Vehar returns to starting lineup as captain after 2nd torn ACL at Syracuse

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ The feeling was all too familiar for Mallory Vehar. In Syracuse’s 2014 NCAA tournament quarterfinal game against Boston College, her right leg buckled as she crossed it over her left and her body plopped down on the Carrier Dome turf. Vehar came to the sideline and found her way to a Carrier Dome tunnel after the play ended. There, Vehar’s mother, Wendy Vehar, dangled over the railing to hug her daughter. “She cried and she said, ‘I’m not going to play again,’” Wendy Vehar said.Vehar had torn her ACL for the second time in three seasons at SU.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textShe’s pushed along her rehabilitation process to get back on the field this season and with the toughness her three brothers helped instill in her, Vehar has become part of SU’s defensive plans again as a starter and team captain. The junior will get a chance to keep working herself back into No. 3 SU’s (2-0) lineup during a doubleheader this Sunday — starting with Canisius (0-1) at noon and Presbyterian at 7:30 p.m.“She could see the rehab she had in front of her with all the work she had done before,” Wendy Vehar said, “but I knew it was just a temporary thing.”Vehar had already rehabbed her ACL once in her freshman year. She was guarding Katrina Dowd, an SU assistant coach at the time, when she turned her body right. Her left leg stayed planted in the ground and Vehar fell. She recalls Dowd asking, “Did I step on your foot?”Although trainers thought her knee was fine, and they let Vehar test it while she ran up and down the sideline, it was far from OK. When her knee was checked later, a doctor found she had torn her ACL and her meniscus, the latter likely from running on the sideline after already tearing her ACL. But after seeing Vehar work her way back and stay healthy as a sophomore, former SU teammate Natalie Glanell still gets chills remembering when Vehar went down last year.“Seeing her down, especially, is an unusual thing,” Glanell said, “… she’s the type of person that can get hit, kicked, bruised and will shake it off or not even say anything.”Vehar’s mother had little doubt she would come back. As part of a family with three brothers, Vehar grew up around athletics. Her oldest brother, Griffin Vehar, a former SU lacrosse player, said they didn’t treat her any differently than they would treat each other. Wrestling matches break out in the living room and even their father, Brian Vehar, will jump in. When it’s snowing during Thanksgiving or Christmas, all four will still toss a lacrosse ball around. They tease her by avoiding passing the ball to her or saying, “Oh, the boys are here to play, Meg,” referencing the character in the TV show “Family Guy.”“I think just kind of growing up, the environment where there wasn’t a ton of tears,” Vehar said, “… how we played was fighting.”To rehab, she applied the toughness that’s earned her the distinction of toughest sibling in the family.Wendy Vehar said her daughter’s doctor at the Cleveland Clinic had been conservative about her rehab out of fear that Vehar might tear her right meniscus. Vehar instead pushed the envelope with her workouts and her recovery timeline.This summer, Vehar went back home to Hudson, Ohio and worked out with her brother, Zach Vehar, an SU faceoff specialist. The only time she talked during their workouts was when she snapped at him to correct his form on lower-body workouts.“I’d be doing it the wrong way,” Zach Vehar said, “and I would do it the way she told me, and it was significantly harder.”When Vehar came back to Syracuse, she missed most of the fall season. Assistant head coach Regy Thorpe said Vehar is still being weaned into her normal starting spot. But on Saturday, after the first 11 SU starters were announced, just one captain remained. Vehar stood in the tunnel, kicked her brace-supported right leg back three times, like a bull readying to charge, and as the public address announcer called her name, ran on the field. Comments Published on February 12, 2015 at 12:12 am Contact Chris: [email protected]du | @ChrisLibonatilast_img read more

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Final hole birdie sees Wrisdale home by a shot

first_img14 Sep 2013 Final hole birdie sees Wrisdale home by a shot A 20-foot birdie putt on the final green of the Hotchkin course earned Lincolnshire’s Jordan Wrisdale the Junior Champion of Champions title at Woodhall Spa.The birdie four saw the 17 year old from Boston sign for 69, the best round of the event, for 144, two under par, and a single stroke victory over Adam Chapman from Cumbria, who returned 74, the only two players to finish under par.It was Wrisdale’s third victory in a matter of nine days following his success in the rain-shortened Lincolnshire Open over the same Hotchkin course and the Midland Champion of Champions at Lingdale in Leicestershire.“I felt confident coming into the event because I had started to play much better,” said Wrisdale. “I didn’t hit it good today but I scrambled well and was three under for the last five holes.”“I saw the scoreboard on 15 and felt Adam would finish strongly so I had to put my foot down. I knew I needed to finish strongly to tie him so the 20-footer on 18 was crucial.”Wrisdale birdied 14 and 16 then at 17 he bunkered his tee shot and had to splash out sideways. But he fired a wedge 120 yards to a foot to save par.That was also crucial but when he bunkered his approach to 18 and found a downhill lie, the title was on the line. However, he escaped to 20 feet then holed out for the vital birdie to pip Chapman.“This win means a lot,” added Wrisdale. “It’s not just my third win in a row but I would love to get back into the England set-up.”Chapman, an England boy cap this year, was the first round leader with 71 on his first appearance on the Hotchkin course and after posting his second round 74 looked to have at least secured a playoff until Wrisdale canned his final hole birdie.“I’ve been playing well and I came here confident that I could continue that,” he said. “This afternoon I started poorly and was four over after five holes after taking double bogey at the fifth when I was plugged in a bunker.“But I had a chip-in at the sixth for eagle and managed to birdie nine and ten.”Oliver Farrell, the Worcestershire junior champion, finished third on 148, two over par, after a brace of 74s, while Cheshire’s Lewis George and Coby Cartwright from Leicestershire & Rutland tied fourth on 149, George matching par in his second round.last_img read more

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – THURSDAY JANUARY 8, 2015

first_imgBRONZO IN FIRST START SINCE BREEDERS’ CUPUNBLUNTED GETS ANOTHER CHANCE IN SHAMPERDOMO WINNING AGAIN IN NATIVE URUGUAYCALIFORNIA CHROME HONORED ON SATURDAY -30- Flavien Prat1230225%$80,100 PICO PERDOMO WINNING RACES IN URUGUAYFormer Southern California-based trainer Pico Perdomo, who returned to his native Uruguay in 2012, is once again winning races.Perdomo, 72, won Uruguay’s biggest race for the second year in a row Tuesday night, the Group I Gran Premio Jose Pedro Ramirez, with a Brazilian-bred colt named Hielo.Perdomo’s second entry in the race, All Saints, finished fourth in a field of 15 in the mile and one half dirt race run at Montevideo’s Maronas racetrack.Perdomo, who trained 2001 Eclipse Award-winning older mare Gourmet Girl, and was also associated with stakes winners Blue Eyed Davey and Stalwart Charger, suffered a heart attack five years ago while training in Saudi Arabia. After coming back to California to recuperate, he decided to return to Uruguay, which he had left in 1969 following a successful career as a jockey.“I’m happy and I’m home,” said Perdomo following his win Tuesday. “I’m more relaxed. I miss America a lot. I miss my friends. ‘Hello’ to my guys at Santa Anita, especially (trainer) Henry Moreno, the old-timer. I have many friends over there. Henry Moreno is a character I’ve known a long time, and I love that guy.”Perdomo currently has 50 horses in training. “For and old man, it’s a lot,” he said. Philip D’Amato1423214%$98,160 Victor Espinoza2944214%$314,740 Drayden Van Dyke383368%$207,606 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Peter Miller2453321%$304,326 Carla Gaines1432021%$175,155 George Papaprodromou1022220%$72,670 Mark Casse1733218%$237,700 Joseph Talamo4358512%$378,538 Elvis Trujillo3554414%$324,928 Mike Smith2752419%$442,441 Martin Pedroza2943414%$151,530 Jeff Bonde820125%$98,570 Gary Stevens1544227%$201,160 Mark Glatt1633219%$129,416 Corey Nakatani2453321%$243,196 DRYSDALE SADDLES SON OF DERBY WINNER IN SAN PASQUALIf Bronzo performs as well as his sire did in the 2000 Kentucky Derby, Neil Drysdaleshould be a most happy fella on Saturday.Bronzo is one of 11 entered in the Grade II, $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes for older horses at a mile and a sixteenth. The Chilean-bred gelding was sired by Fusaichi Pegasus, who won the 2000 Kentucky Derby under Drysdale’s tutelage. Bronzo will be making his first start since finishing fourth by seven lengths at 23-1 to front-running winner Goldencents in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile on Oct. 31.“We’ve had him since the Breeders’ Cup,” Drysdale said of the 6-year-old, winnerof 11 of 19 starts in Chile, where he won at distances from six furlongs to 1 3/8 miles.“He ran very well in the Breeders’ Cup, I thought,” Drysdale said. “The track was quite speed conducive. Goldencents set those crazy fractions and kept on going.“The distance should help him. I think the further he goes, the better. He probably wants a mile and quarter. He’s doing well, but this might be a bit short for him.”            The field for the San Pasqual, race eight of nine: Quadrivium, Mike Smith, 6-1; Hoppertunity, Martin Garcia, 9-5; Majestic Harbor, Tyler Baze, 9-2; Big Cazanova, Elvis Trujillo, 5-1; Baccelo, Tiago Pereira, 30-1; Bronzo, Gary Stevens, 8-1; Salto Del Indio, Joe Talamo, 20-1; Mr. Commons, Brice Blanc, 10-1; Blue Tone, Kent Desormeaux, 12-1; Appealing Tale, Victor Espinoza, 10-1; and Tonito M., Rafael Bejarano, 10-1. Eddie Truman320167%$67,080 Rafael Bejarano451010522%$550,256 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Peter Eurton1842222%$200,200 Kent Desormeaux3263419%$361,528 John Sadler232369%$158,618 (Current Through Sunday, Jan. 4) Steven Miyadi420050%$48,980 ‘PEOPLE’S CHOICE’ WINNER ‘CHROME’ HONORED SATURDAYSanta Anita will proudly honor California Chrome as the fifth annual recipient of the Secretariat “Vox Populi” Award (the People’s Choice Award) this Saturday.The California Chrome team will be available that day for an autograph session at 11 a.m. in Santa Anita’s East Paddock Gardens. The first 2,000 fans who arrive at the autograph tent will receive a free California Chrome poster, which will be available only at the autograph tent, one per fan, while supplies last.Scheduled to attend the autograph session will be Chrome’s regular rider, Victor Espinoza; his trainer, Art Sherman; and owners/breeders Steve Coburn and Perry Martin.            California Chrome, who basked in the national spotlight throughout the year after winning the Santa Anita Derby, the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, was the clear favorite among the record number of voters in the Vox Populi online poll.He was one of a select group of nominees submitted by the Vox Populi committee and Mrs. Penny Chenery, owner of beloved Triple Crown champion Secretariat, in whose name she established the award in 2010. JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Mike Puype1521213%$88,030 FINISH LINES: January birthday boys: Roger Stein, 61 on Jan. 4; Sean McCarthy, 52, Jan. 5; David Bernstein, 75, Jan. 6; Mark Glatt, 42 today; and Bob Baffert, 62 on Jan. 13 . . . Mike Machowsky hopes to get Caracortado back to the races by the end of this meet. “I patched a quarter crack,” the trainer said, referring to the right front foot that has plagued Caracortado for years. “I have to let the foot grow out, but you could see him here if we get lucky.” . . . Ken Ially, who cashed a $98,000 winning Early Pick 4 ticket Saturday on a $48 investment, will be Tom Quigley‘s guest at Saturday’s seminar in the East Paddock Gardens. Sunday, HRTV host/analyst Scott Hazelton will do the honors, each day at 11:20 a.m. Tyler Baze5062812%$372,608 FRESH START FOR UNBLUNTED IN SHAM STAKES      Unblunted broke his maiden impressively at Santa Anita last Oct. 18, winning by nearlythree lengths going seven furlongs against nine rivals.Next out at Golden Gate, the son of Sharp Humor stalked the pace before finishing fifth by 3 ½ lengths in the Gold Rush Stakes at one mile. Trainer Mike McCarthy is inclined to disregard that race as he sends the bay colt out for Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Sham Stakes for 3-year-olds at one mile.“He was wide into the first turn, wide up the backside and things never panned out like we hoped,” said the former assistant to Todd Pletcher, who trains Unblunted for former jockey agent Nick Cosato, campaigning as Slam Dunk Racing.“We’ll draw a line through it and start again here on Saturday.”The field for the Sham, which goes as race six: St. Joe Bay, Martin Pedroza, 8-1; Pioneerof the West, Corey Nakatani, 12-1; Rockinatten, Rafael Bejarano, 7-2; Unblunted, Joe Talamo, 6-1; Rock Shandy, Victor Espinoza, 8-1; Papacoolpapacool, Fernando Perez, 8-1; Calculator, Elvis Trujillo, 8-5; and Hero Ten All, Tyler Baze, 4-1. Robertino Diodoro721129%$34,250 Jerry Hollendorfer3065420%$684,002last_img read more

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Ad with a twist urges global business “invest in South Africa”

first_imgEach image, at first glance, reminds the viewer of sophisticated places and events in Europe and America, but which then turn out to be South African.It aims to challenge perceptions and put vibrant business images into the minds of international decision makers – so that they seriously consider South Africa as a trade, tourism and investment destination.View the ad:Read media releaselast_img

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TV on the Internet: Clicker Launches

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#news#web Clicker, which aims to be the TV Guide for Internet television, just launched. We first reviewed Clicker last week when it was still in private beta. The version that went live today features a number of significant improvements to the private beta version. Clicker now indexes 33% more shows than before and indexes over 400,000 full episodes from 7,000 shows. Clicker also now features an improved DVR-like playlist, integration with Facebook Connect and improved search. In addition, Clicker users can now also comment on shows and use a wiki-like feature to contribute information about a given show or episode.In last week’s review, we called Clicker a “one-stop shop for online video.” Today’s updates and the public launch turn it into an even more convenient service. The most important new feature is the improved playlist, which now makes it even easier to watch shows on the Internet and to keep track of which ones you have already seen. Clicker now also indexes over 30,000 movies that are available through Netflix Instant Streaming and Amazon VOD. frederic lardinois Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Video Search Market is Heating UpAs more and more TV viewers turn to the Internet to see full-length episodes of their favorite shows, the market for services that index these shows and make them easily available is also heating up. TVGuide.com released a number of significant updates to its site yesterday that include embedded full-length shows. Microsoft’s Bing video search now also makes it easier to find content from TV and cable networks online. While Google offers a comprehensive video search engine, it doesn’t offer any specific features that make it easier to find and watch TV shows online.Clicker’s new DVR-like playlists give it a unique feature that makes it stand out from the crowd and turns it into a one-stop shop for TV content on the Internet. You can find our full review of Clicker here. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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9 Tech Companies Likely to Be Acquired Next

first_img GoProTech company GoPro, specializing in cameras, camcorders, and drones, allegedly asked JP Morgan to help the brand find a buyer. With up-and-down sales and declining stock prices, many believe GoPro is looking to be acquired by a tech brand that can combine GoPro’s technology with another platform, such as Facebook or Snapchat.With GoPro’s price tag of nearly $900 million, Apple has long been at the center of GoPro acquisition rumors. With the repatriated cash option, many believe it will have the financial resources to do so; with the release of an Apple Watch that renders a phone unnecessary, GoPro’s technology may be appealing to Apple. InstacartInstacart has been making lots of moves lately that have drawn experts’ attention — its delivery partnership with Albertsons and acquisition of coupon shopping platform Unata signal the brand is looking to gain market share. And Amazon’s $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods has propelled Instacart even further; competing grocers reached out to Instacart to gain a delivery outlet.Target acquired Instacart competitor Shipt for $550 million at the close of 2017. That means those in head-to-head competition with Target will look to Instacart and others to upgrade their logistics and delivery platforms and remain competitive.While 2017 was undoubtedly an exciting year for tech, 2018 is shaping up to deliver some equally interesting tech acquisitions. As companies find their offerings in need of tech, they’ll be motivated to buy existing technology so they can supercharge their growth without slowing down. Related Posts Tech stocks blew expectations out of the water in 2017, outpacing the S&P 500 by 21 percentage points. While 2017 certainly marked an exceptional year for tech stocks, it was also a harbinger of things to come.The increasing — and, in some cases, renewed — interest in tech companies has revitalized not just industries, but also partnerships. As technology takes on a bigger role in businesses of all types, tech acquisitions become both short- and long-term investments. That means the next year or two will likely bring some blockbuster mergers and acquisitions as companies determine how they can mesh their services and products with others’.Here are nine to keep an eye on in the coming months. ValveValve, a gaming and technology firm, has found itself the source of acquisition rumors in connection with Microsoft. Microsoft is reportedly looking to acquire gaming companies Valve and EA to join its stable, which includes Xbox and Minecraft. An acquisition of Valve would give Microsoft virtual control of the PC gaming world, allowing the brand to not only profit from its position, but also gain data from players.Microsoft has backed itself into a wall with its exclusive game policy on Xbox, so many anticipate the brand will need to quickly acquire a large game publisher in order to right its ship. John Occhipinti is the Founder of Wheelhouse Partners, an investment firm focused on defining a new category of micro private equity. He is an investor in several Silicon Valley companies.Prior to his investment career, John was an early executive at Netscape Communications. John’s was an early executive at Netscape that went public during his tenure. ShippoBusiness shipping platform Shippo has experienced 71 percent year-over-year growth per customer and “quietly” raised $20 million. The company is aiming to capitalize on what it predicts will be a $4 trillion e-commerce industry in 2020, and its API and app make it a tech-savvy investment for other e-commerce strongholds.A large company expecting to see its growth fueled by online purchases would likely snap up Shippo to reduce its costs and open up possibilities of creating competitive lines in other categories. And as competitor Stamps.com continues to make acquisitions, Shippo becomes more appealing. SlackIn summer 2017, talk bubbled over about Slack’s possible acquisition; it was reported in June that Slack was focused on raising half a billion dollars on a $5 billion valuation. Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Salesforce were all reportedly interested in acquiring the office communication platform. And that makes sense: The appeal of a Slack acquisition lies in its ability to serve as a central location for tech companies, hosting everything from casual conversations to performance alerts.Most eyes are on Amazon to pull the trigger on acquiring Slack. With a purported $9 billion price tag, Amazon could combine Slack with its cloud-based storage system, Amazon Web Services, to make its subscription offerings more appealing and increase its (already large) user base. CoinbaseCoinbase, currently the largest bitcoin exchange in the U.S., sparked M&A discussions when it hired LinkedIn’s former head of mergers and acquisitions earlier this month. Coinbase nearly bought a digital custody company in 2017 and has been filling its executive roster, two signs the company is preparing for acquisition or going public.But the real buzz has been around Coinbase’s apparent interest in acquiring other companies, which may create a consolidated cryptocurrency exchange. Coinbase’s $1 billion valuation, combined with its large influence on the cryptocurrency community and healthy finances, puts it in a strong position to gobble up competitors. China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who …center_img John Occhipinti SkyBellThe Internet of Things has already seen some notable acquisitions, including SmartThings, Nest, and Dropcam. This trend continued with Amazon’s recent decision to buy smart security doorbell business Ring for $1.1 billion. SkyBell, a fellow smart video doorbell, looks like it could be the next startup in this trend, thanks to its patent portfolio and strong B2B business.With Amazon’s acquisition of Ring, eyes are on the reactions from Google, Walmart, ADT, Alarm.com, Samsung, and others — Amazon could “own” access to the front door while offering an inexpensive smart home security package built around Ring. For that reason, SkyBell and its patents likely make a necessary acquisition target for other large companies relying on the front door or video doorbells for long-term success.   NetflixStreaming entertainment company Netflix has long been the center of acquisition rumors, most recently in connection with Apple. In light of The Walt Disney Company’s $52.4 billion merger with 21st-Century Fox, many experts feel Netflix will need a stronger distribution and acquisition arm in order to compete. Netflix’s original content has won accolades, but its limited scope of subscribers and debt will hamper the brand’s growth without a big-player acquisition.Speculation abounds that the tax reform bill’s one-time allowance for businesses to repatriate international cash may spur an Apple deal of mammoth proportions. Apple has a big cash pile — which Netflix could use — and the industry has been nudging Apple to make a media acquisition for years. How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture CSRAGovernment IT service CSRA was said to be in the process of being acquired by General Dynamics for $6.8 billion — but not before CACI International jumped in with a competing offer of $7.2 billion. The 8 percent higher bid sparked a bidding war in Washington, D.C.Federal IT services are experiencing a resurgence as the government looks to modernize its systems and increase its defense spending; with a market capitalization of $6.7 billion, CSRA is in a strong position to make a deal. What Nobody Teaches You About Getting Your Star… How to Get Started in China and Have Successlast_img read more

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Fincantieri to Extend Silverseas Silver Spirit

first_imgzoom Cruise company Silversea has unveiled plans for its first-ever ship lengthening, as it agreed with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri to transform the company’s 2009-built Silver Spirit.The works will take place early next year at Fincantieri’s Palermo shipyard. Starting in early March, Silver Spirit will be lengthened by inserting a prebuilt 49-foot-long midsection housing 6 silver suites, 26 veranda suites and 2 panorama suites. Technical upgrades will also be implemented, according to the shipbuilder.“Based on the wonderful feedback from guests sailing aboard our beautiful Silver Muse, we believe the comprehensive makeover we have planned for Silver Spirit will enrich the onboard experience and be equally appreciated by guests,” Christian Sauleau, Executive Vice President of Fleet Operations for Silversea Cruises, said.“The lengthening of a ship always entails a rare level of complexity in a sector with already high technological content as the cruise one is,” Giorgio Rizzo, Senior Vice President Services of Fincantieri, said.The 36,009 gross ton vessel can currently accommodate 608 guests and 412 crew.last_img read more

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Manitoba youth running to Ottawa for chiefs AGA

first_imgAPTN National NewsA group of youth from northern Manitoba are making their way to Ottawa with a message for the federal government.The sacred journey run is being led by an elder who has made big news in the past.And as Shaneen Robinson reports, he’s hoping to make an impact again.last_img

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Peace Country Pickleball Skills Development Clinic

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Brook Siver, IPTPA Level 2 Certified Instructor and Elya Postma, IPTPA Level 1 Certified Instructor will lead an interactive Pickleball clinic to develop skills.Beginner Clinic – Monday, July 22, 2019(limited to 16 participants)5:30 pm-7:30pmIntermediate Clinic – Monday, July 22, 2019(limited to 16 participants)7:30 pm-9:30 pm $30.00 per person, paddles and balls will be availableTo register contact; [email protected] or 250-262-5801To view the FB Event; CLICK HERElast_img read more

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