In writing: Marrone invokes SU tradition to spur emotion from players

first_imgOn a day when Doug Marrone officially put to paper his feelings regarding his roster, he asked for his players to heed the advice of his own words. Marrone wants his players to pen what they are thinking — just as he did when finalizing the depth chart for Akron Monday. ‘If we line up in our base-21 personnel, Jose Cruz will be going out there,’ Marrone said. ‘He has been, by far, the most improved player in this camp. … Every part of his game has improved.’ ‘Coach (Dick MacPherson) asked us before the Nebraska game to sit down and write what our role is, what we’re going to do and how you’re going to feel,’ Marrone said. ‘We did that (for the Akron game). When you sit down to start writing about that, your emotion comes up. My main concern going into the first game was how the players were going to deal with the emotion, since we do have a lot of people starting for the first time.’ Welcome to regular-season homework assignment No. 1: Syracuse football.  Maybe a little too well. Anxiety isn’t the word Marrone’s right-hand man, SU defensive coordinator Scott Shafer, would use to describe his unit’s preparation for the Zips. Yes, Shafer and Marrone know very little about Akron’s coaching staff and team. But Shafer is just looking for his players to react. He is looking for his players to show some emotion, because he knows so many of them are trying to perfect new roles on the depth chart. ‘I didn’t sleep much last night, for really the first time,’ Marrone said. ‘… (Jackson) will have a good idea on our personnel. With the signals, obviously we’ve changed things so that if someone wanted to steal our signals it would be difficult.’ [email protected] AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments ‘That is really the only anxiety that we have right now,’ Marrone said. ‘… I don’t know what to expect from them. We don’t get a lot of reports from Akron, as far as what they’re doing from an offensive and defensive standpoint.’ From coaching under Marrone and Shafer in 2008, Jackson knows all too well about the likes of Marrone’s requested writing samples from his players. He knows about the emotion. Marrone spoke of both Cruz and Thomas on Monday. But the disclosure varied. For Cruz, plaudits ran rampant. As for Thomas, the lips were sealed. Through passed down tradition of SU scripture, Marrone said he wants to elicit the current emotion of his players — even if he perhaps evoked emotion out of them already when finishing the depth chart. With a young team, emotion is Marrone’s paramount concern as SU heads into its game against Akron (6 p.m., ESPN3). Added Marrone: ‘I expect (Thomas) to be ready to play. We have roles for all of our players in all different situations.’ Just like in all facets of life, uncertainty yields emotion. And for Marrone this week, it was no different. Marrone and his coaching staff have said time after time in the past week that they are not familiar with what Akron will bring to the table come Saturday because the Zips have an entirely new coaching staff. Rob Ianello is in his first year as Akron head coach. Thus, there is the reason for the uncertainty. And there is the emotion as well. The emotion is so much; it may have even become anxiety. Published on August 30, 2010 at 12:00 pm Part of that mixed bag of coaches is former SU coaches Mitch Browning – who was the Orange’s offensive coordinator in 2008 – and Derrick Jackson – SU’s defensive line coach last year. Facebook Twitter Google+ This and that ‘Write what you feel,’ Marrone said. Marrone announced the return of sophomore running back Averin Collier to the football team Monday. Marrone said Collier will be with the team but will not be eligible to play. He wouldn’t elaborate on Collier’s process, calling it ‘reasons that I can’t really discuss because of federal law.’ … Zack Chibane was officially named the starter at left guard over senior Adam Rosner, who started in six games last season. … Unsurprisingly, Delone Carter will start at running back. … Marquis Spruill was officially named the starter at SAM linebacker, and he will play alongside seniors Doug Hogue and Derrell Smith. … After Ross Krautman created a bit of competition at kicker, returning starter Ryan Lichtenstein will keep his job. Krautman, however, will be SU’s kickoff specialist. … Freshman Prince-Tyson Gulley will be SU’s kick returner, Marrone said. … Marrone announced center Ryan Bartholomew, linebacker Derrell Smith and punter Rob Long as the Orange’s captains on offense, defense and special teams, respectively. Starting for the first time will be a number of Orange players, both veterans and freshmen alike. In the most surprising decision of the depth chart, Hofstra transfer Jose Cruz jumped returning starter Nick Provo for the tight end position. The other unexpected move on the depth chart came at strong safety, as Marrone elected to name senior Max Suter the starter over sophomore Shamarko Thomas. Suter was the starter in 2009, but an elbow injury forced him to miss the end of the year, and his status as the starter had been in doubt. Thomas was injured for the first two weeks of preseason camp, but returned to practice last Monday. ‘We tell the kids, ‘Let’s not wait for the game to get to us. Let’s sprint toward the game,” Shafer said Wednesday. ‘We really don’t know what (Akron) is going to be doing. They have a mixed bag of coaches from different programs. You have got to turn it around the first two weeks of the season and say, ‘What do we do well? What don’t we do well? How do we prepare with those things in mind?” But Marrone is not worried about Jackson providing Akron a huge advantage with regards to Syracuse’s schemes come Saturday. As he has been saying all summer, much has changed since last year. And that change has led to an influx of September emotion. That is all he is losing sleep over.last_img read more

25 anglers convicted for illegally possessing Lake Erie walleye

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Twenty-five individuals were recently charged and convicted in Ottawa County Municipal Court following an investigation of out-of-state anglers exceeding the walleye daily bag limit, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).ODNR Division of Wildlife officers had received several complaints concerning a group of anglers from Wisconsin who were fishing Lake Erie and exceeding the daily bag limit of walleye.In May, state wildlife officers and investigators along Lake Erie contacted the suspects. Officers discovered that nearly all of the walleye had been cut into chunks in an attempt to disguise how many fish had been kept. Because of instances like this, Ohio law states that fillets must be kept whole until anglers reach their permanent residence, or until the fish are prepared for immediate consumption. During the investigation, officers seized more than 500 pounds of walleye meat. Twenty-four individuals from Wisconsin and one individual from Ohio were issued 46 summonses for possession of cut fillets, and two summonses for keeping more than the limit of walleye.The defendants were found guilty and ordered to pay $1,472 in fines and $1,856 in court costs. All of the seized walleye were forfeited to the ODNR Division of Wildlife and were donated to people in northwest Ohio through several outlets, including the Erie County Care Facility, the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky County and the Luther Home of Mercy in Ottawa County.This project was a success because concerned citizens took the time and made the effort to notify state wildlife officers. Ohio’s fish and wildlife resources are managed as a public trust on behalf of all Ohioans, and state wildlife officers enforce wildlife rules to ensure future generations are able to enjoy those resources. The willingness of law-abiding citizens to provide information concerning illegal taking of wildlife is necessary for officers to effectively enforce wildlife laws.The ODNR Division of Wildlife encourages anyone who is aware of a possible violation of wildlife laws to call the Turn In a Poacher (TIP) line at 800-POACHER (800-762-2437) or to submit information online at All information received by the TIP program will remain confidential.last_img read more

GeoKu – Geocaching Haiku Contest

first_imgSignal crafting a HaikuAre you like this? When you’re not geocaching, you’re thinking about geocaching. Maybe when you’re off the geotrail, you’re planning your next geocache? Or maybe you’re exploring your thoughts on geocaching through the majesty of a Haiku.Yeah, you read that right, a geocaching Haiku. The geocaching Haiku is alive and well, and a great Haiku could win you serious geocaching swag.PodCacher podcast is sponsoring the “GeoKu – Geocaching Haiku Contest.” A geocaching Haiku looks like this.Green and lush landscapeRhythmic footsteps towards our goalWe seek adventureA Haiku is composed of three lines. The first line has five syllables, the second line has seven syllables and final line is five syllables again. Interested in competing? Check out the contest and details here. The winner will be selected by a panel of Lackeys. You have until Friday, April 20 to enter. Good luck!Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedAnd Now… A Geocaching Limerick ContestMarch 28, 2014In “Community”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – February 15, 2012February 14, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Roadtrip? Just add Geocaching…June 7, 2010In “Community”last_img read more

The Daily Drops Dead: What Murdoch’s Failure Means For iPad Publishing

first_imgThe Daily is no more. Rupert Murdoch’s ambitious experiment in tablet journalism, launched not even two years ago, will stop publishing this month. Wasn’t the iPad supposed to save publishing?As failures go, this one is pretty spectacular. News Corporation worked closely with Steve Jobs himself to get the world’s first iPad-only newspaper off the ground, having invested $130 million by the time it launched in February of last year. Flanked by Apple’s Eddy Cue, Murdoch told launch event attendees that they were spending half a million dollars per week to operate The Daily. The world’s second largest media conglomerate teamed up with the most valuable tech company on the planet to launch a product that attempted to reimagine news for the digital age. And it flopped. Signs of The Daily‘s struggle became impossible to ignore in July, when News Corp announced that it would be laying off 50 of its 170 staffers and trimming the app’s content. By that point, The Daily was said to have 100,000 paying subscribers, which apparently wasn’t enough to sustain the operation even another five months. Why The Daily Failed Questions swirled about The Daily’s viability from day one. Sure, you had the likes of Murdoch and Jobs behind the project, but a glitzy launch event with a stage full of powerful executives doesn’t necessarily translate into a sustainable business model.  In his Newsonomics column for Neiman Lab, Ken Doctor estimated early on that The Daily would need to reach 200,000 subscribers to break even, which obviously didn’t happen. Doctor was cautiously optimistic that this was possible, but noted that it would challenging given the publication’s single-platform approach and limited Web presence. That iPad-only focus is part of what drove The Daily into an early grave, according to former contributor Trevor Butterworth, whose Facebook commentary was republished by Romenesko. “You can’t create an entirely new brand and take it behind a paywall after 4 weeks, while limiting its footprint on the Internet, and then expect people to buy it,” Butterworth wrote. The content itself, he says, was just not good enough to attract paying subscribers.Another economic hurdle is Apple itself. The company infamously takes a steep 30% cut from publishers’ subscription sales, which makes it that much harder to turn a profit. This revenue share is the reason the Financial Times refuses to publish an iOS-specific app, instead opting for its own HTML5-based Web app.A Rocky Start For iPad PublishingThe lesson News Corp just learned about tablet publishing economics was something The Huffington Post got a taste of in August, when it decided to remove the dollar-per-issue price tag affixed to its iPad-only magazine and instead offer it for free. Granted, the two products’ cost structures and general business philosophies were quite different, but HuffPost’s dismantling of its paywall was another clear sign that selling content to tablet owners might be harder than initially thought. Traditional publishers, many of whom looked to the iPad as their digital savior when it launched, have had mixed results. Wired‘s publisher loves the success he’s seen with tablet apps, while MIT Technology Review editor Jason Pontin thinks the technology and revenue model is too cumbersome for media outlets, who would be better off publishing on the Web. There are also inherent limits to the iPad format, as Felix Salmon at Reuters points out. Tablet-based magazines and newspapers might have more gee-whiz bells and whistles than print, but the Web can still be a faster, less clunky medium for publishing. “No iPad publication is remotely as innovative or as fun to read as, say, BuzzFeed, because BuzzFeed has coders who can do very clever things with their chosen platform, and iPad publications don’t” writes Salmon. Indeed, research suggests that readers prefer their tablets’ Web browsers to the meaty, slow-to-update and even more slow-to-evolve native apps that publishers have been eagerly developing since Steve Jobs first held up the iPad on stage in 2010. Tags:#Apple#iOS#iPad#journalism#magazines#tablets#the daily 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout john paul titlow Related Posts 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App New Experiments In Tablet PublishingSo The Daily’s model didn’t work out. Fortunately, others are willing to experiment with the format, even if it’s on a much smaller scale. Inspired by the Netflix model, magazine subscription service Next Issue launched on iOS in July. For $10 per month, readers can get access to dozens of magazines from the likes of Conde Nast, Time Inc. and Hearst. This approach comes with challenges of its own, but it’s certainly worth a try. Then there’s The Magazine. Instapaper founder Marco Arment launched the stripped-down, iPad-only publication in October and it couldn’t be more simple. For $2 per month, readers are promised eight thoughtful, well-written articles delivered in bi-weekly issues. The Magazine eschews the clunky, multimedia-loaded digital editions of print magazines in favor of a no-frills, high quality reading experience that Arment hopes people will think is good enough to pay for. 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

Salaam Cricket 2017: Don’t mind paying to watch Virat Kohli bat, says Aamer Sohail

first_imgVirat Kohli is undoubtedly the most exciting batsman in world cricket and his fan following cuts across international boundaries. The Indian captain is once again in focus as his team attempts to defend the ICC Champions Trophy in England.Kohli was also the center of attention for some of the greatest captains of the game at Aaj Tak Salaam Cricket 2017 . In a session titled ‘World Captains XI’, former Pakistan skipper Aamer Sohail said he liked Kohli’s attitude and the way he always looks to attack.”I would go with Virat Kohli,” Sohail said when asked who he reckoned was the best batman in world cricket now. “I like his attitude. The coaches would ask you to first defend the ball in our time. These days, batsmen are looking for boundaries (from the word go). Kohli is one exciting player. He is one cricketer you wouldn’t mind paying and watching in the cricket stadium.”Former England player Nasser Hussain mentioned a couple of other players and had high words of praise for fellow-Englishman Joe Root but said Kohli would be his go-to man in a run-chase.”You cannot go beyond Kohli in a run chase. I would bet my life on Kohli.”Earlier during the cricket conclave, another legend, Shane Warne had also rated Kohli as the best in the business across all formats.Kohli’s form will be key if India have to retain the Champions Trophy. He has so far scored 27 ODI hundreds and is rated highly by his peers from all corners of the world. As captain, the 28-year-old has revelled in the pressure and has constantly ensured ruthless cricket from the rest of his teammates. (India much stronger than Pakistan now, say Mohammad Azharuddin and Aamer Sohail).advertisementAlso Read:Salaam Cricket 2017: Pakistan should be wary of MS Dhoni, he is still a dangerous player, says Aamer Sohaillast_img read more