Double Dempsey: Bearcats bring coach’s son home

first_img“Like” Nicole Menner on Facebook and “Follow” her on Twitter. Dempsey Jr. is transferring to Binghamton University to play under his dad coach Tommy Dempsey, leaving Providence College where he played his freshman season as a preferred walk-on. This marks the first time coach Dempsey will coach his son. Eventually he got on board. Dempsey Jr. has kept a close relationship with the Bearcats over the years, which led him to make the move back to his hometown. “I was a little bit apprehensive to be honest,” he said. “He had such a good situation at Providence and I really needed him to convince me why this was going to be a better situation for him and his future.” “I kind of felt like the last seven years or so I’ve been a part of it,” said Dempsey Jr. “But now to really be a part of it officially is just something I’ve always wanted to do.” “Even his whole time away he stayed so connected,” said coach Dempsey. “He watched every game, sending me texts he was so connected to it. This is just what he really, really wanted.” Dempsey Jr. will join his former Seton teammate Leo Gallagher and his former AAU teammate George Tinsley. center_img “I don’t think it will be too difficult. It’s kind of natural,” said Dempsey Jr. While the Dempsey’s new dynamic may take some getting used to, both aren’t too worried about the adjustment. “The most important thing for him is to just be one of the guys and I’ll treat him as one of the guys,” said coach Dempsey. “Being very familiar with the program obviously and you add those two guys, it makes it even more exciting,” he said. VESTAL (WBNG) — The Binghamton men’s basketball roster is finalized for the 2020-21 season, and former Seton Catholic standout Tommy Dempsey Jr. will be joining his dad’s team. “I’ve always been in the stands or the outfield or the endzone letting him be coached and doing his own thing, so this will really be the first time,” said coach Dempsey. Coach Dempsey said the move took some convincing. last_img read more

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United States reclaim Ryder Cup, ending losing streak

first_imgBy Larry FineCHASKA, Minnesota,(Reuters)-Ryan Moore ended a long wait for U.S. Ryder Cup redemption when he clinched a rousing win over Europe at Hazeltine yesterday, beating Lee Westwood to allow the Americans to reclaim the golden trophy in golf’s top team competition.With Westwood in for bogey at the 18th, Moore rolled his birdie putt to within one foot and the tap-in was conceded to seal a 1-up win and clinch a 15-10 lead for the United States, with 14 1/2 points required for their victory.Team mates, families and friends poured out onto the green to celebrate what ended as a 17-11 thumping.Emotional U.S. assistant captain Bubba Watson wept on the shoulder of captain Davis Love III as the two hugged on the 18th green.“I’m super proud of them,” Love said. “We all pulled together for this one.“We’ve been kicked around for so long, if you keep on losing you feel you’ve got to do something different,” he said about changes the U.S. team made to increase continuity in the team hierarchy and allow more input from the players.“Our guys handled the pressure. Europe came in and played unbelievable golf. The great thing is we didn’t battle between all of us, we all pulled together.”The Americans had last won the biennial match play event in 2008 as Europe ran off three Cup victories in a row, extending their domination to eight of the last 10 meetings.“At the end of the day, the American guys played better than we did,” said European captain Darren Clarke. “They holed the putts when they had to, and we lipped out. But that’s happened the other way around for quite some time.”Brandt Snedeker, who registered a 3-0 record, set Moore up for the winning point by claiming a 3 and 1 victory over English rookie Andy Sullivan.On a brilliantly sunny day, the U.S. side capitalised on their greater depth to close out victory as they faced four of Europe’s six rookies in the late matches, winning all of them.The U.S. victory charge came after some titanic early matches in which Europe, who front-loaded their best players at the top of the order, closed the gap to one point after entering the deciding 12 singles matches trailing by three.Sensational shot-making and scoring made for great theatre in front of some 50,000 roaring fans.Patrick Reed and Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy, the hottest players and most demonstrative competitors on their respective teams, staged an outrageous contest of can-you-top-this in their opening nine.Reed’s 1-up win gave him a U.S.-leading 3.5 points from his five matches.Later in the day, Cup veterans Phil Mickelson and Sergio Garcia waged an epic battle, with 19 birdies between them.After a rousing finish in which the Spaniard closed with four birdies in a row and Mickelson birdied four of the last five holes, they appropriately ended up all square.Henrik Stenson and rookies Thomas Pieters and Rafa Cabrera-Bello closed the gap for Europe, narrowing the U.S. lead to 10 1/2 to 9 1/2, but the Americans held a big edge in the later matches.Sweden’s Stenson beat Jordan Spieth, Pieters of Belgium topped JB Holmes and Spain’s Cabrera-Bello defeated PGA Championship winner Jimmy Walker — all by 3 and 2.The 24-year-old Pieters set a European rookie record by registering four points and became the first Ryder debutant since 1999 to play in all five sessions.Reed and McIlroy set the tone for a brilliant day of golf, with the eighth hole producing an outstanding Ryder moment.McIlroy rolled in a long birdie bomb and roared in delight, playing to the suddenly silenced crowd by putting his hand to his ear and shouting, “I can’t hear you, I can’t hear you,” in extravagant fashion.Reed then matched McIlroy by pouring in his 20-foot birdie putt to an explosive celebration by the crowd, and wagged his finger at McIlroy and waved his arms to whoop up even louder cheers.As he walked off the green, Reed was met by a smiling McIlroy, who bumped fists with his rival in a classic Ryder Cup tableau.last_img read more

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Tim Cook’s Life Is “Incredibly Simple,” Just Like Apple’s Products

first_imgRelated Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Josh Tyrangiel at Bloomberg Business week published a huge interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook Thursday. Apple has a unique position in the world, so it’s automatically worth reading this interview. Though much of it is insubstantial, there are a few key points that speak volumes about Cook and Apple.Cook Is An Apple Product IncarnateThe beginning of the interview attempts to probe Cook’s personality. Tyrangiel doesn’t get much out of him. “I hate talking about me,” Cook says. He identifies as much as he can with the company itself, and he’d prefer to talk about that.But Tyrangiel gets Cook talking for just a moment by asking him about fame, and Cook responds, “I don’t feel famous. You know, I lead a simple life. My life is incredibly simple.”Incredibly simple. It’s a bizarre description. It sounds like it came right out of an Apple keynote. “Incredibly simple. Amazingly beautiful. Unbelievably revolutionary.” Apple’s over-the-top, adverb-y language is probably best characterized by the Steve Jobs-ism “insanely great.”I think it’s remarkable that, in a rare moment of public introspection, a company’s leader would describe his own life in the exact same language he uses to describe his products. It’s kind of vapid, but it’s also impressively single-minded.Oceania Had Always Collaborated With EurasiaWhen the conversation turns to interpersonal relationships among Apple’s leadership cadre, Cook is similarly evasive. Rather than talk about the tension, he turns a question about firing Scott Forstall and John Browett into one about management philosophy. His answer:“The key in the change that you’re referencing is my deep belief that collaboration is essential for innovation—and I didn’t just start believing that. I’ve always believed that. It’s always been a core belief at Apple. Steve very deeply believed this. … So how do we keep doing that and keep taking it to an even higher level? You have to be an A-plus at collaboration. And so the changes that we made get us to a whole new level of collaboration.”That’s a very nice spin move. But I think the most interesting part is where Cook says that “Steve very deeply believed” in collaboration. That may have been true on some level — Cook would certainly know better than I — but it seems to belie all the stories about Jobs as a controlling, tyrannical leader. We heard similar stories about Forstall comparing him to Jobs. Cook brought about a more profound change than it sounds like from the interview he gave. Tags:#Apple#Tim Cook jon mitchell Return Of The MacAs Cook readily admits, a lot has changed at Apple. “Apple has changed every day since I have been here,” he says. But he maintains that “the DNA” is the same. Fortunately for the faithful, Cook offers some substantive points.“We don’t subscribe to the vision that the OS for iPhones and iPads should be the same as Mac,” he tells Tyrangiel. “Customers want iOS and Mac OS X to work together seamlessly, not to be the same, but to work together seamlessly.” That doesn’t sound like something Cook would say if this complete merging of OS X and iOS people keep blogging about was actually going to happen.That tidbit is paired with some interesting news that Apple is “going to bring some production to the U.S. on the Mac” next year. Cook acknowledges some patriotic responsibility to ensure that Apple creates broader wealth and well-being.He describes this, as well as efforts to clean up labor practices at the overseas manufacturers, with the same John F. Kennedy reference he uses to describe the company’s matching program for employees’ charitable contributions: “To whom much is given, much is expected.”Lead image courtesy of Reuters. 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowlast_img read more

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Notre Dame QB, Ohio Native DeShone Kizer Revealed His Motivation When Facing Ohio State

first_imgDeshone Kizer gets a pat on the head after Virginia game.Notre Dame’s offense is in DeShone Kizer’s hands.Notre Dame’s red-shirt freshman quarterback DeShone Kizer is an Ohio native, but despite being a four-star recruit at Toledo’s Central Catholic, he wasn’t offered a scholarship by Ohio State. Perhaps Kizer still has a chip on his shoulder about that, as he revealed this afternoon to reporters who asked about his motivation when facing the Buckeyes in the upcoming Fiesta Bowl. VIDEO: #NotreDame QB DeShone Kizer, on his motivation to beat Ohio State. https://t.co/kC9W47LIN2 pic.twitter.com/SREp3dNpr6— Mike Vorel (@mikevorel) December 23, 2015Kizer’s comments will probably be discussed by Ohio State fans who come across them. If you want to hear his full session with the media, click on the link in the tweet shown above.last_img read more

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Govt may notify set of measures to remove friction points in economy

first_imgNew Delhi: The government is working on a set of measures to remove friction points in the economy with a view to ensuring easy availability of funds to productive sectors and stimulate overall growth, sources said. However, the strategy being worked out does not include proposal for reduction of GST rates as the government believes that taxes are already lower than in the past, they added. The set of measures being firmed up by the finance ministry is based on the feedback received by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman during her interactions with different stakeholders, including industry chambers, bankers and foreign and domestic investors. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThe sectoral meetings with the representatives of various sectors, including banking, MSME and auto, over the last few days have highlighted some of the pain points, sources said. “These friction points will soon be removed with a view to accelerate growth momentum,” an official said, adding these would address various common concerns of the industry. The industry has pressed for steps to ensure availability of credit, lower borrowing cost and simplification of some of the policies which could spur growth. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostThe government has set 7 per cent growth target for the current fiscal and data points of the first quarter are in line with that direction. Despite being an election period, Goods and Services Tax (GST) collection jumped 9 per cent in the first quarter while direct taxes rose by 12.9 per cent, close to the growth in the same period last fiscal. Corporate tax collection has also remained stable during the quarter, with a growth rate of 13.3 per cent. As far as GST revenue collection is concerned, the average mop-up has been over Rs 1 lakh crore during the quarter despite slowdown in industrial activities. GST collection soared to Rs 1.13 lakh crore in the month of April, the highest ever since the indirect tax regime was rolled out on July 1, 2017. Gross GST collections stood at Rs 1.02 lakh crore in July, marginally up from the previous month. The July 2019 mop-up was, however, 5.8 per cent higher than the Rs 96,483 crore collected in the same month last year. Sources said there is still a lot of scope for improvement in GST collections as more than six months are left for the fiscal to end. There is going to be thrust on improvement in compliance and collection efficiency by making tax process simple and predictable. With various initiatives being undertaken by the government, it is not difficult to achieve the growth targets set in the Budget, sources said. The first quarter GST collection, although slightly subdued, is not grim at all, sources said, adding that second half of the current fiscal would compensate for some of the slowdown witnessed during the April-June period. With regard to GST rate cut as demanded by the auto industry, sources said the government is of the view that the rate is already lower than the previous taxation regime. There is hardly any scope for further trimming of the tax rate as the government has its own revenue targets for meeting obligation for social sector needs and infrastructure development. The slowdown in auto sales is due to the industry’s resistance of not launching BS VI models in a phased manner, rather than the government’s policies or current GST rate, the sources added.last_img read more

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Were a herodriven society

first_imgNew Delhi: Actor Shweta Tripathi, who finds showbiz “hero-driven”, says writing good roles for women is the first step towards gender equality. “Gender equality will happen when the roles are also equal. There is no point fighting for things when you don’t have a standing as your co-actor,” Shweta said. “And we are very hero-driven society… Once that changes, we can expect gender equality and other changes. Pay should be decided based on the role in the project… It is getting better now,” she added. Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold SchwarzeneggerFrom Masaan, Haraamkhor, Zoo, ‘Mirzapur’ to Gone Kesh that dealt with alopecia – Shweta has stepped into a different zone with each project. She is getting lauded for essaying Dr Shreya in Amazon Prime Video’s ‘Laakhon Mein Ek Season 2’ with conviction. The show exposes the dark underbelly of the medical world – be it black marketing of medicines or the inefficiency of the system as a whole. Talking about her role in the series, she said: “I did a lot of workshops with doctors before we started shooting the project, and even during the shoot.” One thing I did on my own was to speak to a girl who was Shreya’s age. I tracked her day-to-day life – what she wore to the food she would eat because that helped me understand the world better.”last_img read more

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Football Barrett Lewis make preseason honorees list

OSU redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) pushes past Michigan defenders during the second half of the Buckeyes’ 30-27 win on Nov. 26. Credit: Lantern File PhotoCHICAGO — Ohio State redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett and redshirt senior defensive end Tyquan Lewis were named to the preseason conference honorees list Monday before the start of Big Ten Media Days.Barrett made the list for the second straight season along with Penn State running back Saquon Barkley. Lewis, the reigning Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year, earned his first honors.Other East Division honorees include Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley and Indiana linebacker Tegray Scales.Barrett, a preseason candidate for conference offensive player of the year, enters his fourth season overall and third full season as a starter at Ohio State. The Wichita Falls, Texas, native threw for 2,555 yards and ran for 845 yards with 33 total touchdowns in 2016. He was named Big Ten Quarterback of the Year last season.Lewis registered 10.5 tackles for loss and eight sacks last year, finishing first in both categories on the team last season. read more

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Vinicius called me son of a b…ch – Real Betis defender Marc

first_imgReal Betis defender Marc Bartra and Real Madrid forward Vinicius after a heated argument claims the defender insulted him and his mother during their encounter Sunday night.Bartra warned Vinicius that he has much to learn in the game as he spent more time on the ground than actually playing in the field.“Vinicius was on the ground longer than he was on his feet, so I asked him not to throw himself to the ground like that,” Bartra revealed, according to Marca.“He called me a son of a… well, let’s just say that he talked about my mother three times.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“He has a lot to learn and I don’t think that his behaviour is right for a Real Madrid player.”In a tension-filled match between the Seville side and embattled Los Blancos, former Madrid player Sergio Canales cancelled out Luka Modric’s early strike after which Dani Ceballos netted a free-kick against his old club to secure a 2-1 win for the visitors.last_img read more

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Freedom House Resident Assists With The Swan Lake Fire

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Freedom House is a local long term recovery residence in Soldotna that is open to individuals in the community working towards a lifestyle of sobriety, and one of those residents is using her sobriety to assist crews out at the Swan Lake Fire. Tammi: “God blessed me with the opportunity to help the swan lake fire team. It means a lot to me to protect the community I grew up in. I spent a long time causing destruction in this area and I’m thankful I get a chance to do something positive for Sterling” Freedom House took to Facebook to show their support for their resident: “One of our residents is out helping with the Swan lake fire. Please pray for her and all the fire fighters keeping our community of Sterling safe!!” Tammi has been pulling 16 hour days running heavy equipment and assisting with the over 467 crew members currently working on the fire in Sterling.last_img read more

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