Remarks by Governor Wolf at the Launch of “It’s On Us PA” It’s On Us PA, Remarks, Videos Elizabethtown CollegeElizabethtown, PATRANSCRIPT:I am proud to announce “It’s On Us PA” – the first statewide effort to address the crisis of campus sexual assault.This builds on the White House “It’s On Us” campaign.This initiative has three goals.First, to improve awareness, prevention, reporting and response systems in the commonwealth.Second, to remove or at least reduce barriers that prevent survivors from reporting sexual assault.And third, to demonstrate that we are committed – at all levels – to the task of eradicating this scourge in Pennsylvania.This campaign is very important.We need to treat sexual assault in our schools and colleges as the serious problem it truly is.We need to agree that we’re not going to put up with it any longer.That’s because sexual assault has a corrosive effect on all of us. It clearly affects its survivors. It affects the friends, colleagues and family members of the survivor. It affects us all. And it happens a lot.Sexual violence is unfortunately pervasive in our society. It affects an estimated 1 in 5 college women.Nearly 20% of young women between the ages of 14 and 17 are sexually assaulted — mostly by someone the survivor knows and trusts: a classmate, a supposed friend, a relative, or a family member.And the impact is serious and widespread.First of all, sexual assault – wherever it occurs – clearly imposes a huge burden on the survivors. The individual consequences are clear.Survivors are more likely to experience immediate and long-term health issues like:Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – 94%Depression – 75%And suicidal tendencies – 35-50%Survivors are more likely than their peers to abuse alcohol. They are more likely to drop out of school. They are likely to have a lower GPA in college.All of which leads to an average reduction in lifetime income of over $240,000. That’s a $15.1 billion cost for Pennsylvania over the lives of these survivors in our state. So there are clear costs to the survivors of sexual assault.But, there are also clear costs to those living and studying around them.When someone else is sexually assaulted it reflects – and often reinforces – a number of negative forces.It promotes a culture of unfairness and discrimination. It feeds on the pernicious idea that some people have clearer rights than others. That some are more equal than others.It builds an environment of fear among the community of friends, acquaintances and neighbors who know of the survivor’s ordeal. And this inhibits and restricts freedom of action on the part of that entire community.Sexual assault places a barrier between people who have become concerned about the possibility of sexual assault and those with whom they might otherwise interact freely. It dampens the open exchange of everything from ideas to feelings.Finally, sexual assault reduces the quality of life for us all.Safety is a fundamental civil right and sexual assault is a clear violation of that civil right. When that violation occurs for any member of a community, it violates the right of everyone to a safe society.A society in which sexual assault is a big problem is a society in which the core values we claim to hold dear – life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness – are little more that empty ideals.We need to end sexual assault.To this end, I have directed my administration to address this problem over the course of the next year.We have great partners in this effort. Over 40 colleges, universities and school districts in Pennsylvania have signed the pledge to join the “It’s On Us” campaign. And the hope is that many more will join this group.We also have a network of 50 rape crisis centers across the state ready and willing to work with our schools, colleges and universities.I am determined to make Pennsylvania a shining example to the rest of the world as to what committed citizens can do to make our world better.It’s truly on all of us to accomplish this.Let’s get to work.###Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf January 29, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
BACOLOD City – Residentsof Negros Occidental and this city are now required to wear face masks whenleaving their homes to work or buy essential goods. “To ensure the success of the imposedcommunity quarantine, the City of Bacolod should utilize all preventivemeasures in reducing virus transformation,” the order further said. In Bacolod City, Leonardia issued EO 27,series of 2020, which states that “it is a scientific fact that mask-wearingcan help decrease transmission rates of Covid-19 along with correct handwashing and strict social distancing.” For purposes of EO 27, face masks includesurgical masks or any reusable device made of cloth or any breathable materialworn over the nose and the mouth that can serve as a protection or barrier froma disease such as Covid-19. The directive stated that reusable face masksare encouraged. It also defined face mask as any fabric, lining or barrier thatcan cover the nose and mouth of the wearer. This includes, but is not limitedto, cloth masks, bandanas, surgical masks, and similar items. Mayor Evelio Leonardia visits on April 2 the volunteers and members of Dagyaw Negrense, led by John Anthony Ledesma, at their packing site in Trinity Christian School in Villa Angela Subdivision, as they show to him the 7,000 food packs that they have finished packing, to be distributed to various barangays in Bacolod. BACOLOD CITY PIO Mayor Evelio Leonardia and Gov. Eugenio JoseLacson of Negros Occidental issued separate executive orders on the mandatoryuse of face masks as preventive measures against coronavirus disease. Section 1 stated that the wearing ofdisposable and/or reusable face masks in public places in the city shall bemandatory while Section 2 encouraged all persons in Bacolod to wear face masksin their residences or places of lodging. (With PNA/PN) “Then Provincial Health Office has recommendedthe use of face masks to be mandatory when going out in public as a diseaseprevention and control measure in limiting the spread of COVID-19,” Lacson saidin his EO. “Violations of this order shall be punishablein accordance with the applicable penalty provided under Section 10 of RepublicAct 11332 (Law on Reporting of Communicable Diseases) and other applicablelaws,” the order further stated.
Buddy Lee Demaree of New Point, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at Decatur County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg. The son of George Bockover and Zelline Demaree (nee: Lowe) was born on May 18, 1938 in New Point. On September 12, 1959 he married Mary Rousey at New Point Christian Church.The US Navy Veteran retired from Hill-Rom where he had worked as a sprayer at the plant. Buddy was an outdoorsman who was always involved in something. He was an avid coon hunter and always loved to go fishing, especially with his daughter Gayla. Bowling was another favorite hobby along with playing the guitar. Buddy loved his church and would play his guitar while he and his wife sang for services many times. He did a lot of charity work volunteering for the local community including delivering meals for The Bread of Life in Greensburg. His friends and family say he was a great story teller as well, and always talking about the town of New Point.He is survived by his wife, Mary Demaree; daughter and son-in-law Gayla and Joe McClure of New Point; five grandchildren, Gerald McClure, Tammy Henry, Katlyn Dixon, Brent Schebler and Tori Fricke along with three great grandchildren.In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers Charles Demaree, Bob Bockover, Jim Bockover and Rolland Bockover; sisters, Ada Mae Baker, Myra Frances Lewis, Bonnie Hacker and Eilene Hacker; and one great granddaughter.Visitation will be Friday, May 4th from 4-7pm with funeral services at 11:00am on Saturday, May 5, 2018 all at New Point Christian Church. Mark Vice officiating. Burial will follow in the Rossburg Cemetery with military graveside rites performed by the Batesville VFW #3183, and Batesville American Legion Post #271 and escorted by the Indiana Patriot Guard.Memorials may be given to the New Point Christian Church c/o the funeral home. Meyers Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences www.meyersfuneralhomes.com.
In Germany, the Bundesliga is preparing to resume without spectators on May 9, making it the first major European league back in action, but the final go-ahead rests with political leaders. European football’s governing body UEFA on Thursday left the door open for leagues to bring an early end to their seasons and said qualification for the next Champions League should be “based on sporting merit”. Gravina said earlier September and October could be used to complete Serie A. Read Also: Napoli ready to rival Chelsea for Super Eagles forward UEFA did not however provide a detailed calendar for the resumption of competitions. One of the possible scenarios would be for national league and cup competitions to conclude in early August with the latter stages of this season’s Champions League and Europa League to be played later in the month. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Italian football chiefs on Thursday announced that the end of the Serie A season will be pushed back from June 30 to August 2 to finish the season suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic. Juventus and Cristiano Ronaldo played Inter Milan behind closed doors on March 8 before the Serie A season was halted Federation president Gabriele Gravina said the FIGC would “adopt a resolution in the coming hours to postpone the end of the 2019⁄2020 sports season to August 2”. No sport has been played in Italy since March 9 as the country grapples with the COVID-19 crisis which has killed over 25,000 people. “The world of football is working incessantly and responsibly to find concrete and sustainable solutions to the crisis generated by Covid-19 including those necessary and indispensable to safeguard 2020-21 competitions,” Gravina said. Serie A’s 20 clubs on Tuesday voted unanimously to complete the league season, but the final decision will be down to the Italian government. The federation also hopes clubs can start training again from May 4, the date on which the government plans to start easing the containment measures. Promoted ContentThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To VisitYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldWhat’s Up With All The Female Remakes?These Are The Best Stargazing Locations You Can Find On Earth7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?What Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?7 Breathtaking Train Stations Around The Globe5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks
On Friday, 10 members of Hallandale Beach’s SWAT Team resigned through a memo to Police Chief Sonia Quiñones.While the officers cited many issues for their resignations, they explain the biggest factor in their decision was when members of the Command Staff took a knee in solidarity with Vice Mayor Sabrina Javellana, and what the SWAT team believed they were supporting through that display.“Lastly and most shockingly,” they said, “having members of the Command Staff taking a knee in solidarity with Vice Mayor Sabrina Javellana (who stated she wants the officers ‘fired and charged’) and a handful of political activists that chanted, “Howard Bowe, re-open the case…” showed a lack of support,” they stated.Javellana, the 22-year-old vice mayor who was elected in 2018, identifies herself on her Twitter page as “Troublemaker.” She has been openly vocal about reopening the aforementioned case.Bowe, a 34-year-old black man, was killed six years ago by Hallandale Beach’s SWAT team, as the force carried out an early morning search warrant as part of a narcotics investigation and raided his home.He died 11 days after the May 8, 2014 fatal raid. In addition, Bowe’s pitbull was killed with a shotgun and Bowe, who was unarmed, was shot in the stomach.The family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city and the four police officers who were involved in the shooting.The SWAT Team noted that “This case was investigated by a Grand Jury, The State Attorney, FDLE and settled in a civil action. The city also hired Greenwood and Strieicher, LLC.” That firm, they explained, is a consulting company that focuses on government accountability and policing solutions.I spoke in support of Howard Bowe and his family at HB city commission meetings before I was ever elected. I will continue to do so no matter the reprucussions because his life mattered and won’t be forgotten. https://t.co/LBbbP3CFeQ— Sabrina Javellana (@jvellana) June 13, 2020 The officers wrote that investigators never found any misconduct committed by the officers involved in the man’s death.Two years ago, the city commission voted unanimously to pay Bowe’s family $425,000 in a settlement they had filed for alleged violation of Bowe’s civil rights and for detaining his son, who was a minor at the time, during the raid.“For some reason, our vice mayor, who has been on the dais a little less than two years, is trying to resurrect an issue from the past,” Hallandale Beach Mayor Joy Cooper told Miami television station WPLG. “While there were mistakes made, our officers were adjudicated by a grand jury.”A statement by City Manager Greg Chavarria alleges the officers’ memo incorrectly said that Quiñones was supporting an elected official by taking a knee.Following a peaceful protest last Friday with more than a dozen protesters, Quiñones and other members of the department joined the demonstrators when they arrived at City Hall. The city manager said the chief was “taking a knee against racism, hatred and intolerance.He continued: “They have incorrectly stated the gesture was in support of an elected official. This is simply not true. ”Quiñones has set a meeting for Monday at 3 p.m. with the officers. At that time, the chief of police will hear their concerns and collect their equipment, according to Chavarria.“The city thanks them for their service,” the statement read. Chavarria adds that while officers have resigned from SWAT, they have not resigned from the police department.“While the voluntary resignation of our officers from this assignment is unfortunate, our residents should be assured it has not had any impact on our commitment to protecting their safety,” he added.
(BBC) – Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has arrived at Tottenham Hotspur’s training ground as he nears a return to the club.Wales international Bale, 31, is expected to rejoin Spurs on loan. He flew into Luton Airport yesterday before travelling to the training ground in Enfield, North London.Bale originally joined Spurs from Southampton in 2007 before moving to the Spanish giants for a then world record £85M in 2013.He has gone on to score more than 100 goals for Real and won four Champions Leagues.“Until I’m told Bale is a Tottenham player, I still think and feel and respect the fact he’s a Real Madrid player,” said Spurs boss Jose Mourinho.It is also anticipated Real Madrid full-back Sergio Reguilon will complete his transfer to Tottenham on Friday. The 23-year-old Spain international played last season on loan at Sevilla, winning the Europa League.Bale’s agent, Jonathan Barnett, told BBC Wales Sport on Wednesday that talks over a move were “slowly progressing”.Barnett said: “Gareth is closer to leaving Madrid than at any time in the last seven years. We are still negotiating. We shall see how it goes.”Spurs boss Jose Mourinho refused to speculate on the discussions, saying, “He is a Real Madrid player and I don’t comment on players from other clubs. I have to respect that. It’s better not to speak.“I tried to sign him for Real Madrid, which was not possible to do during my time there. But the president followed my instinct and my knowledge and the season I left he brought Gareth to the club. It’s not a secret, even Gareth knows that.”In July 2019, Real cancelled a deal for Bale to join Chinese Super League club Jiangsu Suning, and he played 20 times for the Spanish champions last season.Tottenham were beaten 1-0 at home by Everton in their first game of the new Premier League campaign on Sunday.
For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Kolkata: Under pressure after losing their opener, former champions ATK will be desperate to secure their maiden win of the season when they take on Northeast United in a home fixture of the ongoing Indian Super League at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on Thursday.Despite overhauling the side after their ninth-place finish last season, two-time champions, ATK’s misery continued as they kicked off the fifth edition of the ISL with a 0-2 defeat at the hands of Kerala Blasters here on Saturday.It was the Kerala outfit’s first win in Kolkata and only second against ATK from 11 matches as Englishman Steve Coppell’s tenure as ATK coach got off to a losing start.ALSO READ: UCL Roundup: Real Madrid’s shock defeat and moreThe Highlanders, on the other hand, showed promise in their first game of the season with a 2-2 draw against a strong FC Goa in Guwahati on Monday and they will be looking to register their first win against ATK in five matches.ATK have a 5-2 win-loss record from eight matches against the Guwahati franchise.ATK struggled to hold possession while their team combination, especially to start Everton Santos as the lone striker instead of Kalu Uche, came in for some criticism in their match against Kerala.The decision to field two defensive midfielders in Pronay Halder and Noussair El Maimouni did not help ATK’s cause as they lacked creativity.With Eugeneson Lyngdoh yet to be back to his full fitness, Coppell chose not to hand him a start in the opening game and Lanzarote had to drop deep into his own half as ATK struggled in their link-up play upfront.ALSO READ: Ind vs WI: ‘Selection is not my job’, says Virat Kohli on Karun Nair“We gave away the ball cheaply. At half-time, I was quite happy. We had more possession but then we gave the ball away on so many occasions. You need to keep possession,” Coppell said.“Once they scored the goal I got the feeling we won’t be able to come back. We took long shots but didn’t impact the game.”Come tomorrow getting the right team combination will be the biggest challenge for the astute Englishman.“We have got a lot of work to do. In terms of playing as a team, it was sporadic. This is a brand new collection of players. Within five to six weeks it is difficult to get rhythm. Our problem was keeping the ball,” Coppell said.Northeast United FC coach Eelco Schattorie, however, is happy with their 2-2 draw against FC Goa.“If we look at our pre-season, we needed two more weeks to get fit. We have not been really tested in terms of our fitness. So, the result that we got was a good one,” Schattorie had said.“We got a bit of a lucky goal in the first-half. In the second half, we did pretty well except for the last 10-12 minutes. But overall, I am happy with the 2-2.” Northeast’s new Nigerian striker Bartholomew Ogbeche struck the equaliser and he will be a key threat against ATK while creative midfielder Rowllin Borges will look to keep up his good work and initiate the moves.
Although the majority of college students have frequent contact with their parents, students are more likely to receive encouragement from their parents to be independent and solve problems on their own — USC students are no exception, according to a recent study.Daily TrojanThe study was conducted by researchers at the University of Georgia, the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth and Emmanuel College.Though 88.4 percent of the parents surveyed said they were involved in their children’s lives in 2011, far less than were “very involved.”Most USC students said they communicate with their parents about once per month and share general information, such as upcoming tests, grades, stress, housing and life back home.“I’ll tell my mom how I’m doing and what tests are coming up,” said Sherryl Bako, an undeclared freshman. “If I’m having a hard time, I’ll tell her, but I won’t go into detail.”Other students keep their parents more involved in their lives.“I am in constant contact with them and I share lots of details about my studies, social life and soccer life,” said Alexandra Harrison, a freshman majoring in English (creative writing). “However, they do not monitor me or check up on my work like in high school.”Although many students tend to keep their problems to themselves, some, like Jabree Webber, a freshman majoring in theatre, share them with their parents and often solve them with their advice.“They do give me advice, but I feel that it’s not overbearing, because they’re so far away and using their advice is up to my discretion,” Webber said.In the study, 76.5 percent of parents reported having at least weekly contact via cellphones. Weekly text messages have increased from 31.7 percent to 53.5 percent while weekly emails have decreased from 60.8 percent to 51.9 percent.The majority of USC students said they talk over the phone, send text messages and occasionally Skype with their parents, as opposed to sending emails, which are used for less personal issues, such as housing, bills and flight information.“They’re really involved from a financial standpoint, frequently reminding me of when I’m spending too much or when I need to meet deadlines for turning in paperwork and things like that,” said Bruce Cabanayan, a senior majoring in biochemistry.Aside from some financial issues, most parents don’t involve themselves much with their children’s college lives.The report claimed parents were more likely to encourage their kids to handle problems on their own.“My mom knows that I’ve grown up a lot, so she lets me make my own decisions, but she still gives me good advice and is encouraging,” said Stephanie Oguine, a freshman majoring in accounting.Most USC students are content with their parental situations.“If they were less involved I think I would have a much harder time because I wouldn’t have the same emotional support that I do currently,” said Damian Pherigo, a junior majoring in mechanical engineering. “If they were much more involved it might be a little bit annoying but I do wish they could visit me in L.A. more frequently.”
It started with an 8-yard touchdown run by sophomore running back Stephen Carr. Then came a 57-yard dash by senior running back Aca’Cedric Ware, and finally a 41-yard strike from freshman quarterback JT Daniels to freshman receiver Devon Williams. Three drives, three touchdowns and a lifeline for USC that it needed badly. The 38-21 road win over Oregon State on Saturday not only kept the Trojans alive in the Pac-12 South, but it also provided temporarily relief for a program that went through a major coaching overhaul last week. Gone was offensive line coach Neil Callaway. Head coach Clay Helton finally had enough of Tee Martin calling plays and took the offensive coordinator’s primary duties for himself. The moves were as surprising as they were necessary — the fiercely loyal Helton fired a family friend in Callaway and essentially relegated Martin to being a spotter up in the box. Athletic Director Lynn Swan had to publicly defend Helton, who faced heavy backlash from critics calling for Helton’s termination.“That’s about as hard a week as you can possibly have,” Helton said.The tough decisions paid off — for now, at least. If flipping the offensive coaching duties was meant to provide a midseason jolt, then it passed on Saturday. With Helton calling plays for the first time since he was the interim head coach in 2015, the offense had its best all-around performance this season, recording a season-high 509 yards of total offense, as did the run game with 332 yards. Ware, who waited four years for a breakout game, finally had his moment with a career-high 205 yards on the ground. He looked like a No. 1 back as he gashed through holes, eluded tackles and turned on the burners. Ware’s dancing exhibition after his third touchdown of the night drew a penalty for excessive celebration, but it was worth it. In a season that has been as frustrating as the 5-4 record indicates, this was an enjoyable game for the Trojans. The run game was explosive and the defense had a party in the backfield with six sacks, tying a season-high. During a timeout in the second half, the entire USC sideline erupted as AC/DC’s “T.N.T.” blasted over the loudspeakers at Reser Stadium, waving their arms and jumping up and down.Considering the criticism and tension that has enveloped the program this season, a never-ending hailstorm that perhaps reached its peak last week, Corvallis, Oregon was exactly what the doctor ordered for some stress relief. “In that locker room, we all let out a huge scream, all together, just let out a bunch of frustration,” Helton said.If you can imagine a group of large, grown men in a locker room all screaming at once, that’s the point we have reached for USC football this season. But this is good. Sports are supposed to be fun, and for the first time this season, it looked like this team was genuinely having fun, playing the game, letting it out.It’s entirely fair to say this team is heavily underperforming this season, and to rip on each of its mistakes (and there were still plenty on Saturday). But it would be unfair to ignore the human element of it all, the immense pressure the coaches and players face just by donning the Cardinal and Gold and, more specifically, the toll that it must take on Helton to coach week after week like his job is on the line — which, make no mistake, it still very much is.What Helton did last week was a good first step. He did what a good leader does, prioritizing winning over loyalty by firing a close friend and taking responsibility for an offense that was going nowhere.Now, this offense — and this team — is at least going somewhere. USC needs help in addition to winning the rest of its conference games, but a Rose Bowl appearance, as incredulous as it sounds, is in play and by no means a stretch considering the mess that is the Pac-12.Setting aside the lofty, ubiquitous expectations for the moment and that the opponent was Oregon State, Saturday’s result was just about all you could have asked for. So Ware can dance all he wants, the sideline can jump around all it wants and the entire locker room can scream its lungs out. Positive vibes, at long last, may have arrived in the nick of time for the Trojans.
Published on April 15, 2019 at 10:17 pm Contact Eric: email@example.com Facebook Twitter Google+ There was a knock at the door.Miranda Ramirez, then a freshman, had just moved into her apartment in Syracuse. She opened the door for Gabriela Knutson, who had come to check in on the new freshman just hours after flying in from the Czech Republic. Ramirez hadn’t met anyone on her team yet.“Hi, I’m Gabby, how are you?” Knutson asked excitedly, as she walked through the doorway. They sat and talked for about an hour or so, Ramirez recalls. There was not an instant opportunity for a bond between the two to manifest itself. Even without doubles, the pair became close on the court, in part because of similarities: Knutson is half-American and Ramirez is the only American on the team. It allows them to share humor that their teammates sometimes don’t understand, Knutson said.But once put together in doubles, Knutson and Ramirez became one of the most successful pairings in Orange history. The two, currently ranked No. 56 in the nation, ended last season in the top-10 and earned the first doubles All-American honors in program history. This season, however, the pair has struggled and entered the spring season unranked after a rough fall season. They’re 12-9 overall and 6-7 in conference play this season, and the Orange have not won a doubles point since March 15. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNow, the duo has one last chance to make a run in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament and then potentially in nationals for No. 31 Syracuse (12-11, 5-9 ACC), starting with No. 8-seed Georgia Tech. “She’s my best friend,” Ramirez said. “She’s my favorite doubles partner that I’ve ever had. It’s going to be tough losing her.”Corey Henry | Staff PhotographerAs a freshman, Knutson believed she had already found her perfect doubles partner: Valeria Salazar. They became the first Syracuse doubles pairing since 1996 to reach the NCAA tournament in 2016 where they lost in the first round. In Knutson’s sophomore year (Salazar’s senior year), the pair rose to No. 7 in the national rankings.But after their final tournament of that fall, something wasn’t quite right with Salazar’s wrist — it kept her out of play for Syracuse’s opener against Yale on Jan. 21, 2017. Ramirez slotted in as Knutson’s partner and the two lost, but won the next day against Columbia. In the following two matches against Mississippi State and Denver’s No. 5 and No. 13 ranked pairs respectively, Mesh was placed in for Ramirez and the SU pair lost both times. Salazar returned to doubles action after, and her and Knutson were upset by an unranked Virginia pair. Four days later, SU head coach Younes Limam announced Salazar was playing through a lot of pain and would undergo season-ending wrist surgery. “We just have to adjust to kind of find out our doubles partners,” Knutson said in 2017 while Salazar was injured, “and who each person fits with kind of best and just make it work.”After some initial lineup tinkering, it was apparent that Ramirez could be more than a temporary fix. The pair of Knutson and Ramirez played the last 15 matches of the 2017 season together, going 7-6 including a 6-2 win over Duke’s No. 36 pairing. And in 2018, they got better. The pair went 16-7 with wins over seven ranked opponents, including the No. 1 pair in the nation from Georgia Tech in a dominant 6-2 win. Later that season, the pair advanced to the round of 16 of the NCAA tournament where they fell in a third set super tiebreak to an Oklahoma State duo.“She was thinking that she was never going to be that good with Miranda as with Valeria,” Ilona Knutson, Gabriela’s mother said. “But really, they succeeded very well … She really likes Miranda, big time.”Amy Nakamura | Senior Design EditorKnutson said last week her health might be one of the reasons for their struggles. Between laryngitis and colds, she said she’s had “one, max two weeks” of fully being healthy. More recently, her right arm was bothering her in an April 5 match against Pittsburgh where she was rested in singles.But Ramirez said she feels they haven’t played much differently — never feeling like they’ve been run off the court. Associate head coach Shelley George said splitting them up was never more than a hypothetical.“I mean, you have to understand the ACC, the teams that we’re playing are the very best in Division I collegiate tennis,” George said. “As long as they’re competing hard and going for the W every time, there’s nothing guaranteed. They’re doing all the right stuff, it’s just a point here and a point there.”When the season does end, Syracuse will have to replace a historic doubles pair once Knutson, who competed in two top-10 doubles pairings, graduates. But Ramirez will try to pass down what Knutson taught her to start the cycle again.“I’m going to welcome in the freshmen the same way [Knutson] did for me,” Ramirez said. “I’m going to try to be that support system, that friend. Whatever they need.”Staff writer Andrew Crane contributed additional reporting. Comments