Syracuse football safety Chauncey Scissum becomes seventh player to leave program this offseason

first_img Published on December 16, 2016 at 7:52 pm Contact Jon: | @jmettus Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse safety Chauncey Scissum has been granted his release and will transfer from Syracuse for his fifth year of eligibility, he announced on Instagram Friday night. He’s the seventh player to leave following Dino Babers’ first season as head coach.“This decision was not an easy one,” he said in the post. “I had to make a tough decision for betterment of self. I am extremely thankful for my family and their continued motivation and support.”Scissum, a redshirt junior, played in just six games this season for SU, recording one assisted tackle against Connecticut. It was a drop off from 2015 when he played in all 12 games, starting seven.Last April, Scissum and defensive back teammate Corey Winfield were stabbed on South Campus, allegedly by former Syracuse player Naesean Howard. Howard has been charged in connection with the case and his trial date has been set for Feb. 21, 2017.Winfield announced his intent to transfer on Nov. 29.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentslast_img read more

WPB Fire Chief: First Responders Running out of PPE Supplies

first_imgWest Palm Beach Fire Chief Diana Matty told the 850 WFTL morning show that her paramedics and fire fighters have to reuse their disposable masks up to five times before disposing of them due to a shortage from the COVID-19 outbreak.Chief Matty PPE shortageChief Matty says usually, the first responders would wear the mask once per patient and throw it away.She says the supply of masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE’s) are being sent to areas such as New York and Washington State that have been hit hard by the virus. She says her requests for more supplies from the state have not been answered.Also, Chief Matty says three of her fire fighter paramedics are under quarantine after the hospital notified the department that a patient they transported tested positive for the coronavirus. The patient informed the paramedics in the ambulance that a family member had recently traveled.last_img read more

Florida Lawmaker Wants Earlier Start to Hurricane Season

first_imgNOAA has received the congresswoman’s letter and the agency looks forward to discussing the topic with her, according to spokesman Christopher Vaccaro.Although several tropical storms have formed in the Atlantic Ocean before June 1 in recent years, most of them have been considered “marginal in their structure,” says Phil Klotzbach, a research scientist at Colorado State University.In addition, improved satellite monitoring has likely led to an increase in short-lived, weak storms being named by the National Hurricane Center during recent years.The only named hurricane before June since the satellites started being used in 1966 was Hurricane Alma, which occurred in 1970.“I don’t think there is any reason to lengthen the hurricane season, since we haven’t had a hurricane in May in 50 years,” Klotzbach said in an email. A Central Florida lawmaker is trying to convince the federal government to start the hurricane season earlier beginning next year.U.S. Democratic Rep. Stephanie Murphy, of Orlando, sent a letter this week to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, requesting that hurricane season officially begin in mid-May. The current season runs from June 1 through November 30.However, Murphy says there has been at least one named storm before June 1 during each of the past six years.She adds that were three tropical storms — Arthur, Bertha and Cristobal — formed in mid-May and the beginning of June this year alone.“This presents a practical problem, because government officials and residents in hurricane-prone states use this season to inform their funding choices, public awareness campaigns, and preparation decisions,” Murphy’s letter explains.It goes on to say, “Accordingly, an official season that does not accurately predict major storm activity could result in readiness being compromised and people and property being harmed.”last_img read more

Young Manav Thakkar clinches gold medal in table tennis challenge series with dominant showing…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Facebook(Manav Thakkar)/Ultimate Table TennisAdvertisement s7NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs72nwWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Epm( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) vx5Would you ever consider trying this?😱0xkCan your students do this? 🌚bjtxRoller skating! Powered by Firework The 2019 ITTF Challenge Plus Benemax-Virgo North American Open, the first ever in the ITTF World Tour tournaments saw its final match on December 7th at Markham, Canada, where Indian youngster Manav Vikash Thakkar has secured a top podium finish, thrashing Martin Bentancor of Argentina, and has won gold medal in the men’s under 21 category. He is the first peddler ever to win gold at the event, and also the first Indian to gain the achievement since the event’s inauguration back in 2017.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Facebook(Manav Thakkar)/Ultimate Table TennisThe 19 year old dominated his opponent Martin with three back to back games (11-3, 11-5, 11-6) to win the final match.Manav was the no. 2 seed in the tournament, and his comfortable victory over the no. 14 seeding Argentine is the furthest he has ever reached in any ITTF World Tour tournaments. The teenager previously managed to reach the pre quarter finals.Advertisement The teenager is now the fourth Indian to win Gold at an ITTF World Tour tournament. Soumyajit Ghosh was the first to clinch gold in 2011 in Chile, followed by Harmeet Desai, who won the title in Brazil, and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, who emerged victorious in Egypt, both in 2012.The young peddler defeated Martin’s compatriots Horacio Cifuentes in the quarter final, the match which too ended in three games (11-5, 11-9, 11-5). In the semi final, he was the winner versus Lorenzo Santiago, the game that continued upto four games. (11-7, 12-10, 7-11, 11-6).Advertisement The starlet also emerged victorious at the in the 2016 ITTF World Junior Circuit held in indore, where he won the Boys’ Singles event title. He successfully defended the title in the following year at in New Delhi and Slovenia.In 2018, he seeded no. 1 in the under 18 boys’ world rankings, and won two golds the at the 2018 Portugal Junior and Cadet Open, in both the Junior Boys’ Singles and Junior Boys’ Doubles, partnering up with his compatriot Manush Utpalbhai Shah in the latter.Manav, who hails from the city or Surat, was selected to represent India at the 2018 Asian Games held in Indonesia. A member of the men’s team, Manav won bronze medal in the category, along with teammates Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, Achanta Sharath Kamal, Anthony Amalraj and Harmeet Desai. Advertisementlast_img read more