Ravian Pierce ‘going to be out for a while,’ says Dino Babers

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 22, 2018 at 9:36 pm Contact Matt: mdliberm@syr.edu Tight end Ravian Pierce was not in uniform for Syracuse’s (4-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) win over Connecticut (1-3, 0-1 American Athletic).After the game, when asked about Pierce’s absence, SU head coach Dino Babers did not go into much detail about the specifics of the injury or how it was suffered, but he did say the following:“He’s got an upper-body injury and he’s going to be out for a while. It’s really kind of disappointing, kind of snuck up on us. He’s such a tough guy, we didn’t know exactly when it happened. And we’ll just kind of leave it at that.”Pierce entered the season as the starting tight end after a strong first campaign last season for the Orange with 29 receptions for 263 yards and four touchdowns. Pierce is currently a senior, and he transferred from Southwest Mississippi Community College prior to the 2017 season.In three games this season, Pierce caught six passes for 56 yards and two touchdowns.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGabe Horan will fill in for Pierce, Babers said. Horan, a Baldwinsville native, hauled in the first catch of his career for a seven-yard touchdown against UConn.center_img Commentslast_img read more

#AFCONonCiti: “Ghanaians expect us to win the AFCON” – Kwadwo Asamoah

first_imgGhana vice captain, Kwadwo Asamoah, says expectations by Ghanaians for the team to win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations are justified.Kwesi Appiah’s team opened their Group F campaign with a 2-2 draw against Benin, ending the game with 10 men after John Boye’s red card very early in the first half.The Black Stars take on Cameroon in a must win game on Saturday amidst pressure from Ghanaian fans who have questioned the team’s ability to end the country’s 37 year wait for an AFCON title after in the aftermath of the Benin game.The Inter Milan man says he fully understands why Ghanaians expect them to win the AFCON.“Everyone in Ghana is expecting a lot from us; they strongly believe we are the team that can bring the cup home.“And that’s because we are a team that is very united. If you come to the team, you can’t tell who is senior player or new player and I think with this, we can do it,” Asamoah said.“We didn’t start well but I still believe we are going to make it. I know they still support us because they know in most tournaments this happens to us. We don’t start well.“We drew the game, we didn’t lose. But I believe that it [the draw] will push us and motivate us. It will not be easy against Cameroon, but I believe we can make it,” Asamoah said at the team’s prematch press conference.With uncertainty around the fitness levels of captain Andre Ayew, Asamoah is expected to start the game tomorrow but the former Juventus midfielder, when asked if he would play against Cameroon, gave an evasive response.last_img read more

NIST home puts energy back into the grid

first_imgA virtual family in Gaithersburg, Maryland, is helping scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) demonstrate that an ordinary-looking home can more than offset its energy usage.The home generated a surplus 491 kilowatt hours of energy in its first year of operation, according to a report on the agency’s Net-Zero Energy Residential Test Facility released earlier this month. That savings, which exceeded expectations, amounts to more than half of what the average American household uses in a month.There are other net-zero projects around the country, says A. Hunter Fanney, chief of NIST’s Energy and Environment Division, but NIST’s house is unique in achieving net-zero energy consumption without skimping on the comforts of a regular home. The home touts a long list of energy-saving technologies and design features, from geothermal heat pumps to smart energy zones that concentrate power only where it’s needed. With the exception of the five solar panels on the roof—a large one which converts solar power into electricity and four smaller panels that convert solar into heat energy—the home looks indistinguishable from what you might find in any comfortable neighborhood in the Gaithersburg area.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)“It was important to us that the house looked appealing,” Fanney said. “We’d like to see the general public move towards net-zero energy homes, and we think the way to do that is to show people they can have a house similar to what they’ve always had and yet still have a net-zero energy bill.”The house may have decent curb appeal, but its extra cost is nothing to scoff at. “The cost difference between a regular home and this one is about $160,000,” Fanney said. Fanney estimates it would take the virtual family 28 years to earn back the extra cost of their zero-energy home through energy savings alone.That’s a daunting prospect for those in the market for a net-zero home. David Roberts, a senior engineer at the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado, believes the average homeowner looking for significant savings on their energy bill would do better by reducing the home’s energy requirements instead of producing energy in-house.The most cost-effective way, he says, is to increase insulation in the walls and roof of a home and to reduce air leakage. Going a step further by implementing energy-efficient appliances will cost a bit more.“A house can get pretty close to net-zero with better insulation and appliances alone,” Fanney says. But it’s the renewable energy solutions—the last bastions to net-zero—that take the biggest bite out of your wallet.NIST’s Net-Zero facility cost $2.5 million to build, with much of the expense going to the equipment and monitoring devices needed to make the house a functional laboratory. But price was not a key factor in the experiment, Fanney says. “One of the purposes of the house’s first year is to demonstrate that net-zero is even possible for an ordinary-looking home, and we’ve shown that.”With the initial success under its belt, NIST plans to turn the home into a testbed to develop performance metrics for companies who manufacture energy-efficient appliances. The energy ratings on current appliances are based on ideal laboratory conditions, Fanney says, far removed from the reality of how an appliance functions in a real house. NIST aims to take technologies from energy-efficient appliances and test them in the more realistic environment of the Net-Zero home.Homeowners looking for a cost-effective way to lower their energy bill can look to more energy-efficient systems. But Fanney thinks the future lies in full net-zero energy consumption. “It’s good to demonstrate efficiency, but I think net-zero should be the ultimate goal,” he says.last_img read more