first_img(REUTERS)-Burnley struck either side of halftime with headers from Jeff Hendrick and Michael Keane to claim a 2-0 Premier League home win over Watford on Monday in the first top-flight meeting of the two clubs.Forward Hendrick broke the deadlock before defender Keane scored to lift the Clarets into 13th spot where they joined five clubs on seven points from six games, including Watford and champions Leicester City who they trail on goal difference.Steven Defour laid on both goals with Hendrick heading home his corner in the 38th minute and Keane rising to nod in the winger’s left wing cross five minutes into the second half.Belgian international Defour was man of the match with Keane and manager Sean Dyche saying he gave Burnley extra quality.“He’s played brilliantly ever since he came into the team, you can see the quality he’s got,” said Keane.Dyche, a former Watford player and manager, said Burnley had worked hard to sign Defour, who is closing in on 50 caps, for a club record 8 million pounds ($10.38 million)in August.“His quality rubs off on others, he’s got a bit more of an assured manner in possession,” said Dyche.Watford were aiming for a third straight league win but could not find the form that helped them comfortably beat Manchester United 3-1 and West Ham United 4-2.Burnley defended well, in contrast to Watford’s poor marking at set pieces, and kept Etienne Capoue and captain Troy Deeney, who forced a fine point-blank save from Heaton, in check.“We got bullied to a man all over the pitch,” a disappointed Deeney said. “Burnley set up and we couldn’t handle it.“We played so well against Manchester United recently but it never really looked like it was going to happen.”last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 9, 2016 at 10:29 pm Contact Matt: Syracuse split its doubleheader Saturday evening against Virginia in Charlottesville. After dropping the first game 5-3, the Orange took the second game of the day, topping the Cavaliers 10-8.In the first game, SU (18-17, 5-8 Atlantic Coast) sent Jocelyn Cater to the circle for the start, and she lasted the entire game, surrendering five runs on eight hits and three walks. Just two of the runs were earned. The senior pitcher also struck out six in the loss and walked three.Offensively the Orange scored a run in each of the first three innings to jump ahead 3-0. Andrea Bombace and Alyssa Dewes each notched RBIs for Syracuse, with the third run coming as a result of a Cavalier throwing error.Though up early, a three-run bottom of the third for Virginia (13-26, 3-8), coupled with two more runs in the following two innings, put the Orange behind 5-3, where it would stay the rest of the game.In the second game, the first win of the weekend for the Orange, Syracuse sharply turned around its hitting.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEight different Syracuse batters tallied hits, including four from Sammy Fernandez and three from Maddi Doane. Bombace tallied a home run in the first inning, and Fernandez, Corinne Ozanne and Olivia Martinez each had doubles in the victory.The Orange scored a total of 10 runs in the first five innings of the game, but were unable to add any more from there.Defensively, the Orange gave AnnaMarie Gatti the nod as the starting pitcher. The sophomore encountered trouble early, giving up seven runs in the first three innings on eight hits and one walk. Four of the runs were earned.After throwing just 2 2/3 innings, Gatti was replaced by Sydney O’Hara. The junior gave up just one run on a homer in the fifth, while striking out seven and walking two.She was followed in relief by Cater, who earned her first save of the season, giving up no runs on zero hits, three strikeouts and one walk. She walked off the mound with the scoreboard behind her showing a Syracuse victory, 10-8.The Orange finishes its weekend series against Virginia on Sunday in Charlottesville, with first pitch scheduled for noon. Commentslast_img read more

first_imgThe bane of the football season has arrived. It’s the Thursday night game — something few love and many despise. I fall into the majority on this one, and I think that playing a football game in the Coliseum on a Thursday isn’t fair to the students or a good idea.The Thursday night football game is a contradiction for a University that claims to put a great value on both academics and student life — this game makes students choose one or the other.When I was a freshman, I remember thinking that it was really cool that we got to play on a Thursday night, but of course as I have gone deeper into my course work and gotten more involved with my extracurricular activities, a Thursday night game just cuts into the amount of time that I can spend studying and working without feeling like I’m missing out on something.In an attempt to compromise, USC bans all tailgating on campus and on the Row for Thursday games, but that takes away a lot of the fun of going to a school where football is such a big deal. I’m not saying that the only way to enjoy a football game is to be blackout drunk before it happens, but there is a certain culture surrounding the games and many students, myself included, feel cheated out of one weekend of this experience when the game is held on a Thursday.If the University were going to cancel all its classes on Thursdays to allow the game to fully take over, then there wouldn’t be this struggle for power. But it isn’t just Thursday or Thursday afternoon classes that would need to be considered — what about Friday?I am one of the many who purposely schedules my classes so that I have a three-day weekend every week, but for many people, and nearly every science major, this luxury just isn’t a reality.This semester I have a class that is from 4 p.m.- 5:40 p.m. on Thursday, and my professor canceled it. I have friends who don’t get out of class until 6 or 7 p.m. and their professors haven’t given them the day off. Now these students have to decide if they would rather attend the football game or their class, a decision that is utterly unfair for someone who is paying for both.So then it comes to a tipping point. Would a student rather skip the game so that they can commit the necessary time to their schoolwork, something that costs roughly $33,000 this semester or go to the football game, something they also had to put out $185 for?It doesn’t seem fair to force the students into this predicament every year. In an email to the student body, Vice President for Student Affairs Ainsley Carry addressed the many troubles that come with the Thursday night game.“As a member of the Pac-12 Conference, USC will occasionally host home football games at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on weekdays,” Carry wrote.For the three years that I have been a student here, USC has hosted a Thursday night game. Even though “occasionally” may mean only once a semester, “occasionally” should mean once every few seasons. Spread the wealth!Of course, on a Thursday night, USC has a greater chance of competing with the NFL for viewership than Oregon State does, but the conference should put its priority on its students and student-athletes instead of chasing down the dollars.Now of course, USC would never say that they expect you to go to the football game instead of your classes. In fact, Carry even told the student body what is expected of them tonight.“Classes will be held on Thursday, Oct. 27 and students will be expected to attend class in accordance with the syllabus set by their faculty instructor.”I hope you have as understanding of a professor as I do.Hailey Tucker is a junior majoring in broadcast and digital journalism. She is also the sports editor of the Daily Trojan. Her column, “Tucker Talks,” runs Thursdays.last_img read more

first_imgThere has been no firm decision taken as yet to outfit the Casino and Entertainment Complex at the Marriott Hotel in Kingston, Georgetown.This was confirmed by Beverly Harper, the Chairperson of Atlantic Hotel Inc (AHI), which owns Marriott Guyana.The AHI chairperson was at the time debunking reports in sections of the local media to the effect that AHI has made a decision to go ahead with the outfitting of the Casino.Harper told Guyana Times that AHI would certainly like to have the Casino and Entertainment Complex outfitted before any sale of the property could be made since it would be the more economical option.The AHI chairperson further indicated to this newspaper that at present, the company is in receipt of proposals and is in fact open to receiving proposals to outfit the Casino and Entertainment Complex.However, she explained that any such proposal would have to meet the Marriott International’s requirement, adding that it certainly could not be any competing interests such as existing hoteliers.According to Harper, the shell/building for the Casino and Entertainment Complex is completed and is the building adjacent to the current hotel operations.She explained that the building had been constructed as part of Phase I of the construction of the facility—a project that had been undertaken by the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) regime.Recent media reports have been fuelled by an advertisement appearing in the local dailies indicating that AHI was ready to embark on Phase II of the operation, which includes the outfitting of the Casino and Entertainment Complex but the advertisement being referred to is essentially for an available position of Accountant.Forensic Auditor, Anand Goolsarran had cautioned against proceeding with the outfitting of the Casino and Entertainment Complex.His recommendation had come in an audit he had undertaken of AHI, given the lack of market intelligence on the operations of casinos among other considerations.In the report, Goolsarran said: “The Entertainment Complex is too risky a venture for the Government to undertake.”He had also recommended that Government should proceed with haste to advertise for the sale of the hotel, bearing in mind that the Management Agreement with Marriott International is for 30 years, renewable for another 10 years.That Agreement, he observed, does provide for the sale of the hotel to a reputable individual or firm so that it can roll-over to the new owners.He suggested that Government alternatively retain majority interest in the hotel and offer 49% of shares to the public and institutional investors, such as banks and insurance companies.last_img read more