Freshman Roberson to start against Georgia Tech in place of injured Grant

first_img Published on March 4, 2014 at 6:52 pm Contact Stephen: | @Stephen_Bailey1 Freshman Tyler Roberson will start for No. 7 Syracuse in its home finale against Georgia Tech on Tuesday at 7 p.m. while Jerami Grant rests his sore back.It will be the first career start for Roberson, who scored five points in the final 3:13 of the Orange’s 75-56 loss to Virginia on Saturday and hasn’t seen much significant court time this year.Grant, who missed practice on Monday, has been limited to 26 minutes over the last two games. Both times, he was unable to move well enough to play in the second half.“I think he’s made some strides,” Boeheim said on the Atlantic Coast Conference coaches’ teleconference Monday. “I think it’s been a tough process for him, but I think he definitely has made some strides. We’ll see moving forward what his contributions can be.”Boeheim said that he would likely start Roberson over junior Michael Gbinije on ESPN CNY Radio Tuesday afternoon to maximize Gbinije’s versatility as a reserve.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU sophomore guard Trevor Cooney said Roberson has put together a handful of strong practices despite playing just 50 minutes since the start of conference play.And with Grant’s status in question moving toward tournament time, extended minutes against Georgia Tech could be beneficial in preparing Roberson for the ACC and NCAA tournaments.“We’re going to need him,” freshman guard Tyler Ennis said after the loss to UVA. “He’s just got to continue to produce when he gets minutes.”After hosting the Yellow Jackets on Tuesday, Syracuse wraps up its regular-season schedule at Florida State on Sunday. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

‘Politically Motivated’

first_imgOne of the ‘big shots’ and foreigners indicted so far in the ongoing Global Witness (GW) Sable Mining bribery allegations has reacted to news of his indictment by the Liberian government, calling it ‘politically motivated.’ The announcement of the indictment of Sable Mining Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Andrew S. Groves, and others was made on Thursday, June 9, by Cllr. J. Fonati Koffa, head of the Special Presidential Task Force (SPTF) investigating and prosecuting the indictees.Cllr. Koffa, who is the Minister of State Without Portfolio (With New Assignments), said Groves and Klaus Piprek, both of whom are presently not within Liberia’s jurisdiction, along with Dr. Richard Tolbert, former head of Liberia’s National Investment Commission (NIC), were indicted Wednesday night by Montserrado County Grand Jury for economic crimes and other crimes as per the indictment.Groves is British and Piprek is South African. Cllr. Koffa clarified that a second British national, Phillippe H. Edmonds, Chair of Sable Mining of London, has presently been found to be “an unindicted co-conspirator.” However, he stated that as they obtain further pieces of evidence, Edmonds’ status in the ongoing investigation might change.According to Reuters, reacting to the news of his indictment by the Liberian government, Groves said on Friday that his indictment in Liberia was politically motivated.Reuters quotes Groves’ public relations firm as saying: “Andrew Groves was surprised to learn from media reports that a grand jury in Liberia appears to have indicted him on unspecified charges.” He reportedly added that he had not been given a chance to respond to the charges.“Mr. Groves believes that these allegations are politically motivated ahead of the imminent presidential elections, and are specifically designed to undermine the candidacy of Varney Sherman and Alex Tyler,” Grove’s statement read.GW, in its report titled, “The Deceivers,” alleges that over US$950,000 in bribes and other suspicious payments were paid by UK mining firm, Sable Mining, through its Liberian lawyer, Cllr Varney Sherman. The report states that Cllr. Sherman, one of Liberia’s most prominent lawyers and current Chairman of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s Unity Party, paid bribes to senior officials to alter Liberia’s concessions law in an effort to secure the Wologizi iron ore concession in northern Liberia. It has not been established if in fact the law was altered as claimed. According to GW, Sherman, a Senator of Grand Cape Mount County, distributed the money to some of Liberia’s most important government officials, some of whom, too, have been indicted.Cllr. Sherman and House Speaker Alex Tyler, who allegedly received US$75, 000, are currently fighting the indictment in court, having already filed bonds totaling well over one million US dollars. Along with Tyler and Sherman, six other persons and the Sable Mining Company have been indicted by the Liberian government. The SPTF has disclosed that as the cases progress more indictments will be served. When he made this announcement on Thursday, Cllr. Koffa disclosed that what his taskforce is now uncovering as they carry out their investigation “is the largest conspiracy to steal the mineral resources of this country in our lifetime.”His assertion was backed by Cllr. Daku Mulbah, lead prosecutor of the Task Force, who stated that the GW report has so far revealed that the syndicate is only the tip of the iceberg.“It is only a tip of the iceberg that the GW report gave us. We are now seeing that there are others, who may not have been mentioned in that report but our investigators are unearthing names that you may not have heard before,” he stated.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgDonegal publicans could get a timely boost with the news that Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald is considering lifting the ban on alcohol sales on Good Friday.However, Fitzgerald insists it will not come into affect this year but admitted she is considering lifting the ban next year.Fitzgerald has come under increasing pressure form the tourism industry to allow pubs to open on Good Friday. Thousands of tourists descend on different parts of Ireland on Easter weekend every year.However, some tourists unaware of the tradition are left perplexed by everywhere being shut down, especially our pubs.That has led to calls from the tourism industry to lift the ban immediately ahead of the Easter Holidays in April.The Champions cup quarter-final takes place over the Easter weekend this year and plans to lift the ban last year in Limerick fell on deaf ears. The ban will remain in effect for Good Friday 2015 but could this be the last year of the ban?What are your thoughts on divisive issue? Should the ban remain in place or should it be lifted?JUSTICE MINISTER CONSIDERING TO LIFT BAN ON ALCOHOL SALES ON GOOD FRIDAY was last modified: February 3rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:alcoholbanBusinessFeaturesFrances FitzgeraldGood FridayJUSTICE MINISTERnewslast_img read more

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first_img“Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on Send in your photos using our Submit a Post form, via email to or tag @northend.waterfront on Instagram. Please include a caption or story telling us about your photo.See past neighborhood photo posts. *Advertisement* Sunday night’s sunset was one of the best of the season. These panorama’s were shared by Nicola & Suzanne Santamaria.last_img