Syracuse football recruiting: 2017 OL Dakota Davis commits to Orange

first_imgClass of 2017 offensive lineman Dakota Davis committed to Syracuse on Friday, he announced in a tweet. Scout.com first reported the news. Related Stories Syracuse football recruiting: Track the Class of 2017Tommy DeVito, Syracuse football QB commit, named to Elite 11 Final GroupClass of 2017 3-star wide receiver Joshua Palmer commits to SyracuseSyracuse football recruiting: Class of 2017 wide receiver Nykeim Johnson commits to the OrangeClass of 2017 linebacker Tyrell Richards commits to Syracuse Facebook Twitter Google+ The Glenelg (Maryland) High School product is ranked with two stars by Scout and unranked by 247sports.com. He picked Syracuse over offers from Connecticut, Ohio and Old Dominion, amongst others.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAccording to his Hudl.com profile, Davis — 6 feet 5 inches, 310 pounds — runs a 5.50 40-yard dash. He also bench presses 300 pounds and squats 435.Davis is the seventh commit to the Syracuse’s 2017 recruiting class, and the fourth commit in the past week. He’s also the first offensive lineman in Syracuse’s class.You can track the entire Class of 2017 here.Here is Davis’s junior year Hudl highlight tape.center_img Comments Published on June 24, 2016 at 12:14 pm Contact Tomer: tdlanger@syr.edu | @tomer_langerlast_img read more

Flying Eagles to Play Ghana, Benin in WAFU Tourney

first_imgNigeria’s Under-20 boys, Flying Eagles, will sweat it out with their counterparts from Ghana, Niger Republic and Benin Republic in Group B of the WAFU U20 Cup Tournament holding in Lome, capital of Togo between December 6th and 16th.Organisers have put the competition together as a major preparatory programme for the sub-region’s five teams that have qualified to participate at the 2019 Africa Under-20 Cup of Nations finals holding in Tanzania between February 2nd and 17th next year.Seven-time champions Nigeria, alongside Senegal, Burkina Faso, Ghana and Niger Republic will take part in the 11-day tourney in Lome. The five countries will be joined in Tanzania by Burundi, Angola and the host nation. The Flying Eagles come up against the Young Squirrels of Benin in their first match of the tournament on 7th December, before matches against Junior Mena of Niger Republic (9th December) and Ghana’s Black Satellites (12th December).The eight-nation tournament will see hosts Togo, Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso and Senegal contending in Group A. Matches have been scheduled for the Stade Municipal and the Stade JCA, both in Lome.Togo and Cote d’Ivoire will battle it out in the opening match on 6th December, hours before Senegal confront Burkina Faso. Both matches will come up at the Stade Municipal, which is also venue for the final match on 16th December.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Super Eagles last_img read more

Trumps tactic to attack black people and women insult their intelligence

first_imgFirst published on Fri 10 Aug 2018 11.51 EDT … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Facebook Since you’re here… Share on Messenger Read more This article is more than 11 months old Trump’s tactic to attack black people and women: insult their intelligence Share on WhatsApp The New York Times columnist Charles Blow, who is African American, wrote last week: “I believe that the fact that he so often attacks the intellectual capacity of women and minorities exposes a racial and gender bias, one that has a long history and a wide acceptance.”Indeed, Trump has reserved some of his most personal, gratuitous and outrageous insults for women. He wrote of Kirsten Gillibrand, Democratic senator for New York: “Someone who would come to my office ‘begging’ for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them)”. He said of the then Fox News host Megyn Kelly there was “blood coming out of her wherever”.The most powerful man in the world has labelled the broadcaster and author Mika Brzezinski “dumb as a rock”, “Crazy”, “low I.Q.”, “bleeding badly from a face-lift”, “had a mental breakdown while talking about me”, “crazy and very dumb”, “very insecure”, “not very bright”, “neurotic” and “wild with hate”.Trump’s use of language, and limited vocabulary, is one more way in which he is upending presidential norms. Cornfield lamented: “Dummy. Dumb. It’s enough to make me nostalgic for the profanities and slurs of Richard Nixon and the vulgarities of LBJ [Lyndon Baines Johnson].”But as Trump’s rallies testify, it appears to connect with the Trump base. Professor David Crystal, a UK-based linguist and author of The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language, said via email: “What’s been interesting is to hear a mode of speech we associate with informal domestic or street exchange being used by someone in high office. That presumably is what made Trump so appealing to so many, avoiding the high oratory of his predecessor. ‘He talks like us,’ I’ve heard people say.” Race Share on Facebook Shares762762 It’s enough to make me nostalgic for the profanities and slurs of Richard Nixon and the vulgarities of LBJMichael Cornfield Pinterest Share via Email David Smith in Washington Donald Trump Support The Guardian Share on Pinterest The Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski has been consistently targeted by Trump. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images news As for “dumb”, a word that seldom passed the lips of past presidents, it is clearly one of Trump’s favourites. Five years ago, long before his attack on Lemon, he anointed the TV host and comedian Bill Maher “the dumbest man on television”. Earlier this year he wrote of the former FBI director James Comey: “He’s either very sick or very dumb.” He has come up with myriad other insults for Comey, often not related to his mental capacity.Yet Trump has now called Lemon “dumb” three times, most recently last week, when he also took a swipe at an African American basketball player: “Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike!” The controversial post has been retweeted nearly 50,000 times, far more than any other Trump use of “dumb”.The CNN journalist responded on air: “Referring to African Americans as dumb is one of the oldest canards of America’s racist past and present: that black people are of inferior intelligence. This president constantly denigrates people of color and women.”Trump’s attacks on African Americans come in the context of his past as a proponent of the “birther” movement, questioning whether Barack Obama was born in the US, his moral equivocations over white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, a year ago and the dominance of white men in his political and judicial appointments. Donald Trump has an endless and varied supply of insults and playground taunts to hurl at opponents but appears to have a one-track mind when it comes to African Americans and women. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Twitter Analysis shows Trump consistently targets African Americans and women with ‘dumb’ and ‘low IQ’ jibes Topics Donald Trump US politics Reuse this content This article is more than 11 months old Omarosa says Trump is a racist who uses N-word – and claims there is tape to prove it Trump at a rally in Ohio last weekend. Trump has denigrated Maxine Waters and Don Lemon for their intelligence alone.Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images Share on LinkedIn Share on Twitter An analysis of the Trump Twitter Archive website shows that the US president has used the words “dumb” or “dummy” 236 times since 2011, and on 14 occasions since becoming taking office in January last year. He has targeted men and women, black and white.But whereas the likes of James Comey, John McCain and Mitt Romney receive a smorgasbord of other insults, the congresswoman Maxine Waters and TV host Don Lemon, both of whom are African American, appear to be denigrated for their intelligence alone.“Trump’s made the same criticism of black athletes, black journalists and black Members of Congress,” Peter Wehner, a veteran of three Republican administrations, tweeted last week. “He attacks their intelligence. His racist appeals aren’t even disguised anymore.”Trump has reportedly referred to Waters as “low IQ” seven times already this year, often at high-profile campaign rallies, most recently in Ohio, where he called her “a seriously low-IQ person” before a cheering crowd. He has had little to say about other aspects of Waters’ personality or policies.To be sure, it is not the first time he has mocked individuals’ intelligence quotient. When the Hollywood actor Robert De Niro declared “Fuck Trump!” at the Tony awards in June, the president gave a one-off response: “Robert De Niro, a very Low IQ individual, has received to many shots to the head by real boxers in movies.”In 2015 he also wondered why the Washington Post has “low IQ people” and suggested that Governor Rick Perry of Texas “should be forced to take an IQ test”.Perry is now energy secretary.But his attack on Waters’ IQ is by far his most sustained. Michael Cornfield, associate professor of political management at George Washington University in Washington, said: “The strategic value is obvious: Waters is a quadruple-category demon to please Trump’s base, being black, female, leftist and aggressive in her own rhetoric.“But it is short-term and high risk. Should the Democrats take control of the House, Waters is first in line to become chair of the financial services committee. She’ll subpoena his financial records before the sun goes down on the first day of the new session.” Fri 10 Aug 2018 11.54 EDT @smithinamerica Share via Emaillast_img read more