from Syracuse’s 93-60 loss to St. John’sAndrew White scores 2 points, has season-worst performance in blowout loss to St. John’sSuperlatives from Syracuse’s 93-60 blowout loss to St. John’s Published on December 21, 2016 at 11:37 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschwedscenter_img “Our problem tonight,” Andrew White said, “was beyond the coaching or the game strategy.”“This game is all on me,” Boeheim said. “I didn’t get them ready to do what we needed to do. We just didn’t execute on defense or offense. St. John’s did. That was the game.”On the first possession of the game, John Gillon missed a 3 and Kassoum Yakwe pushed Dajuan Coleman out of position to get the rebound. Boeheim immediately turned toward the SU bench and pointed at Taurean Thompson to sub in for the fifth-year center.Three minutes later, Tyler Lydon drove inside and attempted a pass under the basket. It got tipped away and Shamorie Ponds snatched the ball. Both Boeheim and Lydon put their hands on their head. Frank Howard fouled Ponds as the Red Storm began to push the ball in transition.That was Howard’s second foul, forcing him to sub out. As he walked toward the bench for the media timeout, he yelled, “f*ck me!” at himself.After a Malik Ellison 3-pointer on Andrew White’s side and directly in front of the SU bench, Boeheim yelled “No!” and pointed to the spots White should have been as the fifth-year senior backpedaled down the court. When Ellison hit another triple 27 seconds later, this time from the top of the arc and where freshman guard Tyus Battle should have been, Boeheim yelled, “Tyus!”“I’ve got to get them to do what we want them to do,” Boeheim said. “… If they don’t do it, it’s my fault.”Boeheim said by this point in the season, 12 games in, his defense should have progressed to be better than it is. But based on the way the Orange has been playing — Syracuse had lost its fourth nonconference game in a season on Saturday for the second time in 35 years — Wednesday’s beat down was expected, he said.St. John’s went on a 12-0 run to break the game open after it was tied at 14. All 12 points came via 3-pointers and nine were off turnovers. After SU fell behind 20-14, Boeheim called timeout. Taurean Thompson traveled on the ensuing offensive possession.While trying to inbound the ball a minute and a half later, Howard called timeout to avoid a 5-second violation. After the timeout, he stepped on the baseline before passing the ball in, causing another turnover.“When you give any team a rhythm, they’re hard to stop.” Howard said. “Any team, I don’t care who it is, what level. Any team.”St. John’s entered the game ranked as the 136th best team in the country, according to Kenpom.com. The Red Storm had lost to LIU Brooklyn and Delaware State, two of the worst teams in the nation.Last year, SJU hit 12 3-pointers against Syracuse and beat the Orange, 84-72. This year, Boeheim tweaked his defense and told his players to lock down on the high-post area. Once the ball gets there, the defense collapses and opponents can pass to the perimeter with ease.“Once it got in there, that’s where we got hurt,” Boeheim said.After the game, Howard said Syracuse needs to refer back to last season. The Orange lost three nonconference games and struggled throughout parts of the year before getting hot during the NCAA Tournament and reaching the Final Four.But that team never fell to a point this low.Fifth-year senior Dajuan Coleman said he couldn’t remember a time SU struggled this much. Howard said it’s time to do some soul-searching.The Orange has one more nonconference game, against Cornell, before entering Atlantic Coast Conference play. With six ranked teams in the ACC and three receiving votes in the Associated Press Top 25, it provides an opportunity for SU to play its way back into Tournament contention. But Syracuse needs change for that to happen.“The way we’re playing right now,” Boeheim said, “we can’t win many of those games.” Commentslast_img read more

Start reading Syracuse’s season descends into disarray in historic, 93-60 loss to St. John’s