Newly-formed E4C Shipping behind tanker order at Hyundai Mipo

first_img Posted: 2 months ago “The owners of the Ecco Group have decided to invest in the Newco E4C Shipping Pte Ltd. as an isolated good investment opportunity with professional partners with a proven track record within the field of ship building and shipping,” Ecco Holding confirmed to Offshore Energy in a separate statement. Vessels When delivered, the vessels “will be amongst the most fuel-efficient product tankers operating in the world”, according to the JV. The contract for the petrochemical tanker pair, which also includes two options, was unveiled earlier this week by Hyundai Mipo. The 50,000 dwt newbuilds will have a length of 183 metres and a width of 32.2 metres. They are scheduled for delivery in the third quarter next year. Categories: Singapore-based E4C Shipping Pte Ltd, a newly-formed joint venture company, has ordered two medium-range (MR) product tankers from South Korea’s Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD). Hyundai Mipo secures orders for petrochemical carrier quartetcenter_img “We are delighted to place an order for vessels of such a high specification from the pre-eminent product tanker shipyard in the world. We look forward to working alongside our highly professional investment partners on this transaction,” Carsten Mortensen, founding partner of Dee4 Capital Partners, commented. As explained, the ships will be demonstrating substantial savings on CO2 emissions as against existing tonnage on the water, for the benefit of the environment and in savings to the owners and charterers of the vessels. “Ecco Holding A/S is already an investment partner with Dee4 Capital Partners, states Søren Dalsgaard Stier, Managing Director of ECCO Holding A/S”. Posted: 2 months ago E4C will be managed by a board representing the investors. Day-to-day operations will be overseen by Dee4 Capital Partners, reporting to the board of E4C. E4C is comprised of entities and individuals affiliated with Danish shoe manufacturer Ecco Holding A/S, Swiss commodity trading company Gunvor Group and Dee4 Capital Partners ApS, a Danish private equity firm focussed on maritime-related investments.last_img read more

Same-Sex Marriage – What does a mum tell her children?

first_imgPublic Discourse 17 June 2013Deborah Savage is a professor of philosophy and pastoral ministry in the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity at the University of St. Thomas.To demand that we recognize same-sex romantic relationships as marriages, and teach our children so, is to prevent them from discovering reality…Those of us for whom same-sex marriage has been, until now, almost impossible to contemplate, have some things to figure out. Of those, the most urgent is the question of what we are to tell our children.I am the mother of a ten-year-old girl, a beautiful child, more precious to me than anything you can imagine. When, on June 1, same-sex marriage became legal in the state of Minnesota, I needed to know what to tell her. How is this supposed to work—actually—in the concrete world of a ten-year-old child and her mother? Her father is wondering too, of course, but he is rather speechless at the moment. And the way it works in our house, though he is really good at protecting her from possible physical threats, it usually falls to me to protect her from the more psychological threats she encounters occasionally in her young life. But this is a new one. So I need some advice.In the interests of full disclosure, I should state that, as a philosopher, I have gotten fairly skilled at treating the philosophical errors of our age in the classroom setting. But a ten-year-old is at a bit of a disadvantage when it comes to the arguments I have developed against relativism, nominalism, dualism, materialism, and so on. And then of course, parenting comes with its own specific challenges. So I am hoping those who advocate same-sex marriage have given some thought to this, eager as they seem to be to take on the task of parenting themselves.…With her child’s natural grasp of real things, she already knows that married people have babies, and she knows it has something to do with mothers and fathers. But since our state has declared that the categories of mother and father are no longer relevant for marriage, that marriage has nothing really to do with children, how shall I explain to her where babies come from? She already knows that little people like her would not even exist in a world where same-sex marriage was the norm. Do I get to make any claims about the fact that only a mommy and a daddy can actually produce one?And what shall I tell her about what her body is for? Am I to tell her that it is sort of like a ship and her personal identity is the equivalent of the ship’s pilot, someone in charge but not personally affected by any damages to the vehicle in which she is riding? That her identity has actually nothing to do with her embodiment in a female body? That self- consciousness resides in her mind and that at some point it will simply be a matter of discerning which way her body is leading her? (She is pretty smart and so she might ask me if those two ideas don’t contradict each other somehow; any guidance on that would be appreciated).http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2013/06/10272/?utm_source=RTA+Savage+Mother+to+Kid&utm_campaign=winstorg&utm_medium=emaillast_img read more

Is marijuana a ‘gateway’ drug? Most scientists still aren’t sure

first_imgLas Vegas Review Journal 30 October 2016Family First Comment: If the ‘jury is still out’, we should definitely not be liberalising it!Discussions of legalizing the use of marijuana often revolve around the contention that pot functions as a “gateway drug” — a substance that can lead individuals to abuse “harder” substances like cocaine or heroin.“There’s not enough evidence to prove (it) one way or another,” said Nathan Gillespie, an assistant professor of psychiatry at Virginia Commonwealth University who has done research on drug use and genetics.SOME SCIENTISTS ARE PERSUADEDA commonly cited 2015 article on marijuana’s potential “gateway” properties in The International Journal on Drug Policy, based on responses to a national survey on use of alcohol and other mind-altering substances, found that about 45 percent of adults who used cannabis at some point progressed to use of at least one other illicit drug.The strong correlation between marijuana use and use of harder drugs found by that study and similar research has supported the belief of some scientists that the link is real.In an April opinion piece in The New York Times titled “Marijuana Has Proven to Be a Gateway Drug,” Robert L. DuPont, president of the Institute for Behavior and Health and a past director of NIDA, argued that legalizing marijuana would expand the country’s drug abuse problem.“Like nearly all people with substance abuse problems, most heroin users initiated their drug use early in their teens, usually beginning with alcohol and marijuana. There is ample evidence that early initiation of drug use primes the brain for enhanced later responses to other drugs,” he wrote.A series of studies on animals have bolstered the gateway theory, finding that tetrahydrocannabinol, the active ingredient in marijuana, can increase the risk for addiction to nicotine and opiates, though other published studies have cast doubt on the opiate claim.Critics of the gateway argument in regard to marijuana say the animal studies fall short of establishing a causal connection and more studies of marijuana’s effects on humans are needed.They also note that similar correlations have been found with alcohol and nicotine. A 2011 journal article in Science Translational Medicine, for instance, found that nicotine also altered the brain, making it easier for users to become addicted to cocaine.Some researchers believe environment and accessibility play primary roles in people’s progression from marijuana to harder substances, according to the NIDA website.Instead of a gateway-type theory proposing that marijuana leads to use of harder substances, proponents of this theory believe the movement from drug to drug is predicated on outside factors like genetics or environment.“An alternative to the gateway-drug hypothesis is that people who are more vulnerable to drug-taking are simply more likely to start with readily available substances like marijuana, tobacco or alcohol, and their subsequent social interactions with other substance users increases their chances of trying other drugs,” NIDA says.A third theory indicates use of the drugs is a mixture of gateway effects, genetics and other factors.Because marijuana is listed as a Schedule I controlled substance by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, research involving the substance has been tightly controlled in the past. However, the DEA announced in August it would allow more approved growers to distribute the drug to authorized institutions to foster research. That, in turn, could pave the way for comprehensive studies that could put the debate to rest.Gillespie said a lengthy study of twins could definitively answer the question.Such a study would allow scientists to control for factors like genetics and environment, Gillespie said, and demonstrate once and for all what role marijuana use plays, if any, in leading a user down the path to addiction.“The correct models have never been properly or adequately tested,” he said.READ MORE: http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/politics-and-government/marijuana-gateway-drug-most-scientists-still-aren-t-surelast_img read more

British Ebola survivor cleared of misleading doctors

first_imgAn ambulance pulls away from The Royal Free hospital in north London on Janurary 3, 2015, where it was announced that British nurse Pauline Cafferkey, who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone, is in ‘critical condition’. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISLONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) – A British nurse who recovered after contracting Ebola in Sierra Leone in 2014 was Wednesday cleared by a disciplinary panel of misleading doctors about her health when returning to Britain.The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) launched a disciplinary hearing against Pauline Cafferkey, 40, over accusations she knew her temperature was dangerously high when she received a screening check-up on arrival at London’s Heathrow Airport – but allowed a lower temperature to be recorded.An independent panel in Edinburgh ruled that the three charges against her were not proven, that she had not set out to mislead health authorities and that her ability to practise again was “not impaired”.Panel chairman Timothy Cole said there was “compelling and clear medical evidence” that the illness impaired Cafferkey’s ability to make clear decisions, according to the Press Association.Her health was “going rapidly downhill” at the time of her screening and the process “occurred in circumstances characterised as disorganised and chaotic,” he added.The nurse’s lawyer later issued a statement saying she would “never knowingly” put lives at risk and that she was “relieved the process is at an end”.Cafferkey became infected with the deadly virus while working in Sierra Leone in December 2014, but returned home unaware of her illness.A doctor screening Cafferkey at Heathrow found her temperature to be 38.2 degrees, which would require further testing under rules imposed by health authorities. The doctor told the hearing that a member of the group recording the values – “Registrant A” – suggested it be noted down as 37.2 degrees, thereby avoiding having to undergo further tests.“Registrant A stated… that she would record the temperature as 37.2 degrees on Ms Cafferkey’s screening form and then they would ‘get out of here and sort it out’,” NMC representative Anu Thompson told the hearing Tuesday.“Ms Cafferkey has stated she recalls the words ‘let’s get out of here’ being used but now cannot remember who said it or who entered the temperature of 37.2 on her screening form,” Thompson added.Cafferkey travelled to her hometown of Glasgow the same day as she arrived back in Britain. It was the next day that she was diagnosed with Ebola after waking up and feeling “very unwell”.Cafferkey was successfully treated within weeks of her diagnosis but suffered a relapse in October 2015, when she became critically ill with meningitis linked to Ebola.She made a full recovery but was admitted for a third time in February to London’s Royal Free Hospital, Britain’s only isolation ward for Ebola, due to another relapse and again recovered.More than 11,300 people died from the disease before the World Health Organization declared last month that the two-year Ebola outbreak in west Africa was over, although Sierra Leone has since recorded new cases. Tweet Share Share 48 Views   no discussionscenter_img Sharing is caring! HealthInternationalLifestylePrint British Ebola survivor cleared of misleading doctors by: Associated Free Press – September 14, 2016 Sharelast_img read more

Adeyemi: From Bayern Munich rejection to Salzburg sensation

first_imgKarim Adeyemi has turned his initial disappointment to channels of blessing with Salzburg in Germany. For Adeyemi, the signs are that he will follow the third path, with the German forward recovering from release by Bayern Munich to become one of the brightest prospects in European football. The 18-year-old – who earlier this week was named as one of the top 50 teenage footballers on the planet in Goal’s annual NxGn list – is currently plying his trade at Red Bull Salzburg and is being tipped to follow in the footsteps of Erling Haaland and use the Austrian giants as a stepping stone to one of the continent’s biggest clubs. Barcelona, Liverpool and Arsenal have all already been credited with interest despite Adeyemi only making his senior debut for Salzburg in February, having spent the first half of the season on loan with FC Liefering in the Austrian second division, and the likelihood of him one day coming up against Bayern at the highest level grows with every eye-catching performance he puts in. It is all a far cry away from his humble beginnings at local club Forstenried, though he would not be there long once the reigning Bundesliga champions got him in their sights. “The football boots and equipment in general that I had at the beginning were not that great,” he tells Goal of his time at Forstenried. “We didn’t play on the grass either, but on the red earth or on the rubber court. But these were not in the foreground for me at the time – the most important thing was to get to know the boys and play together. “In winter we often had small indoor tournaments where I could show myself, and Bayern scouts were present. They contacted my parents and offered me a trial. Since I’m from Munich and Bayern is the best club in the city, it used to be my favourite club, I was really happy to get the chance to play with the best young players in Munich. My idol has always been Arjen Robben. The way he went one-on-one and his precise shots on goal impressed me. “I would not say that I was particularly nervous. I was just playing football and at that moment I wasn’t really concerned with whether I would be accepted or not. The training was very different, much more intensive and structured. At Forstenried there were a lot of players, while at Bayern the groups were smaller. In short, the quality and conditions were simply higher.” Despite impressing his coaches on the field, away from the pitch issues began to arise with Adeyemi’s family and the Bayern hierarchy while there are claims that his own behaviour began to deteriorate; so much so that he was eventually let go by the five-time European champions. “At Bayern it quickly became clear that there was a precise plan. If you, as a player, stepped out of line or did not stick to this plan, you usually received little support,” Adeyemi reveals. “I don’t think the club is betting on players who have their own ideas how to attack. Ultimately, however, every club deals with this topic differently. I don’t want to judge which way is the right way. After all, Bayern are an absolutely top club. “It remains to be seen whether they [Bayern] felt I had a lack of discipline. I don’t think that was the decisive factor. It just didn’t fit with Bayern anymore. We didn’t get along so well anymore. The relationship between my parents and the sports director at the time was no longer as it should be. But that’s yesterday’s news. “Of course I was sad at first, but shortly afterwards I just continued playing football and decided to go back to my old club in Forstenried. After a tournament in which scouts from Unterhaching were present, they came up to me and wanted to sign me.” It was at Unterhaching where Adeyemi met the man who would go onto mentor him throughout his early teenage years, Manfred Schwabl. Once a midfielder for both Bayern and 1860 Munich, Schwabl is now the president of Unterhaching, who themselves enjoyed a brief stint in the Bundesliga around the turn of the century having spent the majority of their existence in Germany’s lower tiers. Schwabl noted the behavioural issues that were plaguing Adeyemi’s progress and ensured that his young charge was placed on the right path both on and off the field, even going as far as to ban him from training until he had evidence that his attitude at school had improved. “I was a very active child who needed a lot of leeway,” recalls Adeyemi, who is now hopeful of completing his high school diploma later in life. “I couldn’t keep still and always had to move. Then there was the fact that school was never easy for me. That not only got on my parents’ nerves, but also got on his [Schwabl’s] nerves. “There were often discussions about school, including with the club. At some point we got it right. My excuse has always been: ‘The teacher is to blame’. I’m not a guy who can sit and watch at school for hours. I think I have now understood that I was responsible.” Finally understanding what was required to make it to the top of the game, Adeyemi began to catch the eye of a number of top European clubs. Liverpool, Atletico Madrid and RB Leipzig all monitored his progress as he came through the ranks at Unterhaching while Chelsea even invited him and his family to London to spend some time at their Cobham training ground. It was Salzburg, though, who eventually secured his signing, spending a reported €3 million to add the 16-year-old to a system that is becoming increasingly famous as a football finishing school. “I think it doesn’t matter which club you play at – football offers a great platform overall,” Adeyemi admits. “If you are a good player who steps on the gas and shows their best in their performance, the clubs will see it. “I decided to continue playing at Unterhaching because I felt very comfortable. A move to Chelsea would not have been a sensible step at the time. Of course I am happy when such clubs signal interest, but I just wanted to play football. My team-mates were always behind me. Of course it is a bit uncomfortable when the other players ask: ‘Is it true that club X is interested?’. I was often asked about it at school. I didn’t really want to talk about that.” On choosing Salzburg, he adds: “It was important for my parents and me that my new club had a plan for me. That was the case with Red Bull Salzburg. The style of play and the philosophy convinced me. “I don’t have to prove anything to anyone, just myself. I was very relaxed and just played football. The fee, if it is true, honoured me rather than being a burden. I was always told by my parents and those responsible in Unterhaching to stay grounded. A lot of emphasis is also placed on this in Salzburg. It is no help if you lose your grip.” Adeyemi’s first 18 months in Austria were split between playing senior football for Liefering, who act as a sister club for Salzburg, and junior matches for Salzburg’s youth team, with his performances in this season’s UEFA Youth League particularly catching the eye. Those displays, coupled with the departures of both Haaland and Takumi Minamino in January, saw Adeyemi recalled and handed a new contract before making his maiden first-team appearance as a substitute in front of 50,000 fans against Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europea League last month. “I was really happy and motivated,” he says. “At that moment, only one thing was going through my head: ‘Run until you can run no more’. It was absolutely amazing. “[Coach Jesse Marsch said] that I should step on the gas and not show fear. I think that in the first game as a professional against such a backdrop it is really difficult to completely block out the crowd. You are overwhelmed by the whole scene, but I still managed to stay focused. “I want to play a lot more games at Red Bull Salzburg and show who I am before, in my own time, play in a top league one day. My goal is to be on the pitch with the best players in the world.” read also:Arsenal, Liverpool eye Adeyemi as Redbull Rejects Barca bid Given his early career to date, that is an ambition that seems likely to come to fruition for Adeyemi. He may even fall into that ‘best player in the world’ bracket himself. 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Golden Bucks stay unbeaten

first_img Bio Asher Bowden rushed for three touchdowns and Jack Cyr added two more as Bucksport’s Golden Bucks rolled over the Washington Academy Raiders 35-12 on Friday in East Machias.Bowden carried the ball 18 times for 119 yards, with one run of 21 yards. Cyr had 15 rushes, his longest for 24 yards, and gained a total of 122 yards.Quarterback Matt Stewart completed four of 10 passes for 85 yards, including a 57-yard completion to Nate Gray.Josh Gray was five-for-five in extra point kicks.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe Golden Bucks finished with 260 yards rushing and held the Raiders to 95 yards rushing.Defensively for Bucksport, Gray led the way with seven solo tackles and two assists.KP Hilasire had six solo tackles, three assists and a fumble recovery; Lucas Ashmore had five solo tackles and three assists; Tyler Pye had four solo tackles and two assists; and Cyr and Gray each had four solo tackles and an assist.WA quarerback Micah McBrine completed seven of 20 passes for 138 yards, 119 of them to Fred MacLean, who scored one of the two Raider touchdowns.Ellic Smith picked up most of the rushing yardage for the Raiders with 72 yards on 14 carries.The Golden Bucks, who improved their record to 3-0, will host the Stearns Minutemen of Millinocket Friday at 7 p.m.Find in-depth coverage of local news in The Ellsworth American. Subscribe digitally or in print. Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all) Latest Posts Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014center_img Fenceviewer Staff Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014 Town report wins award – October 11, 2014last_img read more

A stand for worker safety

first_imgMin Haeng Cho | Daily TrojanThe USC Student Coalition Against Labor Exploitation hosted Aklima Khanam (left), a survivor of the Raza Plaza factory collapse, and Aleya Akter (right), the general secretary of the Bangladesh Garment and Industrial Workers Federation. Both Khanam and Akter shared their stories with students during Wednesday’s event in Taper Hall.last_img

USC Housing holds screening of VICE series

first_imgUSC Housing held a screening of the VICE documentary series in partnership with HBO in King Hall on Thursday. The agenda for the night included a viewing of two episodes and a special Q&A with Emmy-nominated VICE producer and correspondent Kaj Larsen, who appears in one of the episodes.The first episode featured a segment on the Nigerian Islamic extremist group, Boko Haram as well as a piece on genetic engineering. The second episode was dedicated to the controversial issue of assisted suicide.After the viewings, Alex Janin, a senior majoring in broadcast and digital journalism, led a discussion with Larsen, who appeared in the first episode as he covered the story of Boko Haram. Students had the opportunity to ask questions to Larsen, and many were intrigued not only by VICE’s direct approach to journalism but specifically Larsen’s personal stories, as he was so close to the devastation in Nigeria.Larsen specializes in covering stories in conflict areas including Liberia, Burma, Afghanistan and Columbia. He is known for getting up-close-and-personal with dangerous situations. He was the first journalist to be waterboarded on national television. Part of his affinity for these types of situations comes from his training and active duty as a Navy SEAL.“On just a sheer proximity to danger level, I think my time in the SEALs and my time deployed overseas doing missions in the global war on terror kind of gives me a different situational awareness in combat zones,” Larsen said.On top of a heightened sense of awareness, Larsen has been able use his military network to secure interviews that other journalists don’t have access to. Specifically, Larsen got into northern Nigeria when nobody else could by employing his knowledge of a squad of mercenaries operating there.“I have a series of relationships and a depth of understanding of military and of war and things like that, and so I think that also helps me get closer to the story,” Larsen said.Getting “closer to the story” is an understatement, as Larsen and his team were able to secure an interview with an active commander and deputy of Boko Haram. He described the mix of conflicting emotions as he interviewed two leaders in an organization considered by many to be even more dangerous than ISIS, a group responsible for killing thousands of people and kidnapping nearly 300 school girls.“I have a greater mission, and that’s to let the world know what’s happening and to provide insight, so I actually had to do my best to approach that interview from a place of no judgment and use it as an opportunity to learn and absorb information,” Larsen said. “So few people have ever sat down with Boko Haram that really it would be tragic to do anything other than to learn as much as possible about what motivates them, what they want and stuff like that.”VICE is a media company that was founded in the 1990s as a punk magazine with a youthful approach to content creation. Since then, it has expanded rapidly with a diverse multimedia platform, including a vibrant web community, an HBO series and, most recently, a television channel that is set to launch on Monday. According to Larsen, VICE is unique because of its commitment to getting close to the stories.“I think it’s sometimes really easy when we’re watching these stories to remove ourselves from what the journalists and what the reporters are actually doing, because the content is so shocking, but it’s so necessary for us to see,” Janin said after the screening.This event was part of a series of screenings hosted by USC Housing.last_img read more

USC seeks to stop Oregon run

first_imgUSC last won in the state of Oregon in 2005.Alert and ready · Redshirt freshman linebacker Hayes Pullard, who is second on the team in tackles, is part of a young linebacking corps that will be asked to slow down a lethal Oregon ground attack on Saturday. – Brandon Hui | Daily TrojanMuch has changed since then. Both coaching staffs have been overhauled. Oregon has won consecutive conference titles, while USC serves the second year of its postseason ban. In short, both teams seemed to be headed in opposite directions.The two teams are set for a collision course Saturday in a nationally televised primetime matchup. No. 18 USC (8-2, 4-2) has won five of its last six contests, while No. 4 Oregon (9-1, 7-0) has reeled off nine straight wins since losing to No. 1 LSU in early September.“[Oregon is] probably the hottest team in the country especially if you put them in their place,” USC coach Lane Kiffin said. “I don’t know that anybody could tell you that there’s a better team right now, when they play at home, than Oregon Ducks. So it’s an awesome challenge for us and we’re excited to go up there.”At Autzen Stadium, Oregon has won 21 consecutive home games. This season the average margin of victory for the Ducks at home is 31 points.Its offense is a big reason why as Oregon ranks third nationally, averaging 46.7 points per contest, and ninth nationally in total yards with 498.3 per game.“For the most part since the opener, really nobody has slowed them down for an entire game,” Kiffin said. “They do it at times. Now we have to find a way to put it together and rotate a bunch of guys in there and keep our gaps and not let the ball get out in space.”Quarterback Darron Thomas and tailback LaMichael James lead Oregon’s offense. Thomas has thrown for 1,704 yards and 22 touchdowns this year. James leads the nation with an average of 150.9 rushing yards per contest, and has tallied 1,207 yards and 12 touchdowns. The Ducks’ other tailback, De’Anthony Thomas, committed to the Trojans early before wavering on his decision and choosing Oregon. Thomas has totaled 789 yards from scrimmage, recording 12 touchdowns. With so many weapons on offense and the speed at which Oregon plays, the coaching staff realizes that its defense will face a tough task.“You see the tempo on tape and hear about it, but you really have to play against it in person,” assistant coach Monte Kiffin said. “They’re so good and they’re so explosive and do so many things, but you can’t stop everything. You have to be sound in what you do and hopefully [we] can slow them down.”Though Oregon boasts one of the most prolific offenses in the nation, the USC defense has come alive of late. In three of the Trojans’ last four matchups, they have allowed fewer than 20 points and fewer than 270 yards of total offense. USC has also shut down the running game, allowing opponents to rush for just 88 yards per contest in its last five contests.“We have a lot of confidence going into this game,” sophomore cornerback Nickell Robey said. “But this offense is very talented with a lot of explosive guys. We have to get lined up because of the fast-paced offense and we have to have a sense of urgency at all times.”USC’s defense might be clicking, but its offense has also been a strong point of the team all season. More recently, the Trojans’ running game has performed well, totaling more than 200 rushing yards in three of their last four games. Junior tailback Curtis McNeal has been a key reason for USC’s recent success via the ground, totaling more than 100 yards in three of his last four games. With the play of the offensive line and the tailbacks as of late, the coaching staff understands establishing the running game on the road will be key for the Trojans’ offense.“It’s important,” running backs coach Kennedy Polamalu said. “[Oregon is] the leading rusher in our conference. They run the ball well and that’s their success. We have to at least bring our best up there, make sure we can run and be efficient. If we’re effective and efficient, it will help us.”USC’s success running the ball has alleviated some pressure from the passing game, although the Trojans have not had to throw the ball much in their last two games. Junior quarterback Matt Barkley finished just 18-of-28 for 174 yards and one touchdown against Washington and his top target, sophomore wide receiver Robert Woods, recorded just two receptions for five yards. Woods, however, has been dealing with a nagging shoulder and ankle injury and could sit out Saturday’s game after not practicing all week.“He’s going the wrong direction,” Kiffin said. “If we just keep practicing him, even though we limited his practice, he’s not getting better. He’s just worn down and the kid is trying to do everything that he can. A lot of kids wouldn’t even be playing right now, but he just keeps throwing himself back in there.”If Woods were to sit out, Barkley still has plenty of other weapons to choose from, including freshman wide receiver Marqise Lee, junior wide receiver Brice Butler, and tight ends redshirt freshman Randall Telfer and freshman Xavier Grimble.“We have a great team and we have guys willing to step up,” junior left tackle Matt Kalil said. “We have a lot of depth and talent. We’re playing great, but we have to keep doing that and get after it [on Saturday].”Though faced against a top-five team in the nation, the players are not backing down and have a positive outlook about Saturday’s game, especially with the progression the team has made throughout the season.“We have a lot of respect for this team,” Telfer said. “They have a great offense, but we’re very confident in our defense as well. As the season has progressed, our camaraderie is a lot stronger and we’re definitely coming together as a unit. Hopefully we can come home with the win.”Kickoff is at 5 p.m. and the game will be televised on ABC.last_img read more

Grade the Orange’s performance against Lehigh

first_img Published on November 13, 2015 at 9:20 pm Related Stories What we learned from Syracuse’s season-opening win over LehighSyracuse couples 1st-half defense with late offensive push to topple LehighStorify: Syracuse community reacts to win over LehighTyler Lydon impresses by doing the little things in college debutGallery: Syracuse tops Lehigh in season-opening win Facebook Twitter Google+center_img How would you grade the Orange’s performance against Lehigh?ABCDFVoteView ResultsCrowdsignal.comHow would you grade the Orange’s performance against Lehigh?Who was the MVP for Syracuse in the Lehigh game?Malachi RichardsonKaleb JosephTyler LydonVoteView ResultsCrowdsignal.comWho was the MVP for Syracuse in the Lehigh game? Commentslast_img