Facebook Twitter Google+ Senior defender Skylar Thomas was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week and was picked to the TopDrawerSoccer.com National Team of the Week. Both honors were announced Tuesday.Thomas played 90 minutes at right center back in a 1-0 win over Binghamton on Sept. 23 and on Saturday, he played the full match and scored the lone goal in a 1-0 win over then-No. 2 Virginia.Thomas’ header goal in the 31st minute off a Julian Buescher corner kick gave SU its first win over a Top-10 team since Oct. 17, 2001.No. 9 Syracuse (8-1, 2-1 ACC) will take on Colgate (4-3-1, 1-0 Patriot) on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at SU Soccer Stadium. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Published on September 30, 2014 at 12:53 pm Contact Matt: firstname.lastname@example.org | @matt_schneidman
Kacey Washington is a planner, but the trip she took to Syracuse in September 2018 was unexpected. Her son Howard — then a sophomore guard for the Orange — suffered a stroke on the university’s campus. Kacey and Howard Sr., Washington’s father, rushed up to Syracuse the next day not knowing what to expect.They knew the details: The procedure to remove the two blood clots was successful. Doctors identified the cause, a hole in his heart undetected since birth, a repairable defect. But what Kacey had heard was too awful. So, she stared. She stared as her son ate, spoke, brushed his teeth, stood up from his chair. She wasn’t looking for anything — nothing at all. She hoped to not find any abnormalities. Kacey wanted to make sure her son did these things the same way he did before.“He was way too young to be going through stuff like that,” Washington Sr. said. “It was killing us inside.”In September of 2019, the Washingtons’ next visit had to be scheduled. Kacey and Howard Sr. set a weekend trip a few months ago to see Washington. Kacey texted Washington to see when he was available.“This is when we’ll be there,” Kacey asked. “What are you going to be doing?”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut there was a block of time that Washington couldn’t spend time with his parents. Since he told his story to the public in February 2019, Washington has made several visits to hospitals, done several interviews and tells the people he’s most thankful for that he appreciates them every day. Strangers ask him for advice, for positive thinking.He was way too young to be going through stuff like that. It was killing us inside.-Howard Washington Sr. on his son’s strokeFor a few hours that weekend, Kacey said Washington met with a kid in the hospital who had messaged him back and forth. He didn’t publish it on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. In fact, if his parents had not visited that weekend, they perhaps wouldn’t have known either, Kacey said. Washington needed to boost the kid’s spirits in the same way others had lifted him.“It’s kind of like a thank you,” Washington said. “When I can do stuff like that and help other people, I’ll definitely do that for sure.”Washington played in the Orange’s season opener 33 days after his stroke and has appeared in 16 games this season. In the months following the incident, he chose to morph his experience into a positive. Washington wasn’t just fine — in a way, he was transformed.It’s been more than a year since Washington went public with his stroke on Sept. 28, 2018. After watching the video of her son detailing his experience, Kacey sent Washington a text.“Are you changing your career to being a motivational speaker?” she said.Howard knew his mom was joking, and that he didn’t want to be a motivational speaker, but there are two ways this experience could have gone. The doctor who removed Washington’s blood clots assured associate athletic director for sports medicine Brad Pike that Washington, in many ways, was lucky. Washington had no permanent damage. Had it been a defect to Washington’s blood that produced the clots, the injury may have been career-ending, Kacey said.“Depending on your outlook on life, you can be like, ‘Woah, you can go whenever,’’’ Washington said. “You run into a scare like that, it’s kind of like, ‘Woah, that was close.’ I could see that. But I wasn’t really in that mindset when it was happening.”Since suffering the stroke Sept. 28, 2018 and the subsequent reveal a year ago, Washington has become a somewhat inspiring figure. He’s the survivor of a traumatizing experience, and since others don’t take that for granted, he won’t either. Washington routinely talks about his experience in public and private with the goal of helping people going through a similar thing.The experience hasn’t caused Washington to become scared about the realities of his own mortality, but rather wary of its unpredictability. He enjoys the simple moments. No conversation is a throwaway, and Washington said that he always wants to leave an impression on people because it may be his last chance.It’s kind of like a ‘thank you.’ When I can do stuff like that and help other people, I’ll definitely do that for sure.-Howard WashingtonHe thinks sharing his story is the only way that he could help others, so whenever someone asks, he relives it. The outpouring of support helped him, Washington said, so he wants to pay it forward.“He doesn’t need to even advertise to anybody,” Kacey said. “That’s extremely, extremely rare in my opinion.”He began to hear stories just like his own. A few months after his story ran, Washington texted his parents a link to an article. It was about current New Orleans Pelicans player Brandon Ingram and his battle with blood clots. Seeing someone at the highest level of his sport going through something similar made Washington feel like he wasn’t alone.Washington doesn’t have any family history of strokes. Nothing from his mother or father. This incident was a freak, life-threatening accident. But Washington handled it. Now, he wants to help others get through it too.“I don’t like to compare my story to anybody else’s, or whatever it may be,” Washington said. “But it definitely gives you a little insight into people who do go through this. And with stuff like that, it’s good to talk about it and get it out there.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 26, 2020 at 10:49 pm Contact Michael: email@example.com | @MikeJMcCleary
Dancehall artist and reality TV star, Spice, has made the day of one lucky high schooler. The VH1’s Love and Hip Hop Atlanta cast member recently launched the Grace Hamilton Women Empowerment Foundation and partnered with JLM couture, VaSeanBrielle Nail Boutique, Empire Beauty School and hair brand Lola’s Hair to provide a unique opportunity for young women at NYC’s John Dewey High School on a prom giveaway competition, according to The Source.Applicants were asked to submit a statement of why they should be considered for the prize, and from that pool, the winner was Leslie Peña.The win gave Pena her prom dress and shoes and well as hair, makeup and accessories to attend the prom. She and a guest were also treated to a complimentary pre-prom meal at a local restaurant.
Altenar: Supporting expansion plans in Denmark and Portugal August 20, 2020 Sweden: Soft2Bet CEO Chaikin on prospering in igaming’s brave new world August 18, 2020 Submit Share Alberto Alfieri: Leading the way for Gamingtec’s B2C growth August 25, 2020 Related Articles Share StumbleUpon The Danish government has revealed plans to raise the level of tax paid by igaming operators in Denmark, which is due to come into effect in 2021.Operators will now pay tax equal to 28% of gross gaming revenue, up from the previous 20%, which is expected to generate DKK150m (£17.1m) in tax revenues.Denmark’s Social Democratic Party-led minority government has received the support from a number of other left wing parties such as the Red-Green Alliance, Socialist People’s Party and Social Liberal Party to pass the budget.It is hoped that by raising the tax, additional funding can be supplied towards problem gambling support initiatives, as well as increased efforts to better regulate the market which opened up in 2012.The government emphasised that the level of online tax still remained lower than that imposed on land-based casinos and gaming machines. Casinos pay a 45% GGR tax, and a further 30% on revenue above DKK4m, while gaming machines pay 41% of GGR as well as 30% on revenue over DKK4,000 for restaurant-based machines, and the same levy on revenue over DKK250,000 in gaming machine halls.Earlier this year, gaming operators in Denmark voluntarily agreed to a new code of conduct which seeks to establish a definitive benchmark on gambling industry practices, with regards to advertising, reducing problem gambling harms, combined with comprehensive consumer protections.The enforcement of the code by online gambling operators will be monitored by the Danish Online Gambling Association (DOGA). Whilst licence holders in the area of gaming machines will be monitored by the Dansk Automat Brancheforening (Danish gaming machine industry association) and land-based casino by the Dansk Kasinoforening (Danish Casino Association).