Solution possible for ice jams on Mohawk River

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first_imgThis reservoir pool extends upstream 11 miles, passing the Schenectady/Scotia area, to the area of Lock 8.What does this mean?During the winter months, the river velocity slows down significantly, allowing the reservoir pool behind the Vischer Ferry Dam to quickly freeze and develop a thick ice cover.When a runoff event occurs and river ice begins to move, the ice run frequently stops. This builds up a pool that usually forces a breach in the ice jam. The breach in the ice jam allows the flow of water and ice to continue moving downstream.However, when the ice run reaches the massive ice sheet formed behind the Vischer Ferry Dam, often the ice run cannot pass and the ice run stops. Ice then quickly begins to pile up, severely blocking the channel.Too often, the result is a flooding event in the Schenectady/Scotia area.It is worth being reminded that Schenectady’s greatest flood occurred in March of 1914, the year the Vischer Ferry Dam was completed. This would result in increasing river velocity that would facilitate an ice run to pass the Schenectady/Scotia reach and form miles downstream or pass through the dam.If a jam did form, resulting in a backup, the channel would have an extra 10 feet to contain the rising water in the Schenectady/Scotia area.The New York Power Authority (NYPA) is responsible for the canal system, including the Vischer Ferry Dam.It is encouraging to learn that NYPA is conducting a preliminary study of the Vischer Ferry Dam. A draft of this study will be available in as soon as four to six weeks.If our public leaders can understand the impact of this out-of-sight, state-constructed-and-operated structure on the vulnerable high-value, nearby Schenectady/Scotia property, perhaps plans can be developed to significantly reduce future flood threats.Russ Wege is a retired engineer who lives in Glenville.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists This was an ice jam event that produced a 231-foot flood stage at Schenectady.Can anything be done to mitigate this threat?The answer is “yes.”But the solution will take some doing.The Vischer Ferry Dam does not have gates that would allow drainage of the reservoir pool.If the reservoir pool could be partly drained during the winter months, as almost all the other dams in the canal system are, the probability of damaging ice jam floods in the Schenectady/Scotia area would be greatly reduced.For example: Assume the reservoir pool could be reduced 10 feet during the winter months. A thaw or rain event will break loose channel ice, causing it to move downstream as an ice run. The ice will frequently stop and pile up like a dam, creating a backwater pool. When it’s breached it releases a burst of ice and water downstream.Four factors cause ice jamming in the Schenectady/ Scotia reach of the Mohawk River:The river channel narrows near Freeman’s Bridge;The river makes a sharp bend near the Rexford Bridge;Various man-made features (bridge piers and abandoned structures);The ice sheet that develops on the pool upstream from the Vischer Ferry Dam.The Mohawk River is not a naturally flowing river.It is a system of dams that form navigation pools.The gates in these dams are raised during the winter months to drain the river pools to the river’s natural condition.That’s true except for the pool behind the Vischer Ferry Dam.As one drives over the Western Gateway Bridge, Freemans Bridge, or the new Rexford Bridge carrying Route 146 across the Mohawk, we observe this reservoir pool and incorrectly accept the pool as the Mohawk River. Categories: Editorial, OpinionIce jams up in front of Jumpin’ Jacks in Scotia earlier this year. Allowing ice and water to more easily flow past the Vischer Ferry Dam downstream could help reduce future flooding due to ice jams on the Mohawk.The ice jam crisis that flooded the Schenectady/Scotia area has passed, for this winter season.Although this year’s ice jam blockage produced moderate flooding, it was the most severe in several years.Ice jams occur in streams and rivers of New York every winter.last_img read more

Norges Bank IM finalises real estate deals in Netherlands, UK

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first_imgLast month, it emerged that South Korea’s NPS was selling the HSBC tower at Canary Wharf for around £1.1bn – having paid £772m in late 2009.The London office market is close to its peak, delegates at this week’s Expo Real conference heard. Mike Sales, managing director for Europe at TIAA Henderson Real Estate, said investors should “have a big eye on the exit” as the weight of capital pushed yields to unnatural levels.Sales said there was a “cautionary sign in the market”, with the influx of foreign capital driving yields down to “what might be abnormal levels in six months’ time”.Restricted supply of new office stock – along with heightened demand for commercial space – will see vacancy rates fall in key cities by 2019 and average 6.3% in the top 10 global cities, according to Knight Frank.In Tokyo and London, vacancy is tipped by the advisory firm to drop to 3.9% and 4.4%, respectively.In the US, Norges recently agreed to buy 45% stakes in three US office properties from US REIT Boston Properties.Interests in 601 Lexington Avenue and Atlantic Wharf, in New York City, and 100 Federal Street in Boston are being sold to Norges for $1.5bn (€1.2bn).The sovereign wealth fund is forming a joint venture with Boston Properties to manage the assets.Meanwhile in the Netherlands, Norges has bought a 50% interest in a logistics property in joint venture with Prologis for €12.4m. The 42,000sqm building in Born will be asset-managed by Prologis. Norges Bank Investment Management has bought a London office asset from GIC, the Singapore-based sovereign wealth fund.The Bank of America Merrill Lynch complex in the City district of the London capital was sold for around £582.5m (€738m), according to media reports.The sale of the 585,000sqft London asset is another example of the appreciation in value of London commercial real estate.GIC paid £480m for the property in 2007.last_img read more

Polish pension funds secure better terms from Global City Holdings

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first_imgHowever, four OFEs (Aviva, ING, Nordea and PZU), and two DFEs (ING and Nordea), which collectively own 26.6% of GCH’s shares, argued that it did not value the company fairly and banded together to push for better terms.Andrzej Sołdek, chairman of the board at PTE PZU, explained that, based on a valuation of GCH’s assets – Cineworld (listed on the London Stock Exchange), its cash holdings, the stock value of GCH itself in Warsaw and other assets – the company was worth more than PLN40.“To protect the interests of our clients, we couldn’t accept this,” he told IPE.On 9 June, the pension coalition notified GCH that it would “subscribe for the sale of all of the shares held by it in the Company, in the tender offer announced by the Company, at a price of not less than PLN 47.70 without undue delay”.The new price even exceeds the share’s peak close, prior to the recent announcement, of PLN45.1.Since the announcement, the share price has shot up by around 12%.The company’s move follows on from the WSE management board’s resolution at the end of May to allow GCH to delist provided that the majority shareholder(s) announces a tender offer for the sale of the company’s shares by all the remaining shareholders.The GCH’s governing body would also have to adopt a delisting resolution with a majority of four-fifths of the votes cast in the presence of shareholders representing at least half the share capital.The Dutch company has its sole listing in Warsaw.While Polish public trading law specifies a four-fifths shareholder delisting approval only for domestic listings and foreign companies with dual listings, the WSE in this case applied a communiqué it issued in March that extended this shareholder approval to all its listings.The exchange, which argued that delisting could only proceed if the rights of shareholders, particularly minority shareholders, were protected, gave GCH six months to comply with the two conditions.For the pension funds, the case is an important precedent.While they have united before on matters such as rights issues and takeovers, this is the first time they have formed a coalition over a single-listed company seeking to leave the WSE.“Any foreign company that wants to delist will now have to do so on the same terms as a Polish company,” said Sołdek. Poland’s open pension funds (OFEs) and voluntary pensions funds (DFEs) have scored a significant corporate governance victory in their battle to secure an improved share price offer from Dutch-registered Global City Holdings (GCH) as the entertainment and real estate company moves to delist from the Warsaw Stock Exchange.On 9 June, GCH announced a tender offer for the outstanding 42.5% of its shares at a purchase price of PLN47.7 (€11.5), well above the PLN40 first recommended in February by the company’s board and its majority shareholder, Israel-based IT International Theatres.The subscription period for the tender offer lasts from 29 June to 22 July.The PLN40 price was based on the previous six months’ trading.last_img read more

Extreme reno: How $3m in 3yrs transformed this Hamilton house

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first_img BEFORE: The front of the house at 24 Hillside Cres, Hamilton, before the renovation. AFTER: The front of the property after the renovation.The Allez’s bought the Hamilton property five years ago when it was crying out for a makeover.Mr Allez said he and his wife fell in love with the view and the house’s street appeal, but inside was a different story.“The inside wasn’t really what we expected,” Mr Allez said. “It needed a lot of work. In fact, it needed changing altogether.“It only had two bedrooms and downstairs was just nothing basically.” BEFORE: The formal dining room in the house at 24 Hillside Cres, Hamilton. AFTER: The formal dining room after the renovation.But the couple could see the potential to transform the house into something really special. “We instructed the architect to draw what we really wanted,” Mr Allez said.“It took a year to get the approvals from city council.”Downstairs was completely gutted except for the outside walls of the house.“Downstairs, we basically wanted three bedrooms and one master bedroom with walk-in robes and ensuites plus a study,” he said. BEFORE: The outdoor terrace at 24 Hillside Cres, Hamilton, before the renovation. AFTER: The outdoor terrace after the renovation.The Allez’s changed the configuration upstairs to make it more open plan.They removed the two existing bedrooms, as well as the internal stairs, which they replaced with a wrought-iron and Tasmanian Oak spiral staircase towards the back of the house. A statement arch window at the front of the house was utilised as a feature of a new master bedroom, which has become “the biggest room in the house”.This room also has an ensuite and walk-in wardrobe and a lounge/study attached to it.A laundry, powder room and main bathroom were also installed upstairs, as well as an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area. MORE: Mansion listed with eye-watering price Janan Allez and her husband Sinan pose at their home in Hamilton, which is now for sale. Image: AAP/Sarah Marshall.A MILLION bucks a year for three years – that’s how much Sinan and Janan Allez spent renovating their hillside mansion in one of Brisbane’s most prestigious suburbs.You could buy six houses in the Queensland capital for that money, but Mr Allez believes the end result was worth every cent.And when you see the marble gracing the kitchen benchtops, the Versace tiles covering the floors, the soaring 3.5m ceilings and the Roberto Cavalli wallpaper coating the walls of this stunning, art deco property at 24 Hillside Crescent, it’s easy to agree with him. RELATED: Roman palace heads to auction in Queensland BEFORE: The back of the house at 24 Hillside Cres, Hamilton, before the renovation. AFTER: The back of the house after the renovation.From the kitchen and dining room, French doors open out to an upstairs terrace.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours ago“We have two terraces – a lower terrace and an upper terrace with a roof over it,” Mr Allez said. “We had to fight for a roof over the upper terrace because (the council) didn’t want us impeding the view of neighbours.“View is everything in Hamilton.”The house even had a war bunker that had been converted into a garage by the previous owners.The Allez’s turned it into a double garage, featuring an internal lift to take you straight upstairs to the house.Above the garage, they had an infinity-edge swimming pool built. BEFORE: The lounge room in the house at 24 Hillside Cres, Hamilton, before the renovation. AFTER: The formal lounge room after the renovation.Mr Allez said it was the attention to detail that made the house so impressive.They chose a classic white, black and gold colour scheme, with modern appointments.The kitchen features an integrated fridge and freezer and a glass splashback painted in an autumnal print by a Gold Coast artist.Other luxury details include three French chandeliers and built-in wardrobes imported from Italy. “The whole makeover mostly came from my wife,” Mr Allez said.It took a bit longer than they had expected, but Mr Allez said the builder, Gardiner Bros Pty Ltd, did an excellent job with the structural work and finishes of the home.Now their daughter has flown the coup, the Allez’s are looking to move on to the next stage of life.The property is being marketed by Drew Davies and Carter Lagana of Place – Ascot for offers over $5.9 million.last_img read more

Siemens, Stadtwerke München take stake in Awel y Môr offshore wind farm

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first_imgThe exact size and capacity of the Awel y Môr (meaning Sea Breeze) is still to be determined after the necessary development and consenting activities have finished. Geophysical surveys at the site, covering some 106 square kilometres off the coast of Wales, have started in June. A seabed lease agreement for the project has now been signed with the Crown Estate, following the authority’s call for extension applications from 2017, which resulted in three RWE’s projects being approved, including an extension to the existing Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm. “Whilst the project is an extension of the existing Gwynt y Môr Wind Farm it will be progressed on its own merit as a nationally significant infrastructure energy project. Over the coming months, we will start development and planning activities where possible and in line with Government guidance”, said Tamsyn Rowe, Awel y Môr Project Manager. A full design and consenting process is now in its early stages and is expected to take up to five years. Subject to consenting process and outcome, the wind farm is expected to be fully operational by 2030. Stadtwerke München and Siemens Financial Services have joined RWE in developing the Awel y Môr offshore wind farm by acquiring a 30 per cent and 10 per cent stake in the project, respectively. RWE, which now holds 60 per cent share of the project, is leading the development of the offshore wind farm on behalf of the project partners. last_img read more

Government defends its public support programme

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first_img Tweet Share LocalNews Government defends its public support programme by: – April 15, 2011 Share Sharecenter_img 27 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Hon. Prime Minister Rosevelt SkerritThe government says it’s Public Support Programme, popularly known as the Red Clinic has helped to better the lives of many Dominicans. There have been criticisms by the opposition from its interception, that the government is creating a culture of dependency with this initiative, a statement the government objects.According to a press release issued this week, the public support programme has saved the lives of persons in critical medical condition and enable students at institutions of learning to remain enrolled, thereby continuing their courses after they have been threatened with suspension by these institutions for late payment of tuition fees.It said the public support program was initiated by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit to assist persons to overcome social challenges in the areas of health, education, small business, housing, sports, culture and personal matters which requires urgent attention.“Payments are made at the Government Treasury once all the accounting procedures have been followed and the votes for this program are audited by the office of the Director of Audit,”.The statement also refuted claims that the prime minister hands over cash or cheques to applicants in his office under this programme.“All payments are made at the government treasury and in some cases employees at the office of the prime minister may assist in the collection of cheques, especially in emergency situations where patients are to be air-lifted to destinations overseas for medical attention.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Setien on LaLiga leadership: We just need to win

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first_img Setien doesn’t believe the order of the matches will affect his team too much. “Basically, it’s doing what we’re doing right now,” he said when asked about the scheduling of fixtures. “We’re not worried about what our rival is doing, but about what we’re doing. read also:La Liga: Barcelona boss Setien questions use of VAR “We’ve kept five clean sheets in a row, for which you have to give credit. “We’ve taken maximum points from every game except one. “There are things to improve, but we’re on the right track.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Barcelona coach, Quique Setien, is happy to be top of the table after their 1-0 defeat of Athletic Bilbao. Barcelona hopeful Luis Suarez will return after COVID-19 break The victory takes the Catalan club three points clear of Real Madrid at the top of the table, with Zinedine Zidane’s side facing Real Mallorca on Wednesday. “We needed to win, like every other game,” Setien said. “It’s clear that, the fewer mistakes you make in this sense, the better. “This means that we have three points and we have to wait to see what our direct rival does.” Barcelona have played first in the title race each round since LaLiga Santander returned, but the scheduling is about to change.Advertisementlast_img read more

Jose Mourinho’s terrible season – a timeline

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first_imgChelsea manager Jose Mourinho suffered another setback on Saturday as his beleaguered side lost at home to promoted Bournemouth. October 24: Chelsea lose again, 2-1 at West Ham, losing Nemanja Matic to a first-half red card and also having assistant first-team coach Silvino Louro sent to the stands. Mourinho does not emerge on the touchline for the second half, having also been sent off. October 26: Mourinho charged with misconduct over his behaviour at West Ham. October 27: Holders Chelsea are knocked out of the Capital One Cup after losing their fourth-round tie to Stoke on penalties. October 31: Chelsea suffer yet another defeat as Liverpool are 3-1 winners at Stamford Bridge. The club’s position on his future, publicly at least, is unchanged from the vote of confidence at the start of the month. November 2: Press Association Sport learn legal papers will be served on Mourinho as part of separate but connected claims against him and against the club by Carneiro. November 2: Mourinho is given a one-match stadium suspension with immediate effect and fined £40,000 after admitting an FA charge of misconduct over his behaviour at West Ham. November 6: The FA releases its written reasons for Mourinho’s ban, saying he called referee Jon Moss “f****** weak”. November 7: With Mourinho absent from the game due to his ban, Chelsea lose 1-0 at Stoke – the club’s seventh league loss of the campaign. November 23: It is announced that Chelsea made a loss of £23.1million in their Premier League-winning season. November 29: Costa is dropped to the substitutes’ bench for the 0-0 draw at Tottenham and throws his bib in Mourinho’s direction when it becomes apparent he would not feature. December 5: Blues go down 1-0 at home to Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth. Substitute Glenn Murray was on the pitch for one minute 39 seconds before netting 82nd-minute winner. August 16: Chelsea lose 3-0 away to Manchester City, with Mourinho substituting captain John Terry at half-time. August 29: Mourinho’s 100th Premier League home match results in only a second loss as his side go down 2-1 to Crystal Palace. September 12: The Blues lose again as they are beaten 3-1 at Everton, Steven Naismith with a hat-trick. September 19: Diego Costa is banned retrospectively for a running feud with Arsenal defenders Laurent Koscielny and Gabriel in Chelsea’s 2-0 win. Arsene Wenger avoids censure afterwards for calling referee Mike Dean “weak and naive”. Mourinho turns his frustrations to Wenger and the FA. September 29: Chelsea lose 2-1 to Mourinho’s old club Porto in the Champions League. October 3: Following a fourth league defeat, 3-1 to Southampton, Mourinho questions whether he will be sacked and subsequently receives the first vote of confidence in a manager in the 12 years of Roman Abramovich’s ownership. He is, though, hit with a £50,000 fine and suspended one-match stadium ban for comments after the loss about referee Robert Madley, which, an independent panel judges, alleged bias. October 15: The Portuguese maintains his attack on the FA, calls his fine a “disgrace” and says: “I’m happy that I don’t have an electronic tag.” October 17: Mourinho rounds on star player Hazard after dropping him to the bench for the 2-0 win over Aston Villa and demands the Belgian improve his defensive work rate. Press Association Here, Press Association Sport looks at the Portuguese’s troubled and controversial start to the season, on and off the pitch. August 8: Mourinho criticises Chelsea first-team doctor Carneiro and physiotherapist Jon Fearn for naivety in running on to the field to treat Eden Hazard in the opening-day draw with Swansea. Mourinho is cleared by the Football Association of abusing Carneiro, who then subsequently leaves Chelsea. last_img read more

NFF, NIKE Meet to Strategise for New Year

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first_imgShehu Dikko Opening of more NIKE outlets in Nigeria to deepen the market, preparation of new designs scheduled to be launched in the summer of next year and the exploration of severally mutually beneficial strategies to take advantage of the enhanced contract were also discussed.“We had a very good meeting and we hope to learn from the successes of last season to build new strategies to deepen the relationship going forward, for the benefit of the NFF, NIKE, football fans and other stakeholders.“The NFF is very happy with the relationship with NIKE and we are willing to help in every area that they want to activate the contract,” NFF 2nd Vice President Shehu Dikko told reporters at the Glass House.Also at the meeting were NIKE’s Tina Salminen (Director, Sports Marketing, African Football) and Indrek Heinmets (Commercial Director, Sports Division of Hudson Holdings, NIKE’s official distributors), as well as Mr. Alizor Chuks, NFF’s Head of Marketing.Mr. Sean Harris (GM, NIKE) and Wouter van Olm (NIKE’s Strategic Account Manager, Africa) were part of the meeting from NIKE’s Netherland’s headquarters via video call.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaThe Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and its official kit sponsors, NIKE met Thursday in Abuja to review activities for year 2018 and plan for the new year.Top on the agenda was the activation of the new, robust contract signed by the two parties in Asaba, Delta State in November 2018, especially in the distribution of NIKE merchandise to ensure the products are available to consumers through several platforms across the country.last_img read more

Interior defense sinks Syracuse against Miami in 2nd-straight conference loss

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first_imgEmily Engstler leaned back in her chair and looked to the Carrier Dome ceiling. Four points, five rebounds and three resounding blocks into her night, she was done and settled on the bench. Engstler bent over and held her hand over her face. She was seemingly the only forward on SU that could compete on the interior, but she wasn’t given another chance.In the postgame press conference, SU head coach Quentin Hillsman conceded that he would have liked to. When Engstler involves herself in plays, she’s a good player. But Syracuse was starved for activity. “I wanted her to run the floor,” Hillsman said. “I need Emily to run the floor.”Engstler’s face remained red out of the second half tunnel after the first 20 minutes where she wheezed up and down the court. She didn’t give what Hillsman was looking for. But neither did anyone else.No. 13 Syracuse (15-4, 4-2 Atlantic Coast) dropped its second straight conference game to Miami (17-4, 5-1), 84-71, by leaving the paint wide open and allowing the Hurricanes — who rank 24th in the nation in field goal percentage (46.1 percent) — to get wide open looks under the hoop. The miscues came in many forms, but the Orange had little to no answer to a Miami team that excelled in a high-low game with its post players lined up between the free throw line and the low block.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“When you’re in foul trouble like that, it’s tough to be aggressive,” Hillsman said. “We got to move our feet and get in front of the post.”For the Orange this season, it’s always been about the offense. Many times, high scoring outings temper even the deepest of worries opponents cause. Gabrielle Cooper said Tuesday the Orange look to get more steals: because more steals leads to more shots. Never has there been something to challenge that stance. But Wednesday, the offensive mindset went askew. Syracuse took 26 more shots than the Hurricanes and 17 more 3s — a component of Syracuse’s offensive game that drives its fast-paced, high scoring style. The shots were there, the attempts were made but it was open holes and blown inside coverages that sunk the Orange. Published on January 23, 2019 at 8:59 pm Contact Michael: mmcclear@syr.edu | @MikeJMcCleary Miami’s bigs dominated Syracuse. The Hurricanes scored 30 points in the paint, and Miami’s top players inside — Beatrice Mompremier and Emese Hof — scored 12 and 21 points, respectively. It’s an unfamiliar sight for the Orange. Despite its affinity for the 3-ball, the Orange have settled into a solid center-forward tandem. When Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi struggles, Amaya Finklea-Guity can provide production on either side of the ball and vice versa. For the first time this season, the Orange consistently had no answer for an opposing group of forwards.On multiple plays, either Hof or Mompremier caught the ball on the low block, turned and encountered a Syracuse defender. But Syracuse defenders were beat easily with a quick few dribbles to the left and right. Miami’s bigs were “experienced,” Djaldi-Tabdi said, so finding their way into the paint wasn’t difficult either. It didn’t help that they had among the quickest first steps that Djaldi-Tabdi has faced this season, she said.During one stretch in the second half, Hof caught the ball on back-to-back possessions near the free throw line and drove to her left both times. First, Djaldi-Tabdi picked Hof up near the rim, and the next time, Digna Strautmane found her. But at the last second, both SU players floundered. After converting on the extra shot at the line each time, Hof tallied six points in those two possessions alone.“I’m going to play other players like that,” Djaldi-Tabdi said. “That’s another thing I need to work on, obviously.”The Orange experimented with different lineups to try and find a solution to their paint struggles. Already without the highly active Miranda Drummond, who was kicked in the calf during a team drill in a “freak thing,” Hillsman said, SU inserted Raven Fox and Marie-Paule Foppossi for the first time in several games. In the first half, Engstler got an extended run as well.Engstler was the lone bright spot of Syracuse’s bigs. Immediately after checking in, the freshman recorded two blocks on the interior. Her outstretched arms forced fadeaways from Miami forwards and provided a barrier at the rim the Orange hadn’t had all game. On offense, her range stretched beyond the paint, and a mid-range shot gave Syracuse its first rhythm in a while.  On a SU defensive stance, Engstler pulled down the rebound and was fouled. She kept her head tilted to the floor and pounded the ball with her right hand.Syracuse assistant coach Tammi Reiss stood up from her chair, looked toward Engstler and pumped her fist.“Way to go, Em,” she yelled. Engstler nodded in return.A few plays later, Engstler fired short on a 3-pointer and grimaced as she turned around and followed Tiana Mangakahia in transition defense. The Miami player forced in a shot through contact, and Engstler gingerly grabbed the ball out of the rim and wheezed. Her activity slowed when Syracuse set up its offense around her, but on the defensive end where Syracuse was torched in the first half, she hustled down  and swatted a ball away again. But the slowed overall play caught Hillsman’s attention and in the second half, Syracuse reverted back to the old: Djaldi-Tabdi offered no resistance down low. Syracuse didn’t offer energy on the interior. Engstler, who gave life to SU’s interior defense in the first half, played limited time in the second frame. After Djaldi-Tabdi floated in the layup on one side, the first of a few plays that allowed her to find an offensive rhythm, Hillsman sprinted up the sideline. He pointed to Djaldi-Tabdi and yelled that she needed to get back on defense. A “defense!” chant from a rejuvenated Carrier Dome crowd came to a halt with a Djaldi-Tabdi foul. Commentscenter_img After the game, Hillsman grinned as he addressed the past two games. Seemingly unflappable, he urged there was no need to worry. SU’s going to the tournament. This is just a setback — albeit a different kind of setback than it would experience 11 years ago, when he said a 7-12 start called for a parade on Erie Boulevard. But as Engstler leaned back at the end of the game, Syracuse settled into a fate that arose over its past two contests: hampered by injuries and in a shooting slump it’s never found itself in before, its biggest weaknesses were exposed.“I think (Miami) just play well,” Kadiatou Sissoko said, “and that’s it.” Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more