Huawei hopes Biden brings a ‘reset’ to relations

first_imgThe Trump administration announced sanctions against China’s Huawei in August that effectively cut off the company from some technology it got from the United States. The measures added to a slew of actions the U.S. has taken in the past 15 months against Huawei, which it has accused of being a national security risk. Huawei refutes that allegation. – Advertisement – U.S. sanctions have put pressure on the company’s margins. For the first nine months of the year, revenue totaled 671.3 billion yuan ($98.57 billion), up 9.9% from the 610.8 billion yuan reported in the same period last year. That’s a significant slowdown in growth — in the first nine months of 2019, Huawei’s revenue grew by 24.4%.Meanwhile, Huawei’s net profit margin came in at 8% for the first nine months of the year, down from 8.7% in the same period last year.Like the United States, a rising number of countries including Sweden, France and the UK have banned Huawei from their 5G networks on security grounds.- Advertisement – “Of, course under the previous administration, we had a lot of challenges,” Scanlan said in apparent reference to the Trump White House. Huawei has been “working through those challenges” with customers and suppliers, said Scanlan, who spoke to CNBC as part of the annual East Tech West conference.Despite those problems, Huawei remains “optimistic” the two sides can resolve their differences. “We would welcome more dialogue,” said Scanlan, who added that “with dialogue comes understanding, then comes trust, and then people can do business together.”Margin pressure- Advertisement –center_img Scanlan sought to downplay “trust” issues countries may have about Huawei gear, insisting the company has been open in its dealings with governments globally.Scanlan underlined if a government “wants to inspect the products, then we show the products, we show everything that’s inside the products.”“They can bring their experts to us or us to them, and we can sit down and demonstrate that the product is trustworthy,” he said.“We do that across the world,” he said. Huawei hopes to “reset” relations with the United States under Joe Biden’s presidential administration, according to a senior executive at the telecom equipment and mobile phone giant. Paul Scanlan, chief technology officer at Huawei Carrier Business Group, told CNBC’s Arjun Kharpal that when there “is a change in government, there is always the opportunity to reset relationships. The unit of Huawei focuses on deploying 5G networks.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces Thousands of Roadway Miles Paved, Hundreds of Bridge Projects Initiated this Year

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces Thousands of Roadway Miles Paved, Hundreds of Bridge Projects Initiated this Year October 27, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Infrastructure,  Press Release,  Transportation Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that so far this year, roughly 2,100 roadway miles were paved and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has also put out contracts to preserve, repair, and replace more than 450 state-owned bridges and 18 locally owned bridges, and also completed 20 bridge projects with department forces.The announcement was made in conjunction with an event that PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards held today discussing the department’s progress with a portion of the 12.5 miles of Interstate 76 that were recently paved in the background.“Our transportation network is critical to moving goods and people, and we’re committed to continued quality and safety enhancements through our work and partnerships with the private sector,” Governor Wolf said. “We’re putting our resources to work across the state, in rural and urban communities alike. I promised my administration would deliver a government that works and PennDOT is making good on that.”During her media event, Richards noted that PennDOT has put out 588 total project contracts worth nearly $1.9 billion so far this year. Richards also noted that Governor Tom Wolf announced the department’s Road Maintenance and Preservation, or Road MaP, initiative earlier this year which adds additional investments in roadway maintenance, especially on lower-traffic roadways, as well as the Interstate system.The Road MaP investments will build on the department’s investments across the state. Of the miles paved so far this year, more than 100 were on Interstates and more than 960 were on lower-traffic roadways with fewer than 2,000 vehicles daily.Across PennDOT’s five-county District 6 region, more than 290 miles of state highway were resurfaced, 50 more than anticipated, and 39 bridges in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties were repaired or replaced.“We would not have been able to successfully deliver this many critical road and bridge projects to the region without additional funding from Act 89,” PennDOT District 6 Executive Kenneth M. McClain said. “Those extra dollars went directly into extending the service life of our highways and bridges, improving safety and strengthening our infrastructure.”For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 850 traffic cameras.511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.For more PennDOT information, visit Follow Local PennDOT Information on Twitter at, and follow the department on Facebook at and Instagram at read more

A series of rural properties have earned big ticket sale prices at auction

first_img1060 Wongwibinda Rd, Maiden Creek. Picture: PAIR of rural properties have earned big ticket sale prices under the hammer.The properties, marketed by Ray White Rural, were out to auction on Friday.The biggest price achieved at the in room auctions in Brisbane was for a property at Maiden Creek in Wollomombi in New South Wales.Bidding started at $5 million before increasing in $1m increments to $7 million. Bidding was still strong with the property announced on the market at $8.6 million and selling under the hammer for $8.85 million.The property was offered for sale for the first time since 1955.There were five residences on Maiden Creek. The main homestead, a four-bedroom house, with verandas.The 1821ha property was marketed by Ray White Rural – Guyra/Armidale’s Andrew Starr and Lachlan Cullen.Another rural property, at 716 Langs Rd, Monto attracted nine registered bidders and sold under the hammer for $1.06 million.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours ago716 Langs Rd, Monto. Picture: 842 ha cattle breeding block was on two freehold titles about 7.5km from Monto. It had black and chocolate soils, Silverleaf Ironbark, Moreton Bay ash and Appletree through to Narrow-leaf Ironbark.There are ten dams and two bores and an original set of timber yards plus good boundary fencing.It was listed through Kylee Seeds and Glen Duffin of Ray White – Mundubbera.A 17ha property at 747 Neurum Rd, Neurum was passed in.The property, known as Flametrees, has two homesteads on it.Along with a bore the property also has 140,000L on site water storage.It was marketed by Peter Douglas and Jason Mattiazzi of Ray White Rural.last_img read more

Lime Salsa Chops.

first_img Tweet Food & DiningLifestyle Lime Salsa Chops. by: – June 24, 2011 Share Share Sharing is caring! 39 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Lime Salsa ChopsFiery hot jalapeno jelly mixes with luscious honey and spicy cumin, bringing the flavors of old Mexico to your dinner table with these juicy, quickly made pork chops.Bone-in cuts of meat are typically more flavorful and tender but take longer to cook. are a great solution to this problem, allowing you to add and tailor flavorings while keeping cooking time to a minimum. This dish comes together in under 30 minutes.MarinadesNutrition facts * Calories479 * Total Fat (g)22 * Saturated Fat (g)4, * Monounsaturated Fat (g)13, * Polyunsaturated Fat (g)4, * Cholesterol (mg)124, * Sodium (mg)758, * Carbohydrate (g)17, * Total Sugar (g)8, * Fiber (g)2, * Protein (g)53, * Vitamin C (DV%)72, * Calcium (DV%)3, * Iron (DV%)11, * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.Ingredients:6 boneless pork top loin chops, cut 3/4 inch thick1/4 cup finely chopped red onion1/4 cup lime juice2 fresh serrano or jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil1 teaspoon cumin seed, crushed4 plum tomatoes, chopped1 small cucumber, seeded and chopped2 green onions, sliced2 tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro1 tablespoon honey3 tablespoons jalapeno jelly Directions:Trim fat from chops. Place chops in a plastic bag set in a shallow dish. For marinade, in a small bowl combine onion, lime juice, serrano peppers, sesame oil, and cumin seed. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the marinade for salsa. Pour the remaining marinade over chops; seal bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2 to 4 hours, turning bag occasionally.For salsa, in a medium bowl combine the 2 tablespoons marinade, the tomatoes, cucumber, green onions, cilantro, and honey. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.Drain chops, reserving marinade. Transfer the marinade to a small saucepan. Add the jalapeno jelly to marinade; cook and stir until mixture boils. Set aside.Grill chops on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 8 to 11 minutes or until chops are slightly pink in center and juices run clear, turning once and brushing occasionally with jelly mixture the last 5 minutes of grilling. (Or, broil on the unheated rack of a broiler pan 3 to 4 inches from the heat for 6 to 8 minutes, turning once and brushing occasionally with jelly mixture the last 5 minutes of broiling.) Serve the chops with salsa.Makes 6 servings. Recipe source:BHG.comlast_img read more

Ronaldo engagement ring for Georgina tops footballers’ list

first_imgAdvertisement Ashley Cole’s £275,000 ring for ex-wife Cheryl ranked third. But England ace Harry Kane was just tenth with £180,000 for wife Katie Goodland, according to jeweller Roseanna Croft. Cristiano Ronaldo is leading the footballers’ engagement ring league by giving his fiancée the most expensive sparkler. The Juventus star is thought to have splashed about £615,000 on the diamond number for Georgina Rodriguez. Georgina fuelled speculation Cristiano Ronaldo had bought her the £615,000 engagement ring by commenting on this Instagram post According to GamblingDeals, who compiled a list of the most expensive engagement rings in football, England keeper Jordan Pickford was second on £500,000 for wife Megan Davison. Loading… center_img Georgina and Ronaldo have two-year-old daughter Alana together and are raising his other three children – surrogate twins Eva and Mateo, three, and ten-year-old Cristiano Jr. The couple first enjoyed on a string of dates towards the end of 2016. Ronaldo is thought to have asked the Spanish beauty to marry him in 2018. Georgina showed off another huge sapphire ring on Instagram last month Read Also: Barcelona players vote Messi to continue as captain The former Manchester United forward, who donated huge sums of money to help medical supplies during the coronavirus crisis, has always insisted they will wed. Telling Piers Morgan of the couple’s “true love” on ITV last year, he added: “She helped me so much. Of course, I’m in love with her. “We’ll be [married] one day, for sure. It’s my mum’s dream as well.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Places On Our Planet Where The Most People Live9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise You6 Great Ancient Mysteries That Make China Worth Visitinglast_img read more

Buhari draws attention to hardship faced by retired para powerlifters as World Cup begins

first_imgRelatedPosts Hanan Buhari’s wedding cartoon, current experience of Nigerians – Daily Trust Cartoonist Daily Trust cartoonist under fire for Hanan Buhari’s wedding cartoon Quadri Aruna leads Africa to World Cup First Lady, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari, has drawn attention to the plight of retired para powerlifters and other athletes in Nigeria, many of whom retire into hardship after having served their country superlatively. Buhari said this during the opening ceremony of the Abuja 2020 Para Powerlifting World Cup on Tuesday at the International Conference Center. Hajia Buhari said: “I have since observed the contribution of these athletes in reshaping the image of Nigeria with immense significance and the Country owes them a debt of gratitude.” She called on the nation to start repaying this debt by ensuring they are well taken care of in their time of need. She said: “It is in this light, that my foundation, the Aisha Buhari Foundation, and other developmental partners will soon unveil a programme that will aim to make retired athletes welfare a great priority. “I also believe that it was these athletes’ dedication to hardwork and discipline that won the Country the hosting rights for this competition, being a qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games.” Speaking on her involvement, the First Lady said her interest in the wellbeing of the underprivileged led to establishing the Aisha Buhari Foundation and Future Assured and her acceptance to be grand patron of the event. She congratulated the organisers of the event and called on Nigerians to support Team Nigeria, otherwise known as: The unstoppables. Hajia Buhari also welcomed teams from other countries and encouraged them to enjoy their stay in Nigeria. The Deputy Governor of Enugu State, Hon. Cecelia Ezeilo, said she had always been a sports enthusiast and that is why she accepted to be the grant matron of the Para Powerlifting Team and felt a sense of duty to organize a fund raising for the event, which turned out successful. EZeilo called on the organizers to ensure successful conduct of the event. The Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, said the Para Powerlifting World Cup is significant to Nigeria as it provided the opportunity to implement several related events, including a referee training, coaches training, loaders course and anti-doping seminar. Dare wished the athletes success in the competition. He thanked the First Lady for the show of support to the competition, and extraordinary passion for sports in general. The Minister of State, FCT, who was represented by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Chijeaka Ohaa, reiterated the commitment of the FCT Administration towards the successful hosting of the World Cup as it provides an opportunity to showcase the tourism potential of the Country. Others who spoke at the occasion included the President, Nigeria Para Powerlifting Federation, Queen Uboh Idris, who welcomed members of the international Paralympic Committee and all the countries contingents. Idris stated that Nigeria was ready for the competition and will not only host but will host well. She also expressed gratitude to the First Lady for all the support she has given as grand patron to the competition and as Mother of the Nation. Part of the highlights of the event was the presentation of sporting kits to Team Nigeria by the Executive Secretary, National Lottery Trust Fund, Dr. Bello Maigari. The opening ceremony was attended by Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Egypt, Italy, Libya, Brazil, Georgia, Kenya, Benin Republic and Nigeria. The First Lady was accompanied to the opening ceremony by the Wife of the Vice President, Dolapo Osinbajo, and several wives of the State Governors among others.Tags: 2020 Para-Powerlifting World CupAisha BuhariAisha Buhari FoundationPara powerlifersWorld Cuplast_img read more

Aston Villa v Man U Talking Points

first_img Press Association Aston Villa host Manchester United in the first Premier League clash of the weekend on Friday night. Here, Press Association Sport looks at five of the main talking points ahead of the match. 1) CAN WAYNE ROONEY PROVE HE IS THE RIGHT MAN TO LEAD UNITED’S ATTACK? center_img Wayne Rooney started last year’s draw at Villa Park in midfield, but he will play as a lone front man on Friday night. United manager Louis van Gaal is so convinced Rooney will be able to score 20-30 goals this year that he claims he does not need to sign another striker. The United skipper scored just one goal in pre-season and looked rusty against Tottenham. Will his season spark into life at Villa Park? 2) CAN DALEY BLIND SILENCE HIS DOUBTERS? Blind is primarily a central midfielder, but Van Gaal is convinced his compatriot is good enough to play at centre-half for United. Alan Shearer disagrees, claiming on the eve of the Spurs game that he would love to come up against Blind every week. The former Ajax man is comfortable on the ball, but lacks strength. Christian Eriksen brushed him off the ball last week. At 6ft 4in tall, Rudy Gestede is a far more imposing figure than the slight Dane, and the Villa striker will target Blind on Friday. 3) CAN SERGIO ROMERO PROVE HE IS A WORTHY NUMBER ONE? With David de Gea still unable to focus on his game, according to Van Gaal, Sergio Romero will start in goal for United. The Argentinian performed reasonably well against Spurs, particularly when you consider he had barely been at the club for two weeks before his debut. But the Argentinian was barely tested and his goal will come under a more sustained threat against Villa. Romero was not good enough to hold down a place at Monaco last year so is he really the answer to United’s goalkeeping problems? 4) WILL FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL WORK? The match has been brought forward a day because of policing reasons, but next year, games will be played on Friday nights every week. Ending the week by going to a top-flight match under lights is a good idea in principle, but is it practical? United fans travelling by train will not arrive back in Manchester until the early hours of Saturday morning. The last train from Aston to Manchester Piccadilly leaves at 10:32pm and arrives at 01:28 after changes at Birmingham New Street and Crewe. Those who finish work after 5:30pm have no chance of getting to the game on time via train, and those making the 170-mile trip via car will have to leave early as the M6 is notoriously bad for traffic on an evening and roadworks are taking place on junction 17. 5) CAN TIM SHERWOOD TURN VILLA INTO A TOP-SIX TEAM? Sherwood was parachuted into the Villa job in February and in his previous job at Tottenham, he was appointed three months into the season. This is the first time he has had a pre-season with a club and he has made his mark, signing nine players, with a 10th not far away in Adama Traore from Barcelona. Sherwood has lost Fabian Delph and Christian Benteke, but this is now his team and his survival depends on whether he can turn them into a consistent and potent force again. The time has come for him to prove whether he really is capable of becoming a successful top-flight manager. last_img read more

White House accused of cover-up amid whistleblower scandal

first_imgMaguire, who was grilled for three hours during Thursday’s House hearing, stood by how he handled the whistleblower complaint.“My integrity has never been questioned until now,” Maguire said Thursday.But Democrats including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are now accusing the White House of a cover-up.Pelosi said Thursday Maguire “broke the law” by not turning the complaint over to Congress.While Democrats are convinced of an alleged Trump administration cover-up, Republicans including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Vice President Mike Pence are reportedly outraged at their latest attempt to “reverse the 2016 presidential election.”As of now, the identity of the whistleblower. and the current status of the impeachment investigation remain unknown.This story is developing. Tensions amongst Democrat and Republican lawmakers are at an ultimate high in the wake of the whistleblower scandal.This week Democrats launched an impeachment inquiry after news broke of a whistleblower complaint regarding a phone call between President Trump and the Ukrainian president.The complaint alleges that Trump abused his official powers “to solicit interference” from Ukraine in the upcoming 2020 election, and the White House took steps to cover it up.President Trump confirmed the phone call but denied any wrongdoing in the matter slamming Democrats for creating another “Witch Hunt.”On Wednesday, the White House released the full, unredacted transcript of the conversation.Following the release of the documents, the Department of Justice found that President Trump did not break the law.On Thursday, the Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire testified before a congressional intelligence committee about the recently released whistleblower complaint.Related content:WATCH Live: DNI Testifying On Capitol Hill, Whistleblower Complaint Herelast_img read more

Supreme Court reserves order on Sreesanth’s plea against lifetime ban by BCCI

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its order on a plea by former cricketer S. Sreesanth challenging the lifetime ban imposed on him by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for his alleged involvement in match fixing during 2013 IPL.The bench of Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice K.M. Joseph reserved the order as apex cricketing body said that Sreesanth was found guilty on all the three counts – corruption, betting and bringing disrepute to the game.The court has given both Sreesanth and the BCCI to file their written submissions in two weeks.Appearing for BCCI, senior counsel Parag Tripathi told the court that for corruption and betting, the punishment is lifetime ban from the game.Pointing to zero tolerance towards corruption and betting and also any act bringing disrepute to cricket, Tripathi told the court that at no stage, Sreesanth brought it to the notice of BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit about his being approached by bookies.The BCCI also reiterated the charge that Sreesanth never explained to the inquiry committee about where Rs 10 lakh, an amount that finds mention in the recorded telephonic conversation, came from.In his rejoinder arguments, senior counsel, Salman Khurshid appearing for Sreesanth said that the onus of proving the guilt was on the BCCI. He said it was for the BCCI to establish that Rs 10 lakhs had come from questionable sources for match fixing.Referring to the taped conversation, Khurshid said it says that transaction would take place only if former cricketer concedes 14 runs in an over and that it would be off for anything less than that.In the alleged over, where Sreesanth was to concede 14 runs, in fact 13 runs could be scored. It has been contended against Sreesanth that there was one no ball, which would have made it to 14 runs, but it escaped the umpire’s sight.Wrapping up his rejoinder arguments, Khurshid urged the court to save the career of the “young cricketer, who is not that young now, but still retains the spirit of cricket.”In the earlier hearing, Sreesanth had told the court that he initially confessed to the Special Cell of Delhi Police about his alleged involvement in the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal to escape sustained and continuous police torture.Sreesanth moved the top court challenging the Kerala High Court order upholding the lifetime ban on him by the BCCI.The Delhi Police had arrested Sreesanth and his two other Rajasthan Royals’ teammates, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan, on the charge of spot-fixing during IPL 2013. IANSAlso Read: SPORTS NEWSlast_img read more

Cohen: Nassib plays shining role in leading Syracuse to 2nd bowl game under Marrone

first_imgCOLUMBIA, Mo. — From day one, he was Nathaniel Hackett’s project.Gone was Greg Paulus, the local kid turned one-year wonder who tried and failed to bring football success to Central New York. Gone was Mike Williams, the program’s best receiver in quite some time who tried and failed to finish the season in a Syracuse uniform.Left behind was Ryan Nassib, the quiet and unassuming Pennsylvania product who waited — and waited — for the Paulus experiment to run its course. And fresh on the scene in 2010 was Hackett, the son of a coach whose meticulous preparation and offensive genius prompted Tyrone Wheatley to call him a “mad scientist.”Hackett the teacher and Nassib the pupil would be two of the principal faces in Doug Marrone’s mission to rebuild his alma mater. The innovation and cunningness of the former combined with the toughness and arm strength of the latter would reconstruct an offense that suffered through a decade of stagnation and resurrect a once-proud program.At least that was the plan.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“This was my first job,” Hackett said late Saturday night outside Memorial Stadium. “When I got him the first time and he looked at me like I was crazy as this young guy coming in with this, ‘What the heck are you doing?’ stuff to now, where we are, where our relationships has been and him buying into me. It’s been a dream for a first job.”Hackett beamed while speaking of his relationship with Nassib only minutes after the pair had conjured up another fourth-quarter comeback — two of them in fact — with the final touchdown in the closing seconds sealing an improbable victory over Missouri.His quarterback had shined from start to finish on an unseasonably warm day in what is now Southeastern Conference territory. Against a blitz-happy defense and a rowdy crowd of more than 63,000, Nassib stood tall and produced a game for the ages. His passing was masterful, his command of the offense impeccable, and by game’s end he’d passed Marvin Graves to become the all-time leading passer at Syracuse.And perhaps, quite possibly he had cemented himself as the best quarterback his school had ever seen.“I would say, you know, he’s the face of the program,” wide receiver Alec Lemon said. “He does all the right things, everyone is behind him, he’s a leader and everything he does is right.”On Saturday that meant orchestrating a seven-play, 81-yard scoring drive with 1:43 remaining in the game. Nassib threw for all 81 yards on the possession, connecting with Lemon on every pass, and remained unfazed while the Tigers threw all-out blitz after all-out blitz in his direction.But in the bigger picture, doing everything right has meant performing with a consistency that his other teammates have often failed to match. As Lemon and fellow receivers Marcus Sales and Jarrod West have faded in and out of relevancy, as the faces along his offensive line have changed over the last two seasons and as his team’s defense plays Jekyll and Hyde from time to time, Nassib just continues to compile numbers bordering on unimaginable for a Syracuse quarterback.Six games of more than 300 yards passing this season. Four games with three or more touchdowns. An upset of a top-10 team in the BCS standings.And don’t forget the two heroic comebacks, first against South Florida and most recently against Missouri.The student has impressed his teacher.“It will never be noticed enough,” Hackett said. “Nobody will ever understand how good he really is and how hard he works and how passionate he is about this game.”And because of his latest bit of magic — Nassib finished with 385 yards and two touchdowns against Missouri — he will have a chance to add a second bowl victory to his resume. Nassib broke loose with a brilliant performance in the Pinstripe Bowl in 2010, setting the stage for a follow-up season that many thought would end with a similar result — a bowl victory.But 2011 brought severe disappointment in the form of five straight losses and a 5-7 overall record. It ate at Nassib, his receivers, his coaches. They yearned to amend for their failures — both personal and medical — by washing away the awful taste that lingered in their mouths for the better part of eight months.At the head of the movement was Nassib, whose laid-back demeanor with the media is traded for fiery passion inside the Syracuse locker room. He is doing whatever it took for this team and this program to win, even if it means running a zone-read system where his mediocre foot-speed is less than ideal.“What can you say?” Marrone asked rhetorically in his postgame press conference. “I don’t really know. Ryan is getting better and better each week.”And after perhaps the best and most meaningful performance of his career — the Orange earned its first win over an SEC opponent since 2001 — Hackett’s project took the podium with a horse voice and his trademark smug smile.This was his moment after a game he’d dominated. So the face of the program grinned.Said Nassib: “It was fun.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 18, 2012 at 8:31 pmlast_img read more